Centurion: The possibility of captain Virat Kohli bidding farewell has emerged as the most successful captain in world Test cricket. In Centurion Indian team Won, the 40th Test victory for the Collie captaincy.
In the first Test against South Africa at Centurion Indian team Won by 113 runs. This was the 3rd defeat of the South African team in Centurion. The South African team had suffered only 2 defeats at this ground before. Centurion is also the worst ground in South Africa. Not only that but in Test cricket on South African soil Indian team Became the 4th success received.
Virat Kohli is currently the 4th most successful captain in Test cricket with 40 wins. Former Australian captain Steve Waugh Goalie needs one more win to equal the record 41 wins. Ponting, led by No. 2, has 48 wins; Former South African captain Graeme Smith tops the list with 53 wins.
The question now is whether the goalie has the potential to overtake them and become the most successful captain in Test cricket in the world.
Goalie, now the 4th most successful captain in Test cricket in the world, is now 33 years old. The captains in the top 3 are all players who have played until the age of 38. Therefore, the goalie can still play Test cricket for up to 5 years. Steve Waugh At 38, Ponting played at 37, and Smith retired at 33. The goalie’s fitness, form, and ability to manage the team can play for up to 5 more years.
Can Smith, Ponting, Wahhabi be overtaken by a goalie?
Goliath needed 2 wickets to break Steve Waugh’s record of 41 wickets. Goalie will lead it in the South African series. Or will equalize. In 2022 Indian team Played in 3 Test series domestically. 2 Test matches against Sri Lanka Indian team If he wins for sure, the goalie’s winning tally will rise to 43. Locally Indian team Because the team is strong, Indian team The winning goal will take the goalie closer to Ponting. By the end of July 2023, at the age of 35, the goalie would have equalized or beaten Ponting’s 48 wins.
Smith’s 53 wins can easily be equalized or overturned by the goalie if he plays in Test matches for the next 2 seasons. The 2022-23 domestic Test series is enough to break the Smith record for the domestic series in October – January 2023-24. But, until then the goalie’s captaincy should not be snatched away.
Virat Kohli should not lose his form in batting so as not to be sacked as captain. The goalie is currently averaging 50.34 with 7,854 runs in 98 Tests. Goalie has not scored a single century in Test cricket on the international stage since 2019. It’s hard for a goalie to move through time just hiding behind the shield of being the captain. The goalie, who can play better than batting, can retain the captaincy by returning to form.
Excellent Captain Goalie
Captain Kohli is the most successful Indian captain in Test cricket with 40 wins. Dhoni (27), Ganguly (21) and Azharuddin (14) are next in line respectively. He was also the first captain to score 4 wins overseas in a calendar year. In Brisbane, Lord’s, Oval, Centurion Indian team Has won. Last 2018 in Johannesburg, Nottingham, Adelaide, Melbourne Indian team Has won.
He was the first captain to lead the Indian team to victory at Centurion. Centurion as the first team in Asia Indian team Has succeeded. Only former England captain Nasir Hussain (2000) and Australia’s Michael Clarke (2004) have won at Centurion.
Goalie is the only Asian captain to have had more wins against the so-called Army nations of South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia. He has won 7, lost 13 and drawn 3 of 23 Tests so far. Led by Collie abroad Indian team Won 16 of 36 Tests.
The South African team so far in the Centurion Indian team Never won. For the first time, the Indian team has won the captaincy. Goalie is the only Indian captain and Asian captain to have won 3 Boxing Day Tests so far. It is noteworthy that he is the only captain and goalie to have won two Tests on home soil against South Africa.