Team India captain Virat Kohli has been criticized for not winning any World Cup under his leadership. Under the captaincy of Virat, Team India has been eliminated by reaching the semi-finals or finals in ICC tournaments, so Virat’s captaincy has been questioned by knowing some cricket. At the same time, Kapil Dev, the captain of the 1983 World Cup winning team, believes that Team India is doing well under the captaincy of Virat. He said that there is no such pressure on Virat to lead the team to the World Cup title under his captaincy. Kapil Dev said that winning the World Cup is not all.
In 1983, Kapil Dev became the first Indian captain to lift the World Cup trophy. After 28 years, India became the World Champion in 2011 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Kapil said in an interview to ANI, ‘There is no pressure on the current cricket team, I believe they are doing well. It is not that you have to win the World Cup to be called a good team. Virat Kohli is doing a good job, Sourav Ganguly did a good job. How can we forget Sunil Gavaskar? He was also a very good captain. It is not all about lifting the World Cup. How do you make a team matter?
In 2017, Team India lost by reaching the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy under the captaincy of Virat. After this, in the 2019 World Cup, the team was eliminated after losing to New Zealand. Under Virat’s captaincy, India has not yet won the ICC tournament, but under Virat’s captaincy, India won the Test series in Australia for the first time.