Pune (Maharashtra), Oct. 10 -- : Skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday became the second Indian captain to lead the side in 50 Test matches.

He achieved the feat as India gear up to face South Africa in the second Test match here at Pune. Kohli surpassed Ganguly to become the second Indian skipper to achieve the milestone.

In the second Test, India won the toss and opted to bat first.

Former skipper MS Dhoni has led the Indian side for the most number of times in the longest format of the game. He captained India for 60 matches in the Test format.

Earlier this year, Kohli surpassed Dhoni to become the most successful Indian Test captain.

The 30-year-old Kohli had 27 wins to his credit before the second Test match against West Indies, but wit...