Team India was at its dominating best in the second Test against New Zealand in Mumbai and they registered a huge win by 372 runs. Following India’s impressive win, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has showered praises on Virat Kohli. He termed that the swashbuckling batter is the best captain India has ever had in Test cricket.
After their win over Kiwis in the second and final Test match, India has finally managed to register their 14th consecutive series win at home and 11th straight under Kohli’s captaincy. With this win, the Indian team also advanced to the top of the latest ICC Test rankings wherein New Zealand slipped to second place on the rankings.
Tweeting about the same, Irfan Pathan wrote: “As I have said earlier and saying it again @imVkohli is the best Test Captain India have ever had! He’s at the top with the win percentage of 59.09% and the second spot is at 45%”.
As I have said earlier and saying it again @imVkohli is the best Test Captain India have ever had! He's at the top with the win percentage of 59.09% and the second spot is at 45%.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) December 6, 2021
Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri had an impressive stint with the team wherein the side registered promising performances. He also praised Kohli and stated that most of the players in the team love the longest format of the game and that’s why the team has done well in the last five years.
Ravi Shastri had said, “I think if any team has been an ambassador for Test match over the last five years, it is this Indian cricket team. Virat worships Test match cricket, as do most of the team, which might surprise the world because of the amount of one-day cricket India plays, then IPL. If you ask anyone in the team, 99 percent of them would say they love Test match cricket. That’s why what India has done in the last five years – remain as the No. 1 team in the world at the end of every year.”