Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that the Indian team has not been able to live up to expectations under Virat Kohli's captaincy and the team consistently fails to deliver in crunch moments in overseas conditions.

He also questioned the wisdom of the selectors for giving the senior batsmen a long rope in the side despite failing regularly in the recent past.

Despite Kohli's prolific run in the series, the rest of the Indian batting order has faltered and barring a few impressive performances, they have only flattered to deceive.

'Kohli cannot do it every time, he is human'

Virat Kohli
File photo of Virat Kohli during Southampton Test.Screengrab

"When you go in with five batsmen then you are bound to be in such a situation where you rely so much only on one player, Virat Kohli to get you the big hundreds. He can't do it every time, he's human," Gavaskar told India Today.

The former captain is not very impressed with Virat Kohli's captaincy, his selection process and the way he rotated and tinkered with his bowling attack. He believes that the team has not done its reputation any good by stumbling in South Africa and England.

"Everybody would be disappointed looking at the result because when Virat Kohli took over as captain, it seemed like the team would head into a new direction under him. The team looked hungry to win and seemed more hopeful of doing well under Kohli. Everyone thought that he will bring in a lot more josh, a lot more energy into the team. So quite naturally, there will be questions asked about his captaincy," he added.

The batting maestro said that if the other batsmen could have played like Kohli, or if any other batsman could have scored over 400-500 runs then India wouldn't have lost the test series in South Africa and in England.

However, he said that these experiences are a learning curve for Kohli and the disappointment in the fans is quite natural as expectations were high with this team considering the way they played in home conditions.