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From one format to another, the batters have come to all guns blazing before setting their eyes on most hundreds in a career in the international fold. Such has been the hallmark left by professionals in the gentleman’s game over the years.

Apart from the peppy numbers cricket is more about the lesson to be patient before winning matches for the respective countries. In such parlance, playing a game with sportsmanship adds more value to it in contemporary times.

Here’s the list of prominent faces who recorded most hundreds in a career:

  1. Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 hundred in 662 matches:

While representing India national cricket team between 1989 and 2013, Sachin Tendulkar served India (including ICC) in record 664 games across formats. Tendulkar eventually became the first-ever batsman in history to register 100 hundred in the international fold.

Moreover, in 782 innings Tendulkar went on to amass staggering 34357 runs at the average of 48.2. Furthermore, he attributed it with a staggering 164 half-centuries under his name.

During his illustrious 24-year-old career Tendulkar remained unbeaten on 74 occasions which further saw him being dismissed for nought on 34 occasions.

In short, passionate for cricket, Tendulkar left an indelible mark in the gentleman’s game.

  1. Ricky Ponting’s 71 hundred in 560 matches:

As a team leader, Ricky Ponting during his tenure made things work in tandem before amassing runs at his will across formats. Banking on his strength, Ponting further showcased skills during his early days of international cricket. The prominent figure in Australian setup has brought stability in the national team during his stint.

Ponting represented Australia National Cricket Team in 560 matches which further include a couple of games for the ICC. The right-handed batsman registered 71 tons to his name.

Moreover, the renowned batsman Ponting amassed 27483 across formats in 668 innings at the average of 45.95. He represented the Kangaroos between 1995 and 2012.

  1. Virat Kohli’s 63 hundred in 357 matches:

Team India skipper is marshaling his troops well. However, he is cherishing a remarkable run with the bat in all three formats of the international fold.

The top-order batsman Kohli had a jaw-dropping conversion rate which makes him more threatening even chasing down the stiff totals.

So far, the 29-year-old Kohli amassed 18989 runs at the average of 56.34. Moreover, he has 63 tons to his name in 357 international matches.

In overall 398 innings, Kohli recorded 87 fifties as well. Furthermore, he remained unbeaten on 61 occasions during his ongoing international career.

  1. Kumar Sangakkara’s 63 hundred in 594 matches:

Elegant batsman Kumar Sangakkara piled up runs in style in the international fold.  Sangakkara had a knack of scoring runs in away conditions, and he did it aptly over the years for Sri Lankan national team.

Between 2000 and 2015, Sangakkara represented the Lankan Lions in 594 matches in which he amassed 28016 runs at the batting average of 46.77. He further smashed 63 tons and 153 fifties in 666 innings.

Moreover, Sangakkara remained not out 67 times during his entire international career. Besides, he further got dismissed on naught on 28 occasions.

  1. Jacques Kallis’ 62 hundred in 519 matches:

All-rounder Jacques Kallis not only delivered goods with the ball across formats, but he shot into limelight with his brilliant display of batting during his international career.

The prominent South African Cricket Team batsman Kallis played an excellent role with his all-round performance.

Before bowing out from the international cricket, Kallis played 519 matches between 1995 and 2004. He further registered 25534 runs at the average of 29.10.

In aggregate, Kallis recorded 62 tons and 149 fifties to his name in 617 innings across formats.

Also, the high-quality batsman remained not out on 97 occasions.

  1. Hashim Amla’s 54 hundred in 333 matches:

Over the years, Hashim Amla took a lot in his stride. Known for his copybook style of play, Amla ruled the roost with some fantastic performances across formats.

As of now, Amla might be struggling with his consistency, but he has already proved his mettle at the highest level for the Proteas.

In 33 matches, Amla registered 54 tons across formats. The concurrent South African batsman further smashed 84 half-centuries under his belt in 417 innings.

Moreover, the top-order batsman has set an example for the youngsters on how to tackle opponents.

  1. Mahela Jayawardene’s 54 hundred in 652 matches:

Sri Lankan stalwart had done all possible things during his stint in the international fold. Moreover, being as a leader, he further backed youngsters to make it count for the national team.

Interestingly, his involvement in a marathon of partnerships alongside his former teammate is a well-known fact in the top-flight cricket.

Jayawardene played 652 international games in which he amassed 25957 runs at the average of 39.15. He further racked up 54 tons under his belt in 725 innings between 1997 and 2015.

The compact right-handed middle-order batsman further attributed his international success with 136 half-centuries.

  1. Brian Lara’s 53 hundred in 430 matches:

Brian Lara without any doubt happened to be one of the best in business in the international fold. His hunger for runs and winning the games eventually set him apart from other batters.

Owing to his immaculate control to judge the ball to perfection further helped him to make it to the record books. Lara represented in 430 international matches which also saw him amassing 22358 runs at the average of 46.28.

The left-handed batsman Lara entertained one and all by piercing gaps in style. He has 53 hundred in 521 innings.

Moreover, to make way for youngsters Lara bids adieu to cricket in 2007. He smashed 111 fifties under his belt and remained unbeaten on 38 occasions in the top-flight cricket.

  1. Rahul Dravid’s 48 hundred in 509 matches:

Rahul Dravid has been one of its kinds who ignored his numbers for good. Also, Dravid played a significant role in India’s success alongside Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman in particular.

The right-handed veteran batter Dravid featured in overall 509 matches between 1996 and 2013. He smashed 48 hundred and 146 fifties under his belt in 605 innings.

During his entire cricketing career, Dravid returned to the pavilion without scoring on 21 occasions. Eventually, he remained unbeaten for 72 times across formats.

 10. AB de Villiers’ 47 hundred in 420 matches:

Before announcing his retirement, AB de Villiers made things miserable for the opponents with his pyrotechnics, particularly in the limited-overs format.

The audacious in nature Proteas batsman featured in 420 matches to amass 20014 runs at the average of 48.11. Across formats, de Villiers played a remarkable role in winning major games for South Africa.

In 484 innings, de Villiers smashed 47 hundred and 109 fifties before announcing his retirement in 2018.

Having all his shots in his book, de Villiers further took the world by storm owing to his consistency in the international fold.

Table listing batsmen with most hundreds in a career:

Serial No. Player Matches  Innings Runs Average 100s
1 SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 664 782 34357 48.52 100
2 RT Ponting (AUS/ICC) 560 668 27483 45.95 71
3 V Kohli (INDIA) 357 398 18989 56.34 63
4 KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL) 594 666 28016 46.77 63
5 JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA) 519 617 25534 49.1 62
6 HM Amla (SA/World) 333 417 18066 46.92 54
7 DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL) 652 725 25957 39.15 54
8 BC Lara (ICC/WI) 430 521 22358 46.28 53
9 R Dravid (Asia/ICC/INDIA) 509 605 24208 45.41 48
10 AB de Villiers (Afr/SA) 420 484 20014 48.11 47
11 ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 586 651 21032 34.14 42
12 Younis Khan (PAK) 408 491 17790 39.88 41
13 S Chanderpaul (WI) 454 553 20988 45.72 41
14 ML Hayden (AUS/ICC) 273 348 15066 47.67 40
15 CH Gayle (ICC/WI) 443 513 18548 38.56 40
16 Mohammad Yousuf (Asia/PAK) 381 432 17300 45.52 39
17 TM Dilshan (SL) 497 527 17671 38.16 39
18 AN Cook (ENG) 257 387 15737 42.88 38
19 V Sehwag (Asia/ICC/INDIA) 374 443 17253 40.31 38
20 ME Waugh (AUS) 372 445 16529 40.51 38
21 SC Ganguly (Asia/INDIA) 424 488 18575 41.46 38
22 GC Smith (Afr/ICC/SA) 347 432 17236 42.34 37
23 LRPL Taylor (NZ) 381 429 15423 43.08 36
24 MJ Clarke (AUS) 394 449 17112 45.26 36
25 DA Warner (AUS) 250 311 12498 41.79 35
26 SM Gavaskar (INDIA) 233 316 13214 46.2 35
27 IVA Richards (WI) 308 349 15261 48.75 35
28 HH Gibbs (SA) 361 417 14661 37.3 35
29 DL Haynes (WI) 354 439 16135 41.8 35
30 SR Waugh (AUS) 493 548 18496 41.65 35
31 Inzamam-ul-Haq (Asia/ICC/PAK) 499 551 20580 43.32 35
32 G Kirsten (SA) 286 361 14087 43.07 34
33 AC Gilchrist (AUS/ICC) 396 429 15461 38.94 33
34 KP Pietersen (ENG/ICC) 277 342 13797 44.07 32
35 SPD Smith (AUS) 202 236 10061 49.56 31
36 Saeed Anwar (PAK) 302 335 12876 41 31
37 Javed Miandad (PAK) 357 407 16213 46.99 31
38 PA de Silva (SL) 401 455 15645 37.78 31
39 KS Williamson (NZ) 253 300 12473 46.02 30
40 CG Greenidge (WI) 236 312 12692 44.84 30
41 AR Border (AUS) 429 517 17698 40.77 30
42 DG Bradman (AUS) 52 80 6996 99.94 29
43 M Azharuddin (INDIA) 433 455 15593 39.77 29
44 JE Root (ENG) 226 282 12241 49.55 28
45 RG Sharma (INDIA) 310 316 11276 42.71 28
46 GA Gooch (ENG) 243 337 13190 40.58 28
47 GS Chappell (AUS) 161 223 9441 49.68 27
48 AJ Strauss (ENG) 231 308 11315 38.48 27
49 NJ Astle (NZ) 308 358 11866 35.63 27
50 MS Atapattu (SL) 360 416 14036 38.03 27
51 GS Sobers (WI) 94 161 8032 57.37 26
52 ME Trescothick (ENG) 202 268 10326 40.97 26
53 DC Boon (AUS) 288 367 13386 40.44 26
54 IR Bell (ENG) 287 370 13331 40.27 26
55 DI Gower (ENG) 231 315 11401 39.44 25
56 JL Langer (AUS) 113 189 7856 44.89 23
57 G Boycott (ENG) 144 227 9196 45.98 23
58 VVS Laxman (INDIA) 220 308 11119 41.64 23
59 WR Hammond (ENG) 85 140 7249 58.45 22
60 MC Cowdrey (ENG) 115 189 7625 43.82 22
61 S Dhawan (INDIA) 195 217 8482 40.97 22
62 MEK Hussey (AUS) 302 324 12398 49 22
63 Ijaz Ahmed (PAK) 310 324 9879 33.94 22
64 RN Harvey (AUS) 79 137 6149 48.41 21
65 MD Crowe (NZ) 220 271 10148 41.93 21
66 RB Richardson (WI) 310 363 12197 37.99 21
67 Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 347 393 11713 32.26 21
68 KF Barrington (ENG) 82 131 6806 58.67 20
69 CH Lloyd (WI) 197 244 9492 44.98 20
70 G Gambhir (INDIA) 242 283 10324 38.95 20
71 MA Taylor (AUS) 217 296 11039 39.14 20
72 RR Sarwan (WI) 286 339 11944 40.48 20
73 Tamim Iqbal (BDESH/ICC/World) 317 367 12112 34.31 20
74 CL Hooper (WI) 329 379 11523 35.89 20
75 Saleem Malik (PAK) 386 410 12938 36.96 20

*The stats were updated on January 3, 2019.

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