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Virat Kohli surpasses Mahendra Singh Dhoni, joins MSD, Sourav Ganguly in elite list

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Nov 17, 2019, 5:12 pm IST
Updated Nov 17, 2019, 5:12 pm IST
Kohli surpassed former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s record to go on top of the elite list.
After India thumped Bangladesh by an innings and 130-runs, in the first of the two-match Test series, Indian captain Virat Kohli etched his name in the history books, by becoming the Indian captain with most number of innings win. (Photo:AFP)
 After India thumped Bangladesh by an innings and 130-runs, in the first of the two-match Test series, Indian captain Virat Kohli etched his name in the history books, by becoming the Indian captain with most number of innings win. (Photo:AFP)

Mumbai: After India thumped Bangladesh by an innings and 130-runs, in the first of the two-match Test series, Indian captain Virat Kohli etched his name in the history books.

India rode high on young opener Mayank Agarwal’s double century (243) and Indian pacers’ performance, following which India demolished a depleted Bangladeshi side to gain lead a 1-0 in the two match series.

 

India registered their sixth straight win in the longest format after beginning their World Test Championship (WTC) campaign. Following the win against Bangladesh, India now have 300 points lead in the WTC rankings.

Nevertheless, during India's route to victory, skipper Virat Kohli wrote his name the record books by becoming the Indian captain with most number of innings win.

Kohli surpassed former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s record to go on top of the elite list. Earlier, MS Dhoni, Mohammad Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly were at number one, two and three respectively.

Maximum innings win for an Indian captain

1. Virat Kohli (10)
2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (9)
3. Mohammad Azharuddin (8)
4. Sourav Ganguly (7)

However, apart from being an Indian captain, the 31-year-old cricketer, as a captain in general, still has a lot of steps to climb as right now he is a number seven. Legendary and former South African captain Graeme Smith is at the top with 22 wins in the Tests.

Most innings win by a skipper

1. Graeme Smith (22)
2. Steve Waugh (14)
3. Peter May (12)
4. Andrew Strauss (11)
5. Clive Lloyd (11)
6. Stephen Fleming (11)
7. Virat Kohli (10)

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