In Test cricket, there is no limit on the number of overs. Hence, batsmen often bat defensively and smash a six very often. However, there are few Indian players who have reached their Test hundreds multiple times with a maximum. Many batsmen try to be careful when they are reaching their three-digit score. When a batsman is nearing his century, it is very less likely that he will risk hitting a shot over the ropes.
No player likes to get out in ’90s and lose a chance to lift his bat on the field. Therefore, many batsmen try to avoid hitting six when they are nearing their century as they might get caught.
However, there are few fearless batsmen who have smashed a six to reach their century in Test. In this article, we talk about 4 Indian players who have reached Test centuries with six more than once.
4 Indian Players Who Reached Test Centuries With A Six More Than Once
4. Rishabh Pant – 2 Times
Rishabh Pant has hit 3 centuries in his Test career and he smashed a six to reach his ton in two of them. Pant is a hard-hitting batsman and he does not fear to go for a maximum even when he is nearing his century. In 42 Test Test innings, the left-handed batsman has mustered 1549 runs at an average of 39.71. Other than 3 centuries, the wicketkeeper-batsman has also slammed 7 half-centuries in Tests.
3. Gautam Gambhir – 2 Times
Gautam Gambhir is another Indian player in this list. The left-handed batsman reached his Test century with six 2 times during his career. The former Indian opener played 58 Test matches in his career. In 104 innings, he scored 4154 runs at an average of 41.95. He also shattered 9 centuries and 22 half-centuries in Tests.
2. Rohit Sharma – 3 Times
Rohit Sharma has reached Test centuries with six 3 times in his career. The Indian player recently smashed a six to reach his century in England vs India 4th Test at Kennington Oval in London. In 74 innings, the right-handed batsman has piled up 3047 runs at an average of 46.87. The Indian opener has also smacked 8 centuries and 14 fifties in Tests.
1. Sachin Tendulkar – 6 Times
Sachin Tendulkar tops this list. The former Indian player reached his Test century with a six on 6 occasions. Tendulkar holds the record for most centuries in Tests with 51 tons. The right-handed batsman played 200 Tests matches in his career. In 329 innings, he smashed 15,921 runs at an average of 53.78. He also hit 68 half-centuries in Tests.
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