Indian Skipper Virat Kohli scored his seventh Test 100 in the day 3 against Australia. With that he became the fourth Indian batsman to score a 100 in his debut match as a captain. It’s been a long time since an Indian test captain scored a Test 100 outside the sub-continent.
Since the last time an Indian Captain scored a Test 100 outside the sub-continent,
Virat Kohli made his Ranji Trophy debut
Made it to the under-19 team
Led India to victory in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup
Got an IPL contract from Royal Challengers Bangalore
Earned his place in the Indian ODI side as an opener against Sri Lanka in 2008
Dropped from the team and made a comeback as a middle order batsman
Cemented his place in the ODI team
Was a member of the 2011 World Cup
Became the best ODI batsman of his era
Made his test debut against West Indies in 2011
Cemented his place in the test team
Was named as the ODI cricketer of the year in 2012
Led India in ODIs
Failed in the 2014 tour of England
Came back with a bang
Captained India in Tests.
And here it is. The last century from an Indian Captain scored a Test 100 outside the sub-continent was from Rahul Dravid against West Indies in St. Lucia on June 10th, 2006.
In numbers, it’s been 2994 days or 428 weeks or 102 months or eight and a half years to achieve this feat again.
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