The Indian cricket team is known across the world for producing some of the best batsmen the game has ever seen. Team India has produced a plethora of batting superstars who have made significant contributions to international cricket. Indian superstars, whether past or current, have controlled the world of cricket with their extraordinary talent.
A cricketer’s international debut is a pivotal milestone in his or her career. The match fulfills every player’s goal of playing for his nation, and each player strives to provide the best performance in his debut. There have also been several batting stars in Indian cricket who have made a splash in the international game. They’ve either played colossal innings or salvaged a game with their awe-inspiring class. Team India has been a strong force in international cricket, particularly in one-day internationals. The batsmen, who have often saved the team from difficult situations, are responsible for a large part of their success.
Shikhar Dhawan – 0 Runs
On October 20, 2010, Shikhar Dhawan made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Australia at Visakhapatnam’s Dr. Y S Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium. In that match, though, he was dismissed for a duck. India’s limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, which begins on July 13, will be captained by Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan, who has appeared in 60 international T20 matches, last played in this format in January of this year against Sri Lanka. During the India-Australia One-Day International series that followed, he injured his shoulder and was therefore ruled out of the limited-overs series against New Zealand.
Virat Kohli – 12 Runs
Kohli made his international debut in the first ODI at the age of 19 and was dismissed for 12 runs. Virat Kohli has always stood up to large nations, and he has a really combative attitude toward Australia in general. After so many games, he is one of the few batsmen in the world to average moreover 50 in T20 internationals, and he is among the greatest in the world. Kohli sets the bar extremely high, and no batsman in the world can match his level of consistency. In all forms, he averages more than 50, and his dedication is evident in his achievements.
Rohit Sharma – Did not bat
In 2007, Rohit Sharma made his One-Day International debut against Ireland at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Stormont, Belfast. Despite being regarded as one of the best cricketers in the world, Rohit Sharma was unable to establish himself in the early stages of his career. However, ICC Champions Trophy 2013 turned the tables on the right-handed batsman. Rohit not only scored a century in the match, but he also played a key part in India’s victory. The right-handed batsman made history in 2013 when he became only the third Indian to record a double century.
Sourav Ganguly – 3 Runs
Sourav Ganguly made his international debut against the West Indies in Brisbane in the ninth match of the series. Intriguingly, he was chosen to replace former Indian captain Ravi Shastri in the playing XI. Ganguly’s first match was highlighted by none other than ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar’s outstanding batting effort. The ‘Men in Blue’ could only muster 191 runs after winning the toss and batting first. Sourav Ganguly was dismissed for just three runs, while the rest of the batting order, except Sachin Tendulkar’s 77, crumbled in front of West Indies spinners.
MS Dhoni – 0 Runs
Dhoni made his debut against Bangladesh on December 23, 2004, but failed to impress. He was bowled out for a duck in his maiden international encounter. He was run out while attempting to take a single. Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif was on strike when Dhoni came to bat in the 42nd over of that match. Dhoni faced his first ball, which he squared up and went for a fast single. Kaif signaled Dhoni to retreat to the striker’s end, sensing the risk in taking the single. Dhoni had been run out by the time he returned to the crease.
After his debut match, he continued to get low scores for a few games. When he struck 148 against Pakistan, he drew the attention of cricket enthusiasts. Following that match, Dhoni achieved several milestones and established himself as one of India’s greatest finishers.
Sachin Tendulkar – 0 Runs
On December 18, Sachin Tendulkar made his 50-over debut in Gujranwala against arch-rivals Pakistan, and the rest is history. For both the master blaster and India, it was a game to remember. In a 16-over match, India failed to chase down 88 runs, and he was out for a second-ball duck to Waqar Younis. However, the 16-year-poor old’s start did not dissuade him, and he went on to build a famous career for himself.