Digital Desk, Chennai. Virat Kohli has equaled former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s record of winning the most Test matches as captain in India. India, led by Kohli, beat England by 317 runs on Tuesday in the second Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here.
Dhoni has 30 wins and Virat has 21 wins in 28 matches.
However, Kohli has won less than Dhoni, the captain in the country in matches equal to him. Kohli has captained the country for 28 matches while Dhoni has captained for 30 matches. Both won the match 21-21. Under Virat’s captaincy, TeamIndia faced two Test matches at home and lost 5 Test draws. At the same time, Dhoni has 3 defeats and 6 Test draws in his captaincy.
Kohli now has a chance to overtake Dhoni by winning the next two Tests against England. Along with him, former captain Mohammad Azharuddin has won 13 of 20 Tests in India, lost four and drawn three. Sourav Ganguly captained India to 21 Test matches, with 10 wins and three losses and eight draws. Meanwhile, Sunil Gavaskar has won seven of the 29 Tests at home, lost two and played 20 match draws.
If you win the next Test, you are equal to Steve Waugh
If the Indian team wins the third Test in Ahmedabad, Virat’s record at home will be the same as that of Australian veteran Steve Waugh. Virat has won 22 of 29 Tests at India. Steve Waugh, on the other hand, has won 22 of 29 matches at home (Australia).
Ganguly’s record was broken abroad
Virat has already become India’s most successful captain in overseas cricket in Test cricket. Under his captaincy abroad, India won 13 of 30 matches. They lost 12 and drew five matches. Before them, the record was named after Sourav Ganguly. Ganguly has won 11 of 28 matches abroad. 10 lost and 7 were drawn.