Tonight’s match between India and Namibia marked a very special and also emotional moment for team India. That is because today, Virat Kohli will be playing his last match as Team India’s T20 captain and today is alsi Ravi Shastri’s last match as Team India’s head coach. Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid will now take over their respective positions. Now that both their tenures as Captain and Head coach respectively are done with, let us analyse their contributions for the Indian Team.
Let’s talk about India skipper Virat Kohli first. Below given are his stats as India’s T20I captain:
- Matches: 49
- Won: 29
- Lost: 16
- Tied+NR: 4
- Win %: 63.82
- Record as India’s T20I Captain – Six Series Wins; Second-Most Runs as Skipper
It was just a month before the T20 World Cup started, that Virat Kohli announced his decision of stepping down as the captain of India’s T20 team and all hell broke down on all the social media platforms. Despite not having won an ICC trophy with the team, the fanbase that Virat has in the nation, is unmatched. Today he played his 50th T20I for team India and marked a sad end to his T20 captaincy career.
Now coming to Ravi Shastri, it is difficult to accumulate his stats as Team India’s head coach but we are jotting down some of his best accomplishments.
- 28 wins from 46 Tests (Best ever records by an Indian coach)
- Test Win % – 60%
- Ravi Shastri has coached the Indian ODI team for 76 matches, winning 51 of these
- The win percentage in ODI is 67%
- India managed to win 40 T20 matches under him out of 60 and the win % is 66
Both of them might have not won us an ICC trophy. But the sweet memories that the Indian fans made with them in charge, are unforgettable and will be forever retained in the golden books of Indian cricket.