Playing the international debut match is a very crucial moment for a cricketer. The match fulfils the dream of any player to play for his country and every player aims to give his best performance during his debut. When we talk about Tests, few Indian batsmen gave an incredible performance during their Test debut. These batsmen were in focus during their debut game and managed to impress everyone with a good batting show.
In Tests, a batsman gets two innings to show his or her efforts. If a batsman fails to deliver in the first innings, he can definitely make a comeback in the 2nd innings. Few Indian batsmen managed to bag the spotlight after spectacular knocks in their Test debut. In this listicle, we talk about 4 Indian players with the most aggregate runs on Test debut.
4 Indian Players With Most Aggregate Runs On Test Debut
Lala Amarnath (156 Runs)
Former Indian cricketer Lala Amarnath takes the 4th spot in this list with 156 aggregate runs on his Test debut. The right-handed batsman made his Test debut in December 1933 in a Test match against England. Amarnath only scored 38 runs in the 1st innings but smashed a century (118) in the 2nd innings.
In the match, India were bowled out for just 219 in the 1st first innings with Amarnath (38) being the highest run-scorer. England scored 438-10 in reply with a century by Bryan Valentine (136). In the 2nd innings, India were bowled out for 258 with a century by Amarnath. With a target of 40 runs, England easily won the match by 9 wickets but Lala Amarnath surely gained the limelight for his incredible batting.
Amarnath represented India in 24 Tests from 1933 to 1952. In 40 innings, he scored 878 runs at an average of 24.38m. He also smacked 1 century and 4 half-centuries. The right-arm medium pacer also scalped 45 wickets in 35 innings.