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India vs England: Virat Kohli Surpasses MS Dhoni, Registers New Record

India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday added another record to his statistics as he became the first Indian to score 4000 runs as captain in Tests.

Virat Kohli’s patient 58 on the fourth day at Southampton was yet another top-class effort by the Indian captain. With 544 runs in the series – more than double of second highest run scorer Jos Buttler who has 260 runs – at an average of 68, Kohli has been the standout batsman from either side in the series. With a Test to go, Kohli can move up further on the list of most runs scored by a visiting captain in England.

The 29-year-old also completed 4000 runs as Test captain in the course of the innings, becoming the first Indian to do so. He has also become the fastest to the landmark, needing just 63 innings in 38 Test matches, beating Brian Lara who took 71 innings and 40 matches.

He is also the youngest Test captain to achieve the feat.

The India captain took 19 Tests to achieve the milestone, while Ganguly played 28 Tests overseas as captain.

Dhoni is third on the list with 1591 runs at an average of 32.46. Dhoni has played 30 Tests as captain overseas.

Mohammad Azharuddin has 1517 runs under his belt in 27 Tests as captain while playing on foreign soil.

Rahul Dravid is fifth in the tally with 1219 runs at an average of 46.88. Popularly known as “The Wall”, Dravid led India in 17 Tests overseas.

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