Test Cricket is where the real charm of the game lies, at least for the ardent cricket fans who have grown up embracing the beauty of the longest format of the game. Likewise in India, many greats of the game have endured challenges and led the Indian Test team fiercely in the international circuit. A captain’s duty is crucial since they not only plan the match but also encourage the team to provide their best effort. There have been a number of outstanding captains in India’s history of cricket, and each of them made a lasting impression on the sport.
Here are the Top five most successful Test captains of India
1. Virat Kohli (2014-2022)
During Virat Kohli’s captaincy, a new era of aggression and unyielding resolve became apparent. When Kohli took charge in 2014, the youthful Indian team was mesmerized by his fierce passion. The on-field aggression of skipper Kohli has had and the impact he has left on Indian cricket in the longest format have led to India becoming the No. 1 Test team and holding the position for a significant period of time. The numbers are a testimony to why Kohli has been the most successful Test captain of India.
Kohli has captained the team in 68 Test matches and has a record of 40 wins, 17 defeats, and 11 draws, for a spectacular win percentage of 58.82.
Kohli’s strong attitude and brave mindset defined Kohli’s leadership. His unalterable faith in himself penetrated the team, creating a spirit of assurance that led India to a number of notable wins both at home as well as overseas. His leadership abilities have been shown by the historic Test series win in Australia in 2018–2019, where India won their first series ever Down Under.