There are no doubts that Virat Kohli is a great leader and one of the finest captains for India. Virat Kohli became the captain of team India in 2013 but he had the leadership skills since his school days. Two old photos of Virat Kohli, which are doing the rounds on social media, are proofs for the same.
The 32-year-old Virat Kohli is the captain of the Indian team in all three formats. In 60 Test matches so far as captain, Virat Kohli has led India to 36 victories. There were 14 losses while 10 matches ended in a draw.
In 95 ODIs, Virat Kohli has led India to 65 victories while 27 ended in defeats. 1 match ended in a tie while 2 ended with no results. In 45 T20Is under Virat Kohli, team India has won 27 matches and lost 14. 2 matches ended in a tie while 2 ended with no results.
Virat Kohli Mentioned As Team Captain in School Photos
Two old photos of Virat Kohli are doing the rounds on social media. One photo is of Virat Kohli posing with the school cricket team, of which Kohli is the captain. Another photo is of Kohli’s school circular, in which he is named as captain of the Delhi U-15 team. Have a look at both the photos below.
In his 9th grade, Virat Kohli shifted to Saviour Convent school in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. He was selected to play for Delhi Under-15 in the 2002-03 Polly Umrigar Trophy. Kohli ended the tournament as the highest run-scorer. He smashed 172 runs at an average of 34.40.
Next year, Kohli was selected as the captain of Delhi’s U-15 team for the 2003–04 Polly Umrigar Trophy. Three students including Virat Kohli were selected from his Saviour Convent School in the team. As a captain, Virat Kohli impressed even more with 390 runs in 5 innings at an average of 78. He also hit 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries.
Kohli later led the Delhi side in further age groups as well. He also led the India Under-19 team to the World Cup title in 2008 and later became the skipper of the national team. After looking at his cricket journey, there are no doubts Kohli had leadership skills since the start of his cricket career.