5 Indian batsmen with the most number of Test centuries outside Asia
Pujara's magnificent century against Australia at Adelaide is his third outside Asia. He has scored one century each in South Africa, England and Australia. It is often said that his record outside Asia is not so good. The latest Pujara century in Australia will go a long way in helping him to restore some balance to his record in Asia and outside.
Not only Pujara, but most of the other Indian batsmen have also got an average record outside Asia when compared to their record in Asia. Having said that, there are some Indian batsmen who have been excellent, both inside and outside Asia. The number of centuries scored outside Asia is a very good indicator of the kind of skill a batsman possesses.
Let's take a look at 5 Indian batsmen with the most number of centuries outside Asia:
#5 VVS Laxman (8)
An artist with the bat in his hand, Laxman created mayhem in opposition camp with elegance. For the most part of his career, Laxman batted at number 6 position for India. It's not easy to score big when a batsman comes to bat at number 6, as there is not much time and resources left. In spite of this limitation, Laxman managed to score 17 centuries during his Test career.
He had this special ability to bat with the tail and while doing so, he took India across the finishing line on many occasions. Out of his 17 centuries, eight centuries came outside Asia which is an indicator of how good Laxman was. He had a special liking for Australia where he scored four centuries. Laxman never scored a century in England and South Africa, which is the only blemish in his otherwise excellent Test career.