October 11, 2019
Virat Kohli has become only the second player after Mahendra Singh Dhoni to lead the Indian cricket team in 50 Test matches. Virat has also surpassed former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly who had led India in 49 Tests matches. MS Dhoni has led the team 60 times in Tests between 2008-2014.
Virat Kohli reached the mark on Thursday during the second Test match being played against South Africa in Pune.
Before the match Virat had said,” I feel I am lucky enough to be in this position. I am grateful that I have been able to play so many games for India, let alone captain so many games.”
Another player to reach a milestone during the test is Mayank Agarwal. He has become the second Indian opening batsman after Virender Sehwag to hit centuries in consecutive Tests against South Africa.
In the first test, Mayank had made a brilliant 215 runs and he reached the 100 runs mark in Pune yesterday.
“I’m very happy that I could get back-to-back hundreds, that’s a good feeling,” Mayank Agarwal said after the match.
Harsha Bhogle tweeted, “Proper test match batting from Mayank Agarwal. The transformation from white ball slasher to red ball accumulator continues.”
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