Kohli beats Dhoni's record, emerges as India's highest-scoring Test captain

Virat Kohli plays a shot during the match. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 26, 2018, 04.29 PM (IST)

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Friday outweighed former captain MS Dhoni's record with most runs in Test cricket.

With 3456 runs as captain, he tops the list of Indian captains scoring runs in Test Cricket. 

Virat ranked to the first position after he scored 41 runs in the second innings of the third test between India and South Africa at Wanderers in Johannesburg. 

The second position is occupied by MS Dhoni with 3454 runs as captain. 

While Dhoni scored the runs in 60 test matches, Kohli just took 35 tests to surpass his score. 

Dhoni had earlier beaten former India opener Sunil Gavaskar to reach the first position. Gavaskar has scored 3449 runs.

The fourth and fifth place are occupied by Mohd Azharuddin with 2856 runs and Sourav Ganguly with 2541 runs respectively.