Highest runs for India in Tests

Test cricket tests the batsman’s skills, technique, temperament, resilience without this one can’t become a great player in test cricket. This is about the highest run-getter in the test format for team India scoring above 5000 runs. Sachin is the highest run-scorer for India in Test match cricket. He played the most number of tests by any player and also has the most number of centuries by any Test cricketer as well.

Sachin Tendulkar

Undoubtedly, well-balanced batsmen played 200 matches, scoring 15921 runs 53.79 on average. Obviously, he is famous for his lovely straight and cover drives which makes people crazy. 51 centuries in his Test career, 22 from Indian soil, 29 from away series. In 1988, he made his first-class debut. Making a brilliant 100 and impressed all the seniors in the team which gave him a chance to proceed in another domestic tournament like Deodhar and Duleep trophy. Presently he is the mentor of the Mumbai Indians team. He is most famously referred to as the ‘God of Cricket’. Also, Sachin is probably the only cricketer who can say that he left no stone unturned.

Sunil Gavaskar 

India’s one of the finest opening batsmen scoring about 10122 runs in a Test career and the first Indian batsman to get past 10000 runs in test matches. In particular, 11-100 run partnership highest of 213 runs stands with Chetan Chauhan as an opener. Nonetheless, he is very good against the fast bowling attack with his technique of scoring runs. Clearly, one of the advisors of the team in the Australia tour in 2004. Currently, an Indian cricket commentator.

We Indians should consider ourselves to be lucky. Because there is not a lot of countries that have batsmen like Sachin, Gavaskar and Virat. These three men revolutionized the way cricket played in their respective eras. And Sunil Gavaskar to be honest did not get the credit he deserves for his contribution to Cricket in general.

Rahul Dravid

The team’s trustworthy right-handed batsman from the south zone showed his temperament in test match cricket. Moreover, when the team was in trouble he displayed his extraordinary defensive skills, setting back the opposition. One and only batsman faced  31258 balls and spent 735 hours 52 minutes in the crease in Test cricket history. Scoring 13288 runs at 52.31 on average is not an easy thing for batsmen. After retirement, he took various positions NCA president, U-19 head coach, presently he is the head coach of team Indian.

The ‘Wall’ as fondly been called, served as a crucial bridge. A bridge between the class of Sachin, VVS Laxman, and the aggression of Sehwag and Ganguly. Every Indian consider Rahul Dravid as a calm and composed figure. He proved that Nice guys do win too.

VVS Laxman

A strong middle-order batsman in test cricket, for team India. Especially, with a strong wrist work player. Interesting fact, he has played 100 test matches and not appeared in a one-day world cup. In the 2001 match against Australia, at Kolkata Eden gardens is one of the unforgettable innings from him scoring 281 runs which led the team India to win the match by 171 runs, that’s why he is called very, very special Laxman(VVS).  Whereas!, he almost played all the positions in the batting order, opening the batting order in the 1997 Ranji season. Above all, it became a memorable season for him, scoring 775 runs in a tournament. His remarkable achievements are beyond the statistics as he served as the last hope in every Indian Collapse.

Virender Sehwag

The hard-hitting right-hand opening batsman played 104 matches and scored 8586 runs on a 49.31  average with an 82.21 strike rate which won’t be seen by any other batsman in the test format. Furthermore, first Indian batsman to knock 2 triple hundreds and one which comes in just 278 balls. In addition, He had given a 1 match ban for excessive appealing to the umpire in a November 2001 match against South Africa in St George Park. He was aggressive, Flamboyant and he was aware of all of it. He embraced the style of cricket that he played. Sehwag planted fear in every bowling attack that he faced in his whole career.

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