With the win over the Windies in the first test match, Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap.
India beat the Windies by 318 runs on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match series and begin their ICC World Test Championship campaign in style.
The victory helped Virat Kohli become the joint-most successful captain for India in Test cricket. With India taking an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series, Virat Kohli equals MS Dhoni’s record of 27 wins as India captain in the longest format of the game.
This win against the Windies is also India’s fourth biggest win (in terms of runs) in Test cricket overall.
MS Dhoni played 60 Test matches to reach the feat. Dhoni has a win percentage of 45, he won 27, lost 18 and 15 drew.
Kohli’s win percentage is 55.31, which is the best among all other Indian captains in the format. In the 47 Tests under Kohli, India have 27 wins, 10 losses and 10 draws.
After Dhoni and Kohli, Sourav Ganguly is in the list with 21 wins from 49 matches he has played.
Virat has the most number of wins away from the sub-continent. He has leaded in 26 test matches and had won 12 of them. Ganguly has played 28 test but have won 11out of them.MS Dhoni has played 30 away tests,but have won only 6.
After Dhoni retired from the longest format of the game during the tour of Australia in 2014, Kohli took over the captaincy.
In 2018, Kohli-led India to their first ever series win in Australia as his team defeated the hosts 3-1 to seal a historic win in the Border-Gavaskar series Down Under.
“It’s a blessing that I am in a position to contribute to my team in more than one way,” Kohli said. “I am taking the decisions but it is up to the individuals to do the execution.”
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