Batting in Test cricket is a lot different from ODI and T20Is. In Test matches, batsmen can play an unlimited number of overs, unlike the ODI and T20I format. Hence, while scoring Test runs, batsmen can play at their own pace and do not have to worry about their strike rate. Due to this advantage, many batsmen manage to score a lot of Test runs during their career.
Indian cricket has seen many spectacular batsmen who had a prosperous career in Test. They played many incredible knocks in the longest format of the game and scored a lot of Test runs during their career. They showcased a brilliant batting performance from the start of their career and were like a run-machine. Here we take a look at the 5 fastest Indian batsmen to score 7500 Test runs on the basis of innings.
5 Fastest Indian Batsmen To Score 7500 Test Runs (By Innings)
5. VVS Laxman- 189
VVS Laxman is the 5th fastest Indian batsman to reach 7500 Test runs. The former Indian cricketer played 189 innings to reach 7500 runs in Tests. The right-handed batsman played 134 Test matches for India from 1996 to 2012. In 225 innings, he scored 8781 runs at an average of 45.97. He also smashed 17 centuries and 56 half-centuries. Laxman’s highest score in the Test was a 281-run knock.
4. Sunil Gavaskar- 154
Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is the 4th player on this list. The Indian batting legend played 154 innings to reach 7500 Test runs. The right-handed batsman played 125 Test matches for India from 1971 to 1987. Gavaskar scored 10,122 runs in 214 innings at an average of 51.12.
The former Indian skipper also hit 34 centuries and 45 half-centuries in his Test career. His highest Test knock was unbeaten 236* runs.
3. Virat Kohli- 154
Virat Kohli takes the 3rd spot in this list. The Indian skipper also played 154 innings to reach 7500 Test runs. The right-handed batsman has so far played 92 matches for India. In 154 innings, he has piled up 7534 runs at an average of 52.31. Kohli has also smacked 27 centuries and 25 half-centuries in the longest format of the game so far. His highest Test score while batting is an unbeaten 254-run knock.
2. Rahul Dravid- 148
Rahul Dravid is the 2nd fastest Indian player to reach 7500 Test runs. The former Indian cricketer took 148 Test innings to reach the milestone. The former Indian skipper played 164 Tests during his career from 1996 to 2012. In 286 innings, the right-handed batsman smashed 13,288 runs at an average of 52.63. Dravid also smashed 36 centuries and 63 half-centuries in Tests. His highest knock was 270 runs.
1. Sachin Tendulkar And Virender Sehwag- 144
Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag are both the fastest Indian players to score 7500 Test runs. Both the former Indian cricketers took 144 innings to reach the milestone.
Virender Sehwag played 103 Tests for India from 2001 to 2013. In 178 innings, the right-handed batsman smashed 8503 runs at an average of 49.43. Sehwag also smacked 23 hundreds and 31 fifties in his Test career. His highest knock was a triple hundred of 319 runs.
Talking about Sachin Tendulkar, the Indian batting legend played 200 Tests for India from 1989 to 2013. In 329 innings, he scored 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78. The right-handed batsman also smacked 51 centuries and 68 half-centuries in Tests. His highest Test knock was unbeaten 248 runs.