Here’s look at Virat Kohli’s record as India’s Test captain in comparison to that of Dhoni and Ganguly

Jan 15, 2022

By: Sriram Iyer

Kohli was the captain of the Indian cricket team in Test matches for 7 years.

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India has won 58 percent of the matches under Kohli’s leadership...

...compared to MS Dhoni’s 45 percent wins as captain.

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Kohli has led India in 68 test matches (40 wins) compared to...

...Dhoni’s 61 matches (27 wins) and Saurav Ganguly’s 49 matches (21 wins).

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni was considered to be the most successful Test captain before Kohli.

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As Kohli steps down, India sits top on ICC’s test rankings.

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India has had two spectacular series wins on foreign soil...

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However, Kohli was not the captain for the matches that India won in Australia as he went on paternity leave.

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While India lost the world test championship finals against New Zealand,...

...the team under Kohli bagged the first series win in England since 2007.

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The series win in Australia in 2020-21 was also the first time India had beat Australia...

...on the latter’s home soil on two consecutive tours.

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India also had a thumping 2-0 win in West Indies in 2019 and 3-0 win against Sri Lanka in 2017.

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However, Kohli has struggled as a batter with not a single score of...

...100 or more in more than 50 innings in the last 2 years.

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In the last 12 innings, he has had 3 scores of 50 or more and...

...his average in 2021 was 44.08, much less than his career average of 55.68.

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