Virat Kohli on Saturday decided to step down from Test captaincy after India's 1-2 Test series defeat to South Africa.
Here are some stats from his glorious stint as the red-ball captain of the Indian cricket team.
Kohli took up Test captaincy in 2014. In the 68 matches he skippered since then, Kohli has managed to lead the side to 40 victories. With 17 losses and 11 draws, the side enjoyed a win percentage of 58.82 under his leadership.
Most matches as captain of Team India
Not only Kohli happens to be the most successful Indian Test skipper (in terms of matches won and win%), but he has also led the nation in the most number of Tests.
In fact, Kohli ranks sixth among captains, who have led in most number of Test matches. Also, only Graeme Smith (53), Ricky Ponting (48) and Steve Waugh (41) have won more Test games than Kohli (40).
Most matches as captain in Tests
Only against Australia, did Virat have a win% less than 50 - 30%.
Kohli as skipper (By Opposition Teams)
During this period he also scored 5864 runs, with his highest being an unbeaten 254 against South Africa in 2019. Averaging 54.80, he also has 20 hundreds and 18 half-centuries under his belt. Only Smith (8659), Allan Border (6623) and Ponting (6542) have more runs in Tests as a skipper.
Most runs as skipper in Tests
The 33-year-old boasts an incredible 77.41 per cent win record as captain in home games losing only two of a total of 31 fixtures. In 37 away games, he has managed to emerge victorious on 16 occasions.
(With inputs from Opta)