Scoring an overseas century is quite a daunting task for the batters. We have seen plenty of batters performing well in home conditions but failing to turn up the ante when it comes to overseas conditions. However, some batters believed in their talent and went on to make a name for themselves outside Asia.
India have produced the finest batters in their history. The team management has backed the players in tough times and helped them crack the code when it mattered the most. In this article, let us now look at the five Indians who scored the most overseas centuries.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely acknowledged as the greatest batter of all time and his statistics both in Test and ODI cricket goes to show that he has been the best in the business. The Master Blaster comes first on the list as he hit the most overseas centuries in his career. India’s batting great hit a total of 29 overseas centuries.
2. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is currently the best all-format batsman in the world. The experienced campaigner who is known for his impeccable batting potential has hit a total of 27 overseas centuries. He is only three overseas centuries away from surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
3. Rohit Sharma
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma returned to form recently by hitting his 10th Test century in the first Test against the West Indies in Dominica. It was also his 44th century in international cricket. The veteran cricketer comes third on the list with 18 overseas centuries to his credit.
4. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid is widely recognized as one of the greatest batters of all time. India’s batting great has also scored a total of 18 overseas centuries in his elite career.
5. Sourav Ganguly
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly thrived as a captain and batsman during the heydays of his career. He has also hit as many as 18 overseas centuries in his career.
Updated as of July 14, 2023*