Virat Kohli by far is the best performer in Indian cricketer since he made his international debut back in 2008. After three years he played his first test match and since then he is like a necessity in the Indian batting line and Kohli put in a lot of hard work and steak of performances to earn this title.
Kohli became the test captain of the Indian cricket team in 2014 in Australia. Since then things have gone a bit irrational in the Indian cricket team. Kohli has captain India in 6 test matches in which he has won only a single test with 4 defeats and 1 hit by rain.
Now a steak of questions falls into the minds of many, will he be the right heir to the throne once ruled by Sourav Ganguly and later MS Dhoni? Will Virat prove himself to be the third ace right after two giants Ganguly and Dhoni?
Apparently at the moment the answer is a big no. But there will be a lot things which will unveil themselves as Virat and team India progresses in the future of test cricket. One thing is for sure that it will be test cricket which will decide the fate of Kohli as a captain.
His predecessors Ganguly and Dhoni hold some major test records to their names. Dhoni holds the record for the most number of test wins as captain. Dhoni played 60 test matches as the leader and won 27, lost 18 and 15 ended up as draw.
Sourav Ganguly appeared as captain in 49 test matches, he won 21, lost 13 and 15 ended up as draw. Now there is one major difference between Dhoni and Ganguly that is their stats across the border in some hostile cricketing environments.
Ganguly has 11 overseas test wins under his captaincy belt while Dhoni has only 6 of them which is the reason people rank Ganguly on the top in a list of most successful Indian test skippers. Where Virat will find himself is a question yet to be answered.
At this particular moment captaincy is a fruit not tasted properly by the young Indian skipper. He is performing brilliantly in all the 6 games he has played as the new Indian test leader, scored four tons to his name yet victory less.
Indian might have missed a few chances where they had strong chances ending up as the winners. The first one was Australia at Adelaide where India lost by 48 just despite Kohli hitting a big ton. Sadly his ton was only noticeable numbers in India’s second inning score sheet.
The second one came against Srilanka when India took a 192 runs first innings lead and yet ended up as loser on the fourth day of the match. Virat is narrating attacking cricket proses a lot but he has to transform these words into actions by gain some test wins under his belt.