Saturday, December 4, 2021

T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli says goodbye to his captaincy career

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India’s match against Namibia brought an end to India’s participation in the tournament (for this edition) and Virat Kohli’s captaincy career. Captain Kohli, for the last time led the Indian team in the shortest international format, T20 World Cup. The Indian team could not make it to the semifinals but King Kohli definitely made his mark as a captain.

Virat Kohli in his last toss said ” It’s been an honour to captain India and I’ve done my best. The shortest format has to give way to the longest format. I’ve been grateful for the opportunity. It’s time for the next lot to take the team forward. Rohit has been looking on anyway, and Indian cricket is in good hands.”

Kohli succeeded MS Dhoni, taking India to next level under his captaincy over four years(2017-2021).

Virat Kohli’s Remarkable achievements as a captain

Lets take a closer look at the notable achievements of Virat Kohli as the T20 captain often referred to as the most aggressive skipper.

He has led team India 50 times in total in which India won 29 matches. His win percentage is 63.82, better than MS Dhoni (59.28%)

He has the most wins(29) as a skipper in the T20 format following MS Dhoni and Eoin Morgan who have 41 wins.

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Kohli has the joint-most fifties as captain in T20Is, sharing the record with Pakistani cricketer Babar Azam (13 fifties each).

Under his captaincy, the team won against SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia) which is a great achievement.

Series won by India under Virat’s captaincy

2017 in Sri Lanka

2018 in South Africa

2018 in Ireland

2018 in England

2019 in West Indies

2020 in New Zealand

2020 in Australia

As a batter, he kept breaking records. He holds a record for scoring the fastest 1000 runs in T20s as a skipper. He even has scored the most runs as a skipper in the T20s.

In his retirement post, Kohli mentioned that he needs space that will help him to play all three formats of cricket. He has the most runs in the shortest format, it will be great to see him score more runs for the country.

Read more: IPL 2022: Sanjay Bangar is the new coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, new captain yet to be decided

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