Indian cricket is very well known for their batting as the country has already produced many legendary batsmen. The country is also holding the record of most number of ODI centuries as the Indian ODI batsmen have hit a total of 294 centuries.
There are many greatest Indian batsmen who hit many outstanding match-winning centuries in their ODI career. However, some of them took huge time to hit their maiden ODI century.
Here we are talking about the top five Indian ODI batsmen who took most innings before hitting their respective first ODI centuries.
Mohinder Amarnath – 54th innings
Former Indian all-rounder Mohinder Amarnath was one of the important members during India’s first Cricket World Cup victory in the 1983 edition. Starting as a lower-middle-order batsman, Amarnath impressed with his batting skills in his early international career which helped him to move in the top-order batting line-up.
While Amarnath made his ODI debut in 1975, he scored his first ODI century during his 54th innings, when they faced West Indies at Faridabad on 19th January 1988 (100*). However, before that centurion knock, Amarnath already hit nine ODI half-centuries. At the end of his ODI career (1989), Amarnath hit two centuries and 13 half-centuries in 64 innings (85 matches).