India vs England 2021: Virat Kohli On The Cusp Of Breaking MS Dhoni's Elite Captaincy Record

India vs England 2021: Virat Kohli On The Cusp Of Breaking MS Dhoni’s Elite Captaincy Record

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Virat Kohli punches in the air as he celebrate his teams victory. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Indian Captain Virat Kohli will be on the cusp of breaking former captain MS Dhoni’s elite captaincy record during the upcoming 4-match Test series against England. India is coming off a great series win in Australia under Ajinkya Rahane and they will now shift their focus to the first home series after the long pandemic break against England. This will also be the first series after 3- years between these two teams.

Virat Kohli who returned from Australia after the first Test due to paternal leave will be making a comeback for the series. He would have been very proud of the way India was led by vice-captain Rahane and now it’s time for him to stamp his authority back as captain of India. Kohli will also be looking for his first century after a year time, which is his longest duration without a hundred.

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Virat Kohli with Ajinkya Rahane (Credits: Getty)

Kohli Eyeing To Get Past Dhoni’s Record

Virat Kohli will be eyeing to get past the record held by his former captain MS Dhoni. Dhoni tops the list with 21 wins for the most number of wins by an Indian captain at the home conditions. The last series in India in 2016 captained by Virat Kohli ended as a 4-0 series win in the favour of the home side India.

Kohli has a total of 20 wins at home, while Mohammad Azharuddin(13 wins) and Sourav Ganguly(10 wins )  complete the chart. If India manages to win two of the four Tests, then Kohli will top the chart with 22 wins.

Virat Kohli has created a great test team and has bought a great stature for the nation in World Cricket. The match-winner has focussed on building his fast bowling unit which can win the matches on overseas tours and it was visible during the recently concluded Border Gavaskar Series. Virat Kohli’s captaincy era will go down as one of the best in the history of Indian cricket if he captains for another five years.

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MS Dhoni. (Credits: Twitter)

Kohli’s Successful Captaincy Record

Virat Kohli is India’s most successful captain with 33 wins in 56 matches. The next best is MS Dhoni winning 27 out of 60 tests followed by Ganguly(21), Azharuddin(14), and Sunil Gavaskar(9) on the list of India’s most successful captains.

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Allan Border and Virat Kohli [Photo-AP]
The four-match Test series starts on February 5 with the venues being Chennai and Ahmedabad for the entire series