Virat Kohli outperformed MS Dhoni to turn into the best skipper for India in Test cricket as the guests whipped West Indies by 257 runs to finish the series in Jamaica.
India won against Windies by 257 runs on Day 4 to clear the series by 2-0 and take the highest position of the ICC World Test Championship points table. It was India’s first decisive victory in a Test series in the Caribbean.
The triumph saw Virat Kohli outperform MS Dhoni’s record of 27 Test wins, to turn into the best skipper for India in Test cricket.
With 28 successes, Virat Kohli positions third on the rundown of captains with most triumphs after 48 Tests behind Steve Waugh (36) and Ricky Ponting (33). Next up in Kohli’s sights will be Graeme Smith and Ricky Ponting who have 53 and 48 successes separately.
The success in Jamaica Test was likewise Kohli’s eighth triumph as India’s Test Captain outside Asia. In the meantime, Kohli’s greatest abroad Test series win as the Captain came when he finished India’s 71-year-long wait for a Test series triumph in Australia in 2019.
After Dhoni resigned from the Test Cricket in 2014, Kohli took over the captaincy. He has since driven India to triumphs over Australia, England, and New Zealand at home and 2-1 and 4-1 losses in South Africa and England separately.
Dhoni had a success level of 45 as a captain, in the wake of winning 27 matches, losing 18 and drawing 15. Then again, Kohli’s success rate is 55.31 – the best among all other Indian skippers in the series. In the 48 Tests under Virat Kohli, India have enrolled 28 successes, lost 10 games and drawn another 10.