Indian skipper Virat Kohli has almost guaranteed his team’s berth in the World Test Championship final after beating England in the third Test in Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, the pitch at the Motera became the talking point after the game was over in less than two days. Criticism came in from various quarters of the cricketing world with former England captain Michael Vaughan making continuous troll on the wicket.
Meanwhile, ahead of the next Test in Ahmedabad, Virat Kohli is on the verge of equalling MS Dhoni‘s Test captaincy record. The former India captain, who captained the Test side for 6 years, led India in 60 matches. With this, he sits at the top spot on the list of most matches as India Test captain.
Virat Kohli One Short Of Equalling MS Dhoni’s Record
Virat Kohli who took over from Dhoni during the Australia tour in 2014/15, is just one Test short and will equal the India legend next week. Though he will have to wait to go at the top spot as India’s next Test fixture is in June (if they qualify for the final). Following that, India are also scheduled to play 5 Test matches against England Down Under in August-September.
Virat Kohli has 35 wins as India’s Test captain and 14 losses so far. Out of the 14, he has lost only two Test matches at home so far, one of them came against England in the first Test in Chennai. MS Dhoni finished his Test captaincy career with 27 wins.
Meanwhile, with all the talk surrounding the Motera pitch, batting coach Jonathan Trott denied blaming the pitch for England’s loss in the third Test. He said that the pitch was the same for both sides and that India played better cricket in the Test match.
Looking and blaming the pitch, I think, would be doing ourselves a disservice. Yes, the ball did spin and there were balls which skid on but it was the same for both sides” said Trott.