Updated: | Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:50 AM (IST)
Kiran Waikar. Virat Kohli, Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni rare coincidence: Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are counted among the successful captains of India. All three have played an important role in taking Indian cricket to the top. Though there are many similarities between Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli but they have a special connection with '183'. The batting order of Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, who have been India's highest wicket-taker in international cricket, have been different, yet the special thing is that these three have the same total score of 183 in International ODI cricket (ODI).
All three have missed a chance to score a double century in international ODI cricket. While Sourav Ganguly has been batting from the opening to the middle order, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has also batted at different order. Although Virat Kohli bats at third order, but he has also landed on different order in the team interest. The special thing is that these three batsmen have scored double centuries in Test cricket.
– Ganguly scored 183 runs against Sri Lanka
Indian captain Sourav Ganguly scored 183 runs in the 1999 World Cup against Sri Lanka at Taunton on 16 May. Ganguly scored these runs with the help of 17 fours and 7 sixes in 158 balls. He shared a record 318 runs for the second wicket with Rahul Dravid (154) during this period. Sri Lanka's innings was limited to 216 runs in response to India's 373/6 and India won the match by 157 runs. Sourav has scored the highest score of 239 in Test cricket which he made against Pakistan.
– Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrated Diwali with fours and sixes:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni had a fours and sixes against Sri Lanka in Jaipur on 31 October 2005. He scored 183 runs in 145 balls with the help of 15 fours and 10 sixes, which is the highest score by any wicketkeeper in ODIs. With his century, India had achieved the target by losing 4 wickets. His highest score in Test cricket is 224 which was against Australia.
Virat had put a series of squares against Pakistan:
Virat Kohli hit a foursome against traditional rival Pakistan in Dhaka on 18 March 2012. With the help of 183 runs made by 148 balls with 22 fours and 1 six, India achieved a target of 330 runs by losing 4 wickets. This was his 11th ODI century and he has scored 32 centuries after this. His highest score in Test cricket is 254 not out against South Africa.