New Delhi: Indian cricket team’s popular captain Virat Kohli (Virat KohliThere is no doubt in that he is an expert in his game. That’s why he is counted among the best batsmen in the world. But on Thursday, he has announced to step down as the captain of the T20 team just after the World Cup. However, he will continue to lead India in Test and ODI cricket.
Kohli became captain in 2017
Kohli was made the full-time captain in limited overs cricket in 2017. Team India’s performance in the T20 format has been excellent under his captaincy. Virat Kohli has so far been the captain of the Indian team in 45 T20 matches. During this, the team won 25 matches and lost 14 matches. At the same time, two matches ended in a tie and remained so inconclusive. The win percentage under Virat’s captaincy has been 65.11. While Rohit Sharma has captained India in 19 T20 matches so far. Out of which India has won 15 matches and lost only 4 matches. The win percentage under Rohit’s captaincy has been 78.94.
Won in these T20 series
The Indian T20 team led by Kohli won India 2-1 against Australia in the year 2020, 2-1 against South Africa in 2018. At the same time, in the year 2020, India had a 5-0 clean sweep against New Zealand. In the year 2018, Kohli earned his coin by winning 2-1 against England. In 2019, after winning the series 3-0 against the West Indies, Kohli’s team forced the entire stadium to sing the slogans of India-India. One such series was against Sri Lanka in the year 2017 where India won 1-0.
Kohli shines the career of these players
Kohli has made the careers of many young players during his captaincy. Kohli gave frequent opportunities to players like Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur in the team. Today, if these players are named in the whole world, then Kohli is a big reason behind it.
Last international century in 2019
Virat Kohli is considered as one of the greatest batsman of modern times. Kohli scored his last international century in November 2019. The Indian captain has played 96 Test matches, in which the run machine has scored 27 centuries. Kohli has 43 centuries for India in the 50-over format. The 32-year-old cricketer had an important series against England. However, the captain of Team India failed to register a single triple-digit score in four Test matches.
Dhoni saved Kohli’s career
Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag recently made a big disclosure about Kohli. He told that the selectors wanted to drop Virat Kohli because of his poor performance on the tour of Australia in 2012. During this, Virat had scored runs at an average of only 10.75. However, even after this, Dhoni expressed his opinion on Kohli and gave him a chance in the third Test as well. In this Test match, Kohli scored 44 runs in the first innings and 75 runs in the second innings. In the third Test against Australia, the selectors wanted Rohit Sharma to be included in the team instead of Virat Kohli. But after this, Virat Kohli was included in the team because of Dhoni’s saying. After this decision of Dhoni, Virat never looked back and he is currently the best batsman in the world. Kohli himself has also admitted many times that he was not dropped at the beginning of his career because of Dhoni.