Cricket

Virat Kohli surpasses Dhoni’s record of successive Test wins

Under Virat Kohli, India has won seven successive Tests. Kohli has surpassed M.S. Dhoni's record of six successive Test victories.

Virat Kohli led India to Test wins against West Indies (2 Tests), South Africa (3 Tests) and Bangladesh (2 Tests). Australia has won 16 successive Test from October 1999 to February 2001, the most by an international team.

Jasprit Bumrah being congratulated by his teammates during the first Test against West Indies in North Sound on August 25, 2019. India won the Test by 318 runs. Photo: AP
India’s captain Virat Kohli with the series trophy after defeating West Indies in the second Test in Kingston on September 2, 2019. India won the match by 257 runs. Photo: AP
Mohammed Shami celebrates showing the broken wicket during the first Test match against South Africa in Visakhapatnam on October 6, 2019. India won the match by 203 runs. Photo: K.R. Deepak
Indian players leave the field after defeating South Africa in the second Test in Pune on October 13, 2019. India won the match by an innings and 137 runs. Photo: PTI
Indian players pose with the trophy after defeating South Africa in the third Test, in Ranchi on October 22, 2019. India won the match by an innings and 202 runs. Photo: PTI
Ravichandran Ashwin and his teammates celebrate their win over Bangladesh in the first Test, in Indore on November 16, 2019. India won the match by an innings and 130 runs. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
Indian cricket team poses with the trophy after defeating Bangladesh in the second Test in Kolkata on November 24, 2019. Kolkata successfully hosted the first day-night Test for India and the hosts won the match by an innings and 46 runs in just three days. Photo: K.R. Deepak