Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli Captaincy record - Tests, ODIs & T20Is

Last Modified Oct 25, 2022 16:36 IST

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are big names in Indian cricket. Virat used to be the Indian captain across all formats before getting replaced by Rohit Sharma. Rohit has just started his captaincy career and has led his team in 57 matches.


Whilst, Virat is considered to be one of the most successful Indian captains, having led his team in 213 international games and won 135 of them. Both of them have contrasting captaincy styles, with Virat having an aggressive approach and Rohit having a calm and composed outlook.


Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli captaincy record in Test cricket


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StatisticsRohit Sharma’s Captaincy Record in TestsVirat Kohli’s Captaincy Record in Tests
Number of matches captained268
Matches won at home224
Matches won away from home-16
Matches lost017
Win rate100%58.82%
Runs scored905,864


Rohit Sharma’s Test captaincy record cannot be compared to Virat Kohli’s Test captaincy records as yet. Virat has been the most successful Indian Test captain and has won several series in foreign lands against dominant Test teams.


In comparison, Rohit has only captained India in only one Test series against Sri Lanka at home and has defeated them in both Test matches. Virat Kohli has captained India in 68 Test matches and emerged victorious in 40. Also, the former Indian captain has not lost a single series at home and has scored 5,864 runs as a Test captain, the highest ever in the history of Indian cricket.


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Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli captaincy record in ODI cricket


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StatisticsRohit Sharma’s Captaincy Record in ODIsVirat Kohli’s Captaincy Record in ODIs
Number of matches captained1695
Matches won at home1365
Matches lost327
Win rate81.2568.42%
Runs scored7145,449


Rohit Sharma has captained India in 16 ODI matches and won 13 of them. Rohit is also credited for leading India to a series win against the English team on their home soil. On the other hand, Virat Kohli has led India in 95 ODI matches and won 65 of them, boasting a win percentage of over 68%.


Virat has scored 22 international centuries in his ODI career as a captain, the second highest-ever in the history of the game, and had a batting average of over 72, the highest as an ODI captain. Although it is early days for Rohit as an ODI captain, he has already scored one double century, one century and five half-centuries.


Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli captaincy record in T20Is cricket


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StatisticsRohit Sharma’s Captaincy Record in T20IsVirat Kohli’s Captaincy Record in T20Is
Number of matches captained3950
Matches won 3130
Matches lost816
Win rate79.49%64.58%
Runs scored12941570


Rohit Sharma’s captaincy record can be best compared to Virat Kohli’s in T20I cricket because both have captained a similar number of matches. Rohit has captained India in 39 T20I matches and won 31 of them, having a win rate of over 79%.


And for Virat, he has captained India in 50 T20I matches and has found success in 30 of them, thus having a win rate of over 64%. Although Rohit has a higher win rate in T20Is, Virat has led India in a bilateral T20I series win in all of the SENA countries, whereas Rohit has only won 2 away series. Both of them have seen failures as well, as Virat got his team knocked out from the 2021 T20 Cricket World Cup in the Super 12 stage, and Rohit recently lost the Asia Cup trophy to Sri Lanka.


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