Kohli becomes India’s most successful Test captain

Today's Latest

Soha Ali Khan: Parenthood brought change in my habits

Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress and author Soha Ali Khan has lent support for a new health awareness campaign,...

RBI revises norms for concurrent audit of banks

Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India has revised the norms of concurrent audit of banks whereby the...

No MSME loans as NPA in FY20 fiscal, PSBs to hold loan melas: FM

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a public outreach exercise, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said public sector banks...

Popular Today

Google announced a slew of products for India

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In its bid to make the Internet more accessible, inclusive and empowering for everyone in...

ISI’s ‘honey-trap’ call centre to seduce Indian security men busted

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, Indian intelligence agencies have busted a "call centre" being run by...

SC says Hindus prayed to ‘central dome’ for its divinity

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Muslim parties that Hindus may have attached divinity...
India Updates
India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

Kohli becomes India's most successful Test captainKingston (Jamaica), Sep 3 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli added yet another feather to his cap as he became India’s most successful captain in the longest format of the game after his team registered a thumping 257-run victory in the second Test against the West Indies to clinch the two-match series 2-0.

Monday’s win at the Sabina Park took Kohli’s number of Test victories as captain to 28 — the most by any Indian captain. In the 48 Tests under Kohli, India have lost 10 games and drawn another 10.

- Advertisement -

Speaking at the post-match presentation after the conclusion of the second Test, Kohli, however, did not speak much on his achievement and credited the team for the success they have achieved in the last two years. “It’s a by-product of the quality team we have here,” he said.

Kohli becomes India's most successful Test captain

Former India skipper M.S. Dhoni had a win percentage of 45 as captain after winning 27, losing 18 and drawing 15 in 60 matches he led the team. On the other hand, Kohli’s win percentage is 58.33 — the best among all other Indian captains in the format.

Third on the list of most successful Indian captains is Sourav Ganguly who led the team to 21 wins, 13 losses and 15 draws in 49 matches.

After winning the first Test by a record-breaking margin of 351 runs in Antigua, Kohli — who took over the reign in 2014 following Dhoni’s retirement from the longest format of the game — had also surpassed Ganguly with the most Test wins in overseas matches for India. The 30-year-old now has 13 away wins as captain in 27 matches, while Ganguly had 11 wins in 28 games.

The record for most wins in Test cricket belongs to former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith, who led the team to 53 wins, while Australia’s Ricky Ponting has 48.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

PM Modi asks people to share ideas for ‘Howdy’ speech

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Ahead of his 'Howdy Modi' appearance in Houston, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked...

RBI revises norms for concurrent audit of banks

Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India has revised the norms of concurrent audit of banks whereby the apex bank has capped the...

No MSME loans as NPA in FY20 fiscal, PSBs to hold loan melas: FM

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a public outreach exercise, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said public sector banks will organise credit "shamiana meetings"...

Guterres likely to raise Kashmir at UNGA discussions

United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will use the opportunity of bilateral discussions with various leaders during the General Assembly discussions to raise...

Modi to hold 20 bilaterals in New York, Kashmir won’t figure

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to hold around 20 bilateral meetings during his New York visit, including with US...

More Articles Like This