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Virat Kohli uplifts MS Dhoni to end Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record after beating India in the first Test.

Virat Kohli came up on MS Dhoni’s stage during India’s victory in the Dominica Test against West Indies. Kohli is now fast approaching Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record. The 34-year-old, who has played a total of 499 matches for India, will become the fourth Indian player to play 500 matches for the national team.

July 16, 2023 | 10:09 AM IST

Virat Kohli surpasses MS Dhoni in the elite list

Photo: AP

Key highlights

  • Virat Kohli has elevated MS Dhoni in the elite list
  • India defeated West Indies by an innings and 141 runs
  • Kohli is next to Sachin Tendulkar’s record
India’s comprehensive victory over West Indies in the first Test at Windsor Park in Dominica helped Virat Kohli overtake MS Dhoni in the elite list and move closer to Sachin Tendulkar’s all-time record. Kohli scored 76 as India won by an innings and 141 runs.

Based on the result, Kohli became the second Indian player to appear in victories for the Indian team across formats. This was the 296th match India won in Kohli’s career. Kohli has surpassed legendary Indian captain MS Dhoni who has 295 wins for the national team.

In the rich history of Indian cricket, only Sachin Tendulkar is ahead of Kohli in terms of most wins for the national team. The 34-year-old is fast approaching Tendulkar’s record and by all accounts, it doesn’t matter when he breaks the record. ‘Master Blaster’ participated in 307 matches won by India.

Players have been a part of most victories for India

Sachin Tendulkar – 307

Virat Kohli – 296

MS Dhoni – 295

Yuvraj Singh – 227

Rahul Dravid – 216

Kohli is all set to create history in the second Test of the series starting Thursday (July 20) in Port of Spain as he plays his 500th international for India. Kohli will become the fourth Indian to achieve this feat after Sachin, Dhoni and Dravid. He is also only the 10th player in the history of world cricket to achieve this milestone.

In his international career which started in 2008, the former India captain has played 110 Tests, 274 ODIs and 115 T20Is. Kohli is the only other player in the world to have scored 75 international centuries besides Sachin Tendulkar (100).

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