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Virat Kohli Birthday: 5 reasons why Kohli can be India's greatest ever captain

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Virat Kohli has been a phenomenal player across all formats ever since he made his foray into the Indian team. The consistency with which he scores runs, big runs, is something which puts him ahead of his counterparts.

He enjoys pressure situations and that explains why he is possibly the best chaser in the world currently. His record across all formats speaks for itself.

4658 runs at an average of 49.55 in 60 test matches with 17 centuries and 14 fifties. 9030 runs in 202 ODIs at an average of 55.45 with 32 centuries and 45 fifties. And in 54 T20Is, an outstanding average of 53.97 with an amazing strike rate of 135.97.

Kohli the batsman has only grown in stature after he became the captain of India across all formats. On his 29th Birthday, we look at why ‘King’ Kohli could possibly go on to become India’s greatest captain ever.

#1 Kohli has had a good start as skipper of the side

As was mentioned earlier, Kohli has embraced captaincy very well in all formats of the game. His batting has gone up a notch, and he truly is leading by example with his consistent batting performances.

To put it simply, among captains who have led their teams in 60 or more international matches in all formats, Kohli’s winning percentage is the best so far. He has won 52 out of the 72 games he has captained across all formats with a fantastic win percentage of 72.22.

Things are going to get tougher for Kohli as India have tours of South Africa, England and Australia lined up in the near future. However, going by his record so far, India can certainly hope of winning an overseas series or two.

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