Many famous captains in One Day Internationals were great at batting. But many captains in cricket’s history were not famous but gave some fantastic and memorable knocks in One Day Internationals. So here are the top 5 highest scores as captain in One Day Internationals.
#5 Viv Richards (West Indies)
Sir VIV Richards is regarded as one of the best batsmen in cricket’s history. he was captain of the West Indies. His 181-run knock against Sri Lanka in 1987 is at No.5 on our list. He was captain at that time. Viv Richards was not a famous captain but he was a great batsman who just changed the definition of batting in his time.
#4 Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Sachin was not a famous captain although he was a great batsman probably the best in the world till now. His records speak for him. His 186* not-out runs knock against New Zealand in 1999 when New Zealand tour India. Sachin is the greatest of all time and his knock of 186* is at No.4 on our list.
#3 Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
Former explosive Sri Lankan Opener Sanath Jayasuriya is at No.3 on our list. Jayasuriya was also not a famous captain but a great player of his time. His 189 runs knock against India in the champions trophy in 2000 is 3rd highest score by a captain in One Day Internationals.
#2 Rohit Sharma (India)
One Day Internationals captain of India and a great opener, Rohit Sharma is famous for scoring daddy hundreds means double hundreds. So far, he has scored three double hundreds in One Day Internationals. One of them came against Sr Lanka in 2017. Rohit played 208* runs knock against Sri Lanka in 2017 at home, which became his third double hundred and also the second-highest score by a captain in ODIs. Rohit was a captain in that match.
#1 Virender Sehwag (India)
Virender Sehwag was a former Indian opener and was once the captain of India in all three formats. In 2011 when West Indies tour India. In the fourth ODI. Sehwag was captain of the Indian side. And while batting first, The Indian opener smashed a 219 runs knock against West Indies. It was the highest score by a captain in One Day Internationals. It was also Sehwag’s only double hundred in One Day Internationals.