Ind Vs Eng: Kohli became the third captain to captain India in 200 matches

Ind Vs Eng: Kohli became the third captain to captain India in 200 matches

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Last Updated on March 29, 2021 by Shiv Nath Hari

Ind Vs Eng: Kohli became the third captain to captain India in 200 matches

Kohli also joined the club of former captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin, who have captained India for 200 matches before them.

Ind Vs Eng: Kohli became the third captain to captain India in 200 matches
Ind Vs Eng: Kohli became the third captain to captain India in 200 matches

Indian captain Virat Kohli has become the third captain to captain India in 200 international matches. In January 2017, Kohli, who became the captain of Team India in all three formats, achieved this feat with the captaincy in the third ODI played against England on Sunday.

Kohli also joined the club of former captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin, who have captained India for 200 matches before them.

Azharuddin has led Team India in 221 matches while Dhoni has captained India in 332 matches. After Dhoni retired from Test cricket in December 2014, Kohli was given the command of the Indian Test team. After this, Dhoni also gave up the limited overs captaincy in January 2017, after which Kohli was made the captain of Team India in all three formats.

Virat raises questions on Sam Karran getting ‘Man of the Match’ and Bairstow getting ‘Man of the Series’

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli credited the thrilling seven-run win against England in the third and final ODI to the bowlers, surprising Shardul Thakur for not being the man of the match and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for not getting the man of the series. Significantly, Shardul Thakur had played an important role in India’s victory in the third ODI. First he scored 30 runs in batting and then took four wickets in bowling. Despite this, he was not given the Man of the Match award. At the same time, Bhuvi did not get the Man of the Series award even after taking six wickets in the three-match series.

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After India’s seven-run win in the third match, Kohli said, “The matches are exciting when the two top teams play together. Sam Karran played a great innings. Our bowlers took wickets and Hardik Pandya and Nattu (T Natarajan) ) Bowled well in the end. We left catches. It was disappointing, but we finally managed to register a win. “

The Indian captain further said that I am surprised that Shardul Thakur was not chosen Man of the Match and Bhuvi was not Man of the Series. The most credit goes to the bowlers who bowled well under adverse conditions.

On the other hand, the caretaker captain of England, Jos Buttler said that the experience of this tour will be useful in the World Cup. In addition to the T20 World Cup this year, India will also host the ODI World Cup in 2023. He said, “Excellent match. Both teams made some mistakes, but also played excellent cricket. We saw a great innings for Karran, which brought us closer to the goal but congratulations to India for this victory. ”


He further said, “In this tour, we learned a lot as a team and saw that many players are now ready to carry the responsibility. We have to play the World Cup ahead in these circumstances and then we will get the benefit. ”

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