Legendary cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been one of the successful captains of the Indian team.
Under the captaincy of Dhoni, the Indian Test team was ranked number one for the first time in the rankings. Even after this, his captaincy on Australian soil has not been good.
The current captain Virat Kohli Has achieved success against Australia in Tests.
Let’s compare the captaincy of Dhoni and Kohli in terms of statistics in Australia.
Performance in Australia under the captaincy of Dhoni and Kohli
Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India has played five Tests on Australian soil. During this period, India faced defeat in four matches, while one match was drawn.
On the other hand, the Indian team led by Virat Kohli played six Tests in Australia, winning two and losing two. Apart from this, two matches have been drawn.
In Australia, the team has looked more aggressive under Kohli than Dhoni.
Australian tour of India under Dhoni’s captaincy 2011-12
In 2011-12, India made an embarrassing performance in Australia under Dhoni’s captaincy for the first time.
Australia won 122 runs in the first Test and by an innings and 68 runs in the second Test.
Australia also won by an innings and 37 runs in the third Test. In this match, captain Dhoni was banned for one match due to slow over rate. In the final Test, India lost by 298 runs under the captaincy of Sehwag.
Australian tour of India under the captaincy of Dhoni / Kohli 2014-15
In the first Test in 2014-15, Dhoni was rested and the Indian team lost by 48 runs under the captaincy of Kohli.
Under the captaincy of Dhoni, India suffered a four-wicket defeat in the second Test, while the third Test was a draw.
With the series loss, Dhoni suddenly retired from Test cricket and Kohli became the regular captain of the team for the first time.
The fourth and final Test was a draw under Kohli’s captaincy.
Australian tour of India under Kohli’s captaincy 2018-19
In 2018-19, India won the first Test under Kohli’s captaincy by 31 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. In the second match, Australia won the series by 146 runs and brought the series on par.
However, in the third Test, India won the series by 137 runs to take the lead in the series.
The fourth and final Test was a draw and India won the Test series 2–1 in Australia for the first time.
Dhoni and Kohli captain in limited overs bilateral series
India have played five ODIs under Dhoni’s captaincy in Australia, winning one and losing four. On the other hand, Kohli has won two out of three ODIs and lost one.
Dhoni’s captaincy has won four out of six T20s and lost two, while Kohli’s captaincy has won one out of three and lost in one. A match has been canceled.