India is one of the most popular team in world cricket. The Indian team has a huge fan following across the world. India won many trophies like ICC ODI World Cup and T-20 World Cup. It’s a country who had produced many talented cricketers and best players. We share the list of best Indian cricket player and they know as the best Indian player because they made many of unbreakable records list in cricket.
A most popular cricketer all around the world is “Sachin Tendulkar”. He is also known as “Little Master” due to his short height. Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest batsmen of all the time. He made his international debut in the year of 1989 and now he is retired. He achieved many records and goals in his 22 years of cricket career. In test cricket and one day international, he is the highest run scorer and highest centurion.
- In test cricket, he had scored 15470 runs & 51 centuries.
- In ODI, he had scored 18426 runs & 49 centuries.
- Sachin Tendulkar is the only player to score hundred centuries in cricket.
- A first player to score it, double century & crossed more than 10,000 runs, in one day international.
Sachin Tendulkar is a smart cricketer as he is compared by legendary cricketers, for eg: SIR DON BRADMAN. In India people call Sachin Tendulkar known as the “GOD OF CRICKET”. In 2011 World Cup, he was the highest run scorer of the tournament. He played an important role in winning the ICC WORLD CUP in 2011.
In cricket career, Sachin achieved many awards for best performs. India is very lucky to have such best Indian cricket player in team. Following are awards –
- Padma Vibhushan Award.
- India’s Second Highest Civilian Award.
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
- Bharat Ratna Award.
Kapil dev is a legendary player in the list of best Indian cricket player. He was former captain of India, as one of the best cricketer in cricket world. He was one of the best captains and under his captaincy India won many matches. In the year 1983, he was captain of India and also India won his first WORLD Cup in 1983. He played the main role in winning the first WORLD CUP against West Indies.
In final match India defeated West Indies by 143 runs in London. In 2002 he was named as an Indian Cricketer of the Century. He was also as part of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Kapil dev was one of the best all-rounders in cricket world. Following is the records list-
- In 1978, he made his test debut in 131 matches and he scored 5248 runs with an average rate of 31.05.
- He was the highest wicket taker in both forms of cricket.
- Kapil Dev was the only player to score more than 5000 runs and take more than 400 wickets in test cricket.
- He set unbreakable records as an all-rounder in his era. No one can break his records as an all-rounder in the future. This unbreakable record makes him as the second in the list of best Indian cricket player.
- He gives his best in every match for India and become one of the legendary players in the Indian team.
Sunil Gavaskar is a best Indian cricket player for team at international level. He is one of the greatest players in world cricket. He plays the role of opener in the Indian team and he considered as one of the greatest openers in cricket history. In 1971, he made his international debut. He was 16 years old, when he played his international match.
- In his cricket career, he achieved many records in test cricket.
- He was the highest run scorer and highest test centuries in test cricket.
- In test cricket, he scored 34 test centuries an unbreakable record.
- He played 125 matches and scored 10,122 runs at an average rate of 51.12. He also scored more than 10,000 runs in test cricket.
- In 1974, he made his one day international debut, played 108 matches and scored 3092 runs.
- In ODI format, he scored only one century for his team.
He was well known batsman in cricket world. He performs very well against fast bowler, as one of the best batsmen against fast bowler in his era. India won the first World Cup in 1983, he played an important role by scoring 103 runs in the match. Sunil Gavaskar ranks on top in the list of best Indian cricket player.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is captain of Indian Team, one of the most successful captains. Under his captaincy, India won ICC World Twenty 20 in 2007. He played an important role in winning maiden T 20 World Cup. After 28 years, India won an ICC WORLD CUP in 2011 under his captaincy. India was in top position for the first time in ICC test rankings.
Dhoni lead the Indian cricket team at the top position in all forms of cricket. He is the most successful captain for Indian team; other captain hadn’t achieved success in world cricket. The India cricket team looks very strong than previous under his captaincy. Indian team overall performance on home ground was outstanding. Following awards are make him best Indian cricket player
- In 2008 and 2009, he was awarded by the ICC ODI player.
- He achieved many awards like Rajiv Gandhi Khel & India Fourth Highest Civilian Honour.
Anil Kumble is one of the best Indian cricket player. In the Indian cricket team, he plays the role of a bowler. He was a lead bowler for his team. He is right-arm leg spin bowler, one of the best bowlers in Indian team. In both cricket format (Test & ODI), he is leading wicket taker for India. In test cricket, he ranks at third position in the list of the highest wicket taker. Following are records list-
- He had taken more than 600 wickets in a cricket game.
- In test cricket, he played 132 test matches and took 619 wickets.
- In an innings, he took ten wickets against the Pakistan.
- In the Year 1999, He achieved milestone in second test match against Pakistan.
- He played 271 ODI matches and took 331 wickets.
- In November 2007, he was become captain of theIndian test cricket team.
- He achieved many awards like Padma Shri & Fourth Highest Civilian Honour.
In November 2008, he retired from international cricket. He was part of Indian cricket team for 18 years.
Rahul Dravid is play for the Indian team at international level. He is one of the best batsmen in all forms of cricket. He plays an important role in batting line-up of Indian team. He has all qualities to be the best batsman in the world. He is known as “The Wall of Indian Cricket” due to his batting style. He is classical batsman and also a passionate cricketer. Rahul Dravid become one of best Indian cricket player because of top achievement & records list –
- He is third highest run scorer in Test cricket.
- In international cricket, he scored more than 12,000 runs.
- In one day international,l he scored more than 10,000 runs.
- He has a record of highest number of catches in test cricket & in international cricket he took more than 200 catches.
- In 2004, He was awarded by ICC Player of the year and Test Player of the year.
In 2012 he retired from international cricket. He is one of the best batsmen in Indian team.
Sourav Ganguly is former best Indian cricket player for international level. He is one of the greatest captains in the world cricket. He made transforms our normal Indian cricket team into the strong team. Under his captaincy India achieved many milestones and success. He was captain of Indian cricket team in ICC WORLD CUP 2003. But unfortunately India lost against Australia in the final match. But he made numbers of unbreakable records list –
- He is a third Indian cricket player to score more than 10,000 runs.
- In one day international, he is the highest run scorer.
- In ODI batsman of all time, he ranks sixth in position.
- He made his test debut in 1996; he played 113 test matches and scored 7212.
- He scored 16 centuries and 35 half centuries in test cricket.
- In ODI cricket, he played 311 matches and scored 11363 runs with the highest individual score of 183 & In 1992, he made his ODI debut.
- In 2000, he got the captaincy for Indian cricket team. In 2005 he dropped out from captaincy post due to misunderstanding with Coach Greg Chappell.
He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2008.
Virat Kohli is a best Indian cricket player & legendary batsman in world cricket. His name comes in the list of legends. In 2014, he took over test captaincy from Dhoni. In 2017, he is captain of Indian cricket team in one day international. Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen of his era. He already made world records in cricket. He is raising star of Indian cricket team. He had achieved a lot of success due to his batting style & made number of unbreakable records list –
- He made record of fastest century by an Indian batsman.
- In 2013, he was awarded by Arjuna Award.
- He was part of the Indian team, when India won the World Cup in 2011.
- In 2014 and 2016, he won the Man of the Tournament.
- In 2013, ICC ranked as the Top Player of ODI Cricket.
- He is captain of Indian Cricket team in all three formats.
- He had scored 35 centuries in ODI cricket till date.
ohammed Azharuddin is an Indian cricketer and also most successful captain. He led Indian cricket team to 103 ODI matches. Under his captaincy India won many matches in the test. He is one of the best captains for ODI format. He faced many problems due to it, his cricket career were disturbed. He could play the cricket, but his career was at endpoint due to match fixing reason. But still, he was in the list of best Indian cricket player because he made many unbreakable records still & achievement –
- In 1985, he made his International debut in test cricket.
- He played 99 test matches and scored 6215 runs with an average rate of 45.03
- In ODI cricket, he played 334 matches and scored 9378 runs with an average rate of 36.92
He was a unique cricketer due to his batting style. He is one of the best batsmen in Indian cricket team. He performs very well against spin bowler. Now he is retired from cricket and entered into the politics and he is a member of Indian National Congress.
V.V.S Laxxman is a famous Indian cricketer. His batting style is different from other; he usually bats at middle order. Due to his middle order batting become stronger than previously. He was a key player in the middle order batting line-up. Laxman likes to play against Australia. He made many records list against Australia.
- In test cricket, he scored six centuries against Australia.
- In ODI cricket, he had scored 4 centuries and two double centuries against Australia.
- In test cricket, he played 134 test matches and scored 8781 runs with an average rate of 45.97
- In ODI Cricket he played 86 ODIs matches and scored 2338.
- He made a record of unbroken partnership with Rahul Dravid of 376 runs and they both played whole fourth day.
He was one of the best batsmen in the middle order line-up. He was only in the test squad, not selected in a shorter format due to his batting style.