Virat Kohli captained India for the first time in the Adelaide Test against Australia in December 2014. Kohti’s first record also started here.
Virat Kohli Resigns: The tenure of India Test captain Virat Kohli also came to an end with his defeat in the Cape Town Test against South Africa. Kohli stepped down as Test captain on Saturday, January 15. As captain, Kohli scored 79 and 29 in his last match, but during his 7-year tenure as captain, he doubled the bat and set many records.
Kohli made his captaincy debut in the Adelaide Test against Australia in December 2014. Kohli scored centuries in both innings of that match. In the history of cricket, he became the second batsman to score centuries in both innings in a captaincy debut match after former Australian captain Greg Chappell.
Kohli has scored 20 centuries in 68 Test matches as captain. Thus, he became the highest-scoring Indian player in captaincy. He became the second batsman in the world after former South Africa captain Graeme Smith (25).
In these 68 Test matches, Kohli batted for a total of 5864 runs in 113 innings. His average was 54.80. This is the highest among Indian captains. Only Graeme Smith (8659), Alan Border (6623) and Ricky Ponting (6542) scored more runs than him.
Kohli has scored 7 double centuries in Test cricket. These seven double centuries came under his captaincy. He also holds the record for most double centuries in Test cricket history.
Apart from this, Kohli played 254 (not out) innings in the 2019 Pune Test against South Africa. This is the biggest innings for all Indian captains in Tests. Kohli also played 243 against Sri Lanka and 235 against England. Not only that, he played a 200-run innings against the West Indies in the North Sound. This is the highest score by any Indian captain in overseas Tests.