Indian cricket team has always been privileged to have great captains since the inception of the game, be it a legend like Sunil Gavaskar or the current aggressive Virat Kohli.
Every captain till date that India had, has been able to create a place for himself despite playing in the group of legends of the game. Currently, Team India is under the trustable leadership Virat Kohli and in a very less time, he has built a team to beat in world cricket.
Indian cricket team is currently on a Sri Lanka tour and their performance has been excellent on the island. Firstly, Kohli and co. clean swept the Islanders in the 3-match Test series and now they have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series as well. Surprisingly, there is one thing which is common between the three recent Indian skippers, Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Virat.
All the three captains above mentioned skippers have a personal highest score of 183 in ODIS. have mentioned have 183 as their highest One Day International score. The stat seems pretty strange but it’s completely true.
Sourav Ganguly, 183
Ganguly’s highest ODI score came during a World Cup match against Sri Lanka at Taunton. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to field first and as a result of that India put up a mammoth score of 373 runs. Ganguly was fascinating in his innings of 183, along with Rahul Dravid, who scored a fine 145. India won the match by a huge margin of 159 runs. Ganguly’s match-winning knock was supported by 7 sixes and 17 fours, which used to be a staggering number in those days.
MS Dhoni, 183*
Captain Cool had already made the announcement of his arrival with a breathtaking knock of 148 against Pakistan at Vizag, but against Sri Lanka, he was promoted at No.3 when India was chasing 298 to win. MS Dhoni came in after the dismissal of Sachin Tendulkar and took on the bowlers like Muttiah Muralitharan smashed ferocious sixes. He scored 183* off just 145 balls with the help of 10 sixes and 15 fours. During those days, such an innings was pretty rarer and it helped India to cross over the line by 6 wickets.
Virat Kohli, 183
Five years from now Pakistan was a star-studded and was a team to beat in world cricket. After winning and deciding to bat first, Pakistan had managed to score 329 and it wasn’t easy to chase that down back in the days. However, chase master and captain fearless Virat Kohli has no intention of looking back as he played scintillating innings of 183 off just 148 balls to see India home with 13 balls to spare. His innings comprised of 2 sixes and 22 fours, it was a typical Kohli knock.