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Published on: Mar 23, 2019
India skipper Virat Kohli has spoken up after Gautam Gambhir said he was lucky to be captaining Royal Challengers Bangalore in spite of not being able to lead the side to any IPL title so far. Kohli said he would be sitting at home if he thought like people from outside.
“Obviously, you want to win the IPL. I am doing what I am supposed to do. I don’t care whether I am going to be judged on this or not. There is no real, sort of, parameters you set. I try to perform wherever I can. I try to win all the possible titles, but sometimes it just doesn’t happen,” he said while speaking to the media ahead of the clash against Chennai Super Kings.
“We have to be practical about why we haven’t won one. That boils down to bad decision making in pressure situations. If I think like people from outside, I can’t even sustain five games. I would be sitting at home,” Kohli added.
Earlier, Gambhir had said Kohli was lucky to be retained as captain and that he can't be compared with successful IPL skippers like MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma.
“I know people talk about it a lot and they like to grab opportunities to talk about these things. But I have a responsibility here and given a chance, as a captain, I would love to win the IPL for my team," Kohli admitted.
--By A Cricket Correspondent