There is always an immense burden on your shoulders when you take up the responsibility to lead the Indian cricket team. The expectations from the fans are always high and they just want the team to keep prevailing.
Meanwhile, the captain has to be totally aware of what he is actually doing. He has to be spot-on with his field placements and rotates bowlers depending on the circumstances of the game.
Besides all that, he has to lead the batting attack by example. In this article, we will now take a look at the six players who have aggregated the most runs in 25 ODIs as Indian captains.
1. Virat Kohli
When Virat Kohli served as the captain of the Indian cricket team, he totally relished scoring runs for the team. He scored the most runs in 25 ODIs as Indian captain with 1423 runs.
2. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma who is currently serving as the captain of the Indian cricket team comes second on the list in terms of accumulating the most runs in 25 ODIs as Indian captain. He scored 1133 runs to his name.
3. Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly was one of the finest captains of the Indian cricket team. He comes third on the list with 1080 runs in 25 ODIs as Indian captain.
4. Sachin Tendulkar
Not many know that Sachin Tendulkar served as the captain of Team India during the playing days of his career. The Master Blaster scored 1028 runs after 25 ODIs as Indian captain.
5. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni was the most successful captain of India in ICC events. Under his captaincy, India won three ICC titles (T20 World Cup 2007, ODI World Cup 2011 and Champions Trophy 2013). MS Dhoni scored 1007 runs in 25 ODIs as Indian captain.
6. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid also served as the captain of Team India during the heydays of his career. The Wall of Indian cricket garnered 889 runs in 25 ODIs as Indian captain.