Virat Kohli records: Everything Kohli achieved as captain

As Virat Kohli stepped down as the Test captain of the Indian cricket team, we take a look at Virat Kohli records as a captain.

Koushik Biswas
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Virat Kohli just stepped down as the test captain of the Indian cricket team yesterday. This means Virat will now again be playing as the only batter in all forms of the game. He already had left the T20I captaincy post the T20 World Cup 2021. Later, Rohit Sharma was made the captain of the ODI team by BCCI. Now, the test captaincy. This leaves us to accumulate all the Virat Kohli records as captain he achieved as India captain in all forms of the game.

Virat Kohli records as test captain

Virat Kohli records as test captain | Sportz Point

Virat was made the captain of the test team in 2014 in Australia. Since then he has made the seventh-ranked Indian test side into the No.1 ranked Test side in the world. Below are the records he made as a Test captain for India.

  1. Virat Kohli is the most capped Indian test captain. He captained India in 68 test matches, the most by any Indian captain.
  2. With 40 wins as test captain, he is the fourth most successful captain in the test hostory after Graeme Smith, Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh.
  3. First batter in test cricket historo to score three centuries in the his first three test inning as captain. He achieved that against Australia in 2014.
  4. Virat Kohli-led India was ICC No.1 Ranked Test Team for 42 consecutive months from October 2016 through to March 2020.
  5. Furthermore, Kohli's 11 home test win as captain is also an major achievement.
  6. Kohli was the first Indian captain to win a test series in Australia in 2018/19. Proabbly, his biggest achievement in his seven year old test captaincy career.
  7. Kohli's 5864 test runs as captain is the fourth highest in the test history. Meantime, he average 50.8 with the bat as captain.

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Virat Kohli records as ODI captain

Virat Kohli records as ODI captain | Sportz Point

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In ODIs also Virat has been a path breaker for team India. Even very early in his ODI career, he was called among the best batter in the world due to his consistent performances with the bat. However, his career took a big jump when he was made the captain of the ODI team. But, an ICC event trophy-less tenure as ODI captain would mean it was his time to call it a day as the ODI captain.

  1. Virat Kohli has the highest win percentage of any Indian captain to have led the team for more than 10 matches.
  2. Kohli had managed to wim 65 of his ODI matches as captain in 95 matches.
  3. Moreover, he scored 5449 runs at an extraordinary average of 72.65 with 21 centuries in his captaincy tenure. Overall, he is fifth on the list of players with most ODI runs as captain. Among Indian captains, he is only behind MS Dhoni's 6641 ODI runs as captain.
  4. Kohli also score a remarkable 21 centuries as ODI captain, only one less than Ricky Ponting.
  5. Along with that, Kohli's outstanding 4211 runs in winning cause as captain is most by any Indian captain and second in overall after Ricky Ponting (6984)

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Virat Kohli records as T20I captain

Virat Kohli records as T20I captain | Sportz Point

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In the shortest format, Kohli lead India only 50 times. He won 30 of those matches. Moreover, Virat only lost two of his 17 T20I series as captain. In addition to that, Kohli is also the third-highest run-getter in T20 Internationals as a captain (1570 runs). Only Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson has more runs than him but with more matches and lesser averages.

With Virat stepping down as the test captain, it marks an end to one of the most successful captaincy careers. He will surely go down as one of the best captains in the history of the game.

If we have missed any of Virat Kohli records as captain, kindly mention that in the comment box.

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