The magical three-figure mark holds a distinct significance in the game, even 139 years after Charles Bannerman became the first centurion in Test cricket.
Recently, Younis Khan compiled his 32nd Test ton against England, and became only the tenth Test cricketer to have done so. If he manages to score three more, he will go past the likes of Brian Lara, Sunil Gavaskar and Mahela Jayawardene to join an elite list. Th 35 centuries barrier was first broken in December 2005.
Here’s the list of batsmen who have scored more than 35 Test tons:
#5 RAHUL DRAVID
Team India is indebted to “The Wall” for providing it a number of memorable wins, both in India and abroad. With a game tailor-made for the longest format, and a technique that looked impenetrable, Dravid was equally adept at playing both spin and pace.
He fell five runs short of getting to a hundred in his first Test innings itself, and notched up his first hundred in his ninth Test, against South Africa at Cape Town. Overall, he scored 36 Test centuries, the second most for India, with a high score of 270.
Dravid is the only batsman to have scored more than 10,000 Test runs at the number 3 position.