Virat Kohli’s Record as India’s T20I Captain: Virat Kohli will be seen captaining Team India for the last time in the T20 World Cup to be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman from October 17. Actually, he has decided to leave the captaincy of the T20 team after the World Cup today. Whatever the outcome of the tournament in the UAE, he can be proud of his record as a captain in this format.
Kohli is ahead of Dhoni in win percentage
Virat Kohli’s record is even better than MS Dhoni in terms of win percentage as captain in T20 Internationals. Under Kohli’s leadership, India has won 27 out of 45 matches. While two matches were tied while two matches were cancelled. His win percentage is 65.11.
Kohli is the only captain of India to win T20 series in SENA countries
Even though Virat Kohli has not won any ICC trophy under his captaincy. But he is the only captain of India to win T20 series in SENA countries (South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia). Kohli took charge of India in the T20 format in 2017 and won his first bilateral T20I series in the same year as the only match against Sri Lanka.
India recorded the biggest victory on foreign soil in 2019-20. When Kohli’s team thrashed New Zealand 5-0 in the five-match T20I series on the same soil. At the same time, before this, Virat Sena won the T20 series in South Africa 2-1 in 2018. Also, in the same year, defeated the strong team of England 2-1 on their own soil.
After losing the ODI series in Australia in 2020, India returned to the T20I series with a 2-1 win. Recently, India beat England 3-2 at home and Kohli was adjudged the best player of that series.
Apart from this, Kohli is the fourth captain in the world, who has won the most. They are ahead of Asghar Afghan, MS Dhoni and Eoin Morgan.
Kohli never lost T20 series at home
If we talk about the T20 series of at least three matches, then captain Kohli has never lost a series in his home. His T20 record is very good. Virat has always been known for his aggressive form on the field.