Virat vs Dhoni: Records Comparison in Test, ODI, T20I, And IPL

Virat vs Dhoni
Virat vs Dhoni
Virat vs Dhoni: One of the most talked-about topics in recent years has been how MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are alike and how different they are

Virat vs Dhoni: One of the most talked-about topics in recent years has been how MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are alike and how different they are. MS Dhoni has won more games and trophies than any other Indian cricket captain. This is a fact that can’t be argued with. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, has been one of the best and most successful cricket players in the world in recent years.

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Let’s see how the records of these two stars compare to each other:

Dhoni and Kohli will square off in the test:

Let’s see how these two players stack up against each other in test cricket:

Dhoni vs Kohli Test Record:

StatisticsMS DhoniVirat Kohli
Match appeared90104
Innings played144177
Runs scored48768119
Virat vs Dhoni

The statistics for batting in test matches make it clear that Kohli is much better than Dhoni. Kohli has scored 27 centuries in tests, while Dhoni has only been able to do it six times. In test cricket, Kohli has an average of more than 50, which is a very impressive number.

Dhoni vs Kohli ODI Stats:

StatisticsMS DhoniVirat Kohli
Match appeared350268
Innings played297259
Runs scored1077312754
Strike Rate87.5693.68
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Both Dhoni and Kohli have about the same number of runs scored in ODIs. Even though Kohli has a lot more centuries than Dhoni, it is clear that Kohli bats third and MSD used to bat fifth or sixth. This meant that Kohli had to face more bowls.

Dhoni vs Kohli T20I Stats:

StatisticsMS DhoniVirat Kohli
Matches appeared98115
Innings played85107
Runs scored16174008
Strike Rate126.13137.97
Virat vs Dhoni

In T20, Virat Kohli has done better than MSD, which is shown by the stats.

Dhoni vs Kohli IPL Record:

StatisticsMS Dhoni (CSK)Virat Kohli (RCB)
Matches appeared234223
Innings played206215
Runs scored49786624
Strike rate135.2129.15
Virat vs Dhoni

If we compare Dhoni and Kohli’s IPL records, we can see that Kohli again has more runs and more centuries than Dhoni. In VIVO IPL 2021 Match No. 16 (RCB vs. RR), Virat Kohli played 72 runs and became the first player in IPL history to score 6000 or more runs. But we shouldn’t forget that Dhoni has won 4 IPL trophies for CSK while Kohli has not. Kohli’s last IPL as captain was in 2021.

If you look at both of these legends’ batting records in all three formats, it’s clear that Virat Kohli is the winner here. But let’s look at how both of these players have done as captains to come to a better decision.

Test captaincy record between Dhoni and Kohli:

StatisticsMS DhoniVirat Kohli
Matches played6068
Win %4558.82
Virat vs Dhoni

Dhoni vs. Kohli’s ODI captaincy record:

StatisticsMS DhoniVirat Kohli
Match played20095
No Results112
Win %59.570.43
Virat vs Dhoni

When we compare how many ODIs these two legends have led as captain, we see that Dhoni has led India in almost twice as many games as Kohli. As captain, Kohli has a higher number of wins. Let’s see where Kohli goes from here when he plays his 200th match.

Captaincy stats between Dhoni and Kohli in T20I:

StatisticsMS DhoniVirat Kohli
Matches played7250
No results22
Win %59.264.58
Virat vs Dhoni

Dhoni vs. Kohli’s IPL Captaincy Record:

StatisticsMS DhoniVirat Kohli
No Results14
Win %59.7048.16
Virat vs Dhoni

If we compare Dhoni and Kohli’s records as captains in the IPL, Dhoni has done a great job as captain of the IPL. If we don’t count the last season, CSK has made all the playoffs under Dhoni’s leadership. CSK has won four IPL championships so far.

On the other hand, Virat Kohli hasn’t done a good job as captain in IPL. His team has never won an IPL tournament.

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