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Virat Kohli only behind Dhoni in most Test defeats as India skipper

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Christchurch: Virat Kohli has become the Indian skipper with second-most defeats in Test cricket overseas.

India lost the second Test against New Zealand by seven wickets to lose the two-match Test series 2-0.

It was Kohli’s 11th Test defeat so far away from home.

After India’s defeat in the first Test in Wellington at Basin Reserve, Kohli was tied with former skipper and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly at 10 loses overseas.

But after India’s seven-wicket capitulation against New Zealand in Christchurch, Kohli now has 11 loses as India’s Test skipper.

MS Dhoni holds the unwanted record of most Test defeats overseas as an Indian captain with 15 loses.

The 0-2 series whitewash India faced in New Zealand was also the first time India has lost all matches of a Test series with Virat Kohli as skipper.

India, the top-ranked Test team, has now lost Tests series’ in South Africa, England and New Zealand while winning in Australia, their first victory Down Under.

To add to Kohli’s woes, his batting form also deserted him, scoring only 38 run in four innings.

Kohli has captained India in 55 Test matches, winning 33 times and losing 12 games overall so far.

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