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Virat Kohli T20I captaincy record: India Second most successful captain after Dhoni

  • Nov 09, 2021
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Virat Kohli, on Monday, ended his tenure as the captain of the India’s T20 international team with 30 wins in five years with Namibia being the latest side to go down against the Men in Blue at the ICC T20 World Cup in Dubai.

Kohli was second most successful indian cricketer captain in his shortest format after Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who left the mantle in 2016 after stepping down as the white-ball captain.

Kohli ends his T20I captaincy career with 30 wins and 16 losses from 50 games. He is also the second behind Australia's Aaron Finch on the list of most runs by captains in T20I cricket with 1570 runs from 47 innings at an average of 47.57 which includes 13 half-centuries.

But regardless of all the batting and captaincy records, the fact that will hurt Virat Kohli the most would be the lack of ICC titles under his leadership.

Virat Kohli T20I captaincy record: India Second most successful captain after Dhoni

The T20 World Cup 2021 gave Kohli the last chance to win an ICC title in the format as captain but unfortunately, cricket india failed to make the knockouts of the tournament for the first time since the 2012 edition after crashing out in the Super 12s.

The heavy defeats against Pakistan (10 wickets) and New Zealand (8 wickets) last month massively hurt indian cricketer the most in this tournament.

Although Kohli managed to inspire his team to win in their next two games against Afghanistan and Scotland to keep the team's slim chances of reaching the semi-finals alive, it was not enough to keep them in the competition as New Zealand's victory over Afghanistan dashed all their hopes of advancing to the semi-final.

Kohli however, will bow out on a high note as they beat the Namibians in their final match of this campaign by 9 wickets to finish third in Group 2.

His deputy is the most-likely candidate to take over the reins from the home series against New Zealand next week while Kohli will switch his captaincy focus towards the one-day internationals and Tests, where he will still be eyeing his first major trophy.

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