Virat Kohli breaks Sourav Ganguly’s record as Test captain

first_imgVirat Kohli is now officially the second most successful Indian Test captain after overseeing the 22nd victory of his tenure. He has led India in 38 Tests and has lost only seven of those matches. Nine have ended in draws.Kohli went past Sourav Ganguly, who also had 21 Test wins after leading India in 49 Tests. MS Dhoni continues to be India’s most successful Test captain with 27 wins from 60 matches.While Ganguly enjoyed a win percentage of 42.85, Dhoni’s was slightly higher at 45. Kohli, though, has an impressive win percentage of 57.89.Kohli took over as India’s Test captain back in 2014 when Dhoni retired from the longest format of the game mid-way during the tour of Australia. Since then, Kohli has led India to series triumphs over Sri Lanka (twice), West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh.England vs India, 3rd Test at Trent Bridge: HighlightsUnder Kohli, India lost a Test series in South Africa earlier this year but they won the final match of the series at Johannesburg. Kohli’s captaincy was under the scanner after India lost the first two Tests of the five-match series at Edgbaston and Lord’s. However, led from the front once again as India decimated England by 203 runs at Trent Bridge.Jasprit Bumrah’s five-wicket haul scripts India’s 7th Test victory in EnglandKohli scored 97 in the first innings and 103 in the second as India won only their seventh Test match in England. This was India’s second win at Trent Bridge.Virat Kohli has been spectacular with the bat as India captain.advertisementKohli has scored 16 of his 23 Test hundreds as captain. As Test skipper, Kohli so far aggregates 3896 runs at an average of 66.03.Kohli also happens to be the only captain to score six double hundreds in Test cricket.last_img

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