Kannur Lokesh Rahul became the 26th ODI India national cricket captains, do you know the name of the first ODI India national cricket captains?
Indian cricket has got a new ODI captain in the form of KL Rahul. KL Rahul is captaining India in the ODI series against South Africa that started on Wednesday. He is the 26th player, who has got a chance to captain the Indian ODI team. Rohit Sharma was first made the captain of India for the current ODI series against South Africa. Rohit was ruled out of the series due to injury. After this, this responsibility was entrusted to Rahul. 5 interesting things related to the captaincy of Indian ODI captaincy.
India played the first ODI match in 1974. In this match, the Indian team was captained by Ajit Wadekar. Wadekar got a chance to captain only in 2 ODIs.
India’s second ODI captain S. Venkataraghavan became He also captained India in the 1975 and 1979 World Cups.
Kapil Dev won the World Cup for India for the first time as a captain. He was the sixth ODI captain of India. Before him, Bishan Singh Bedi, Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Vishwanath had also captained.
Mohammad Azharuddin was the first captain of India, who captained in more than 100 ODIs. He captained in 174 ODIs. India won 90 of these matches.
MS Dhoni broke Azharuddin’s Indian record for captaining the most number of ODIs. He captained in 200 ODIs and also won the World Cup for India.
Virat Kohli became the captain after MS Dhoni. Under Kohli’s captaincy, India won 65 out of 95 matches. Among the captains of India who have captained in more than 20 ODIs, Kohli’s winning percentage (70) is the best.
Rohit Sharma has been made the regular captain of the Indian ODI team in place of Virat Kohli. He will replace KL Rahul when he is fit. Rahul will then be seen taking over the responsibility of the vice-captain.
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