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India defeated England by an innings and 25 runs in the fourth Test match. This is Team India’s 36th Test victory under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. With this, Virat has equaled the record of West Indies captain Clive Lloyd. In terms of more Test wins, only Graeme Smith, Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh are ahead of Virat. However, Virat failed with the bat in this series and was able to score just 172 runs in four Tests.
Virat has achieved success in 60% of Test matches
Virat has captained 60 Tests so far and led Team India to victory in 36. That is, they win 60% of Test matches under their captaincy. Graeme Smith has won 48% more Test captains than him, Ricky Ponting 62% and Steve Waugh 71% in Test matches. Clive Lloyd has won 48% of his matches.
Left behind Steve Waugh on home grounds
Virat Kohli has now overtaken Steve Waugh to third place in the list of captains who have won the most Test matches in his country. Under Virat’s captaincy, India has won 23 of 30 Test matches in India. Only two have lost and five Test matches have been drawn.
Under the captaincy of Steve Waugh, Australia have won 22 of 29 Test matches in Australia. Ricky Ponting and Graeme Smith are ahead of Virat in terms of wins on home grounds. Under Ponting’s captaincy, Australia won 29 of 39 Tests in Australia. At the same time, under the captaincy of Smith, South Africa won 30 out of 53 Tests in South Africa.
Unstoppable at home, winning 10th series in a row
Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, the Indian team has not lost a single Test series at home. Under his leadership, India has so far managed to win 10 out of 10 series at home. During this time India has defeated South Africa, England and Bangladesh twice and Sri Lanka, West Indies, New Zealand and Australia once.
Highest runs scored under his captaincy
In the 60 matches in which Virat Kohli has captained India, he has been the highest run-scorer himself. He has scored 5392 runs in these 60 matches. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 3945 runs in 54 matches and Ajinkya Rahane is third in 56 matches scoring 3299 runs.
Ashwin has been the best bowler for Virat
Virat’s captaincy has the highest number of wickets by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin has played 51 Test matches led by Virat and has taken 279 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja is second with 158 wickets in 35 Tests. Under Virat’s captaincy, Mohammed Shami has taken 142 wickets in 40 matches and Ishant Sharma has taken 113 wickets in 40 matches.