Virat Kohli Equals MS Dhoni's Unwanted Record Of Most Test Ducks As An India Captain
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Virat Kohli Equals MS Dhoni’s Unwanted Record Of Most Test Ducks As An India Captain

Virat Kohli will captain his first Test match for India starting on Tuesday with MS Dhoni, right, unable to play against Australia. Aijaz Rahi / AP Virat Kohli will captain his first Test match for India starting on Tuesday with MS Dhoni, right, unable to play against Australia. Aijaz Rahi / AP
Virat Kohli will captain his first Test match for India starting on Tuesday with MS Dhoni, right, unable to play against Australia. Aijaz Rahi / AP Virat Kohli will captain his first Test match for India starting on Tuesday with MS Dhoni, right, unable to play against Australia. Aijaz Rahi / AP

Virat Kohli equalled his predecessor MS Dhoni’s unwanted record of the most number of ducks by an Indian Test team captain. Several unwanted records were touched by Virat Kohli after getting out on an 8-ball duck on Day 2 of the 4th Test against England in Ahmedabad.

The Indian skipper has just walked in after the dismissal of Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara when Ben Stokes bowled an excellent short delivery which took him by surprise. The 32-year-old, tempted to play the delivery, edged the ball into the hands of wicketkeeper Ben Foakes.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Virat Kohli Dismissed For Duck 8th Time As Skipper

With that duck, which is his 8th in a career as India captain, Virat Kohli has equalled the unwanted record of his predecessor MS Dhoni who are the two owners of the unlucky record for the most number of ducks by an Indian skipper. The current skipper had failed to score 12 times in 91 Test appearances.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Further, this is only for the 2nd time in the stellar career of the dashing batsman that he has registered two ducks in a single Test series. His last pair in a series also came against England in 2014. Pacers Liam Plunkett and James Anderson dismissed him without scoring back in 2014. All-rounders Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes have done the damage this time around.

Ben Stokes Dismissed Virat Kohli 5 Times Which Is The Most For Him Against Any Batsman In Tests

Also, Ben Stokes has dismissed the Indian skipper 5 times, the most for him against any batsman in Test cricket. The fiery all-rounder has dismissed former Test cricketers Michael Clarke and Faf Du Plessis 4 times. South Africa Test captain Dean Elgar and Cheteshwar Pujara have also been dismissed by Ben Stokes on 4 occasions.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

Notably, Ben Stokes and Virat Kohli were involved in a heated conversation when the on-field umpire had to intervene on Day 1 of the final Test. Earlier, Virat Kohli had equalled MS Dhoni’s record of leading India in most Test matches. Virat Kohli said it has been a pleasure to have led the side in 60 Tests.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat first for the third time in the series, England was bowled out for 205 shortly after tea, with Ben Stokes himself getting embroiled in a lively exchange of views with Mohammad Siraj and Virat Kohli en route to top-scoring with 55 from 121 balls. India is 121/4 in 1st innings with opener Rohit Sharma nearing fifty and Rishabh Pant giving him company.