List Of Virat Kohli’s Captaincy Records In International Cricket

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Virat Kohli, on Saturday, announced his decision to step down as India’s Test captain with immediate effect. This announcement comes just a day after India had been beaten by South Africa by a 2-1 scoreline in a 3-Test series.

Kohli had already relinquished his T20I captaincy at the end of the T20 World Cup, in which India were ousted at the group stage. Later, the BCCI decided to sack Kohli as the ODI captain and appointed Rohit Sharma as the new white-ball captain. Sharma is likely to be the new Test captain; KL Rahul, who recently led India in Johannesburg, is also a contender for the Test leadership.

So, with Virat Kohli’s tenure as the captain of the Indian side coming to an end in all three formats, here are some of the records he set with his outstanding captaincy.

Kohli is the only Indian cricketer to be involved in 50 Test, 50 ODIs, and 50 T20I wins.

Virat Kohli first captained India in Test cricket in 2014, against Australia, and has been at the helm since. Kohli led India in 68 Tests, out of which they won 40 – the most by an Indian captain – lost 17 and drew 11.

Kohli’s win percentage of 58 is only behind Ricky Ponting’s (62) and Steve Waugh’s(71) among those who have led their country in at least 50 Tests.

He had a successful reign in charge of the Test side. Under Kohli, India became the first Asian Test side to beat Australia in Australia in 2018/19, and also lead the unfinished series in England by 2-1 with the last Test of the series to be played next year. He marched the team through to the WTC final last year where they lost to New Zealand.

In the ODIs, he led India in 95 matches, winning 65 and losing 27, while 1 was tied and 2 had no result; his win percentage of 70 in ODIs is best for any Indian captain by a distance. India reached the final of the Champions Trophy in 2017 and the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup.

In the shortest format, the Delhi lad captained India in 50 T20I, with 30 going India’s way while 16 were lost. India failed to reach the semis of the 2021 T20 World Cup under the leadership of Virat Kohli.

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