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The captaincy of Virat Kohli remains a big topic of discussion at this time. Recently there was a news that, after the upcoming T20 World Cup, Virat can leave the captaincy from limited overs and hand it over to Rohit Sharma. However, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal told Bhaskar that there is no truth in the news of Virat leaving the captaincy after the T20 World Cup.
Why did the talk of changing the captain arise?
Now whether Virat Kohli will remain the captain of Team India in limited overs after the T20 World Cup, the curtain will be raised only after the tournament. By the way, for the last two years, many experts in the cricket world have said that, the command of limited overs should now be handed over to Rohit Sharma.
By the way, Virat may not have won any major trophy as a captain, but in the current times, Kohli has played a big role in taking Team India to the heights. Virat was made the captain of limited overs in 2017. So far in 45 T20I matches, he has won 27, while the team had to face defeat in 14. 2 did not get the result and two matches were tied. In ODIs, Kohli led the team in 95 matches and managed to win 65 matches. The team lost in 27 and a tie and 2 did not result.
who is the best indian captain
At present, if India’s most successful captain is selected, then Kohli’s name comes third after Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin. Dhoni led India to 3 ICC titles under his captaincy. India played three World Cups under Azharuddin and the team led by Kohli has reached the knockouts of three ICC tournaments so far.
Dhoni’s win percentage in international cricket was 53.61, while Azharuddin won 47.05 percent matches. Talking about Virat, his winning percentage has been 63.41. Sourav Ganguly is also counted among the successful captains of the country. Dada’s win percentage was 49.48.
The qualities of 3 captains are found in Kohli
Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the qualities of the best captains like Clive Lloyd, Ricky Ponting, Graeme Smith and MS Dhoni are seen. The 70-80s saw the dominance of West Indies under the captaincy of Clive Lloyd, after that the world got a fearless and powerful captain in Ricky Ponting, during the same time South Africa led by Graeme Smith also showed their full strength. The era of Mahendra Singh Dhoni started from 2007 and after that world cricket saw the Virat form of Kohli.
West Indies became champion under the captaincy of Clive Lloyd
In 1975 and 1979, West Indies were successful in winning the World Cup under the captaincy of Quiv Lloyd. In 1983 also the team made it to the final. Talking about the captaincy of Clive Lloyd and Virat Kohli, both the players always believed in feeding fast bowlers. World Champion Clive Lloyd took command in 158 international matches and managed to win 100 matches, while the team lost 30.
attacking like ponting
From the beginning of 2000, world cricket got one of the greatest captains in Ricky Ponting. Ponting won the 2003 and 2007 World Cups under his captaincy. Many things can be seen in common under the captaincy of Ponting and Kohli. The former Australian legend captained in 324 international matches and went on to win 220 matches, while the team lost 77. 13 matches were draws and two ties.
change like smith
Graeme Smith was also one of the best captains in the world of cricket. Smith crowned South Africa No.1 with his batting and his clever captaincy. In all three formats, he captained the team of 286 matches and was successful in winning 163, the team lost in 89. 27 matches were draws and one tie. Smith was known for a lot of changes in the batting order under his captaincy and Kohli also changes the batting order a lot in the same way.
Nothing is more important than winning like Dhoni
MS Dhoni carried his captaincy flags from 2007 to 2016. Dhoni became the first captain in the world to set a world record for winning all three ICC trophies. Dhoni is known as Captain Cool. At the same time, Kohli is always seen in an aggressive style on the field. MS captained a total of 332 matches and won 178, while getting 120 times. 15 matches were draws and 6 ties.