Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India’s star batsman Virat Kohli performed brilliantly again to guide the Men in Blue to a four-wicket win against New Zealand at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala on Sunday.

Chasing the target of 274 runs, Kohli played an excellent knock of 95 runs against the Kiwis to help India reach home.

Several experts and fans often term Kohli as one of the best finishers of all time among the batters across the globe. However, former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir differs with them.

As per the former India opener, he is not a big fan of this term ‘finisher’.

“Why is this tag given to batters who bats at the number 6 and 7 spots? Why can’t a batter, who bats in the top order, be called a finisher? Anyone winning the game is a finisher. Personally, I don’t like the term finisher. Virat Kohli can’t be called a finisher like Dhoni and Bevan. He should be called as a match-winner,” said Gambhir during a television show.

Coming back to the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, India will play their next match against defending champions England at the Ekana Sports City in Lucknow on October 29. India have so far a dream run in the mega event. The Men in Blue are currently occupying the top spot in the points table after winning all of their five matches.