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List of Indian Captains across 499 tests and their numbers you might not know 

List of Indian Captains across 499 tests and their numbers you might not know 
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On September 22,when Virat Kohli and his men get on the field,they will be representing India in its 500th Test match. India is only the fourth country to achieve this feat after Australia, England and West Indies.Here is the list of Indian captains across the 499 Tests,their numbers, and feats.

On September 22,when Virat Kohli and his men get on the field,they will be representing India in its 500th Test match. India is only the fourth country to achieve this feat after Australia, England and West Indies.Here is the list of Indian captains across the 499 Tests,their numbers, and feats.

India have had 32 Test Captains so far.

CK Nayudu

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Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi

Lala Amarnath

Vijay Hazare

Vinoo Mankad

Ghulam Ahmed

Polly Umrigar

Hemu Adhikari

Datta Gaekwad

Pankaj Roy

Gulabrai Ramchand

Nari Contractor

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Chandu Borde

Ajit Wadekar

Srinivas Venkataraghavan

Sunil Gavaskar

Bishen Singh Bedi

Gundappa Viswanath

Kapil Dev

Dilip Vengsarkar

Ravi Shastri

Krishnamachari Srikkanth

Mohammad Azharuddin

Sachin Tendulkar


Sourav Ganguly

Rahul Dravid

Virender Sehwag

Anil Kumble

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Virat Kohli

Most Matches as a Captain -

Mahendra Singh Dhoni - 60

Sourav Ganguly - 49

Mohammed Azharuddin - 47

Sunil Gavaskar - 47

Nawab of Pataudi Jr. - 40

Most Wins as a Captain -

Mahendra Singh Dhoni - 27

Sourav Ganguly - 21

Mohammed Azharuddin - 14

Sunil Gavaskar - 9

Nawab of Pataudi Jr. - 9

Most Losses as a Captain -

Nawab of Pataudi Jr. - 19

Mahendra Singh Dhoni - 18

Mohammed Azharuddin - 14

Sourav Ganguly - 13

Bishan Singh Bedi - 11

India's milestone wins ( Captain vs Opponent (Place) )

1st : Vijay Hazare vs England (CHEPAUK)

25th : Bishan Singh Bedi vs NZ (CHEPAUK)

50th : Mohammed Azharuddin vs SL (LUCKNOW)

75th : Sourav Ganguly vs AUS (ADELAIDE)

100th : Mahendra Singh Dhoni vs SL (KANPUR)

125th : Virat Kohli vs RSA (MOHALI)

India's milestone matches ( Captain vs Opponent )

1st: C.K. Nayudu vs England (1932)

50th: Poly Umrigar vs Australia (1956)

100th: Nawab of Patudi Jr. vs England (1967)

150th: Bishen Bedi vs England (1977)

200th: Sunil Gavaskar vs Pakistan (1982)

250th: Ravi Shastri vs West Indies (1988)

300th: Sachin Tendulkar vs South Africa (1996)

350th: Sourav Ganguly vs Zimbabwe (2002)

400th: Rahul Dravid vs Pakistan (2006)

450th: MS Dhoni vs West Indies (2011)

500th: Virat Kohli vs New Zealand (2016)

Other famous milestones -

India's First Test loss was under CK Nayudu vs England at Lords.

India took 24 matches before they registered their first win in 1952 at the Chepauk.

Most Over seaswins as a Captain - Sourav Ganguly (11)

Oldest to captain India - Vinoo Mankad 41y 289d (India vs West Indies , Chennai 21 January 1959)

Youngest to captain India - Nawab of Pataudi Jr. 21y 77d (India vs West Indies , Bridgetown 23 March 1962)

Iftikhar Ali Khan is the only player to play for England and India in Tests. He captained India in the 3 Tests he played.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi led India to its first overseas Test victory and first overseas series victory – against New Zealand in 1967/68 season

Credits: sportscafe.in

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