New Delhi. The year 2021 is now about to depart. New year is about to come. Whenever cricket lovers look at the bygone year (Year Ender 2021), they will have sour and sweet memories. Cricket has given us Indians many opportunities to be proud of in 2021. Especially in Test matches, India performed amazingly. There was a special contribution of 3 batsmen in this performance of India. These batsmen are Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant. Amazing see that Pujara, who has an average of more than 50 in his career, has an average of 28.08 this year. Despite this, he remained among the batsmen in the top-5 of the world, not only in India in 2021.
The record for scoring the most runs in the year 2021 was made by England captain Joe Root. He played 15 Test matches this year and scored 1708 runs at an average of 61.00. Root also scored 6 centuries this year. The English captain was the only batsman to score more than 1000 Test runs in 2021. However, despite this strong performance, his team yearned for success. England could win only 4 test matches out of 15.
Now the talk of Indian batsmen. In the list of batsmen who scored the most Test runs in the year, there were 3 Indians in the top-5. Rohit Sharma was the most successful batsman of the year. He scored 906 runs this year at an average of 47.68. Rohit Sharma was the highest run-scorer in the world this year after Joe Root of England.
In the list of the most successful batsmen of the Test format in the year 2021, Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara remained at number four and fifth (see list). Rishabh Pant scored 748 runs in 12 Tests and Pujara scored 702 runs in 14 Tests this year. Dimuth Karunaratne of Sri Lanka scored 902 runs in 7 matches at an average of 69.38. Karunaratne’s average was the highest in the top-10.
Virat Kohli remained at number four in the list of batsmen who scored the most Test runs in 2021. He scored 536 runs in 11 matches at an average of 28.21. Like in 2020, Virat could not score a century in 2021 as well. However, as a captain, he definitely won the team the series in Australia.