Virat Kohli records as captain in white ball Cricket

As we know, Virat Kohli is the greatest batsman of the modern era across formats. But, let's see his records as captain in white ball Cricket.
Virat Kohli records as captain in white ball Cricket

Virat Kohli is currently one of the best players in world cricket. However, more than just his contribution as a batsman. Kohli has been leading the Indian Cricket Team in all three formats since 2017. In 2014, Kohli was handed over the Test reigns. As Indian captain after MS Dhoni announced his retirement midway through India's tour of Australia in 2014/15. While Virat Kohli didn't taste success during his maiden Test series as captain, he has had a brilliant captaincy record thereafter in the past few years.

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In 2017, Kohli was named the full-time India captain. After he was handed over the captaincy in the limited-overs format too. While Kohli is still due to winning any major ICC trophy, his Test record as captain speaks volumes of his leadership and India's consistency in the shorter forms of the game.

Virat Kohli has led India in 65 ODI wins as captain. He's the fourth most successful ODI Indian captain after the likes of MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, and M Azharuddin. Moreover, Virat Kohli is the second most successful T20I captain of India with 27 wins. MS Dhoni has secured the most T20I wins (42) as Indian captain. SportzPoint.com has all the details for you.

However, Let's see the records of Virat Kohli as captain in white-ball cricket (ODIs & T20Is).

Virat Kohli's Captaincy records in ODIs

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Virat Kohli's record as captain in ODIs
  • Virat Kohli has led India in 65 ODI wins as captain. He's the fourth most successful ODI Indian captain after the likes of MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, and M Azharuddin.
  •  Virat has the second most runs as Indian ODI skipper (5449 runs) after MS Dhoni. However, Dhoni registered a tally of 6641 runs ODI runs in 200 matches as captain for India.
  • He has scored the most number of ODI centuries by an Indian captain. Kohli is only behind Ricky Ponting, who scored 22 centuries during his tenure as captain of Australia.

Captaincy records of Virat Kohli in T20Is

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Virat Kohli's record as captain in T20Is
  • Virat Kohli is the second most successful T20I captain of India with 30 wins. Also, MS Dhoni has secured the most T20I wins (42) as Indian captain.
  • Kohli has scored the most T20I runs by an Indian skipper. With 1421 T20I runs, Virat is ranked fourth among captains with the most runs in T20Is.
  • Kohli also holds the record for scoring the quickest 1000 T20I runs as captain. He took a mere 30 innings to claim the milestone, which happens to be an inning quicker than South Africa's Faf du Plessis.
  • Only Indian skipper to win T20I bilateral series in all SENA nations. Under him, India won 5-0 in New Zealand in 2020, 2-1 in Australia in 2020, 2-1 in England in 2018, and 2-1 in South Africa in 2018.
  • With 27 T20I wins, Kohli is ranked fourth among most T20I wins as Captain. He's only behind Asghar Afghan, MS Dhoni, and Eoin Morgan among T20I captains.

N.B: The stats are accurate as of 08/12/2021.

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