Here the list of Top Five Right-handed Indian Batsman ever.
Since the first international test match India played, the Indian cricket team has known as a batting powerhouse. India always had some great batsmen for representing the country.
Some right-handed Indian batsmen are considered as the pride of India. They always encourage young players to play for the country and make India proud.
In this feature, we take a look at the top five Right-handed Indian batsman.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
A run machine, who has the status of ‘God of cricket‘ in India. It’s often said that Sachin was born only to play cricket.
The chant – that originated from the Wankhede Stadium, an echo across the Mumbai city and the seas. Sachin is a name that continues to inspire many players, not only in India but all over the world.
Since his debut against Pakistan at the age of 16 years old, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar kept breaking records in his 24 years long career. Sachin dominated bowling attacks all over the world in with his faultless batting technique. He scored hundreds against every Test-playing nation in his era. Tendulkar is the only player who scored 100 international hundreds.
He played record 200 Test matches and scored record 15,921 runs at avg. of 44.83 with 51 centuries. In ODIs he scored 18426 runs in 463 matches with 49 hundreds at strike rate of 86.24, leaving him as the most successful, accomplished and – arguably – the best batsmen of all time. he is the first player to score 200 runs individually in an ODI. Even he had 64 tests and 154 ODI wickets in his name.
2. Sunil Gavaskar
Before the Sachin Tendulkar era, India had produced the original Little Master “Sunil Manohar Gavaskar“ in the early seventies. Gavaskar brought a lot of pride for India in his career. He had extraordinary consistency against some of the most furious and frightful bowling attacks of all time.
Arguably he is one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time. He was the first player ever to cross the record 10,000 run mark in test cricket. In 125 Test matches, he scored 10,122 runs at an average of 51.12 which included 34 hundreds and 45 fifties in 16 years long career.
Gavaskar was the player who inspired the phrase “putting a price on your wicket”.
Also Read: Top 5 left-handed batsman of India in ODIs.
3. Rahul Dravid
Probably Rahul Dravid is the best batsman ever to played Test cricket for India. “The Wall” as he was called for his patience and perseverance, would finish as one of the all-time great players in cricket history.
Dravid was the “unsung hero of Indian cricket team”. He gets overshadowed In players like Sachin, Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, and bold players like Sehwag and Dhoni.
Dravid had the perfect rock-solid batting technique, a technique that can be used as a blueprint of perfect cricket book shots. He holds the record of facing the most number of balls in Test cricket.
In 164 Test Matches, he scored 13,288 runs at an average of 52.31 with 36 hundreds and 63 fifties. In ODIs, he scored 10,889 runs in 344 matches with 12 hundreds and 83 fifties. He also grabs 210 catches in test cricket, highest in the cricket history for a non-wicket-keeper player.
4. Virendra Sehwag
Initially, Sehwag was considered as a limited-overs specialist due to his aggressive play and no-caution approach towards the game. He had to wait for two years after his ODI debut to play a Test match for India. His test record is more impressive than his ODI record.
He establishes himself as one of the most dangerous opening batsman in every format of cricket. His strike rate in ODIs is well above 100. In test cricket, he had a phenomenal strike rate of 82.33 which is the best among all batsmen who played more than 100 Test Matches.
He is only fourth batsmen to score two triple hundreds in test cricket. In 104 Test Matches, Sehwag scored 8586 runs at an average of 49.34 with 23 hundreds and 32 fifties.
Sehwag manages to score 8279 runs in 251 ODI matches, with 15 hundreds. He was the 2nd player to cross the 200 runs mark after Sachin Tendulkar as he scored fantastic 219 runs in an ODI against the West Indies at Indore.
5. Virat Kohli
It isn’t easy for a player to make it to the list of all-time great top five Right-handed Indian batsman in the middle of his career, but the Indian captain is not an ordinary cricketer. Virat is an aggressive cricketer with a classical technique. At present, Virat Kohli is the most highly rated batsman in world cricket.
He is well known as Run Machine of the Indian team and on the way to break many batting records that are yet to be broken. He already hits 70 international hundreds, and he is still a long way to go.
Virat Kohli scored 7202 runs in 84 test matches at an average of 54.98 with 27 hundreds. In limited-overs cricket, he is even more dangerous batsman, he scored 11520 runs in 239 ODIs at an average of 60.31 with 43 hundreds. Even in T20Is, he scored 2633 in just 75 matches.
At present, he is the only player who has an average of more than 50 in all formats of crickets.
For us these players deserves to be in the list of top five Right-handed Indian batsman.