Kohli equals Dhoni's record, becomes joint most successful India Test captain at home

India vs England, 2nd Test: Both Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli have now won 21 Test matches at home as captain. However, Kohli has a higher success rate.

MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli

India's MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli during a Test match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 26, 2014.   -  Getty Images

Virat Kohli, on Tuesday, became India's joint most successful Test captain at home, equaling Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record, with his 21st victory in the longest format of the game against England at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Dhoni, also with 21 wins, lost three and salvaged six draws, to notch up a success rate of 70 per cent. Kohli, however, has a higher win rate of 77.8 per cent with only two defeats and five draws from 28 matches.

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Mohammad Azharuddin (13 wins, 65 per cent), Sourav Ganguly (10 wins, 47.6 per cent), and Sunil Gavaskar (seven wins, 24.1 per cent) follow the duo on this elite list.

Kohli lauded his side's efforts against the visitor under challenging conditions after his side drew level in the series with a thumping 317-run win.

"The conditions were challenging for both sides, but we showed more application with the bat. We didn't panic out there looking at the turn and bounce. We know our bowlers would do the job for us if we put up the runs," he said after India bowled out England for 164 in the second innings.

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