Kathmandu: India has returned home from the group stage of the T20 World Cup 2021. He now faces Namibia in the final game on Saturday. This will be Virat Kohli’s last game as T20 captain.
In this case, Kohli wants a happy holiday in the last game. As captain, Kohli is doing well in batting. His performance as a captain has also been good. However, his captaincy has faded in the big games of the ICC tournament. Virat has so far captained India in 65 Tests.
In which the team has won 38 games, which is a record. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is India’s third most successful ODI captain after MS Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin.
Virat has so far captained India in 95 ODIs, in which India have won 65 matches. Apart from that, Virat has led India in 49 T20 games so far.
Kohli’s record as captain
Kohli, 33, is the highest-scoring Indian captain in Test cricket. He has so far scored 5667 runs at an average of 56.11 in 65 Tests for India. During this period, his bat has hit 20 centuries and 17 fifties.
Kohli is the second highest run scorer in ODIs after Dhoni. As captain, he has so far scored 5,449 runs in 95 ODIs at an average of 72.65.
During this period, he has hit 21 centuries and 27 fifties from his bat. Virat is also the second highest run scorer in T20 Internationals after Australia captain Aaron Finch. Kohli has so far scored 1570 runs as captain in 49 T20 internationals.
Virat’s captaincy has completely flopped in the big games of the ICC tournament. Under Virat’s captaincy, India lost to Pakistan by 180 runs in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy.
In that game, Virat Kohli decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Taking full advantage of that, Pakistan scored 338 runs for the loss of four wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. In the 2019 World Cup, India once again excelled and made it to the semi-finals.
However, in the decisive game, he proved to be a flop once again. India had lost to New Zealand by 18 runs in the semi-final. Looking at India’s excellent performance in Test cricket, it was expected to win the ICC Test Championship title.
However, in the final game in Southampton, Virat’s fate betrayed him again. Not only losing the toss, India lost by eight wickets.
Also, despite captaining Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL for a long time, his team has yet to win a title. For this reason, Kohli has announced his resignation from the captaincy of the IPL.
In the ongoing T20 World Cup, the Indian team was considered a contender for the title. However, the performance of the Indian team in both batting and bowling against Pakistan and New Zealand was disappointing. At the same time, Virat’s luck betrayed him in both the games and he also failed to win the toss.