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Virat shouldn’t be rushed as captain in all formats: Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar believes star batsman Virat Kohli should not be rushed into captaincy in all three formats and should be allowed to grow while leading the Test team.

cricket Updated: May 11, 2016 19:04 IST
Sunil Gavaskar believes star batsman Virat Kohli should not be rushed into captaincy in all three formats and should be allowed to grow while leading the Test team.
Sunil Gavaskar believes star batsman Virat Kohli should not be rushed into captaincy in all three formats and should be allowed to grow while leading the Test team.(PTI)

Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes star batsman Virat Kohli should not be rushed into captaincy in all three formats and should be allowed to grow while leading the Test team.

“Virat should not be rushed into captaincy in all formats. Let him grow into this role... 2019 World Cup is far away,” Gavaskar told NDTV.

Gavaskar’s opinion differs from another former captain, Sourav Ganguly, who doesn’t see Mahendra Singh Dhoni captaining the limited-overs side till the 2019 World Cup and wants Kohli to take over soon.

Read | Ganguly doesn’t expect Dhoni to lead till 2019 World Cup, backs Kohli

Kohli has been in sensational form of late and is currently the leading run getter in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). His IPL team RCB, however, has not been consistent in the tournament and are sixth on the points table.

Gavaskar said the bowlers have let captain Kohli down in the competition.

“Bowlers have let Bangalore down in IPL. Kohli is as good as his team,” Gavaskar added.

Kohli has taken a clear lead in the batting charts, scoring 561 runs at an average of 80.14 including two hundreds and four fifties in nine innings.