India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli registers first win as Test skipper
Virat Kohli on Monday registered his first win as India's Test skipper after his side romped home to a 278-run win in Colombo.
New Delhi: Virat Kohli on Monday registered his first win as India's Test skipper after his side romped home to a 278-run win in Colombo.
Though Kohli has always led from the front with his batting as skipper, a Test win had eluded him until now.
The 26-year-old was first handed charge of India's Test team in Australia last year. He captained the side on two occasions – in the 1st Test (lost) and 4th Test (drawn).
Kohli then led India against Bangladesh in the one-off Test at Fatullah. However the incessant rain foiled his bid to get a maiden win, with the Test ending in draw.
India's tour to Sri Lanka was the Kohli's first full fledged assignment as Team India skipper.
Despite dominating the 1st Test at Galle, the India's blew their chance of going ahead in the series as the batting line up capitulated on the fifth day.
However, Kohli deserves a lot of credit for mounting a great challenge in the second Test, convincingly beating the home side to record his first win as Test skipper.
This is a moment to cherish for Kohli. He will hope it is the first of many.