MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli has now won 21 Test matches at home as captain

Published:2 March 2021

MS Dhoni as captain

On Tuesday, Virat Kohli became India's most prolific joint Test captain at home, equaling MS Dhoni's record, with his 21st victory in the most extended game format against England at M. Stadium A. Chidambaram in Chennai.

Dhoni lost three and salvaged six draws and 21 wins to clock up a 70% success rate. However, Virat Kohli has a higher win percentage of 77.8%, with just two defeats and five draws from 28 matches.

The pair is followed on this elite list by Mohammad Azharuddin (13 wins, 65%), Sourav Ganguly (10 wins, 47.6%), and Sunil Gavaskar (seven wins, 24.1%).

After Virat Kohli side drew level in the series with a thumping 317-run victory, he praised his side's attempts against the visitor under challenging circumstances.

For both sides, the conditions were harsh, but Team India showed more application with the bat. They were not panicking out there, watching the turn and bounce. They know their bowlers will do the job for them if they put up the runs.