Scoring runs in overseas conditions, especially in Test cricket is always the real deal because the batters need to be extra careful in terms of their shot selection, approach and decision-making. Not many batters go on to thrive in overseas conditions consistently.
There is always relentless pressure on the batters when they go out to bat with respect to unfamiliar climes. Needless to say, some batters have defied the odds and went on to dictate the tempo when it mattered the most.
Case in point, the majority of the Indians did struggle to score runs quite consistently in away Tests. However, some batters made a telling impact with the bat and achieved great milestones. In this listicle, we will now learn about the four Indians who completed 4000 runs in overseas Tests.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time, Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian to complete 4000 runs in overseas Tests. Overall, he scored 6247 runs at a scintillating batting average of 50.37 in overseas Tests. India’s batting great finished his Test career with 15,921 runs at an average of 53.8.
2. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. India’s batting maestro comes second on the list as he scored 5895 runs at a phenomenal batting average of 54.58. He finished his Test career with 13288 runs at a superb batting average of 52.3.
3. VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman has been one of the finest batters in the history of Test cricket and his magnificent 281 against Australia is rated as the best innings played by an Indian in Tests. Laxman scored 4105 runs at an average of 42.31 in overseas Tests. He finished his Test career with 8781 runs at an average of 46.
4. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is widely acknowledged as the best all-format player in the world. Kohli recently became the fourth Indian to complete 4,000 runs in Tests and he achieved the feat in the Trinidad Test against the West Indies. Kohli scored 8642 runs at an average of 49.38.
Updated as of July 20, 2023*