Gautam Gambhir also talked about MS Dhoni's inclusion as the mentor for the T20 World Cup
Virat Kohli. Picture/ AFP
Virat Kohli announced that he will be stepping down as captain of the Indian T20 team following the T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli will be looking to bag an ICC title before his tenure as captain ends. This may probably be his best chance in doing so.
Speaking exclusively on Star Sports show Follow the Blues, Former Team India batsman Gautam Gambhir talked about Japrit Bumrah being the X factor for team India. “Reckon that KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Varun Chakravarthy and probably an X factor, which will be Jasprit Bumrah,”
Former Team India pacer Irfan Pathan also spoke about Japrit Bumrah being the X factor for team India. “When we talk about Varun Chakravarthy, it's clear that he will do really well because he has mystery and also is in top form. But according to me in terms of bowling, there is only one X factor and that is Bumrah. There can’t be a bigger X factor than Bumrah in any other team.”
Gautam Gambhir talks about Virat Kohli's last tournament as a captain, "All he would be looking for is to win the T20 competition and I'm sure that the entire team will be looking to do that as well because it's been a long 14 years of wait. I'm sure that it's not only about Virat Kohli that he's going to be captaining India for the last time in the T20 format, it's about just winning the tournament and him winning as captain will be icing on the cake," said Gambhir.
Gautam Gambhir also talked about MS Dhoni's inclusion as the mentor for the T20 World Cup. "To share his experience with some of the young guys who are playing their first World Cup, which is going to be very important because playing in the World Cup is a completely different piece. So, you would need that experienced someone who's been there done that. So, MS could definitely try and share all his experiences with some of the young cricketers," said Gambhir.