Top 10: Most Centuries for India in Test Cricket

Cricket, often hailed as a religion in India, has witnessed an array of cricketing legends who have left an indelible mark on the sport. These remarkable athletes have donned the Indian jersey with pride, representing the hopes and aspirations of a nation.

One of the most coveted achievements in the cricketing world is scoring a century in Test matches. The journey of Indian cricket is adorned with the remarkable feats of Test centurions, and their impact will be cherished for generations to come.

Let’s delve into the top 10 batsmen with the most centuries for India in Test cricket and reflect on their contributions to the glorious history of Indian cricket.

Most Centuries for India in Test Cricket

PlayerInnings100sHigh Score
Sachin Tendulkar32951248*
Rahul Dravid28436270
Sunil Gavaskar21434236*
Virat Kohli18729254*
Virender Sehwag17823319
Mohammad Azharuddin14722199
Cheteshwar Pujara17619206*
VVS Laxman22517281
Dilip Vengsarkar18517166
Sourav Ganguly18816239

Key Stats

51: Sachin Tendulkar scored an astonishing total of 51 Test centuries, a record that still stands the test of time. And he is the only batter with over 50 hundreds in the Test format.

15921: Apart from the leading centurion, Tendulkar also leads the run charts in this format, as he accumulated a monumental 15921 runs during his illustrious career. He scored these many runs at an impressive average of 53.78.

319: Virender Sehwag achieved the highest individual score for India in Test cricket, highlighting his penchant for monumental knocks. Sehwag, the explosive opener, hammered 319 runs off 278 balls against South Africa in Chennai, making it the fastest 300 score. This was his second triple hundred in Tests and the second of his three 290+ scores in the longer format.

20: The number of centuries scored by Virat Kohli as India’s Test captain. He is one of the two skippers who have scored 20 or more hundreds in Tests. The other captain is South Africa’s Graeme Smith, who scored 25 centuries and leads the chart.

200: 4 Indian batters — Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid — have scored 5 or more double-hundreds in the Test format, with Virat leading the chart for India. (You can check out Virat Kohli’s complete list of double centuries here.)

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