IPL 2021: Virat Kohli fails to win 13th tournament! (Photo-IPL)
Virat Kohli… the name of world cricket that scores runs in every format. Virat Kohli has shown his bat in every corner of the world. Virat Kohli is the second name of success as a batsman, but when it comes to captaincy, criticisms are often heard against this player. These criticisms increased when the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s address was cleared from IPL 2021. RCB were defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator match and Virat Kohli could not win even his last IPL as captain. Well this is nothing new. Captain Virat Kohli, who has won bilateral series in South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia, has not won any tournament in his career. It has been 13 years for Virat Kohli playing international cricket and he failed to win 13 tournaments as a captain.
Virat Kohli’s ‘failed’ captaincy
Virat Kohli took over the captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL for the first time in the year 2013 and since then till date he has failed to win the tournament. Meaning Virat Kohli failed to make RCB champion in 9 seasons.
RCB’s journey under the captaincy of Virat Kohli
RCB finished fifth in IPL 2013.
Performance dropped further in IPL 2014, RCB remained at number 7.
In IPL 2015, Virat Kohli took the team to the playoffs and RCB finished third.
Virat Kohli missed out on becoming the champion in IPL 2016. RCB was the runner up.
RCB’s journey in IPL 2017 had a painful end, with the team finishing last.
RCB once again did not reach the playoffs in IPL 2018, the team finished sixth.
RCB once again finished 8th in IPL 2019.
In IPL 2020, Virat Kohli took RCB to the playoff and the team finished fourth and the same thing happened in IPL 2021 as well.
Virat Kohli didn’t even win international tournaments
Virat Kohli could not win any international tournament as a captain. India missed out on winning the Champions Trophy in 2017 under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. The team also lost in the semi-finals in the 2019 World Cup. India lost the title match to New Zealand in the 2021 World Test Championship. Team India won the Asia Cup in 2018, but at that time the command of the team was in the hands of Rohit Sharma. It is clear that Virat Kohli has not won a single tournament in his international career of 13 years.