Top 5 players with most ODI centuries as captain
These players led from the front in terms of both leadership and runs.
Captains play an integral role in their team's success. To lead the team from the front a captain must ensure that he performs extraordinarily. Over the years there have been a few captains who have performed wonderfully for their side by making significant contributions for their side.
In the third one-day international between India and South Africa, Virat Kohli scored his 12th ODI hundred to go past one of the greatest Indian captains. The Indian captain carried the team on his shoulders as he powered them to a massive total of 303. On this note, let us take a look at five captains with the most number of centuries as a captain in one-day cricket.
#5 Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
The Sri-Lankan great Sanath Jayasuriya had a wonderful stint as Sri Lanka's captain. Jayasuriya led from the front scoring tons of runs for his side. The aggressive opener was famous for his quickfire innings. He provided stability to Sri Lanka's top order as other openers could settle with him being at the crease.
The all-rounder played 118 innings as captain in which he accumulated 4377 runs as a captain which included 25 half-centuries and 10 centuries. The opening batsman was also amongst the wickets during his career, which made him a special player for the Sri Lankan side.