Virat Kohli has announced that he will step down as test team captain after T20 and ODI cricket. Kohli made this decision after losing the series 1-2 against South Africa. Virat gave information about leaving the captaincy position through a tweet. King Kohli has had a stellar career as a captain. He has managed the India team in 68 matches in which India has managed to win 40 matches. Kohli is India’s most successful captain in Test cricket.
Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, India showed strength on foreign soil
Under Kohli’s leadership, Team India has been able to create history even on foreign soil. At the 2018 Border Gavaskar Trophy, under Kohli’s captaincy, the Indian team managed to kangaroos on their soil for the first time. That series was won by Team India 2-1. At the same time, also in England, India is very close to winning the series. India was ahead of the hosts 2-1 before the 5-match test series was postponed due to coronavirus.
Kohli also opened fire with the bat
As captain, Kohli was seen as aggressive with both the captain and the bat. In 68 games, he scored 5,864 runs at an impressive average of 54.80. Kohli also scored 20 centuries and 18 half centuries during this period. Kohli’s best score as captain was an unbeaten 254, which he scored against South Africa in Pune in 2019. He remained India’s top run scorer in Test cricket as captain.
Speaking of world cricket, Virat stood fourth in terms of scoring the most runs as captain. Graeme Smith (8,659), Allan Border (6,623) and Ricky Ponting (6,542) are ahead of Kohli.
Kohli scored runs averaging 40 even in poor form
After 2019, Virat Kohli has not scored a century in any format. Kohli reached 50 on several occasions, but failed to score a century. After this, King Kohli is said to be fighting because of his bad form. Despite being in poor form, Kohli managed to score runs averaging 40 on South African soil. In his last Test series as captain, Kohli scored 161 runs over two games, in which his 79-run inning was a whopping century.