Team India captain Virat Kohli is number one ranked batsman inICC Test and ODI Rankings. His captaincy record is excellent, but still he is proving to be India’s failed captain. Kohli is failing to win big games for his team which is not helping his cause. It is true that he has made many changes in the team under his leadership, but his record in the big tournaments has been extremely disappointing. Virat’s record of poor captaincy in the ICC tournament is also putting a question mark on his career.
Indian team’s performance under the leadership of Virat Kohli in knockout matches has been very poor. In the captaincy of Kohli, the Indian team has played three knockout matches in the ICC tournament, in which they have won only one match and lost on two occasions. In the captaincy of Virat, Team India won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final but failed miserably against arch-rivals Pakistan in the finals. In the World Cup 2019, the team lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals, despite all the odds favouring the men in blue. Team India has not won any major tournament so far, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli which has put a big question mark on his captaincy.
Captain’s record in knockout stages
In the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Team India had won 11 out of 16 knockout matches and had lost five. Mohammad Azharuddin has been prolific when it comes to knockout stages and won 14 games under his leadership.
After the defeat in the World Cup semi-final, there were reports that some players of the team are not happy with the captaincy of Virat and they want him to be sacked from leadership duties. There were differences of opinion between vice captain Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli, but it could not be confirmed.
Virat Kohli will now have an opportunity to win the upcoming 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia and shut all his critics.
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