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Top 5 Indian Batters With The Most Centuries After Turning 30

image-lrnx21m3Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli (X.com)

The sport cricket offers an equal opportunity to the players to showcase their talents at the greatest level but only a few are actually able to make a long career out of it. Those who eventually do, not only receive love and affection from the fans but in return, cricket gives them a lot. 

India have produced many cricketing greats, who have been able to stick and rule the cricket world with their magnificent performances throughout their careers. Not all players are able to smash many centuries in international cricket but some players scored many, while some are still improving their records with their match-winning performances. At OneCricket, we present the most successful Indian players, who have scored the most number of centuries after turning 30.

Let's have a look at the top 5 Indian batters with the most centuries after turning 30 in international cricket. 

Sachin Tendulkar - 35 Centuries

image-lrnx3wonSachin Tendulkar (X.com)

When it comes to the number of centuries, Sachin Tendulkar stands tallest not only among the Indians but in the whole cricket world, having 100 international centuries under his belt. In his 24-year-long career, the god of cricket has amassed over 34000 international runs and has been the greatest batter in the history of cricket. 

The little master went on to play for India till the age of 40 and went on to register a truckload of records. After the age of 30, Tendulkar went on to smash 35 international centuries and is currently at the top spot when it comes to centuries scored after turning 30. From the year 2007 to 2010, Sachin went on to hammer over 1500 international runs consecutively.

Rohit Sharma - 33

image-lrnx50wcRohit Sharma (X.com)

One of the best timers of the ball, Rohit Sharma rose to prominence after batting right up the order. Due to injuries, Rohit missed out on many opportunities during the early stages of his career, but he turned out to be one special player after he became an opening batter. With over 18000 international runs so far, Rohit has been one of the elite players India have produced. 

Out of 46 international centuries that Rohit Sharma has smashed, 33 of them have come after he turned 30. In the last ten years, only two times Rohit has failed to score over 1000 international runs in a year and one of them being the Covid-affected year. With just two centuries less than Sachin, Rohit is on the edge of becoming the Indian with the most centuries after turning 30. 

Rahul Dravid - 26

image-lrnx5l18Rahul Dravid (X.com)

Rahul Dravid popularly known as the Wall in the cricket and also the current Indian team's head coach, was nothing short of a legend in the history of cricket. From keeping the wickets to leading the team and now coaching as well, he has done everything for Indian cricket. He has served the Indian team for 17 years and was one of the major contributors in SENA countries.

With over 24,000 international runs and 48 centuries, Rahul Dravid was among the greatest batters in the world, especially in red-ball cricket. Having made his debut back in 1996, Dravid went on to smash 26 centuries even after turning 30, which shows nothing but his class and temperament while approaching the game. 

Virat Kohli - 18 

image-lrnx65c3Virat Kohli (X.com)

The legend of modern-day cricket, Virat Kohli has been the greatest batter among the current players and with 80 international centuries, he is turning out to be the greatest batter in the world. With still a few years of play left in him, he has already smashed over 26,000 international runs and is progressing with the same intent currently. 

Out of these 80 centuries, only 18 of them have come after he turned 30, as there were a couple of years where he couldn't score a century, but this also means that Kohli had scored 62 centuries before he turned 30, which is something only a rare set of players can do. Now that he has scored 8 in the last year, Kohli will be adding a lot more to this tally and screaming up to the top. 

Sunil Gavaskar - 16

image-lrnxce1fSunil Gavaskar (X.com)

Another legend of the game, Sunil Gavaskar was the most prominent member of the Indian team in the 70s. With his amazing set of skills, he used to smash the most dangerous bowlers in the cricket world and that too without a helmet. With over 13,000 international runs, he helped India win games, when the other teams were more stronger. 

In his 17-year-long career starting in 1971, Gavaskar went on to hammer a total of 35 centuries. Out of these 34 tons, 16 of them came after he turned 30. Against the likes of Malcolm Marshal, Joel Garner and many more fiery bowlers, he stood tall and won games for India single-handedly.