Virat Kohli could surpass MS Dhoni to become the most successful captain at home
New Delhi: Indian captain Virat Kohli is on the level of creating history as he can become the most successful captain at home of all-time in the 3rd Test against England at the Motera Stadium.
Kohli had earlier surpassed Dhoni to become India's most successful skipper away from home after India's 2-0 clean sweep against West Indies in 2019. Kohli hence has the most wins by any Indian captain in the Test format with 34 victories in 58 games with a win-loss ratio of 2.428.
The two are presently tied at the top with 21 wins, although for Kohli, he managed it in 28 appearances as Test captain on home soil with an amazing win-loss ratio of 10.5 while Dhoni's 21 wins came in 30 such appearances.
Overall, he stands fifth with his tally of 34 wins after Smith (53 wins in 109 matches), Ponting (48 wins in 77 matches), Waugh (41 wins in 57 matches), and Clive Llyod (36 wins in 74 Tests).
India's win will help India take a step near to qualifying for the World Test Championship final where New Zealand awaits for the Lord's clash.
India need to win the next two or at least secure one win and a draw in the other.