India completed their 2021 ICC T20 world cup campaign with a neat 9 wickets win against Namibia. This match also marks Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli’s final match in the capacity of the captain. Prior to the commencement of the world cup, he has stated that he would step down as captain post the world cup.
He will continue to serve the team in the capacity of a batsman but will hand over the captaincy duties to someone else. With this match, Virat Kohli end his captaincy in T20Is after 50 matches off which India have won 30 and lost 16.
Virat Kohli makes it in this list of T20 International players with the most runs as a captain
He also finishes his T20Is captaincy with the second-highest number of runs scored as a captain, only behind Australian captain Aaron Finch. Today, we look at the top 5 cricketers who have scored maximum runs as captain.
1. Aaron Finch
The Australian captain has been a legend in white-ball cricket. Together with David Warner, he has taken their batting to the next level. He has captained Australia in 54 T20Is games up until now and managed to score 1719 runs in them. His highest score is an unimaginable 172 which came against Zimbabwe in the 2018 tri-series involving Pakistan. He averages a healthy 35 in T20Is as captain.
2. Virat Kohli
The Indian cricket team captain is on the second position in this much-celebrated list. He captained India in 50 games and managed to amass 1570 runs with the highest score of 94 not out. It was the 1st T20I against West Indies in the 2019 home series where King Kohli got this magnificent 94. Kohli has an incredible average of 47.58 in T20Is as captain. For a batsman known to be a century machine, Kohli has no centuries during his time as the Indian T20Is captain.
3. Kane Williamson
The nicest and most loved cricketer in world cricket today ranks third on this list. One of the most understated cricketers, Williamson manages to make it to most records in world cricket without breaking much of a sweat. In 54 games that he has captained the Kiwis, he has scored a total of 1509 runs with 11 half-centuries against his name. He has scored these runs at a great average of 32. Depending on the team’s performance in the 2021 world cup, he may become the most successful Kiwi captain of all time.
4. Eoin Morgan
The Irish man who went on to captain England is ranked 4th on this list. He has arguably been the best white-ball captain the country has ever seen. In 2016 he took them to the finals of the ICC T20 world cup and then in 2019 he got England their maiden ICC ODI world cup title. He has captained the English cricket team in 69 T20Is and in those, he has scored 1435 runs at a decent average of 28.
5. Faf du Plessis
The South African great who has now relinquished his captaincy is 5th on this list. He captained the team in 40 matches and scored 1273 runs in them. He got 7 half-centuries and 1 ton with his highest score being 119. He averaged 37.44 with the bat while captaining his country in T20Is.