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Virat Kohli and his team created history by winning the first test against at SuperSport in Centurion. Virat Kohli is the only Test captain to have 40 plus wins in Tests. Graeme Smith has 53 wins, Ricky Ponting had 48 wins and Steve Waugh has 42 victories in his pocket.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli can have more test wins as a captain, get to know how!

Players who had 40+ wins in Test matches

  • Graeme Smith from South Africa: Matches 109 / Wins 53 / Lost 29 / % 48.62
  • Ricky Ponting from Australia: Matches 77 / 48 Wins / Lost 16 / % 62.33
  • Steve Waugh from Australia: Matches 57 / 41 Wins / Lost 9  / % 71.92
  • Virat Kohli from India :Matches 67 / 40 Wins / Lost 16 / % 59.70


Virat Kohli is at the number 4 position in the club of most successful test captains. He has five more years to prove his worth. Comparing him with Aussie player Waugh retired at the age of 38 and Ricky Ponting’s last win as a test captain came at 37. Graeme Smith according to the stats, is the most successful Test captain, serving the team for 11 years and being a part of 109 test matches.

Most successful Indian Test skipper

  • Kohli – 67 Matches / 40 Wins / Lost 29 / % 48.62
  • Dhoni – 60 Matches / 27 Wins / 18 Lost / W% 45
  • Ganguly – 49 Matches / 21 Wins / 13 Lost / W% 42.85
  • Azhar – 47 Matches / 14 Wins / 14 Lost / W% 29.78

Achievements of Virat Kohli as a Test Skipper

Four overseas Test victories in a calendar year: Virat Kohli is the only Indian captain to achieve this twice.

First Asian to Win at Centurion: He has become the third captain and the first Asian to have a victory in Test win at Centurion.

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Most Test Wins by Asian Captain in SENA Countries: This win is the seventh under Kohli in 23 Tests (Lost 13 and drawn 3) the most by an Asian Captain in SENA countries.

Only Indian to have victory Centurion: Virat Kohli is the first Indian captain to make team India win in Centurion against South Africa. 

Only Asian skipper to win two Boxing Day fixtures: Virat is the first Asian cricketer to make India win two matches in Boxing Day Test matches.

First Indian skipper to win two Test matches in South Africa: He is the only captain to make India win two test matches against South Africa. One was back in 2018 under his captaincy and another one in 2021.

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