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Here's what Syed Kirmani has to say about Virat Kohli after being deemed as best captain ever

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 September 2019, 13:27 IST

Indian run machine Virat Kohli became the most successful Indian Test skipper after India defeated West Indies in the two match Test series. Virat Kohli presently has 28 Test wins in 48 Tests matches with a success rate of 58.33, outdoing MS Dhoni’s milestone of 27 Test wins in 60 Test games with a success rate of 45.

After, Virat Kohli surpassed MS Dhoni’s Test captaincy milestone, a huge debate brokeout as to who is India’s best captain in the longest format of the game.


Nevertheless, former Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani has put a complete cessation to all the fuss. As per the former, it is too early to call Virat Kohli the best skipper as he still has a long way to go. Kirmani further stated that MS Dhoni is still India’s best skipper ever.

Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to win a Test series in Australia last summer when India got the better of the host in a four match series. This victory played a crucial part in Virat Kohli’s captaincy in Test cricket. Kohli led team India has also won Test series in West Indies and Sri lanka.


But Syed Kirmani still isn’t satisfied that Virat Kohli is the best skipper India has ever had in Test cricket. “In every era, there has been a skipper with different individual. When MS Dhoni was the skipper, he succeeded in all three formats and took the Indian team to the highest level. He was acclaimed as the best skipper India ever had,” Kirmani said.

“After that Virat took over. Give him some more time to achieve many more records. You cannot acclaim him as the best Indian captain ever. It is MS Dhoni who has been acclaimed as the best Indian captain ever, so far. So, Kohli has a long way to go. Easily, five more years are there with Kohli as India skipper,” Kirmani added.


First published: 5 September 2019, 13:23 IST