Virat Kohli is the most successful modern-era batter when it comes to smashing centuries in international cricket matches. He is only behind the ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar on the all-time list of cricketers with the most international hundreds. After his recent ton against Bangladesh, Kohli now has 72 centuries in his international career.
When Kohli touched the three-figure mark in the ODI against Bangladesh, captain KL Rahul was at the non-striker’s end. It was the first time in Kohli’s career that he completed a ton with Rahul as the non-striker.
In this listicle today, we will look at the top four Indian batters who were at the non-striker’s end for the most times when Virat Kohli completed his century.
(Stats Credit: Shebas)
1. Suresh Raina was non-striker 7 times when Virat Kohli completed 100
Former Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina was at the opposite end seven out of 72 times when Virat completed his century. The most memorable one was when Raina began celebrating Kohli’s ton before the player himself in the 2015 World Cup match against the Pakistan cricket team.
2. Rohit Sharma was non-striker 7 times when Virat Kohli completed 100
Over the years, Rohit Sharma and Kohli have had some fantastic partnerships. While they have been involved in some unlucky run-outs, Sharma was the non-striker on seven occasions when Kohli touched the three-figure mark.
3. MS Dhoni – 8 times
Former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni was the non-striker eight times when Kohli completed a century. Like Rohit Sharma, Dhoni had several memorable partnerships with Kohli.
4. Ajinkya Rahane – 12 times
Former Indian Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane holds the record for being the non-striker for the most times when Kohli completed a century. Rahane was at the non-striker’s end 12 times. Indian fans can never forget Rahane-Kohli’s partnerships from the 2014/15 Australian tour.