Virat Kohli’s Test career as captain was brilliant, statistics testify


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Virat Kohli’s Test career as captain was brilliant, statistics testify

Virat Kohli has announced to quit the captaincy of the Test team after T20 and ODI cricket. Kohli took this decision after losing the series 1-2 against South Africa. Virat gave information about leaving the post of captaincy through tweet. King Kohli has had a stellar career as a captain. He has led Team India in 68 matches in which India has been successful in winning 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 the leadership of Kohli, Team India has been able to create history even on foreign soil. In the 2018 Border Gavaskar Trophy, under the captaincy of Kohli, Team India was successful in making Kangaroos on their soil for the first time. That series was won by Team India 2-1. At the same time, in England too, India is very close to winning the series. India were 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 a captain, Kohli was seen as aggressive with the captain as well as with the bat. In 68 matches, he scored 5864 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 against South Africa in Pune in 2019. He remained the highest run-scorer for India in Test cricket as a captain.

Talking about world cricket, Virat remained in fourth place in terms of scoring the most runs as a captain. Graeme Smith (8659), Allan Border (6623) and Ricky Ponting (6542) are ahead of Kohli.

Kohli scored runs at an average of 40 even in poor form

After 2019, Virat Kohli has not scored a century in any format. Kohli reached 50 several times, but he could not score a century. After this it was said that King Kohli is struggling with poor form. Despite being in poor form, Kohli managed to score runs at an average of 40 on South African soil. In his last Test series as captain, Kohli scored 161 runs in two matches, in which his innings of 79 runs was no less than a century.