Virat Kohli Birthday: Top 5 Kohli knocks in Away Tests
Without a doubt, the current Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen in modern-day cricket. He loves facing challenges. He always looks to dominate the opposition and you always sense some excitement every time Kohli walks out to bat.
Kohli has scored 49 international centuries (32 in ODIs and 17 in Tests) out of which 28 have come away from home (outside India) - in which 10 Test hundreds have come away from home as well. Not only hundreds, he’s played a few fighting innings helping the team in difficult positions. As Virat Kohli celebrates his 29th birthday on Sunday (5th November), we look at 5 of his best Test knocks away from home.
#5 103 vs Sri Lanka – Galle (2015)
In 2015 when India toured Sri Lanka for a Test series, it was Kohli’s first series as full-time captain. And the visitors started off very well as Sri Lanka were bundled out for 183 in the first innings.
Once again like the last 5-6 Test matches, Virat Kohli came out to bat with India in a spot of bother - this time they were 28/2 and Kohli joined Dhawan in the middle. The Indian skipper forged a brilliant 253-run stand with his Delhi team-mate to ensure India’s dominance in the Test match continued. Kohli scored a sublime 103 (his 11th Test ton and 8th away from home).
He played with great control and maturity as he along with Dhawan (134) helped India post 375. But a second innings collapse chasing 176 saw India lose the game from a position of strength and the loss took some shine off from Kohli’s 103.