Team India is known for producing some of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Indian batsmen are known for taking team India’s glory to great heights. This is the department of the game in which our players can successfully outclass their international counterparts.
Let us take a look at the top 5 best batsmen in India who have ever played for the team and proved why they are unparalleled in their game.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
No surprises for the number one best batsman in India. Sachin Tendulkar is worshipped by the Indian fans as the God of Cricket and rightly so. He made his debut in international cricket at a tender age of 16, owing to his prodigious batting skills. The Little Master went on to become the legend to whom the upcoming generation of cricketers looks up to. He owns pretty much most of the batting records set by an Indian cricketer.
Some of his most prominent records include most runs scored in Test (15,921) and ODIs (18,426). Master Blaster was the first player of the Men in Blue to knock a double century in ODI cricket. Tendulkar had a successful 24-year long career and made a great contribution to the success of the team.
2. Sunil Gavaskar
3. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid played with commendable resilience. He played tirelessly and is known for being the most durable player of the Indian team. Dravid garnered the nickname “The Wall” on the grounds of his tough defensive skills, to hold the wicket until the bowler gets exhausted to the point that he lets himself loose. The most brilliant aspect of his game was his consistency and efficiency as a run-scorer. Rahul Dravid was more prominently known for being a Test player, but a look at his ODI statistics prove that he was as exceptional in the 50-over format.
Mr, Dependable played 164 Test matches scoring 13,288 runs, becoming the fourth-highest Test scorer in the world. In his sublime career, he played a total of 344 ODIs stacking up 10,889 runs. He is, unarguably, one of the best batsmen in India.
4. Virat Kohli
Massive thanks to the former Indian selector, Dilip Vengsarkar for gifting the Indian cricket team this gem of a player. Virat Kohli entered the international stage in 2008 and took the cricket world by storm. Since then there was no looking back and he has only kept towering up. the ambitious player followed in the footsteps of Sachin Tendulkar to become one of the best batsmen in India, becoming the only cricketer to compete for his records. With his spectacular consistency and fitness, he managed to become the fastest player to score the milestone of 11,000 runs in ODIs.
The Indian cricket team skipper has played till now, 86 Tests and 248 ODIS, stocking up total runs of 7,240 and 11,867 respectively. His T20 career is equally impressive as he has scored a total of 2,794 runs in 82 matches at an average of 50.80. He is the best batsman in India at present.