2021 T20 World Cup: Former Indian cricket team opener Gautam Gambhir has said that captain Virat Kohli will have his eyes on winning the T20 World Cup being played in the UAE. He said that I am sure that the Indian team would like to do better in this tournament, as they have not won the T20 World Cup title since 2007. Let us tell you that this is the first and last T20 World Cup of Virat Kohli as captain.
Gambhir told Star Sports, “I am sure that Virat Kohli and the entire team will have their eyes on doing better as 14 years have passed since they won the title. It is not just for Kohli that he last played in the T20 format. I will captain the Indian team rather it will be to win the tournament and Kohli would also like to be the winning captain.”
Regarding former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni joining Team India as a mentor in the T20 World Cup, Gambhir said that Dhoni will share his experience with the young players who will participate in the event for the first time. Gambhir said, “It will be very important to share the experience with the young players who will be playing in the World Cup for the first time, because the World Cup is completely different. Dhoni will share his experiences with these young cricketers.” At the same time, former Indian team all-rounder Irfan Pathan called Jasprit Bumrah the X-factor for the Indian team.
Indian squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (Vice-Captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami.
Stand-by players: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar and Axar Patel.