If you lose after going into the top four, it is fine, but if you are not able to reach the semi-finals then you will definitely have to face criticism for it.
Kapil Dev about Kohli-Shastri era.
Ravi Shastri has completed his tenure with Team India. Virat Kohli has also left the captaincy of T20 for the Indian team. Kapil Dev, who won the ODI World Cup for the first time under his captaincy for the country, has spoken about the synergy between these two. He said that the tenure of Shastri and Kohli (Kohli-Shastri era) started in 2017 and since then they have led Team India to victory on many big occasions. The biggest achievement of both of them was the Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia in 2018-19.
It was also India’s first-ever series win against Australia in their home series (Border Gavaskar Trophy). Despite several big wins, the Indian team failed to win any ICC trophy during the Shastri-Kohli era. During the ‘Uncut’ program, Kapil Dev said that these two have achieved a lot together but there was a big shortcoming.
Kapil Dev further said – “I think both have done a great job
Kapil Dev further said – “I think both have done a great job. I also understand that they could not win India a big trophy, but if we look at the last five years, since Kohli did If you have taken over, there is nothing missing. The biggest drawback seems to be in the ICC Trophy, apart from this, India has won against teams like Australia, England. During the tenure of these two, the Indian team won wherever they toured.He said that reaching the knockouts of the T20 World Cup is always a big deal but it has happened often with Team India.
He said that after the poor performance of Team India in the 2007 World Cup, this has been the only T20 World Cup in which Team India has disappointed its fans. He further said that if you lose after going into the top four, then there is no problem in it, but if you are not able to reach the semi-finals then definitely you will have to face criticism for it. In the end, on the matter of giving number to the pair of both, Kapil Dev said that if the matter of ICC trophy is left out, then both of them have done a great job together. Kapil further said – The kind of cricket that Team India has played in their era, I will give them 90 percent number. I am deducting 10 per cent for not winning the ICC trophy.