5 Records Held By Indian Batsmen In Tests That Might Never Be Broken
Indian Batsmen have enthralled and bewitched cricket lovers for decades with their resplendent deeds with the bat.
Sunil Gavaskar was the first big batting superstar that Indian cricket produced. The ‘Little Master’ was the one who instilled a sense of self-belief into the team when he faced up defiantly to the fearsome pace quartet of the West Indies in the 1970s and 1980s. Gavaskar was the spine of the entire Indian batting line up and his determination won him admirers from all quarters of the cricketing world.
Then came the age of Sachin Tendulkar. There has been no other cricketer in the history of the sport who has been worshipped with a sense of veneration and awe as Tendulkar was, and in his career spanning over a quarter of a century, the master converted the sport into a religion in India.
The age of Tendulkar also saw other iconic batsmen like Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag who too, played a huge role in India becoming a force to reckon with.
And today, it is the age of Virat Kohli. Kohli has been hailed as the successor of Tendulkar, and the champion batsman has carried the legacy of Tendulkar forward. Under Kohli, India has scaled new heights in Test match cricket and has undoubtedly become the best team of the modern era.
In this article, let us look at 5 records held by Indian batsmen in Test cricket that might never be broken.
#5. Most Number of Fours In Tests- Held By Sachin Tendulkar
When batting records in Test matches are talked about, Tendulkar’s name will figure right at the top. In an unprecedented 200 Test Matches that Tendulkar played for India, the master scored a colossal 2058 fours. To put this record of Tendulkar in some perspective, he leads the second-placed Rahul Dravid by 404 fours.
In fact, Tendulkar is the only batsman in the history of Test match cricket to hit more than 2000 fours.
Among active players, Hashim Amla has scored just 1165 fours, and given that he is over 35 years of age, Amla has virtually no chance of going past the master.