Virat Kohli the Captain: As a batsman, where Virat Kohli is adept at dominating the opposing bowlers. At the same time, even as a captain, he is known for his constant aggressive style against the opposition team. Kohli’s name is included in the few players in the world who have taken their game to new heights after getting the additional responsibility of captaincy. Recently, Kohli surprised everyone with his decision to quit the captaincy from this format after the T20 World Cup.
Kohli will play only as a batsman in this format after the T20 World Cup to be held in UAE. However, in such a situation, it will be a challenge for him to adapt himself to the new situation, because in the last seven years, Kohli has played most of the matches as captain.
Kohli convinced everyone with his temper and technique
When Kohli went to his first coach Rajkumar Sharma, he too was very impressed with his enthusiasm and passion. Soon they came to know that this child has the right temper along with technology. The world was also aware of his determination when Kohli came to the crease to take his team’s lead in the Ranji Trophy despite the death of his father.
With this same passion, passion, technique, right temper and determination, Kohli made his international debut in the year 2008. After three years, he also managed to make his place in Team India as a Test cricketer. However, this was just the beginning of his golden journey.
Got captaincy opportunity for the first time in 2013
In the year 2013, Kohli got the opportunity to captain for the first time in international matches. After this, by the end of 2014, the responsibility of the Test team also came in the hands of Kohli. Whatever happened after that is a history in itself. As soon as he became the captain, there was a wonderful improvement in Kohli’s game. The batsman who was struggling to score big centuries, started playing big innings continuously and runs started raining continuously from his bat.
Not only as a batsman, but also as a captain, he brought his aggression on the field. Kohli instilled in his fellow players the style of playing with passion and passion. Whenever Kohli came on the field, his only goal as a captain was to dominate the opposition team and register victory.
Ignoring individual achievements, Kohli promotes ‘team game’
Kohli has always promoted the ‘team game’ under his captaincy, ignoring individual achievements. The effect of which was seen on the performance of the team, especially on foreign soil. Under Kohli’s leadership, India has won 38 out of 65 Test matches so far, which is an Indian record. He also has a great record of winning 65 out of 95 matches in ODIs. In T20, he has captained 45 matches out of which 27 have been won by India.
Kohli’s game flourished since becoming captain
While players come under pressure when they get extra responsibilities, Kohli’s game has improved. In Test matches in which Kohli was not the captain, he scored at an average of 41.13, but as a captain, he averaged 56.10 in Tests. This included seven double centuries. This is the difference in ODIs as well. While Kohli’s average in ODIs was 51.29 before getting the captaincy, it increased to 72.65 as captain. Only in T20 there has been a difference in Kohli’s batting average. While this average was 57.13 before the captaincy, it came down to 48.45 after getting the captaincy.
Would like to improve his record by winning the T20 World Cup
Kohli, who has announced to quit the captaincy in T20, would like to improve his record by winning the T20 World Cup earlier. Under Kohli’s captaincy, India has not won a single ICC tournament so far and there is pressure on them too. The BCCI had given him indications that he may have to lose the captaincy after the T20 World Cup. But Kohli has already proved that he is a player to move forward on his own terms by announcing his retirement.