Statistical Highlights of Virat the Captain


Today, Virat donned the Indian whites for the 50th time. So, for the occasion let us go through a statistical highlight of his short yet effective tenure as the leader in-charge:

28- Virat Kohli became the 28th player to represent India in 50 test matches.

14- The number of centuries hit by Virat in tests. In 50 test matches, this is second-best tally of centuries. Sunil Gavaskar with 20 centuries leads the table.

Indian Players with the most number of centuries in the first 50 tests:

Serial No Player’s Name No. Of Centuries
1. Sunil Gavaskar 20
2. Virat Kohli 14*
3. Virender Sehwag 12
4. Mohd.Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar 11

2- Number of double-centuries hit by Virat Kohli in Tests as the Indian captain and incidentally, he is the only one to do so.

2-The number of tests the Indian team has won under Virat in West Indies. This is most number of tests won by an Indian captain in the Caribbean islands.

3- The first Indian captain to score three centuries in his first three innings as a captain.

60.57- Virat averages a stupendous 60.57 while leading the side. His average is the highest average for an Indian Test captain ( A minimum of 30 innings).

Highest average for an Indian Captain in Tests ( Minimum 30 innings)

Serial No Captain’s Name Average
1. Virat Kohli 60.57
2. Sachin Tendulkar 51.35
3. Sunil Gavaskar 50.72
4. Rahul Dravid 44.51

7- The number of centuries hit by Virat Kohli as the captain of the Indian Test team. The record for most number of centuries scored by an Indian Test captain is 11 which is held by Sunil Gavaskar.

Most number centuries hit by an Indian captain

Serial No Captain’s Name No. Of Centuries
1. Sunil Gavaskar 11
2. Mohd. Azharuddin 9
3. Virat Kohli 7*
4. Sachin Tendulkar 7

10- Number of wins for Virat while leading the side. He is already the 4th most successful Indian captain.

Most number of Wins by an Indian Captain

Serial No Captain’s Name No. Of Wins
1. M.S Dhoni 27
2. Sourav Ganguly 21
3. Mohd. Azharuddin 14
4. Virat Kohli 10*

If the stats above are anything to go by then Virat is surely on his way to become the ‘Greatest Indian Captain of all-time’. Since his appointment as the leader of the pack, he has been absolutely brilliant with the bat and with time, We are sure he will eclipse the likes of M.S Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly.


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