Virat Kohli -Indian test Captain
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Former Indian test skipper Virat Kohli ended his stint as India’s Test captain after losing the series against South Africa. A day after the Test series loss, Kohli announced his decision to step down as India’s Test captain. He ended his captaincy stint for India scoring the most runs (1525) in a losing cause.

Virat Kohli scored 79 and 29 in his last two innings as India’s Test captain. Overall, he led India in 68 Tests, winning 40 Tests while losing 17. His winning percentage is 58.52, the best among all Indian captains ever. Meanwhile, in this article, we take a look at Indian captains with the most runs in a losing cause and Kohli tops the list.

Indian Captains With Most Runs In Test Cricket In A Losing Cause

Virat Kohli- 1525

South Africa's Kagiso Rabada (L) celebrates after the dismissal of India's Virat Kohli (R) during the first day of the third Test cricket match between South Africa and India at Newlands stadium in Cape Town on January 11, 2022. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP) (Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images)
South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada (L) celebrates after the dismissal of India’s Virat Kohli (R) during the first day of the third Test cricket match between South Africa and India at Newlands stadium in Cape Town on January 11, 2022. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP) (Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images)

The former Indian test skipper scored over 1500 runs in a losing cause for India. Ever since taking over the Test captaincy in 2014, Kohli was India’s consistent run-getter in any and every condition. Between 1016-2019, he produced his best returns with the bat for the Indian team across formats.

He took India from the seventh to the number one spot in the ICC Test rankings. He also ends his captaincy tenure with India as the top-ranked Test team despite the defeat in the South Africa Test series.

Also Read: Just In: Virat Kohli Steps Down As India’s Test Captain

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Anshuman Roy

A Cricket And Sports Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.