New Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that Virat Kohli should take it easy while leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore side which in turn would help him focus on his primary duty– scoring as many runs as possible.Under Kohli’s captaincy, RCB has lost six out of the 10 games.

“Probably, it’s time he (Kohli) needs to sit back and think about his captaincy. I had a word with Gautam Gambhir seven-eight days back asking him to look at captaincy in a different way and I feel it is time for Virat also to look at captaincy in a different way,” Ganguly told website ‘’.

According to Ganguly, the rigours of captaincy at some point of time affects everyone subconsciously. “All of us get caught up with captaincy — need to get the team right, team meetings, need to set this right and set that right etc. Somehow subconsciously we get so much caught up with captaincy that our own game takes a backseat.”Therefore my good advice to Virat would be to concentrate on scoring runs and think about captaincy only when he leads the side onto the field.

T20 in any case is a very short format and an innings ends in an hour and 15 minutes. From my own experience, I developed a policy of taking on-the-spot decisions while leading the side.””Captaincy is directly related to your performance. Look at Gambhir’s performance in the first three matches and the last three matches when he has scored runs. He has looked authorative. It has huge connection with his performance.” PTI

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

Free Press Journal