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Virat Kohli registers an unwanted record among Indian captains

February 15, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

India's Test captain Virat Kohli registered an unwanted record against England in the first of the four-match Test series. The Indian batsman recorded his 26th duck across all the three formats of the game. This was his 12 duck as a skipper. Kohli becomes the Indian skipper with the second-highest number of ducks in international cricket.

MS Dhoni has 11 ducks in 330 international innings as India's captain. Virat Kohli has now been dismissed 12 times in 221 innings played as captain. He scored 11894 runs at an average of 62.60. This includes 48 half-centuries and 41 tons as captain. Regarding the most number of ducks by an Indian skipper, former captain Sourav Ganguly holds the number one spot after having registered 13 zeros in 217 innings.

Virat's latest duck came in the first innings of the second Test match against England. It was a perfect dismissal by off-spinner Moeen Ali where he tossed the ball outside the off-stump and forced Kohli to come forward. The ball turned nastily off the square and went on to hit the leg-stump. This was also the first time Kohli was dismissed for a duck by a spinner in international cricket.

Ashwin eyeing to pile more pressure

In the second test match, India rode on Rohit Sharma's brilliant 161-run knock and Ajinkya Rahane's 67 on Day 1 to post 300/6 on the board. On day 2, England picked up the remaining four wickets by conceding 29 runs in the morning session to all-out India in 329 runs.

Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant remained unbeaten at 58. England will now have a challenging task ahead to get past the Indian score on this turning track. England's batting is underway, and the visitors have already lost five wickets. Axar Patel bagged his maiden Test wicket by dismissing England skipper Joe Root. England is current at 64/5 at Lunch. Session 2 is underway, and Ravi Ashwin dismissed Ben Stokes.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh