Virat Kohli to break record of MS Dhoni as captain in Tests

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is just a step away from becoming the nation's most successful leader in the longest format of the game. If India manage to win the second and final Test of the series against West Indies, Kohli, who had equalled former India captain MS Dhoni's record of 27 Test wins in the first game of the series, will add another feather to his cap.

 

A win in the second Test, starting at Sabina Park on Friday, will take Kohli's number of Test victories as captain to 28 and it is the most by any captain of Indian cricket team.

MS Dhoni had a win percentage of 45 as captain, after winning 27 matches, losing 18 and drawing 15 and on the other hand, Kohli's win percentage is 55.31, which is the best among all Indian captains in the format. India have registered 27 wins, lost 10 games and drawn another 10 in the 47 Tests under Kohli.

 

The cricketer, who is known to be run-machine, had also surpassed Sourav Ganguly with the most Test wins in overseas matches for India as captain in the first Test of the series. Kohli now has 12 away wins as captain in 26 matches, while Ganguly had 11 wins in 28 games.

Kohli took over after Dhoni retired from the longest format of the game during the tour of Australia in 2014. Kohli, in 2018, led India to their first ever series win in Australia as his team defeated the hosts 3-1 to seal a historic win in the Border-Gavaskar series Down Under.

by Lokendra Sharma | Fri, Aug 30 - 03:58 PM

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