Indian national cricket team or men in blue have performed consistently well under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. He has positive aggression and amazing technical skills to mould every battle into success. If we look at the records, India under his leadership started with a series with the New Zealand national cricket team and won the series. Next, the team grabbed a dramatic win over the Australian men’s cricket team and won the series with 2-1. After that Indian team experienced an unbeaten streak by winning 9 test series consecutively in Dec 2017.
INDIA NATIONAL CRICKET TEAM
VIRAT KOHLI AND MS DHONI AS INDIAN CRICKET TEAM CAPTAINS
The year started with 2-1 series win over Sri Lanka national cricket team. Not only this, but India also put a feather in her cap when the blue army became the third team after Australia and South Africa national cricket team to win the maximum recent test series simultaneously. The success graph of the Indian Cricket team has claimed Virat Kohli as the most successful Indian test captain. But, let’s not forget the contribution of MS Dhoni, which gave Indian cricket fans the best time of their lives. Dhoni started his cricket career as an Indian Captain in August 2007. Just after that, in September 2007, India won its first T20 WorldCup, which was held in South Africa. When India beat Pakistan’s national cricket team in the final match by 5 runs, the whole stadium got filled with the uproar of happiness and exuberance.
WINNING WORLD CUP IN ITS HOME SOIL
Fast forward to 2011, when India won the cricket world cup after a long time of 28 years in the home country by defeating Sri Lanka in the finals. After this, India became the third country after Australia and West Indies cricket team to acclaim the prestigious world cup twice. Also, the first international cricket team to win the world cup in its home soil. Under the leadership of MS Dhoni, India also tasted being the number one country in test cricket. The back to back win against Australia and draw matches with Sri Lanka and South Africa, helped them to retain the number one ranking.
But, in 2011, the Indian team slipped from being on the top when the England cricket team won the test series against India by a clean sweep. This misfortune followed many test series where the Indian team was beaten by other countries. Thus, leading to the retirement of many imminent cricket players like VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, and Sachin Tendulkar.