Virat Kohli breaks MS Dhoni’s record I WTC Final: Virat Kohli creates history in Indian test cricket history, breaks MS Dhoni’s record virat kohli breaks ms dhoni captaincy record in world test championship final indi
MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli
- WTC Final is being played between India and New Zealand in Southampton
- Indian captain Virat Kohli breaks MS Dhoni’s record
- Virat Kohli becomes Indian captain with most Test captaincy
Southampton: Team India captain Virat Kohli created history as he entered the World Test Championship final on Saturday. Kohli has broken former captain MS Dhoni’s record. Kohli has become the captain to lead India in most Test matches. Virat Kohli is leading the Indian team in the 61st Test match in his career. He broke the record of MS Dhoni, who led the Indian team in 60 matches.
Kohli, who took charge of the Test team for the first time in 2014, led the Indian team in 60 matches, out of which the team won 36 matches, which is a record. Under the leadership of MS Dhoni, the Indian team had registered 27 wins in 60 matches. Former captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is at the third place in terms of captaining India in most Test matches. Ganguly led Team India in 49 Tests, with 21 wins.
On the other hand, Mohammad Azharuddin and Sunil Gavaskar are jointly fourth. Both of them captained the Indian team in 47-47 Tests. India won 14 Tests under Azhar’s leadership while Gavaskar’s captaincy registered 9 wins.
India’s top 5 most successful test captains
- Virat Kohli – 36 wins in 61* matches
- MS Dhoni – 27 wins in 60 matches
- Sourav Ganguly – 21 wins in 49 matches
- Mohammad Azharuddin – 14 wins in 47 matches
- Sunil Gavaskar – 9 wins in 47 matches
captaincy of kohli vs dhoni
Virat Kohli is the more successful Test captain than Mahendra Singh Dhoni, having captained India in 60 Test matches. Kohli has won four out of six matches in the West Indies. Similarly, South Africa has won one match out of three. Similarly, Australia has won two out of seven matches. and has won one Test out of five in England. However, he has lost both the Tests in New Zealand.
In comparison, Dhoni led India to one Test victory each in New Zealand, South Africa, England and South Africa. Worse, he was at the helm when India were beaten 0-4 by England in 2011 and Australia in 2011-12 in Test series.
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