MS Dhoni overtakes Sourav Ganguly, becomes India's most successful Test captain

MS Dhoni has already achieved what Ganguly never managed - a win in South Africa and New Zealand - but still has to prove his worth in Australia and England.

updated: March 05, 2013 14:58 IST
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With India's massive victory over Australia in Hyderabad, Mahendra Singh Dhoni surpassed Sourav Ganguly's record to be the most successful Test captain in India's cricket history.

It was Dhoni's 22nd win in 45 Tests as captain, a remarkable winning percentage of nearly 50, and it put in the shade Sourav Ganguly's achievement of 21 victories from 49 Tests. Already India's most successful captain across all formats, Dhoni's latest feat comes after he had previously led the team to title triumphs at the World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007, and in the 50-over World Cup in India in 2011. There was also the No. 1 ranking in Test cricket, which India held between December 2009 and August 2011.

MS Dhoni's achievement is also worth notice because his 22 wins have come in 45 matches while Ganguly captained India in 49 Tests. What differs Dhoni from Ganguly is the fact that Ganguly had more wins outside of India but the former has more time on his hands now, it seems.

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