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In pics: India under Virat Kohli in Dhoni's absence

March 1, 2015, 8:50 PM IST
In pics: India under Virat Kohli in Dhoni's absence

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As captain of the team for a full series for the first time, Kohli smashed 197 runs in five ODIs on the 2013 tour of Zimbabwe, including a century and a fifty. India swept the series 5-0.

In pics: India under Virat Kohli in Dhoni's absence

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In the same 2013 tri-series, captain Kohli scored 102 off 83 balls. India defeated Sri Lanka in the final to win the triangular series.

In pics: India under Virat Kohli in Dhoni's absence

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MS Dhoni and some other senior players were rested during India's tour of Zimbabwe in 2013. In Dhoni's absence, Kohli was given the honour to lead Team India.

In pics: India under Virat Kohli in Dhoni's absence

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Virat kicked off the Asia Cup 2014 campaign in style smashing 136 off 122 against Bangladesh to give India a resounding start in the tournament, but India could't make the final where Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan to become the Asian champions.

In pics: India under Virat Kohli in Dhoni's absence

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India's regular captain MS Dhoni got injured in the first ODI of the 2013 triangular series in West Indies, so Virat Kohli was given the charge for the rest of the series. This was the first time Kohli became captain. Virat Kohli has led Team India in 12 ODIs with 9 wins and 3 losses.

In pics: India under Virat Kohli in Dhoni's absence

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In 2014 Asia Cup, Virat Kohli was once again asked to skipper the team after Dhoni was out injured.

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Virat Kohli will once again lead Team in five-ODIs against Sri Lanka starting Nov 2, 2014, after Dhoni was rested for the first three games of the series. BCCI invited Sri Lanka for the series after West Indies abruptly pulled out of the tour.

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3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
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