Virat Kohli has captained India to some successes wins in the shortest format of the game and keeping in mind that he is set to step down as T20I captain after the ICC T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman.
Top 5 memorable victories under his captaincy
India vs Australia, Second T20I in Sydney in 2020
Kohli smashed 40 off 24 balls as India beat Australia by six wickets to win the T20I series. Australia had set an huge target of 195 however then India captain in spite of a slow start and beginning to adapt the situation and leading from the front to take the team home.
India vs New Zealand, Third T20I in Hamilton in 2020
Choosing to bat, India were three down for 96 out of 11 overs. In any case, Kohli smashed 38 off 27 balls to take India to 179. The Indian captain probably won’t have played some amazing shots yet his quiet comfortable batting helped India with target of 179 out of 20 overs. New Zealand scored 179 out of 20 overs and the game went to Very Done with India coming out victorious.
India vs New Zealand, Third T20I in Wellington in 2020
After three days India and New Zealand again met in a T2OI and the match went down the wire as New Zealand managed to score 165 in 20 overs.
Kohli probably won’t have played a decent knock yet the thrill and excitement he gave on the field were sufficient for the team to be energized for one of the super over exiciting contest. However again India beat New Zealand in super Over to enroll an imperative success.
India vs England Third T20I in Bristol in 2018
This is one of the most brillant T20I wins under Kohli’s captaincy. Kohli came out to bat when India was 62-2 in the 6th over. While Rohit Sharma crushed an exciting ton, Kohli went with the initial batsman with a 29-ball 43 scoring and getting out while chasing 199
India chased down the target with 8 balls left as Kohli added one more win to his cap.
India vs England Second T20I in Nagpur in 2017
While opening for India, Kohli didn’t live it up with the bat as he scored 21 off 15 balls however the captain did not impressed with his captaincy abilities.
Cashing 145 England was cruising towards win yet Kohli didn’t give it up ,handed the ball to Jasprit Bumrah .
Jasprit Bumrah just gave 5 runs in his last two overs and snatched the victory from England.
Generally, Kohli captained India in 45 T20Is with the side winning 27 out of those. India just lost 14 T20Is under Kohli while two games were tied and two matches had no outcomes.
Kohli disclosed his choice to leave the T20I captaincy in an statement on Twitter. The India captain said he needs to provide himself space to play each of the three formats for the country