India's Defeats in Test Cricket Under Virat Kohli's Captaincy Since 2017
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India’s Defeats in Test Cricket Under Virat Kohli’s Captaincy Since 2017

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The Indian cricket team recently slumped to a 0-2 defeat in the Test series versus New Zealand away from home. While their record at home in Virat Kohli’s captaincy has been great. However, Team India has not been such a great team on the road considering recent show in the extended version of the game.

The Men in Blue have surrendered various games to opposition teams in away conditions. The recent Test and ODI series loss to New Zealand has further raised questions on Kohli’s team and his abilities as a captain as well.

While the 31-year-old himself struggled to find any sort of consistency with the bat during India’s tour of New Zealand, his decision to not play Rishabh Pant in the earlier matches and then to bring him in towards the end of the tour in place of Wriddhiman Saha was not the best call certainly.

With so many questions being asked, we decided to take a route down the memory lane and pinpoint how many Test matches India have lost exactly under the captaincy of Kohli. Let’s take a look.

Here are the Test matches that India have lost in the Virat Kohli’s leadership from 2017 to 2020:

1) South Africa vs India 2017-18

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South Africa (Photo Credit: AFP.)

The Indian team were on a tour of South Africa, back in 2017-18 and they played a three-match Test series with the hosts, wherein the Men in Blue suffered a 1-2 series loss up against the Proteas.

Under Kohli’s leadership, Team India suffered defeat in two consecutive games in 2017-18, and they avoided a clean sweep by winning the final match of the series, to take home some consolation.

In the first Test in Cape Town, South Africa beat India by 72 runs, whereas in the second match at Centurion, they won by an even bigger margin of 135 runs and wrapped up the series.

However, Kohli’s men salvaged some pride by winning the final match with a margin of 63 runs. Lungi Ngidi starred for the Proteas as he was in a good form and even picked up six matches in the penultimate game.

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