Virat Kohli’s captaincy record in T20I cricket

Virat Kohli has been one of the most successful Captain for India in all formats of the game. Let’s look at some of the Captaincy records Kohli held in T20 Cricket.

Virat Kohli stepped down as T20 Captain last year after T20 World Cup. He played his last match against Namibia in the Group stages of the World Cup. In October, Kohli announced his decision to step down from Captaincy, citing workload issues. Captain Kohli had one of the most successful runs as a T20 Captain. He not only played fierce cricket but also showed a lot of heart and passion during his Captaincy.

Kohli’s stat as India’s T20 Captain:

Player- Virat Kohli

Span- 2017-2021

Matches played- 50

Won-30

Lost-16

Tied- 2

NR-2

Win percentage- 64.58 %

Let’s have a look here at some of Kohli’s records as a T20 Captain:

  • Kohli stands second on the list of most runs as a captain in T20. Kohli has scored 1570 runs with an average of 47.57 and a strike rate of 140.55. Aaron finch tops this list with 1719 runs and is likely to become the first captain to achieve the 2000 run mark and make history. 
  • Kohli is the only Indian Captain to have won the bilateral T20 series in SENA countries. I.e., South Africa (2018), England (2018), New Zealand (2020), and Australia (2020).
  • Kohli led India to 29 victories in T20, which is the second-highest, after MS Dhoni, who led India to 42 wins. 
  • Kohli is the only Captain to win a series in New Zealand; in Early 2020, India toured New Zealand and clean-swept New Zealand to win the series by 5-0. 
  • Kohli is also the one who ended India’s winless run against New Zealand in 2017 by winning the match by 53 runs. 
  • A unique record Kohli holds is of winning all the tosses in a series. Kohli won all three tosses in the India tour of the West Indies in 2019. 
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