India captain Virat Kohli is on the verge of breaking former India captain MS Dhoni’s long-standing record in Tests.
India will take on West Indies in the second and final Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica from Friday and if India manage to win that, Kohli will overtake Dhoni as the most successful Indian skipper in terms of number of wins.
A victory will also give India a 2-0 series win and 120 points – 60 each for a two-match Test series – in the World Test Championship.
Kohli had equalled Dhoni’s tally of 27 Test wins as captain when India thrashed West Indies by 318 runs in the first Test. A win in Jamaica will take Kohli’s number of Test victories as captain to 28 – the most by any Indian captain.
Kohli also went past Sourav Ganguly’s tally most away Test wins as captain in India’s last victory. Under Virat Kohli, India have now won 12 matches in overseas conditions compared to Ganguly’s 11. Dhoni only had 6 away Test victories to his name.
Kohli did not set the stage on fire in the first Test but his 51-run knock in the second innings and the important fourth-wicket stand with eventual centurion Ajinkya Rahane was invaluable in the context of the game.
Kohli would once again look to score big and set it up for the lethal fast bowling combination of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami in the second Test match.