4 Cricketers Who've Played 100+ Tests But Never Lead India
13 Indians have played 100+ Tests A total of 13 players have managed to play 100+ Test matches for India so far, but only four of them never had a chance to lead India in international cricket. Here's a look at them.
With an impressive 134 Test appearances spanning a 16-year career, VVS Laxman contributed significantly by scoring 8781 runs for India. Despite his remarkable cricketing journey, Laxman never had the chance to captain the Indian team.
Over a span of 17 years, Harbhajan Singh showcased his prowess in 103 Test matches, amassing 417 wickets and scoring 2224 runs. Despite his valuable contributions with both bat and ball, Harbhajan did not lead India in any format of the game.
Cheteshwar Pujara, having played in 103 Test matches for India, established himself as a solid and reliable batsman. However, he never assumed the leadership role for the Indian team.
Ishant Sharma, the second Indian pacer after Kapil Dev to achieve the milestone of 100+ Test matches (105 in total), has been a stalwart in the bowling department. Similar to Laxman, Harbhajan, and Pujara, Ishant has never captained Team India during his cricketing career