Australia are the most complete team across all formats of the game. They don’t rely on the individuals but operate as a collective force while locking horns with the teams. This mentality has helped them become the kings of the ICC events.
They are the only team in the history of cricket to win all ICC trophies. Recently, they defeated Team India by 209 runs in the ICC World Test Championship 2023 final and added another ICC title to their trophy cabinet.
As a result, scoring runs against the Aussies have always been a daunting task. It is due to the fact that the bowlers often employ aggressive tactics to take crucial wickets and put the batting team in pressure-filled situations.
Case in point, some Indian cricketers have succeeded in scoring runs against the Aussies in Test cricket. In this article, let’s get to know more about the five Indians who took the least innings to complete 2000 Test runs against Australia.
1. VVS Laxman
Former Indian cricketer, VVS Laxman who is popularly referred to as the “God of 4th innings” comes first on the list as he took 41 innings to reach 2000 Test runs against Australia.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar who is widely regarded as the greatest batsman of all time comes second on the list as he took 42 innings to complete 2000 runs against Australia in the longest format of the game.
3. Cheteshwar Pujara
Team India’s current Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara who loves playing red-ball cricket comes third on the list in terms of taking the least Test innings to score 2000 runs against Australia. The right-handed batsman took 43 innings to accomplish the feat.
4. Virat Kohli
The former Indian skipper Virat Kohli who enjoys scoring runs against the Aussies comes fourth on the list as he took 44 innings to muster 2000 runs against them in Test cricket.
5. Rahul Dravid
Popularly known as “The Wall of Indian Cricket”, Rahul Dravid has also thrived under pressure and scored crucial runs for the team against Australia. He took 53 innings to reach 2000 Test runs against Australia.
Updated as of June 12, 2023*