Most Consecutive Tosses Lost By Indian Captains In T20Is

Rishabh Pant is the only captain in the list who recently led the Indian team

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (Image Credit : Twitter)

Winning a coin toss in any sport is a piece of sheer luck. Nobody in the world can guarantee coin toss wins. This is the reason why former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting had suggested removing the coin toss in Test cricket so that the home teams don’t dictate terms. On the other hand, a lot of legendary cricketers have said that tosses shouldn’t matter for world-class teams.

Meanwhile, there have been some players who have been incredibly unlucky in terms of coin tosses. They always believed that toss is something to be bothered about. After all, it wasn’t something which they could have ‘practiced in the nets’. Some of them have left the captaincy and were successful. In this listicle, we will discuss the list of the three most unlucky captains in terms of toss in T20I cricket.

Three Captains who were unlucky

  1. MS Dhoni (11 toss losses)

The former India skipper is the most successful India skipper. Under his leadership, the team has played 332 games across formats and has won 178 out of them. No other Indian skipper comes close to him. Also, not to forget, the team became number one Test for the first time under Dhoni’s leadership. They also won three World Championships in 2007, 2011, and 2013. However, there was stage when he lost 11 consecutive tosses in T20Is from 2014-16. Incidentally, these were his last years of captaincy in white-ball cricket after having left the captaincy of Tests at the end of 2014.

2. Virat Kohli (8 toss losses)

Kohli has been subjected to trolls when it comes to winning the tosses. There were instances when he used to walk out for a toss, the fans would be worried especially in a must-win game. Meanwhile, from 2017 to 2018, he lost eight consecutive tosses. Talking about his captaincy, he has led the team in 50 games and has a terrific win percentage of 64.58 thanks to 30 wins.

3. Virat Kohli (6 toss losses)

He once again features in the list as he lost six tosses consecutively in the last year of his captaincy (2021). Two of these tosses including the dreaded 20-20 World Cup games against Pakistan and New Zealand respectively. The team lost these games and couldn’t qualify for the semis.

4. Rishabh Pant (5 toss losses) 

Recently, Pant led the national team for the first time in his career. However, the five-match T20I series against South Africa turned out to be a nightmare in terms of coin tosses. He is the only Indian skipper who has lost all the tosses in a bilateral series.

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