Top 3 Indian Batter with most sixes in Test cricket

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3 Indian Batter with the Most Sixes in Test Cricket

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Test cricket has been a format that has changed over the years from saving a Test match the teams nowadays want to score as fast as they can. In Indian cricket history, especially in Test cricket, where the history of the longest format meets the elegance of stroke play. Not all batters have got a chance to play for the nation in the traditional format of the game. The five-day game is one of the most entertaining and challenging formats of the game.

Nonetheless, India had a bunch of aggressive batters in their camp throughout test cricket history, who took full advantage of the playing circumstances. With the likes of Krishnamachari Srikanth to Virender Sehwag, the game has seen batters playing in their style in the red-ball despite the conditions. Test cricket began 138 years ago, and many changes have occurred since then, aside from one textbook style of play when facing a bowler in this version of the game. 

There has been an increase in boundary-hitting in the game. The sixes have been an integral part of any game after the inclusion of T20 cricket. In the article, we will be looking for the India batter to hit the most sixes in the longest format of the game. 

Here are the 3 Indian batters to hit the most sixes in Test cricket

3. MS Dhoni 

MS Dhoni has been one of the greatest captains of India. The former Men in Blue skipper has won all the major trophies under his captaincy tenure and is the only captain to do so across formats. Arguably the best finisher of cricket has played 90 games for the Men in Blue side in the longest format of the game. Mahi has hit 78 sixes in the games he has played for India and ranks third in the list of six-hitting competitions for the national side. He retired from the traditional format long back in 2014 and international cricket in 2020 but continues to play in the Indian Premier League. 

2. Rohit Sharma 

Rohit Sharma has been one of the finest openers for India across formats of this generation. The team India captain is currently playing against England. In the 3rd Test of Day 1 the batter smashed his 11th Test hundred and also surpassed MS Dhoni to become the second batter to hit most sixes for the Men in Blue. The batter hit 80 sixes in the red-ball format of the game. Previously he broke the record of completing 300 ODI sixes. The 36-year-old batter has so far scored 3900 plus runs in 57 test matches. 

1. Virender Sehwag 

Virender Sehwag is arguably the best opener for India across formats. Sehwag since his inclusion in the squad has changed the mode of playing Test cricket. He has shown the side to play an aggressive brand of cricket from the first ball of the game. The former India captain has been a part of 104 test matches for India and has smashed 91 sixes, and tops the list. The 45-year-old scored 8586 runs in his 12-long career from 2001 to 2013. 

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