Most prolific batsmen for India across all three formats
Perhaps the first superstar to emerge from the Indian shores was Ranjitsinhji, a batsman wielding willow, expressing swagger and captivating the audience.
And then, this beginning carved a path for the future generations, and from Pankaj Roy to Sunil Gavaskar, to Gundappa Viswanath, this list has only been occupied by illustrious names.
Sachin Tendulkar came, and then came Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, and now Virat Kohli, yes, India is a batting country, it always has been, it always will be.
Now, let us have a look at five of the most prolific batsmen from the country to have scored the most number of runs across all the three formats.
#5 Virender Sehwag
Dubbed as box office, the flamboyant opener not only redefined Test batting but also was an out-and-out match-winner for India across all the three formats.
He took to the opening bowlers and carved them to all parts of the ground, wielding that willow with the audacity of a butcher.
The Delhi dasher featured in 104 Test matches, 251 One Day Internationals, and 19 T20Is and was a vital cog in the batting line-up across all the three formats.
In the 363 matches Sehwag played for the country, he peeled off 16,892 runs at an average of 40.60 and with 70 half-centuries and 38 centuries.