Virat Kohli’s captaincy record in ODIs

Let’s look at the records Virat Kohli set as a tremendous captain for Team India in ODIs.

After stepping down from T20 Captaincy, in a controversial scenario, Kohli Stepped down from ODI captaincy as well in December. Rohit Sharma was given the responsibility to lead the time. Kohli has one of the most remarkable runs in ODI cricket, be it his batting or his captaincy record.



Kohli’s stats as India’s ODI Captain:

Player- Virat Kohli


Matches- 95

Won- 65

Lost- 27

Tied- 1

NR- 2

Win percentage- 70.43


Let’s have a look at some of Kohli’s records as an ODI Captain:

  • Best win percentage among all the Indian Captains: Kohli has led India in 95 ODIs and has won 65 out of them, losing 27, getting him to a win percentage of 70.43%. Among all the Indian ODI Captains this is the best win percentage.
  • Second most centuries in ODIs as a Captain: Kohli has scored 21 centuries as an ODI skipper; he has scored 5449 runs in 91 innings at an average of 72.65. Ricky Ponting holds this record with 22 centuries.
  • Victories in home soil:Under Kohli’s Captaincy, India has won 8 out of 9 bilateral series on home soil.
  • Kohli has the second most number of runs as Indian ODI Captain and comes behind MS Dhoni, who holds this record. Kohli has scored 5449 runs as an ODI captain, whereas Dhoni has scored 6641 runs as an ODI Captain.
  • Kohli is the fourth most successful ODI skipper for India, after MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, and Mohammad Azharuddin.
  • Under Kohli, India have won bilateral ODI series against Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, and West Indies.
  • Under Virat’s Captaincy India played 19 bilateral ODI series and was only defeated four times.