Unlike other sports, a captain’s role in the team is immense in cricket. An effective captain is invaluable to the team and its performance outcomes. They will seek to lead by example, to motivate and to inspire the team to successful performances. And his responsibility increases when his team visits another country.
With new and hostile conditions awaiting the visiting country, the captain needs to lead from the front and Test cricket has been fortunate to witness such captains in the past. Recently, leading a young India side in the Caribbeans,
Virat Kohli hit a magnificent double century to help his team win the match. The batting sensation became the 26th skipper to hit a double ton in Test away from home.
Here we are presenting to you seven such monumental knock by captains:
7. Stephen Fleming (New Zealand)- 274* vs Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2003
Arguably the finest captain from New Zealand, Stephen Fleming played one of the finest innings by a visiting batsman in Sri Lanka. Against a bowling line consisting of Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan, Fleming batted for nearly 11 hours to register an unbeaten 274 – his highest score in Tests. The left-handed batsman added 69 not out in the second innings and was on the field in searing heat for all but the first 44 minutes of the match. The match ended in a draw.