3 Popular Indian players who scored centuries on Test debut

India has been a heavyweight in cricket.

Indian Cricket Team is traditionally known for its batting prowess. From time to time many stalwarts have represented the team and have played an instrumental role in taking the team to great heights. Over the years the Indian batting lineup has boasted with some stalwarts in Sachin Tendulkar,  Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Rohit Shama and many more. The batting greats have helped India achieve great heights and make them a dominant force in World cricket. 

3 Popular Indian players who scored centuries on Test debut

Over the many Indian batters have produced some magnificent performances in all the formats. The amount of runs they have scored and the centuries they have made is a testimony of how Indian batters have fared at the world stage. In this piece, we take a look at 3 Popular Indian players who scored centuries on Test debut

Suresh Raina -120 

Suresh Raina is among the players from India who smashed a century on his Test debut. The southpaw made his debut against Sri Lanka in 2010 at Colombo and announced his arrival in style in the longest format of the game. The left-hander played an excellent knock of 120 runs and batted for 228 balls. He also smashed 12 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. The middle-order batter played 18 Tests for India and smashed 767 runs to go with 4 centuries and 7 fifties. He also picked 13 wickets. 


Rohit Sharma – 177 

One of the most popular players from India Rohit Sharma also scored a century in his Test debut. The current Indian skipper made his debut against West Indies in 2013 and he played a knock for ages on his maiden outing in Test cricket. The opening batter, who batted in the middle order in the early part of his career, scored 177 runs off 301 balls. He smashed 23 fours and 1 six in his innings and help his side win the game. Since then he has become the backbone of the team and is one of the best Test batters going around in the world cricket. He so far has scored 3540 runs at an average of over 45 to go with 10 tons and 14 fifties. 

Shikhar Dhawan – 180 

Shikhar Dhawan also features in the list of the 3 Popular Indian players who scored centuries on Test debut. The Southpaw made his Test debut against Australia in Mohali in 2013. He made a mark in his maiden outing for India in whites as he blasted a 180-run knock at the top of the order and gave his side a rollicking side. The Southpaw batted for 174 balls and played with a strike rate of over 107, smashing 33 fours and 2 sixes. He has so far played 34 Tests for the team and has scored 2315 runs at an average of over 40. Dhawan also smashed 7 hundred and 5 fifties. 


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