Test cricket is the longest format in the sport. Earlier, there was no limit on the number of days, but in the last few decades, Tests last for five days. There are two teams in a Test match. The number of overs are unlimited, unlike ODIs and T20Is. Hence, batsmen generally play more defensively in the most extended format of the game.
Every team gets two innings to bat in Tests. The team with the highest number of runs wins. Generally, batsmen have more time to score a century in Test cricket, which is why they decide against the aerial route frequently. But some batters have completed their Test hundreds with a six. In this article today, we will look at the four Indian batsmen who have achieved the feat the maximum number of times.
4. Rishabh Pant – 2 times in Test cricket
Rishabh Pant is the youngest player on this list. The left-handed batsman started his Test career for the Indian cricket team in the year 2018 only. But in his brief career so far, the fearless batsman has been able to touch the 100-run mark with a maximum twice already.
3. Gautam Gambhir – 2
Another left-handed batsman to appear on this list is the former Indian cricket team opening batsman Gautam Gambhir. The left-handed batsman was one of the best in the world when it came to strike rotation and finding gaps in the field. Interestingly, even Gautam Gambhir managed to complete two Test hundreds by taking the aerial route.
2. Rohit Sharma – 3
Rohit Sharma is one more batsman who opens the innings to be a part of this unique list. The right-handed batsman is popularly called The Hitman for his ability to clear the boundaries with ease. He has completed three Test hundreds with a six. The most recent one came against the England cricket team at the Kennington Oval, which was his first hundred outside India.
1. Sachin Tendulkar – 6 times in Test cricket
Nicknamed as the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has accomplished this feat the most times by any Indian batsman. He holds the record for the most Test centuries. Out of his 51 Test hundreds, six were completed with a six.