Virat Kohli is now the most successful Indian Test captain with 28 wins from 48 matches. The Delhi right-hander broke MS Dhoni’s record of 27 victories from 60 contests
Kingston (Jamaica): India captain Virat Kohli broke another record as the team completed a 2-0 whitewash over the West Indies in the second and final Test of the series at Sabina Park here on Monday (September 2).
Kohli is now the most successful Indian Test captain with 28 wins from 48 matches. The Delhi right-hander broke MS Dhoni’s record of 27 victories from 60 contests.
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The 30-year-old Kohli captained India for the first time in a Test in Adelaide, against Australia, in 2014. It ended in a defeat for the team.
After India defeated West Indies by 257 runs in Kingston, Kohli said the captaincy record was a by-product of the quality team.
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"It's a by-product of the quality team we have here (becoming the most successful Indian captain). If we didn't have the bowlers we have, these results wouldn't have been possible,” Kohli said after the match.
"If you see these guys running in — (Mohammed) Shami's spell today, (Jasprit) Bumrah after having a small niggle, Ishant (Sharma) bowling his heart out, (Ravindra) Jadeja bowling a long spell. Captaincy is just a C in front of your name. It's the collective effort that matters.
"For us, it's just the start of the (World Test) Championship. Whatever's happened in the past is irrelevant," he added.
Kohli said the team played “good cricket” for four days and it resulted in victory.
"It was pretty comprehensive again. Played really good cricket over four days. Getting result in manner that you want is crucial. We were in some tricky situations. Took a lot of character from the boys collectively," he said.
India are now on top of the ICC World Test Championship table with 120 points.
Most Test wins as India captain
28 — Virat Kohli (48 matches, 10 lost, 10 draw)
27 — MS Dhoni (60 matches, 18 lost, 15 draw)
21 — Sourav Ganguly (49 matches, 13 lost, 15 draw)
14 — Mohammad Azharuddin (47 matches, 14 lost, 19 draw)
9 — Sunil Gavaskar (47 matches, 8 lost, 30 draw), Nawab of Pataudi (40 matches, 19 lost, 12 draw)
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Last Updated Sep 3, 2019, 10:41 AM IST