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Top 5 Indian batsmen with most Test sixes

Only one left-hander in this list.

ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10 18 Feb 2018, 19:23 IST
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Fans just love the big hits, don’t they? Sixes and fours are generally the need of the hour in T20 cricket and to an extent in ODIs. However, Test cricket is a conventional format and we don’t see a lot of big shots as the players generally grind it out. But we do see the batsmen take an odd risk or two just to release the pressure and hence, sixes are rare in Tests.

India is generally termed as a batting country and the Indian team have been blessed with some exceptional batsmen over the years.

And thus, here we look at 5 Indian batsmen with most sixes in Test cricket. 


#5 Sourav Ganguly – 57 sixes

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Sourav Ganguly will probably go down as one of the best captains India have ever produced. He almost revolutionised Indian cricket after they went through one of their worst phases in 2000. He led inspirationally and completely changed the way India played all forms of cricket.

Many believed Sourav Ganguly was the God on the off-side. One of India’s most successful captains could thread even the smallest of gaps on the off-side.

However, his ability to play spin was as good as anybody in the team. He could hit the spinners out of the attack with ease. He had the wonderful ability to judge the length and use his feet against the spinners. In particular, he was pretty severe against left-arm spinners.

He hit 57 sixes in his 113-match Test career to along with 900 fours. He scored 7212 runs at an average of 42.18 in 189 innings. He also struck 16 hundreds in his Test career. 

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