Not winning a World Cup trophy doesn’t make Virat a bad skipper – Clive Lloyd

Virat Kohli has failed to win an ICC tournament as a captain. The Men in Blue were thumped by Pakistan in the title clash of the Champions Trophy in 2017. India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup in 2019 and the same team defeated the Virat Kohli-led India in the finale of the World Test Championship in 2021. Even in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli & Co. were knocked out in the Super 12 stage.

Analyzing Virat Kohli performance as India’s captain, former Windies skipper sir Clive Lloyd lauded the champion cricketer. According to him, Virat was exceptional as a skipper in T20Is.

“The point is he has done extremely well for India over the years. He probably didn’t win a World Cup but that doesn’t make him a bad captain. He has been a tremendous servant for the Indian team and will continue to do so for years to come. People have been talking about his batting and I am sure will witness the best of Kohli with the bat,” said Sir Clive Lloyd while speaking to News nine.

He termed the current Indian team as one of the best in cricket. Llyod is sure of seeing India bouncing back in style in the next edition of the T20 World Cup.

“Well, they didn’t play at their best in the first two matches against Pakistan and New Zealand. Nonetheless, they still remain one of the best teams in the T20 circuit. They have done exceedingly well in ODIs, T20Is, and Test cricket. They play tough and I am sure they will make a great comeback in the next cycle,” he added.