Gautam Gambhir points out the difference in captaincy styles of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli

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Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings are two of the most popular franchises in IPL. However, both the teams have a completely drastic record when it comes to winning the IPL titles. Virat-led RCB have reached the final on 4 occasions but haven’t managed to win a single IPL title. Chennai Super Kings on the other hand have won the IPL title for as many as three times.

While talking on Cricket Connected Show, former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir highlighted the difference in the captaincy styles of the skippers of both the franchises. Gambhir reckons that not giving a longer-run to the players and too much changing and chopping in the playing eleven has led to RCB’s downfall over the years.

The biggest difference between Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni is that MS Dhoni persists with his players for 6-7 matches. If you see RCB’s trend, they make changes very quickly because they have a doubt that their playing XI does not have a proper balance.” Gambhir said on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected show.


So I would want to see from RCB that even if the start is not good, they should persist with their playing XI and give them 6-7 matches. Because then only the players will give you performances and not if you give one or two matches. So if Virat Kohli has calmness in his mind that this is the most balanced squad, the important thing will be how they perform and how much he persists with these players.”

Gautam Gambhir is counted amongst one of the better cricketers to have played for India. He played vital roles in helping India clinch 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup. Gambhir played match-winning knocks in the finals of both the tournaments. In his stellar international career, Gambhir has played 147 One-Day internationals and 58 Tests, scoring 5238 and 4154 runs respectively.