India beat West Indies in the second Test by 257 runs on Day 4 to sweep the series 2-0 and consolidate their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship points table. It was India’s first clean-sweep in a Test series in the Caribbean.
Also, Virat Kohli has overtaken MS Dhoni to become the most successful Indian Test captain ever.
With the victory over West Indies, Kohli now has record 28 wins in 48 matches while Dhoni had 27 wins from 60 Test matches.
Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Azharuddin are the other successful Indian skippers on the list with 21 and 14 wins respectively.
In the post-match presentation ceremony, former Windies fast bowler Ian Bishop 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.
The 30-year-old also hailed India’s all-rounder team effort as they once again outclassed the home team.
“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 added.