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Virat Kohli eyes plethora of records in as India eye 3-1 series win


Ind vs Eng 4th Test: Virat Kohli eyes plethora of records in as India eye 3-1 series win:The Indian skipper Virat Kohli is never short of breaking records whenever he batting or leading India on the field. As India heads to the final Test in Ahmedabad, a number of records await to be written after the modern era’s legend Virat Kohli. Let us take a look at the number of records Kohli can achieve at Narendra Modi Stadium this week.

12,000 runs in international cricket

The modern-era run machine is just 17 runs short of completing 12,000 runs in international cricket as captain. Only former South Africa captain Graeme Smith and Ricky Ponting are ahead of Kohli in the list of most runs scored by a skipper across all formats.

Equal MS Dhoni

When Virat Kohli will come out on the field on Thursday for the final Test against England, he will equal MS Dhoni’s record of leading India in Tests. The wicket-keeper batsman led India in 60 Tests—most by any Indian captain.

Surpass Steve Waugh, Clive Lloyd

Virat Kohli can go past former Australia captain Steve Waugh with a win in the 4th Test. With 23 victories, he will be third on the list of captains with the most success at home. With the win, Kohli will also go past Clive Lloyd is placed fifth in the most number of wins in Test matches (36).

Kohli is the most successful skipper for India in Tests. The second best is MS Dhoni (27 wins)

Break Ricky Ponting’s record

The Indian skipper is only a century away to break former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s record (41 tons). Kohli, who is on an unusual century drought for over 12 months, can reach the pinnacle of most international hundreds as captain.

Kohli vs Root

Virat Kohli can go past Joe Root’s tally of most runs between Ind vs Eng Tests among current skippers of both sides. He is only 17 runs short to dominate the England captain in another list of records.

The hosts are already ahead of England in the ongoing Test series and Virat Kohli’s men will be hopeful of securing their berth in the WTC Final against New Zealand in June 2021. A draw would do the job for Team India but they will be eyeing a consecutive series win against England in home Tests.

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