Kohli equals Dhoni's record of Test wins

Kohli equals Dhonis record of Test wins
PROUD MOMENT: Indian captain Virat Kohli too just 47 Test to equal MS Dhoni's record. - AP

North Sound - The victory made Kohli-Dhoni jointly the most successful captains for India in Test cricket



By IANS

Published: Mon 26 Aug 2019, 10:18 PM

Last updated: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 12:24 AM

Virat Kohli added another feather to his illustrious cap as the India skipper equalled MS Dhoni's record of 27 Test wins after his team registered a massive 318-run record win over West Indies.
The victory made Kohli-Dhoni jointly the most successful captains for India in Test cricket. While it took 60 matches for Dhoni to achieve the feat, Kohli took just 47 Tests.
Dhoni had a win percentage of 45 as captain, after winning 27 matches, losing 18 and 15 draws. On the other hand, Kohli's win percentage is 55.31 - the best among all other Indian captains in the format. In the 47 Tests under Kohli, India registered 27 wins, 10 losses and 10 draws.
The run-machine also surpassed Saurav Ganguly with the most Test wins in overseas matches for India as captain. Kohli now has 12 away wins as captain in 26 matches, while Ganguly had 11 wins in 28 games.
Kohli took over the captaincy after Dhoni retired from the longest format of the game during the tour of Australia in 2014.
In 2018, Kohli-led India to their first ever series win in Australia as his team defeated the hosts 2-1 to seal a historic win in the Border-Gavaskar series Down Under.


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