Virat Kohli is the lynchpin of the Indian batting line-up and the statistics prove it. Captaincy has only helped take Kohli’s game to another level ever since he took over as ODI captain from MS Dhoni. During his innings of 71 in the third and final ODI against England in Leeds, Kohli brought up 3000 runs in 50-over format as India skipper. He is the fourth Indian after Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly and Dhoni to achieve the feat.
What is noteworthy is that he enjoys an impressive average of 83.41 in the matches as India skipper, which is way higher than his counterparts. Next on the list is Dhoni, who led the team in 199 matches and scored 6633 runs at an average of 53.92.