Virat Kohli on 11th December became the 4th Indian captain to score a 100 on captaincy debut. He achieved this feat against Australia in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Adelaide. 

Three other Indians who scored 100 in their first Test as captain are Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar. 

This was also Virat Kohli’s second Test century at Adelaide. The first one came during India’s disastrous Australian tour in 2011-12.  Kohli also became the first Indian captain in a span of 11 years to score a century in Australia. The last one was scored by Sourav Ganguly at Brisbane in 2002-03. 

Stats: List of the Indians who scored 100 on their captaincy debut

Player

Opposition

Score

Year

Vijay Hazare

England

164

1951

Sunil Gavaskar

New Zealand

116

1976

Dilip Vengsarkar

West Indies

109

1987

Virat Kohli

Australia

115

2014

 

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