Virat Kohli has been hit hard by the BCCI. He has been removed from the captaincy of the ODI team. Ahead of the T20 World Cup, he spoke of stepping down as T20 captain. Ever since then, there has been speculation that Rohit Sharma may be given the reins of the ODI team after the Twenty20 World Cup. Rohit was made the new ODI captain by the BCCI on Wednesday. Kohli will now be the only Test captain.
Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, India’s performance in all three formats has been satisfactory but the team has not won any ICC trophy in the meantime. The team lost in the semi-finals of the 2019 ODI World Cup in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy and in the final of the World Test Championship in 2021. Recently, the team was eliminated from the Super-12 of the T20 World Cup. Coach Ravi Shastri’s tenure has come to an end recently. He has been replaced by Rahul Dravid as the new coach of the team.
As for Virat Kohli’s ODI record, he has captained the team in 95 matches. They have won in 65 and lost in 27. That means they have won 68 percent of the competition. There, Rohit Sharma has already captained the ODIs from time to time. They have won 8 out of 10 matches and lost 2. That means winning 80 percent of the matches. If you look at the T20I record, Kohli has won 30 out of 50 matches. That means 60 per cent, where Rohit has won 22 out of 20 matches against T20 Internationals, meaning 82 per cent, his record is better than Kohli’s in both formats.
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Apart from Rohit Sharma International, he has also made his mark in the IPL. He has captained the Mumbai Indians five times as champions. On the other hand, Virat Kohli has so far been the captain of the IPL. P. L. Have not won the title. He has also resigned as captain of IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore. He will play under the new captain from the current season.
When it comes to Tests, Virat Kohli is India’s most successful captain. They have won 39 out of 66 matches, which means almost 59 per cent. Rohit has yet to captain a Test side.
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