Virat Kohli Equal MS Dhoni record of 27 Test wins
Indian skipper Virat Kohli was a delighted man after his team’s impressive start to the ICC World Test Championship. India beat the West Indies by 318 points on the fourth day of the first Test to take a zero lead in the two-game series. This massive victory is India’s most significant victory abroad in terms of points and the fourth largest in all.
Jasprit Bumrah played with the ball for India, picking up 5 of 7 and 8 to help his team in the West Indies for only 100. The West Indies players seemed confused when Bumrah gave a bad headshot. Half of the West Indies team was back in the hut with only 15 points on the board. At fifty, they were nine. However, thanks to a 50-point showdown between the last two teams, Miguel Cummins and Kemar Roach, the West Indies managed to reach the three-figure mark.
The victory saw Virat Kohli equal MS Dhoni record of 27 Test wins, making him India’s most successful captain for cricket. Kohli also overtook Ganguly with the most tests win abroad for India as captain. Kohli now has 12 away wins. In India, the Test Test captain played 26 matches, while Ganguly won 11 games in 28 games. However, the Indian skipper downplayed the records and credited the team for all its achievements.
“It’s a responsibility I fulfill. It is a blessing that I can contribute to my team in many ways. Nothing is possible without the team. I make the decisions, but it’s up to the individuals to do the execution,” Kohli said during the post-match presentation after recalling the recordings he made as captain in the test.
He then congratulated fast-paced players Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma, as well as his assistant Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a century in the second set.
“Jinx excels in both rounds, Solid KL in both innings too. Mention to Vihari also. We had to come back in this game 3 or 4 times, so it’s positive. We are moving forward in Australia. Bumrah’s workload is paramount, and that is why he did not play any white-ball matches after the World Cup.
“It will be a key factor for us as long as the World Test Championship continues. Shami is the same and Ishant is a banker, always reliable. Umesh is here too, and Navdeep is waiting behind the scenes. Our bowling options are well, but workload management will be important,” said Virat Kohli.