5 Indian captains who scored Test century in Australia : Whenever team India tours Australia it becomes interesting contest to watch. The spectators and players of both the countries seem more excited about the Test series. Indian team has managed to win only one test series in Australia so far. Although the matches have been won many times, but so far, they have got only one chance to win the test series. The Indian team went on a tour of Australia in 2018-19 when the Kangaroos suffered a loss in the Test series.
The role of Indian captains is very important in Australia. The pressure on them is also double. There is also pressure to improve individuals performance while leading the team. In such a situation it becomes a bit challenging but the Indian captain faces it. Here are five Indian captains who scored Test centuries in Australia.
Indian captains who scored Test century in Australia
Mohammad Azharuddin scored a Test century in Australia under his captaincy in 1992. Azharuddin scored 106 in the second innings after being flopped in the first innings of the Adelaide Test match. However, chasing the target of 372 runs, the Indian team lost the match by 38 runs. Azharuddin struggled to score a century.
Sachin Tendulkar scored a century at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia in 1999 as captain. Sachin Tendulkar scored 116 runs in the first innings of the match. After this, in the second innings also, Sachin batted out and scored 52 runs. The team lost the match by 180 runs. Apart from Sachin, no other player could bat.
Sourav Ganguly scored a century during the first innings in the 2003 Brisbane Test match. He had scored 144 runs. However, this match was a draw. The rain was also seen during this match. Zaheer Khan took 5 wickets in the first innings.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has scored a century as captain in Australia on three tours. He scored 115 and 141 runs in both innings of the 2014 Adelaide Test. He then scored 141 runs in the first innings in the 2015 Sydney Test. Kohli scored 123 runs in the 2018 Perth Test match.
In the absence of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane was made the captain of the Indian team and he led the team in batting performance. Rahane, on the second day of the Test match, faced the Australian bowlers well while handling the team and scored a century to give the team an edge over Australia on the basis of first innings.