As a common saying in the game of cricket – ‘Win the match’. A player may have a day off with the club or the ball, however, blocking is the only thing that is within the control of everyone present on the field.
Going to the Indian team, the ‘Asian Giants’ have produced some sensational players, especially in the slip-ups. Now let’s take a look at the Indian players with the most catches in the Cricket Test:
Rahul Dravid (210 games)
Former India captain and current head coach Rahul Dravid made a whopping 210 catches during his Test career of 164 games. Interestingly, he caught 209 times playing for India while once coming off the field for the ICC XI against Australia. The ‘Wall of Cricket’ has caught more fish than anyone else in the world.
VVS Laxman (135 Series)
One of India’s most trusted middle hitters in Test Cricket, Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman aka VVS Laxman went on to win 135 catches with red cricket. The Hyderabad-born is one of the safest hand pairs in the history of the game.
Sachin Tendulkar (115 Catches)
‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar is an accomplished puncher as well as one of the best hitters across the format. Mumbaikar claims to have caught 115 times in the Cricket Test, putting him in third place on the list of Indian names. He kept that story intact, along with Dravid and Laxman for several years.
Sunil Gavaskar (108 Series)
One of the best hitters in Test cricket history, Sunil Gavaskar made 108 catches in his iconic career, spanning 125 games. During his active years, the 72-year-old has set numerous records against his name, including becoming the first test cricketer to do more than 10,000 runs.
Mohammad Azharuddin (105 captures)
One of the discerning cricketers to ever play this great sport, Mohammad Azharuddin was the last player on this list to have 100+ catches (105) in the Cricket Test. Despite some dazzling achievements and records, he remains a controversial name for all the wrong reasons.
Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli (97 * Catch)
The current captain duo of the Indian Test team Virat kohli and vice captain Ajinkya Rahane made 97 catches per red cricket. They played 96 and 78 matches respectively in white for their country. However, it will still be interesting to see who will be the first of them to make it into India’s elite 100-man test catcher club.
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