Captain Virat Kohli announced on Thursday that he will play as captain in this format for the last time in the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. After that he will leave this post. But, as a player, he will continue to make his important contribution. At the same time, he also made it clear that in the coming times, he will continue to lead the team in ODI and Test cricket. After this decision of his, the path of Rohit Sharma has been cleared. Fans hope that the captaincy of T20 will now be handed over to Hitman.
The current captain has been more successful than Dhoni in this matter.
History has been witness to the fact that under the current captaincy, the Indian team has not won a single ICC trophy. But, under his leadership in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, England and West Indies, the team has definitely done well in the series. From the year 2017 under his leadership, the team has definitely come out in many ways. India’s win percentage under his captaincy is better than MS Dhoni’s tenure.
During the tenure of the former captain, the Indian team won the T20 World Cup for the first time in the year 2007. Under the leadership of Virat Kohli, India won 27 out of 45 matches. 3 matches were tied while two matches were cancelled. His win percentage is 65.11. India may not have won any ICC trophy under the current captain, but the army managed to win the T20 series in the West Indies as well as the country.
The performance of the current captain has been excellent in the army countries
After taking over the reins of India in the T20 format in 2017, the current captain won his first bilateral T20I series in the same year as the only match against Sri Lanka. Among the army countries, India won the first series in South Africa 2-1 in 2018. In the same year, India defeated the strong team of England by 2-1 on the same soil. The winning streak of the Indian team did not stop here. After this, the team made many big history.
Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, Team India’s biggest win on foreign soil was in 2019-20 when India defeated New Zealand 5-0 in the 5-match T20 series on the same soil. But, Team India had to face defeat in one ODI South. After this, after losing the one-day series in Australia in 2020, he returned to the T20 series and won it 2-1.
Such has been the captain’s record in T20 format
Talking about this year, recently India defeated England 3-2 on home soil and won the series under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. He was also adjudged the best player of the series. His batting average in T20 format is 52.65. He has scored a total of 3159 runs in this entire format and has been the most successful batsman.