Former players and supporters have slammed Team India for losing in the World Test Championship final to New Zealand. New Zealand outplayed and outsmarted India in the WTC final at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, and the Indian cricket squad did not seem their best. Virat Kohli, India’s captain, was unable to contribute much with the bat as India lost by eight wickets against the Kiwis.
Virat Kohli’s last century was against Bangladesh in a Test match in 2019. Following that, the 32-year-old has struggled to maintain consistency. Kohli hasn’t reached triple digits in eight Test matches and 14 innings. Meanwhile, he also failed to impress in the recent ICC World Test Championship final. Kohli has been under pressure to win an ICC championship as captain.
Team India has been in excellent form in all formats of the game but has yet to advance further in ICC events. The Indian squad has succeeded in test matches under Kohli, and everyone anticipated the team to do the same in Southampton. However, it was not to be. Even though Kohli had a poor WTC final, he did break some records.
Here are the records created by Virat Kohli in the WTC Final:
The only player to feature in finals of all major ICC events
Kohli is the first cricketer in history to have appeared in every single ICC final. Kohli has represented India in all ICC finals, from the ICC World Cup through the first Test Championship. Kohli won the ICC U19 World Cup in 2008 and has since been in the finals of the One Day International (ODI) World Cup (2011), Champions Trophy (2013), and World T20 Championship (2014). (2014). Kohli became the first cricketer to appear in all ICC finals when he went out for the coin toss on Day 2 of the Test Championship final on June 19.
Most Tests as Team India captain
Kohli’s 61st outing as captain in Tests came in an 8-wicket loss to New Zealand in the World Test Championship final. Kohli surpassed MS Dhoni’s captaincy record with his record appearance as India’s captain. Kohli’s predecessor held the record for playing the most Test matches as India’s captain. Kohli also holds the record for being Asia’s longest-serving Test skipper.
Sixth Indian to score 7,500 runs in Tests
Kohli made Test cricket history by becoming the sixth Indian batsman to reach 7,500 runs. Kohli is only the 42nd Test batsman in history to accomplish this accomplishment. Kohli and Sunil Gavaskar, the Master Blaster, both required 154 innings to reach the 75000 run milestone in Test cricket.