Team India is a batting-dominant team across all three formats. Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the best batter that the previous generation has seen in international cricket. The record suggests that there is nothing even close to what he has achieved. But has he scored the most double centuries for India in tests?
Well, Sachin is not at the top of this list. This article will discuss the list of Indians with the most double centuries in Test cricket. Virat Kohli holds this record. The likes of Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, and Sunil Gavaskar are also on this list. So let’s check it out.
Most Double Centuries for India in Test Cricket
5. Sunil Gavaskar – 4 Double Hundreds
Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar, who encouraged many Indian generations, was the first batter in history to reach the 10,000-run mark in the longest format. Gavaskar was also the first player to score more than 30 centuries, surpassing Don Bradman’s tally of 29 hundreds. Gavaskar played 125 tests and scored 10122 runs at 51.12, with 34 centuries, including four double tons and a best of 236 not out.
4. Rahul Dravid – 5 Double Hundreds
Known as “The Wall,” Rahul Dravid was known for his temperament and determination. Dravid was probably as important as Sachin was for the Indian test side, and he batted in different positions throughout his career. He played 163 Tests in his career and scored 13265 runs at an average of 52.63, with 36 centuries and 63 half-centuries. Dravid scored five double centuries, with a best of 270.
3. Sachin Tendulkar – 6 Double Hundreds
The greatest batter of all-time who achieved almost every batting record during his superb career, Sachin Tendulkar, made the joint-second-most double hundreds. He played 200 tests (most) and scored 15921 runs at an average of 53.78, with a best of 248 not out. Sachin scored 51 test centuries and 68 half-centuries, including six scores of 200 or more.
2. Virender Sehwag – 6 Double Hundreds
The man who smashed two triple centuries in test cricket is in second place. Virender Sehwag was known for his big centuries, and whenever he scored a hundred, he made sure that it was a big one. He played 103 Tests in his career and scored 8503 runs at an average of 49.43, with 23 centuries and 31 half-centuries. He scored six double centuries, with a best of 319.
1. Virat Kohli – 7 Double Hundreds
The former Indian captain and India’s best all-format batter in the modern era, Virat Kohli, takes the top spot. Virat has been the face of Indian cricket for the last decade or so and has scored runs across all formats consistently. He has played 110 tests so far and scored 8555 runs at an average of 48.88, with 28 centuries and 29 half-centuries, including seven double centuries. He might end a few more until he reties.