Virat Kohli should not be rushed into captaincy in all formats, says Sunil Gavaskar

Virat Kohli has been in sensational form of late and is currently the leading run getter in the Indian Premier League.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:May 11, 2016 6:31 pm
Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli India, India Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli India captain, Kohli India captain, Sunil Gavaskar, Cricket News, Cricket Virat Kohli has hit two hundreds for the RCB in the ongoing IPL. (Source: PTI)

Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels India’s star batsman Virat Kohli should not be rushed into captaincy in all three formats and be allowed to grow while leading the Test team.

“Virat should not be rushed into captaincy in all formats. Let him grow into this role… 2019 World Cup is far away,” Gavaskar told NDTV.

Gavaskar’s opinion differs from another India captain Sourav Ganguly, who doesn’t see Mahendra Singh Dhoni captaining the limited-overs side till the 2019 World Cup and wants Kohli to take over soon.

Kohli has been in sensational form of late and is currently the leading run getter in the Indian Premier League.

His IPL team RCB, however, has not been consistent in the tournament and are sixth on the points table. Gavaskar said the bowlers have let captain Kohli down in the competition.

“Bowlers have let Bangalore down in IPL. Kohli is as good as his team,” Gavaskar added.

Kohli has taken a clear lead in the batting charts, scoring 561 runs at an average of 80.14 including two hundreds and four fifties in nine innings.

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    Lokesh
    May 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm
    Kohli should captain immediately he is alreay 27 in 2019 he will be 30 or 31 more mature than Ganguly was 2003 we dont want old Dhoni who is liability at present to captain any more. Thanks I was a Dhoni fan until 2015 but its already late to remove Dhoni from the Helm.
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      anonymous
      May 11, 2016 at 1:54 pm
      I agree with Gavaskar. He is still immature, unfit for captaincy. Hitting balls is not the qualification, there are other skills a captain should carry which he lacks desperately.
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