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End of an Era: Virat Kohli ODI Captaincy Record in Numbers

Virat Kohli ODI Captaincy Record: The aggressive batsman Virat Kohli is currently facing a tough time in his cricket career. As a skipper, Virat Kohli has never won an ICC trophy for team India. Though Virat remains as the most successful skipper for team India he fails to add an ICC trophy to the shelf.

Post the ICC T20 WC 2021 early departure, Virat has been replaced by Rohit Sharma as the T20I skipper. Ahead of the South Africa tour Kohli also loses his ODI captaincy role to the Hit-man Sharma.

India ODI Captain
Rohit Sharma

Virat Kohli ODI Captaincy Record

Total Matches – 95

  • Won – 65
  • Lost – 27
  • Tie – 1
  • No Result – 2
  • Winning Percentage – 70.43

Kohli has a better winning percentage as India’s ODI captain than the two World Cup-winning skippers Mahendra Singh Dhoni (59.52) and Kapil Dev (54.16). Interestingly he has the best winning percentage than any other Indian captain who led the side in more than 10 matches.

Under Kohli’s leadership, India won 15 out of the 19 bilateral ODI series which includes historic series wins over South Africa, Australia, and West Indies on their soil.

In the ICC tournaments, the charismatic batter led the Indian team to the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy and semifinal of the 2019 ODI World Cup.

Kohli scored a plethora of runs as the captain of the Indian team in the 50-over format. The modern-day great scored 5,449 runs at an astonishing average of 72.65.

He also smashed the second most centuries as a captain in ODIs – 21. Legendary Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is at the top of the list with 22 tons.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Kohli has a better Batting Record as Skipper

Meanwhile, Kohli has an even better batting record while in ODIs as a captain. In 48 innings, he has scored 3010 runs at a sublime average of 83.61 which also includes 13 century and 12 half-centuries.

In his last series as ODI captain, Kohli guided India to a 2-1 series win over England at home in March.

The 33-year-old relinquished his T20I captaincy after the T20 World Cup but in his statement, he said that he will continue to lead India in the ODI and Test format.

Kohli will continue to lead India in the red-ball cricket in which he is the most successful Indian captain.

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