On an RCB Podcast, Virat Kohli expressed disappointment with being considered a “failed captain” after leading the Indian team to the semifinals and finals of various ICC tournaments.
Former India captain Virat Kohli headed the Indian cricket team in four ICC tournaments, which included the Champions Trophy 2017, World Cup 2019, World Test Championship 2021, and T20 World Cup 2021. However, he failed to mark a victory in all four matches. India lost to its most well-known rival, Pakistan, in the final ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 and the 2019 World Cup semifinals to New Zealand. India lost to New Zealand in the World Test Championship, and in the T20 World Cup 2021, India failed to qualify for the knockouts. While expressing his disappointment, Virat emphasized that his focus has always been on cultural change and consistency in the Indian cricket team, which he believes will have a longer-lasting impact than just winning tournaments. He also mentioned his gratitude for being part of the winning team at the 2011 ODI World Cup and his pride for having played a part in bringing about cultural change in the Indian cricket team. Virat Kohli stepped down from the captaincy of all formats of the Indian cricket team in 2021.