April 1, 2023

Stats: Virat Kohli’s Test captaincy record among best in the world | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli on Saturday announced his decision to step down as the captain of India’s Test team, bringing down the curtains on one of the most successful captaincy stints of recent times.
In his seven-year reign, Kohli became India’s most successful Test captain with memorable series wins abroad.

As Test captain, the star batsman has had a stellar record.
He led the team in 68 Tests out of which India won as many as 40.
His win percentage as Test skipper stands at a very healthy 58.82%.

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In 2019, he went past MS Dhoni as the most successful Indian Test skipper so far.
Dhoni had earlier surpassed Sourav Ganguly on the same list.
Overall, Kohli is the third most successful captain in the history of Test cricket after Australia’s Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting.

In fact, Kohli is the only Indian in the list of 10 most successful skippers who have led their side in at least 40 Test matches.
Arguably the biggest ambassador of the five-day game, Kohli took India to new heights in his tenure which saw the team become a force to reckon with in all conditions.
What is your take on the timing of Virat Kohli’s decision to step down as Test captain?
Kohli led India to the top of the world rankings and during his tenure, the team recorded series wins in England and Australia.
The 33-year old had recently quit as T20 captain and was later sacked at ODI captain by the BCCI.
(With inputs from agencies)

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