Virat Kohli on breaking MS Dhoni’s captaincy record: It’s a by-product of a quality team

first_img Rohan Sen September 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 01:04 IST Virat Kohli is the first captain to lead an Indian team to a Test series sweep in the West Indies (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli became India’s most successful Test captain with his 28th winVirat Kohli ranks 3rd on the list of captains with most victories after 48 TestsThe win in Jamaica Test was also Kohli’s eighth triumph as India’s Test captain outside AsiaVirat Kohli was as humble as ever during the post-match presentation ceremony even after he was asked about the new record that he achieved in the sport, becoming India’s most successful captain in Test cricket.Kohli on Monday surpassed former India skipper MS Dhoni’s record with his 28th Test win as captain. Dhoni had 27 wins from 60 Tests as India captain, Kohli now has 28 from just 48 games which puts him third on the list of skippers with most wins after 48 games behind Steve Waugh (36) and Ricky Ponting (33).Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop, who was conducting the post-match presentation, reminded Kohli of his record but the 30-year-old chose to credit the team’s performance instead and refused to take any credits for India’s success under him.”Being the most successful Test captain? It’s a by-product of the team we have. Our bowlers are amazing. Shami was great, Ishant bowling his heart out, Jadeja bowling a long spell. Captaincy is just a ‘C’ in front of your name. It’s a collective effort,” Kohli said after the match.Kohli also hailed India’s all-rounder team effort as they outclassed the Windies by 257 runs in the second Test to sweep the series 2-0 and consolidate their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table.”Pretty comprehensive again. Played really good cricket over four days. Getting result in the manner that you want is crucial. Were in some tricky situations. Took a lot of character from the boys collectively.”For us, it’s just the start of the Championship. Whatever’s happened in the past is irrelevant. Look forward to keep continuing playing good cricket,” Kohli said.advertisementTalking about individual performances, Kohli was particularly impressed with young Hanuma Vihari’s batting effort in the series. Vihari was adjudged Player of the Match for his maiden Test hundred in the first innings which saw him score 111 runs. He also finished as the highest run-scorer in the series with 289 runs from 2 matches at an average of 96.33 which included 1 century and two fifties.”Hanuma was the standout batsman in this game. Contributions all around. Was a game full of grit and determination. According to the surface it was a top class innings (Vihari). He’s someone who is sure of his game and it shows. Dressing room feels calm when he’s batting.”That’s a quality he possesses naturally. He’s willing to improve. Accepts and corrects his mistakes. Plays with a lot of heart. Always up to do anything for the team. It’s a very young career so far but he’s shown why he’s been backed and selected in this team,” Kohli said.Also Read | Virat Kohli breaks MS Dhoni record to become most successful Test captain for IndiaAlso Read | 2nd Test: India sweep series 2-0 vs West Indies Also Read | Jermaine Blackwood replaces Darren Bravo as concussion substituteFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India vs West Indies 2nd TestFollow MS DhoniFollow Virat Kohli captaincy record Virat Kohli on breaking MS Dhoni’s captaincy record: It’s a by-product of a quality teamVirat Kohli on Monday became India’s most successful captain in Test cricket after their 257-run victory over West Indies in the 2nd Test in Jamaica.advertisement Nextlast_img

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