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Parthiv Patel defends Virat Kohli’s RCB captaincy

Virat Kohli received criticism from every nook and corner of the cricket fraternity after he failed to steer RCB for maiden IPL trophy. RCB is one of the three teams that is yet to win an honour since the inception of the IPL.

There were a lot of expectations from the RCB captain this season but in the end, they wrapped up the season on a sad note. Though they made it to the playoffs by finishing fourth in the points table, they were knocked out by SRH in the Eliminator.

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On the contrary, Rohit Sharma successfully steered Mumbai Indians to fifth IPL title. After MI lifted the trophy, there were too many debates among cricket experts regarding the captaincy. Many were of the opinion that Rohit should lead Team India in the shortest form of the game given his track record in the IPL.

You can’t blame Kohli alone: Parthiv Patel

While many criticised Kohli for his captaincy, Parthiv Patel has voiced his support for him. He clarified that it is unfair to blame only Virat Kohli. There are plenty of things that need to be sorted out in the RCB camp.

“You can’t just blame the captain. There are a lot of other things as well – there is director of cricket, there is head coach – there are a lot of other things involved in it. To blame the captain is also not true.

I personally feel he (Kohli) should not be the only one held responsible for RCB not winning. The role of Mike Hesson, Simon Katich – quite experienced coaches, been there and thereabouts. There isn’t just one factor that is responsible. I feel Virat is not the only one who is responsible for RCB not winning,” stated Parthiv Patel as quoted by Times Now.

Meanwhile, the hosts already took the opening lead in the ODI series. They are just a win away from winning the series. On the other hand, India are searching for a desperate win to remain alive in the series. The second ODI will take place at SCG today.

“Don’t think there can be any excuses. Probably the first long game we’ve played in a while, been playing T20 cricket. Probably that’s something that can have an effect. Body language wasn’t great after around 25 overs. If you don’t take your chances against a top-quality opposition they’ll make you pay.

Unfortunately, Hardik is not fit enough to bowl, and we don’t have other allround options to pick from either, someone like Stoinis or Maxwell. From the batting point of view, we had a chat briefly now. All the batsmen committed to it which is why you saw us playing with intent.

I think we gave ourselves the best chance. Hardik’s innings was the best example of that. As a batting unit we committed nicely to positive cricket and we are going to do that in the future as well,” Kohli said after India lost the opening ODI against Australia.

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