Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has a habit of slamming players every now and then. He recently lambasted Virat’s decision of stepping down as Royal Challengers Bangalore’s skipper.
According to Gambhir, Virat could have timed his call in a better way. On Sunday, September 19, the 32-year-old Kohli took the call, but will continue to play for the franchise.
Gambhir feels Virat’s announcement could unsettle RCB, who have won five out of seven games in the ongoing edition of the IPL.
“Yes, it does (the timing of the decision surprises me). Just before the 2nd leg of the tournament. If you want to do that, you probably do it after the tournament. Because it makes the team unsettled and emotional as well,” Gambhir told on Star Sports.
“They are in a very good position. Why would you want to put that extra pressure, probably push your players to probably do it for Virat. You don’t want to win it for individuals, you want to win it for the franchise. If he had to do it, he could have done it after the tournament as well,” he said.