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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

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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

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The best opening batsmen in the Indian cricket team during the 70s and 80s, Sunil Gavaskar is deemed as team India’s one of the most eminent players. He is known for the most bombastic debut ever. It was thanks to the brilliant innings played by him that Indian won its first-ever Test match in West Indies. Gavaskar was the leading batsman for the team in Test matches, particularly against the Carribeans. He was the first player to cross the 10,000 runs in Test cricket. Furthermore, he is the first player to play 100 Test matches consecutively.
The Hall of Famer played had a splendid 17-year long career, during which he piled up 10,122 Test runs in 125 matches at a decent average of 51.12. Sunny will always be counted among the best batsmen in India.

 

3. Rahul Dravid

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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

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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.

 

 

5. Virender Sehwag

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The most explosive batsmen India has ever produced. Virender Sehwag was a nightmare even for the toughest bowlers. One could but be left awe-struck by the fireworks of runs let out by his bat. Always on the attacking mode, Viru batted with the intent of piling up as many runs as he could. This made him a terrific opener. Sehwag has scored some of the highest runs by any Indian cricketer. Remember his jaw-dropping triple century against Pakistan in 2004? He played like a beast for It was the first triple century by an Indian cricketer.
Sehwag had a more successful Test career than ODI. He has played 104 Test matches, amassing 8,586 runs at an impressive average of 49.34. Virender Sehwag remains one of the best batsmen in India.

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