A look back on India’s record in the Kohli-Shastri era

On the occasion of Shastri’s retirement from the post of Indian coach and Kohli’s stepping down as the captain of the T20I team, let’s look back at the overall record of the duo.

Indian Cricket Team has been in a great place ever since Ravi Shastri became the team’s coach. He has improved the team’s performances not only on the home turf but also outside India. It under his coaching and mentorship, India made a great transition across all formats. Alongside under the able leadership of Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri saw his team pull some miracles on the field. Despite all the accolades, there’s one feather in the hat that will always be missing, and that is an ICC trophy. But that does not take away the fact that India has emerged as a giant in every turf and format of the game. So, on the occasion of Shastri’s retirement from the post of Indian coach and Kohli’s stepping down as the captain of the T20I team, let’s look back at the overall record of the duo.

The most significant transition of India has come in the longest format of the game. They have emerged as a side to be reckoned with, whether playing in-home or away conditions. This shows in their stats as well. Together Kohli and Shastri have managed to win 22 out of their 39 away tests, with a win percentage of 56.41. They also managed to qualify for the final of the inaugural edition of Worst Test Championship in 2021.

In ODIs, too, the record doesn’t falter. They played 67 matches under Kohli as captain and Shastri as a coach and managed to win 44 of them. With 21 losses and 1 tie, they have a win percentage of 67.42%. The shortest format of the game, too, shows similar stats. India played 47 total matches under the duo’s presence and won 30 games out of them. This gives them a winning percentage of 66.67.

Above all the records are the great memories that India made under Shastri’s tenure. The fans have had several moments to cherish, from becoming the first Asian side to win a series in Australia to inflicting a whitewash in a 5-match bilateral T20I series. And hope for many more from their side and new management in the future too.

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