New Delhi: Team India’s campaign in the tournament has ended by winning the match against Namibia in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Dubai. While this was India’s final match in the T20 World Cup, it was also Virat Kohli’s last match as captain. This was also the last match of Indian cricket team’s head coach Ravi Shastri as a coach. India won this match by 9 wickets.
It is mentioned that after Dhoni’s sudden retirement, Virat Kohli got the captaincy of India’s Test team. Team India toured Australia in 2014-15. For the first time, Kohli was given the responsibility of captaincy as an alternate. Kohli had indicated his aggressive approach by achieving the impossible target. At that time, after two more Test matches under Dhoni’s captaincy, Kohli started appearing in form. After this Dhoni said goodbye to Test cricket and with that Team India got a new captain. Since then Kohli’s era has started in Indian Test cricket.
Virat Kohli has played a total of 49 matches in T20 cricket as captain so far, out of which India has won 29 matches, lost 16 matches, the remaining five matches were cancelled, tied or drawn due to some reason. Captain Virat Kohli’s winning average in T20 cricket has been 63 percent. It is also a big achievement that under the captaincy of Kohli, Team India remained number one in Tests for 42 consecutive months. Earlier, India had never topped Tests under any captain for such a long time. Kohli is also the most Indian batsman to score the most double centuries in Test cricket, having scored 7 double centuries in Tests. Not only this, Virat has scored 4,968 runs in 51 Tests at an average of 63.69. Who holds the record for scoring the most runs in Tests as an Indian captain?
Virat Kohli’s performance as captain has been excellent, but in terms of the title, Virat Kohli’s luck has not been that good. Team India under the leadership of Virat Kohli failed to reach the final of the ICC World Cup and now the T20 World Cup. At the same time, Virat Kohli failed in many other big matches only. But Captain Kohli will always be remembered for infusing new aggression in Team India and sometimes giving the country a chance to celebrate the victory.