Virat Kohli close to equalizing Ricky Ponting’s record
Virat Kohli could well achieve a remarkable record in the first Indian test in Antigua. Kohli, who currently has 18 centuries of experience as captain of India, needs one more player to match Ricky Ponting’s 19-century trial total as skipper.
Ponting is currently second, behind South Africa’s Graeme Smith, who has scored 25 centuries in 109 Test matches. Of the 25 tons, 17 came overseas. In total, Virat marked 25 centuries, including six hundred double mammoths. The already successful Indian skipper will have another record when the first test begins, which will also mark the start of the World Test Championship.
The 30-year-old is just one win away from equaling MS Dhoni’s record of winning as captain of the Indian Test. Kohli currently has 26 wins in 46 matches, while Dhoni has 27 wins in 60. The star right-hander was named the captain of the Indian test team when Dhoni retired from the longest version of the game during the Australian Tour in 2014. Under his leadership, India beat Australia, England and New Zealand at home. 2-1 and 4-1 in South Africa and England respectively. Last year, Kohli led India to its first-ever victory in Australia. A dominant Indian team beat the Australians 3-1 to record a historic victory.