Test Cricket: In the history of Test cricket, to win a match, taking 20 wickets of the opposing team is very important. Whereas the most important job of a batsman is to stay at the crease and spend time playing a big inning.
However, during this time, it does not matter how many balls the batsman plays to score runs. That is why today in this article we will tell about the top 5 batsmen of the Indian team who have played the most balls in an innings of Test cricket history.
In this list, the name of Cheteshwar Pujara, the current veteran batsman of the Indian cricket team comes at number one.
Cheteshwar Pujara is the biggest batsman to have played the most balls in an innings of Test cricket for the Indian team.
He played the third match of the 4 Test matches against the Australian team in the year 2017 in Ranchi.
Australia scored 451 runs in this match, thanks to 178 runs by Steve Smith. Then Cheteshwar Pujara, who came to bat for India, played an innings of 202 runs, playing 505 balls. However, this test match was drawn.
In this list, the name of former Indian batsman Rahul Dravid comes at number two.
Rahul Dravid had scored 270 runs with the help of 34 fours and 1 six in a match of 3 Tests against Pakistan in 2004, facing a total of 495 balls.
Rahul Dravid’s innings was the highest innings of his Test career. Because of this, the Indian team had scored 600 runs in that match. And the Indian team won this match by an innings and 131 runs.
3-Navjot Singh Sidhu
In this list, the name of former Indian team batsman Navjot Singh Sidhu comes at number three. In 1997, the Indian team went on to tour the West Indies to play a series of 4 Test matches.
In the second match of that series, the West Indies team scored 296 runs thanks to Roland Holder’s 91 runs while batting first.
In response to this, Navjot Singh Sidhu faced 491 balls while batting the opening. And during this time he had scored 201 runs with 19 fours and 1 six.
In this list comes the name of Ravi Shastri, former veteran batsman and current head coach of the Indian cricket team at number four.
He played his highest innings against the Australian team in 1992 at the Sydney ground. Batting first in this match, the Australian team scored 313 runs thanks to an unbeaten 129 runs by David Bunn.
In response, Ravi Shastri scored 206 runs with the help of 17 Koukens and 2 sixes in the Indian team, facing 472 balls. Although this match was a draw.
In this list, former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar’s name comes at number five. He played the second Test of the 6-Test series against England in 1981-82 in Bangalore.
In this match, the England team batted first and scored 400 runs due to David Gowell’s 82 runs.
After that, Sunil Gavaskar, batting for the Indian team, scored 172 runs with the help of 19 occasions, facing 472 balls. However, the match ended in a draw.