Even though hockey is India’s national sport, cricket is in our blood. Cricket is more than just a sport in India; it’s a holiday that the whole country celebrates together. We look up to these cricket players a lot.
This post has a list of the top Indian cricket batsmen based on cricket breaking news:
- Sachin Tendulkar
Everyone who wants to play cricket can only dream of breaking his record. Fans of the sport call him the “God of Cricket” or the “Master of Cricket.” When he started playing professionally when he was 16, he was the youngest player to ever play for India in a Test match.
He is the only cricket player in history to have more than 30,000 runs in international play and 100 centuries for his country’s national team. Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, 2002 edition, says that he is the second-best batsman of all time in both Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs), behind only Don Bradman.
- Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Manohar was born on July 10, 1949. He used to play cricket for the Bombay team and India. Gavaskar was one of the best openers in cricket. He was the only player to score more runs and more hundreds in Tests than he did. In December 2005, Sachin Tendulkar finally broke his record of 34 Test hundreds, which he had held for almost 20 years.
Gavaskar’s technique against fast bowling was praised, and he had his best batting average of 65.45 against the West Indies, who at the time had what was thought to be the most dangerous four-man fast bowling attack in Test history.
In 2012, Sunil Gavaskar, an Indian cricket star, was given the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid, who was born on January 11, 1973, was an Indian cricket player and captain. He is known as one of the best batsmen in cricket history. Dravid, whose nickname is “The Wall,” won both Player of the Year and Test Player of the Year at the ICC’s first-ever awards ceremony in 2004. Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack named him one of the top five cricket players of 2000. In December 2011, he gave the Bradman Oration in Canberra, Australia. He was the first cricketer from a country other than Australia to do so.
As of October 2012, Dravid is only behind Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, and Jacques Kallis in Test cricket run scoring. He is also only the second Indian batsman (after Tendulkar) to score 10,000 runs in both Tests and One-Day Internationals. In 2004, he made a century against Bangladesh in Chittagong. This made him the first and only player to ever make a century in each of the 10 countries that play Test cricket. As of October 2012, he had 210 catches in Test cricket, which made him the player with the most catches who was not the wicketkeeper.
- Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, born July 8, 1972, was the captain of the Indian cricket team and a player. He was better known by his nickname, “Dada.” He is now the President of Wisden India’s Editorial Board and a cricket expert. Many people think he was one of India’s best captains ever. Starting, he played for state and school teams. After Sachin Tendulkar and Inzamam ul Haq, he is the third player in ODI history to reach 10,000 runs. He is now ranked fifth all-time in ODI run scoring. He is the sixth-best ODI batsman of all time, according to the 2002 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. In 2004, Ganguly was given the Padma Shri, which is one of India’s highest civilian honours.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the captain of the Indian cricket team. He was born on July 7, 1981. He bats aggressively and keeps wickets with his right hand for the middle order. All of the best finishers in one-day cricket agree that he is one of the best. In December 2004, he played against Bangladesh in his first One Day International (ODI). In 2005, he played his first Test match, which was also against Sri Lanka.
In all three formats, Dhoni is in charge of the Indian team. In both Tests and One-Day Internationals, he has the best numbers of any Indian captain in history. When he took over as captain of the One-Day International team from Rahul Dravid in 2007, India won its first-ever bilateral ODI series in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. India won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007, the CB Series in 2007–08, the Asia Cup in 2010, the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011, and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. In the 2011 World Cup championship game, Dhoni hit 91 runs without being out on 79 balls. This helped India beat Australia and win the tournament.
- Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is an Indian cricket player. He was born on November 5, 1988. Someone who bats in the middle of the lineup and can also throw a medium right-arm curveball. Kohli is the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the Indian Premier League. He also led India to win the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Malaysia in 2008. He has also played first-class cricket for the West Delhi Cricket Academy and the Delhi team. Kohli broke the record for the fastest Indian batsman to reach a century in an ODI, and he also became the fastest player to reach 17 hundred in an ODI. He joined Sourav Ganguly (1997–2000), Sachin Tendulkar (1996–1998), and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2007–2009) as the only batsmen in ODI history to score 1000 runs or more in each of three or more consecutive calendar years. He is second only to Sachin Tendulkar in terms of how many hundreds he has scored during a chase. He has now done this twice, making him the first batter in the history of one-day internationals to do so.
The ICC named Kohli the ODI Player of the Year in 2012. In a match against Australia in October 2013, Kohli set a new record for the fastest ODI century by an Indian player and the sixth fastest in ODI history. He first reached the top of the batting rankings for ODIs in November 2013. Kohli was also named the Man of the Tournament at the 2014 Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh.
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