Former India cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi has criticized the Indian captain Virat Kohli for his style of captaincy and has also claimed that the current Indian team is only made up of him.
The former India left-arm spinner was speaking with a news channel when he criticized the Indian captain. He said that one person, Virat Kohli is doing all he wants in the team and we are letting it happen. With regards to the fallout between Kohli and Kumble, he said that what would Anil have said, he was gracious to leave it like that.
The former India spinner questioned Kohli's style of functioning but at the same time appreciated his batting. He said that in his humble opinion, there is hardly anyone more intense than Kohli, but he pointed out that there is a world of difference in his intensity and the team’s intensity.
He explained that Virat Kohli as a player and Virat Kohli as a captain, there is a world of difference between the two.
Bedi remarked that the Indian team is good and we all know that. But he also noted that the same team went to England and South Africa and those teams were also “weak”.
He agreed that the bans have happened on two kids, Steve Smith and David Warner, but he believes that a team is not made of two individuals. In fact, according to Bedi, our team is made of one person, everything is about Kohli.
He further added that the amount of focus there is, we don’t realize how much pressure we are putting on that kid, Kohli, both as a batsman and a captain.