boundary is the scoring of four or six runs from a single delivery with the ball reaching the boundary of the field. Occasionally there is an erroneous use of the term boundary as a synonym for a “four”. We are going to present some new on maximum fours hit by Indians against England in a single innings in tests.

10. Mohammad Azharuddin:  Azharuddin expanded his off-side repertoire, and conjured some of the finest innings played in the modern era – his 121 at Lord’s in 1990 was one for the gods. He announced his arrival, against England in 1984-85, with three hundreds in his first three Tests, a feat that has never been match. He hit 22 fours against England with a strike rate of 109.00 at Lords in 1990. He is standing at 10th position in the list.

9. Vinod Kambli: Born and bred in Mumbai, Vinod Kambli’s flashy strokeplay, flamboyant personality and fondness for gold jewellery were more West Indies than West India. His footwork was dazzling against the spinners. He is at number 10th position in this list for hittimg 23 fours with the strike rate of 54.50 and scored 224 in that test match against England at Mumbai. He played total 17 test matches in his career.

8. Ravi Shastri: For over a decade, Ravi Shastri rendered yeoman service to Indian cricket in many ways. As an obdurate opening or middle-order batsman. He played total 80 matches in his career. This right handed tall guy is at 8th position in this list. He hit highest 23 fours in a test match with Strike rate of 42.88 against England at The Oval in 1990.

7. Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi: The Nawab of Pataudi – later Mansur Ali Khan – was, arguably, India’s greatest captain ever.  As a batsman he was boldly adventurous and unorthodox for his times, and unafraid to loft the ball over the infield. His Test average was a modest 34, but what he could have achieved with complete sight is a matter of conjecture. He hit 23 boundaries against England at Delhi. He played total 46 matches in his career. He is at number 7 in this list.

6. Goutam Gambhir: Feisty and firm, capricious and correct, insatiable and insecure, Gautam Gambhir was one of the most complete batsmen. He played total 54 test matches in his career. He hit total 25 fours against England in the test match played on 19th December, 2008. HE is at number 6th position in the list.

5. Sachin Tendulkar: ‘The Cricket God’ ‘Master Blaster’ is at 5th position in this list. Perhaps the most complete batsman and the most worshipped cricketer in the world, Tendulkar holds just about every batting record. He had sent away the ball to the boundaries 26 times against England at Nottingham in 1996.

4. Rahul Dravid: ‘The Indian Wall’ Rahul Dravid considered as the most classical batsman of the decade. He hit 28 boundaries with the strike rate of 46.36 against England at The Oval in 2002. He is at 4th position in this list. He played total 164 test matches in his career. Dravid established himself at the vanguard of a new, defiant generation that were no longer easybeats away from home.

3. Vijay Manjrekar:Vijay Laxman Manjrekar, the right handed batsman is having 3rd rank in this list. He hit 29 fours against England in 1961 at Delhi.  He made seven Test centuries, the highest his 189 against England at Delhi in 1961-62. Vijay Manjrekar was a conspicuously good player of fast bowling in an era when India had few of them. Having played in the first of his 55 Tests in 1951-52, against England at Calcutta, he soon showed his quality by making 133 in his first Test in England (at Headingley) in June, 1952.

2. Gundappa Biswanath: Gundappa Viswanath was a true artist with the willow – his strokeplay, particularly the late-cut executed with lumberjack-strong wrists, was nothing less than divine. He hit 31 fours with 59.35 against England at Chennai in 1982. Though statistics don’t convey it, Vishy was every bit as crucial as Sunil Gavaskar to the Indian team of the 1970s.

1. Budhi Kunderan: Budhisagar Krishnappa Kunderan was rather more violent in his chosen profession, hitting the cricket ball with a power and confidence that came naturally to Indian wicketkeepers who knew they had two strings to their bow. He is standing at top of the list. He hit 31 boundaries against England at Chennai in 1964.

 

Player Name

No of boundaries

Budhi Kunderan

31

Gundappa Biswanath

31

Vijay Manjrekar

29

Rahul Dravid

28

Sachin Tendulkar

26

Goutam Gambhir

25

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi

23

Ravi Shastri

23

Vinod Kambli

23

Mohammad Azharuddin

22