Not Virat Kohli, but he is the best captain in the Border Gavaskar Trophy after Dhoni… Ajinka Rahane is missing..

First Published Feb 8, 2023, 9:15 AM IST

Virat Kohli is the most successful Test captain of Team India. With 40 wins in 68 Tests, Virat Kohli missed the chance to become the most successful World Test captain… But the most successful Indian captain in the Border Gavaskar Trophy is not Virat Kohli…

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who captained 13 Tests in the Border Gavaskar Trophy, won 8 Tests. Dhoni, who whitewashed the Aussies 4-0 in India, retired from Tests in the middle of the Border Gavaskar Trophy in 2014.

Before Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian captain Sourav Ganguly had the most Test wins in Border Gavaskar Trophy. The Indian team played 9 Tests under Dada’s captaincy and won 3. While two of these three victories came at home, Ganguly won the Test in Adelaide during the 2003-04 tour of Australia…

The Indian team played 10 Tests in the Border Gavaskar Trophy under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli took over as interim captain in the first Test of Australia tour in 2014 when Dhoni was injured. In this match, the Indian team, which came into the ring with a target of 361 runs, lost by 48 runs…

Virat Kohli, who won 2 Tests in the Border Gavaskar Trophy at home in 2016-17, won one Test in the 2018-19 tour of Australia. Virat Kohli returned home on paternity leave after the Adelaide Test defeat.

Ajinkya Rahane, who did not face a single defeat as a Test captain, captained 4 Tests in the Border Gavaskar Trophy and got 3 wins. Ajinkya Rahane is also the captain with the most successful winning percentage.

Ajinkya Rahane, who captained the fourth Test in Dharamsala in 2017, won the match by 8 wickets. Later, with Virat Kohli returning home on paternity leave, Border captained the Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21…

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Ajinkya Rahane scored a century in the Melbourne Test and gave the Indian team a great victory. After that he gave a historic victory in the Brisbane Test as well. The third Test in Sydney ended in a draw.

Had Ajinkya Rahane captained one more Test and won, he would have become the most successful Indian captain after Dhoni. But due to his poor form, the BCCI dropped Rahane from the final team.


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