5 Records India achieved under Virat Kohli but not under MS Dhoni

5 Records India achieved under Virat Kohli but not under MS Dhoni

The Indian team has continued to do well under Kohli and the consistency has become better.

2. ODI series win in South Africa

India's Virat Kohli celebrates his century
India’s Virat Kohli celebrates his century. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

India were the first team to tour South Africa since their return to international cricket in 1992. However, India have never beaten them in a Test series in South Africa. In fact, until 2018, they didn’t win a single ODI series as well. Even the MS Dhoni-led Indian team fell short twice. In early 2011, they lost the series 3-2 before failing to win a single game in the three-match series in late 2013.

But the Indian team, led by Virat Kohli accomplished this feat in 2018. After losing a hard-fought Test series 1-2, they converted that disappointment into happiness in the ODI series. They beat 5-1 in a six-match ODI series. Captain Kohli led from the front as he smoked 558 runs which included three tons. He became the first Indian skipper to lead the team to an ODI series win on South African soil.