Cricket records: Virat Kohli becomes India’s most successful test captain

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Virat Kohli India’s most successful test captain – Virat Kohli became India’s most successful Test captain after the team thrashed West Indies in the second match of the test series by 257 runs in Jamaica on Monday. India went into the fourth day looking for eight West Indian wickets and just after the lunch were able to complete their task. Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets each to seal the series-clinching win for India.

Virat Kohli India's most successful test captain

After this win, Kohli now has 28 wins from 48 matches and overtakes his predecessor and mentor Mahendra Singh Dhoni who had 27 wins from 60 Test matches. Kohli made his debut under the reign of MS Dhoni and always talks highly about his former captain. After Dhoni retired from test cricket after the series against Australia, Kohli has taken control since then.

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Virat Kohli India’s most successful test captain

The win also means that India win the series 2-0 and make a great start for India in the newly introduced World Test Championship. India currently sits at the top of the table with 120 points, Pakistan Bangladesh and South Africa are yet to play a test match to open their scoring in the table.

Virat Kohli India's most successful test captain

Since Kohli was announced as the permanent captain of the Indian Test team, India has won some memorable Test matches in both India and abroad. Earlier this year India won their maiden Test series in Australia, beating the hosts 2-1 in their own home.

Third on the list for most wins as India captain is Sourav Ganguly who has 21 wins while Mohammad Azharuddin has 14 wins and is fourth on the list. Kohli’s win percentage is an impressive 58.33, the best among all other Indian captains yet. Out of the 48 matches played Team India has 10 loss, 10 draws and 28 wins.

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Internationally, Virat Kohli ranks 3rd on the list of captains with most victories after 48 Tests behind Steve Waugh at 36 and Ricky Ponting at 33. Next up in Kohli’s sights will be Graeme Smith (former South Africa captain) and Ricky Ponting who have 53 and 48 wins respectively.

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