AUS vs IND 1st Take a look at: Virat Kohli loses three successive Assessments for the primary time as India’s captain

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Virat Kohli

After the meek give up at Adelaide Oval towards Australia, which noticed them get bowled out for a report low of 36 and lose the primary Take a look at by eight wickets, India have now misplaced three consecutive Assessments for the primary time beneath Virat Kohli‘s captaincy.

India beneath Kohli had misplaced two successive Assessments on three events earlier than — in South Africa in 2018, in England in 2018 and in New Zealand this yr. Together with these two Assessments in New Zealand, India have now misplaced three Assessments in a row.

Kohli, who took over as common skipper of the Indian staff in 2015 in Australia on the Sydney Cricket Floor, had led India in a 2-Zero defeat within the two-Take a look at collection in New Zealand this yr previous to the Covid-19 pandemic in February-March. They misplaced the primary Take a look at at Wellington by 10 wickets and the second at Christchurch by seven wickets towards Kane Williamson‘s boys. They misplaced the Adelaide sport on by eight wickets Saturday to finish a hat-trick of losses.

India didn’t play a Take a look at match after the New Zealand tour in February-March and the pink-ball Take a look at right here was the primary after that.

Previous to the collection loss in New Zealand, India had registered victory in seven successive Take a look at matches — two in West Indies and 5 in India towards South Africa and Bangladesh. That run of seven wins additionally included a day-night Take a look at match towards Bangladesh on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Earlier than this string of three losses, together with the 2 losses in New Zealand, Kohli had led India to 2 successive Take a look at losses on two events. In 2018, throughout the tour of England, India misplaced two successive Assessments twice. They misplaced the primary two Assessments at Birmingham and Lord’s after which gained one at Nottingham. They then misplaced the final two Assessments at Southampton and at The Oval.

A couple of months earlier than that, in January, 2018, they misplaced the primary two Assessments towards South Africa in Cape City and Centurion earlier than profitable the final one in Johannesburg.

Kohli has captained India in 56 Assessments, profitable 33 and shedding 13. He has drawn 10 Assessments. Twelve of his losses have come overseas with the one loss in India coming towards Australia in Pune in February, 2017.

He’s already India’s most profitable captain in Take a look at matches, profitable six greater than MS Dhoni who led India to 27 wins.

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