Indian Cricket team captain and skipper Virat Kohli says, "records as a captain mean nothing to me or any other player." The player is on the brink to break record of ex-captain MS Dhoni's Test wins at home as captain. India is all set to compete against England in the newly renovated Motera stadium in Ahemadabad commencing from Wednesday (February 24). The team's victory here will see Kohli go past Dhoni, who also won 21 Tests at home as captain of Team India.
In a virtual conference held today, Kohli said that stats don't matter to him much and his job is to win games for India and give his best in the responsibility that he has been assigned with as captain of the side. He also said that captaincy doesn't matter to him or any other player in the team. "It is a responsibility given to me and I’m trying to do my best. This has always been the case and will remain the same, as long as I play the game. These are fickle things which look great from outside, doesn’t matter to me as an individual," he added.
With as many as 34 wins to his credit in 58 games so far, Kohli is one of India's most successful Test captain of all-time. Dhoni had won 27 out of 60 Tests as captain before handing over the controls to Kohli in 2014. However this test series will show if Virat surpasses Dhoni's record.
Commenting on his bond with Dhoni, Kohli further stated that he has always shared a great respect for the former captain. The skipper had made his India debut under Dhoni's captaincy in 2008 and was part of the 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy-winning sides under the former India captain.
Virat continues to focus on winning the remaining two Tests against England and help India secure a spot in the final of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship. New Zealand have already qualified for the final while three teams - India, England, and Australia are in the fray for the second spot.