Perhaps for the first time, Gautam Gambhir has praised Virat Kohli’s captaincy. In the last one year or so, the former India batsman has constantly taken shots at Kohli’s captaincy. Gambhir has been very critical of the way Kohli has led Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. As far as leading the Indian team is concerned, Gautam Gambhir has been of the opinion that his former teammate gets help from Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni.

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Well, Gautam Gambhir seems to have changed his opinion now as he was all praise for Kohli after he led India to an innings and 137-run win in the second Test against South Africa. In fact, Gautam Gambhir called Kohli better than his predecessors. He went on to say that Kohli is a better captain than Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, and even Dhoni.

“If you are scared of losing, you will never win and probably that’s the biggest plus he has, he isn’t scared of losing,” Gautam Gambhir said on the post-match show.

“We talk about Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni, but what Virat has created, India has started winning overseas as well,” Gautam Gambhir added.

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Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Credits: BCCI Twitter

“He’s taken that risk, which a lot of other captains have not been able to take. The others always wanted an extra batter so that he they don’t lose the test match. Whereas, Virat is the only captain who has gone abroad and played with five bowlers, with Hardik Pandya being an all-rounder,” he concluded.

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India, meanwhile, made light work of South Africa in the game. After taking a big 326-run lead in the first innings, the hosts bowled out the visitors for just 189. As far as the Test Championship is concerned, India consolidated their position at the top of the table with 200 points after 4 wins.