Test Cricket is all about attrition and scoring a century is considered the hallmark of the format. Brian Lara leads the list for the highest score by an individual batter in Test Cricket with 400 not out.
Team India has produced many batters who have scored double-centuries. Only two batters have gone to score triple tons for India with Virender Sehwag doing it twice. Young Yashasvi Jaiswal etched his name into the history books with a terrific double ton on Saturday versus England.
In this article, we cast a closer look at the youngest players to score double hundred for India in Tests.
#4. Yashasvi Jaiswal – 22years and 37 days – 209 vs England
Young India opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 209 runs during the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Saturday. With this knock, Jaiswal became the third Indian youngest batter to score double hundred for India. The knock came off 290 balls with the help of 19 fours and 7 sixes during his knock.
#3. Sunil Gavaskar – 21years and 283 days – 220 vs West Indies
Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar put the world on notice during his debut series. With 774 runs from the five-match series against West Indies, the youngster showed his class. During the 5th Test in Port of Spain, Sunil Gavaskar scored 220 runs to become of the youngest batters to score a double hundred for India.
#2. Vinod Kambli- 21years and 55 days – 227 vs Zimbabwe
Emerging along with Sachin Tendulkar, young Vinod Kambli was touted as the next big thing. During the only Test versus Zimbabwe in Delhi, the left-handed batter showed his class with the bat. Vinod Kambli scored 227 runs from just 301 balls with 28 fours in his knock and helped India reach 536/7. India won the game by an innings and 13 runs thanks to Anil Kumble picking five wickets in the second innings.
#1. Vinod Kambli- 21years and 35 days – 224 vs England
Just three weeks before scoring his career-best 227, Vinod Kambli wrote his name in the history books. The youngster from Mumbai scored 224 runs versus England in front of his home crowd. This knock made him the youngest batter to score double hundred for India. His knock of 224 came off 411 balls with 23 fours before he was dismissed by Chris Lewis.