8. Virat Kohli, 141 Vs Australia, Adelaide, 2014
At number eight is the brilliant knock by Virat Kohli, the captain-in-waiting in the first test of the Tour down under. With an emotionally charged atmosphere, with the memories of Philip hughes tragic death still fresh in everyone’s mind, the Delhi boy lead both with bat and in the field in this test. Never looking out of sorts against the Aussie attack, Virat set forth chasing a stiff total on the final day of the test match, even if it meant losing the game on the way. That India couldn’t finish the chase even after such a Bradmanesque effort from Virat Kohli, just adds more glow to this once in a career knock from Kohli.