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5 Big mistakes made by Virat Kohli as Captain in 2018, which resulted in defeats

Virat Kohli has become one of the most successful captains in the history of Indian cricket. Kohli started his captaincy with a 2-1 Test series win in Sri Lanka in 2015 and led the team to clean sweep 3-0 against South Africa in the same year.
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Virat Kohli has become one of the most successful captains in the history of Indian cricket. Kohli started his captaincy with a 2-1 Test series win in Sri Lanka in 2015 and led the team to clean sweep 3-0 against South Africa in the same year.
5 Big mistakes made by Virat Kohli as Captain in 2018, which resulted in defeats
The 30-year-old has done a fantastic job as captain, but he has also made some big decisions which have led to criticism and trolls. In this article, we will look at 5 such big decisions taken by Virat Kohli this year which resulted in the defeat for the team.

5. Dropping Bhuvneshwar in 2nd test against South Africa:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the few fast bowlers in the Indian team who can swing the ball in both ways and can also come handy with the bat if needed.
5 Big mistakes made by Virat Kohli as Captain in 2018, which resulted in defeats
Despite his good performance (6 wickets) in the first Test, Bhuvneshwar was dropped in the second test in Centurion by Virat Kohli. As a result, India lost the Test series along with the second Test.

4. Dropping Ajinkya Rahane in the first 2 Tests against South Africa:

Ajinkya Rahane is one of the best batsmen in the longest format of cricket, especially in foreign conditions. But, at the beginning of 2018, in the first two Tests against South Africa, Virat Kohli gave chance to Rohit Sharma in place of Rahane in the playing XI.
However, In the third and final Test, Rahane was finally included in the team and he played a key role in the victory of the Indian team by 48 runs but it was too late as India lost the series by 1-2.

3. Dropping out Pujara in Edgbaston Test against England:

After this, the Indian team management realized their mistake and gave Pujara the place in the team in the next four Tests he scored 278 runs at an average of 40. However, India lost this test series by 1-4.
5 Big mistakes made by Virat Kohli as Captain in 2018, which resulted in defeats
Pujara was ignored by captain Kohli in the first Test played in Edgbaston on the England tour. He was replaced by KL Rahul for batting at number three but he could not perform as expected

2. Choosing Kuldeep Yadav in the Lord's Test:

After the loss in the first Test, the Indian team wanted to win in the second Test at Lord's. Before the start of the game, the pitch was reported that it would prove to be helpful for fast bowlers but the team management preferred to go with two spinners
5 Big mistakes made by Virat Kohli as Captain in 2018, which resulted in defeats

Indian skipper Kohli included Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav in the playing XI, but this decision proved completely wrong as none of the two spinners could take wickets and the hosts defeated India by an innings and 159 runs at Lord's. After this test, Kuldeep was dropped from the team.

1. Not choosing a spinner in Perth Test against Australia:

On December 14, 2018, the Indian captain took a decision that surprised everyone. The Indian team management failed to read the pitch again and Kohli did not place any spinner in the team in the 2nd Test due to Perth's green pitch.

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon struck 5 in the first innings and 4 wickets in the second innings. Hanuma Vihari, who was the only spinner in the Indian line-up, took two wickets in the first innings. However, this was not enough and Australia easily won the match.
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