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IND vs SL: Full list of Indian cricketers who have played 100 Tests | locust

IND vs SL: Full list of Indian cricketers who have played 100 Tests |  locust

Former India captain Virat Kohli on Friday joined the elite list of Indian cricketers who have represented the country in 100 Test matches. The 33-year-old striker hit the mark in the first Test of the two-game series against Sri Lanka at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. Kohli has become the 12th Indian cricketer to join the elite club and he will be eager to go in front of a 50% crowd.

“Thank you Rahul bhai, this is really a special moment for me. My wife is here, my brother is here in the stadium. All my family members, my coach since childhood, all are very proud. To all my teammates, thank you very much for your support over the years. It is indeed a team game and this trip would not have been possible without all of you. To the BCCI for giving me the opportunity to represent Indian cricket and to From there, everything just got better and better,” Kohli during his congratulations on Friday.

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Here is the list of 11 Indian cricketers who played 100 Tests for India

1. Sachin Tendulkar: The batting maestro holds the record for having played the most games in the history of Test cricket, with his total of 200 appearances between 1989 and 2013. Sachin has scored 15,921 runs, the most against by any cricketer in tests, at 53.78 with 51 centuries.

2. Rahul Dravid: India’s current head coach appeared in 163 Tests between 1196 and 2012, scoring 13265 points at 52.63 with 36 centuries. Dravid holds the record for most deliveries encountered in Test career (31,258).

3. VVS Laxman: The current manager of the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru played 134 Tests for India between 1996 and 2012, scoring 8781 runs at 45.97 with 17 centuries. His most famous stunt came in the second Test against Australia in 2001 in Kolkata, where he was part of a colossal 376 game winning stand alongside Dravid that helped India stun the visitors.

4. Anil Kumble: The former India captain bowled 132 Tests for the country between 1990 and 2008 and remains the country’s most successful Test bowler with 619 wickets, which is also the fourth highest in world cricket. His best Test figure came against Pakistan in Delhi in 1999 when he finished with 10 for 74, becoming only the second bowler in the history of the format to choose all 10 wickets in one inning. Kumble, who has 40,850 shots in his career, sits second in the single list behind Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan (44,039 balls).

Kapil Dev(Getty)

5. Kapil Dev: Another former India captain, who played 131 Tests between 1978 and 1994 picking 434 wickets, which remains the highest of an Indian pace taker, sixth in the world and ninth overall. He also scored 5248 runs for India, making him the only cricketer in the world to score 5000 or more runs and pick over 400 wickets.

6. Sunil Gavaskar: The batting legend played 125 games for India in his illustrious 16-year career, scoring 10,122 carries at 51.12, with 34 centuries. He was the first batsman in the cricketing world to reach the milestone of 10,000 runs in the format.

7. Dilip Vengsarkar: He played 116 games for India between 1976 and 1992 with 6868 points scored at 42.13 with 17 centuries. His highest tally of 166 came on a treacherous run at Cuttack against Sri Lanka in 1987.

8. Sourav Ganguly: Former BCCI captain and current chairman played 113 games for India scoring 7212 runs at 42.17 with 16 centuries. Ganguly was also a part-time average pacer and picked 32 wickets.

9. Ishant Sharma: India’s veteran pacer was the last cricketer, before Kohli, to join the roster and also remains the only other active cricketer. She had achieved the feat last year against England in Ahmedabad during the third Test. He played 105 games for India choosing 311 wickets. His best came against England at Lord’s in 2014 when he finished with 7 for 74.

Ishant Sharma (Getty)
Ishant Sharma (Getty)

5. Kapil Dev: Another former India captain, who played 131 Tests between 1978 and 1994 picking 434 wickets, which remains the highest of an Indian pace taker, sixth in the world and ninth overall. He also scored 5248 runs for India, making him the only cricketer in the world to score 5000 or more runs and pick over 400 wickets.

6. Sunil Gavaskar: The batting legend played 125 games for India in his illustrious 16-year career, scoring 10,122 carries at 51.12, with 34 centuries. He was the first batsman in the cricketing world to reach the milestone of 10,000 runs in the format.

7. Dilip Vengsarkar: He played 116 games for India between 1976 and 1992 with 6868 points scored at 42.13 with 17 centuries. His highest tally of 166 came on a treacherous run at Cuttack against Sri Lanka in 1987.

8. Sourav Ganguly: Former BCCI captain and current chairman played 113 games for India scoring 7212 runs at 42.17 with 16 centuries. Ganguly was also a part-time average pacer and picked 32 wickets.

9. Ishant Sharma: India’s veteran pacer was the last cricketer, before Kohli, to join the roster and also remains the only other active cricketer. She had achieved the feat last year against England in Ahmedabad during the third Test. He played 105 games for India choosing 311 wickets. His best came against England at Lord’s in 2014 when he finished with 7 for 74.

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10. Harbhajan Singh: The legendary bowler, who remains one of the most successful off-spinners, played 103 games for India between 1998 and 2015, picking 417 wickets. He shot to fame with his sensational hat-trick against Australia in 2001 in Kolkata, becoming the first Indian cricketer to achieve the feat in Tests.

11. Virender Sehwag: The flamboyant opener played 103 Tests for India scoring 8503 runs at 49.43 with 23 centuries. He also picked 40 wickets with his right-arm rotation which includes a five-wicket carry to Delhi where he fired Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, Shane Watson, Ricky Ponting and Cameron White from Australia.