Virat Kohli speaks on Breaking MS Dhoni’s captaincy Record

Virat Kohli has responded to comments about breaking MS Dhoni’s captaincy record ahead of their third Test match against England.

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Kohli has taken Indian cricket to the next level.

India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli is to go down in history for his array of individual and captaincy records.

Currently, Kohli is the most successful Indian Test captain ever in terms of victories.

He is also level with MS Dhoni with 21 Test wins on home soil.

Therefore, a win in the third Test match against England will make him the most successful Indian captain at home.

India’s third Test match against England will take place on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, Virat Kohli said that records do not matter much to him.

His statement comes despite the fact that the match could see him take a lead on his predecessor.

Virat Kohli said:

“These are very fickle things which probably look great from the outside comparing two individuals and that’s something that people on the outside love to do all the time.

“But that really doesn’t matter to any of us to be honest because the mutual respect and understanding and camaraderie that we have as teammates or with your ex-captain is something that you hold really close to your heart.”

Virat Kohli made his Test debut in June 2011, with MS Dhoni as his captain.

After a rocky start to his cricketing career, Kohli evolved to become the national team’s batting mainstay.

MS Dhoni handed the captaincy to Kohli after his retirement from Test cricket. His departure came mid-way through India’s 2014-2015 tour of Australia.

Since then, Kohli has taken Indian cricket to the next level.

Virat Kohli’s win percentage as Indian skipper is the best among Indians.

He currently places third behind Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting among national team captains who have led in 25 matches or more.

India’s third Test match against England comes after both teams winning a game each in the four-match series.

In anticipation of the day-night third Test, Virat Kohli is expecting pacers to have as large a role as spinners.

The match is also the first pink-ball Test to be played at Motera.

In the pre-match press conference on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, Virat Kohli said he expects the pacers to be in the game until the ball is “nice and shiny”.

He also did not accept the assessment that, if the pitch was to favour pacers, England would have an edge over India.

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