IND Vs ENG: Virat Kohli On Surpassing MS Dhoni’s Record, ‘It Means Nothing To Me’
Kohli is one win away from surpassing Dhoni’s captaincy milestone; says it means nothing to him.
As India go into the third Test match in the India vs. England series on Wednesday, Virat Kohli is inching towards a personal record himself. As the team plays for the first day and night match of the series, the Indian Skipper is ready to surpass Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s tally of most Test victories by an Indian captain at home. India’s victory at Motera will mean that Kohli will become the new record holder.
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As of now, both Dhoni and Kohli have successfully won 21 games at home as captains. A win at Motera in the on-going pink-ball test against England will make Kohli overtake the former skipper. However, to many people’s surprise, the India skipper has stated that the record means nothing as he shares a special bond with his former captain Dhoni.
“That record (surpassing Dhoni in captaincy) means nothing to me. Records are looked at from an individual point of view and we don’t play sport for those records,” said Kohli while talking in a press conference.
Adding to his compassionate statement about the record, Virat Kohli also pointed out that he always puts the team in front of him. The Indian Captain said that he never focuses on personal achievements and said that he expects the same from any future captain of the Indian cricket team.
Expanding on the point, Kohli said, “We (Kohli and Dhoni) share a great camaraderie, and mutual respect is something you hold really close to your heart and I understand the importance and significance of that. I have a responsibility to keep Team India on top, and the same applies to someone who takes over after me.”
The India and England series currently stands level at 1-1, with two more matches. The on-going third Test is taking place at Motera Stadium, in Ahmedabad.
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