Called as Gentle man’s game, cricket witnessed many iconic records setting targets for the future generations to chase.Called as Gentle man’s game, cricket witnessed many iconic records setting targets for the future generations to chase. From Sachin Tendulkar’s hundred international hundreds to Chris Gayle’s 30-ball ton in the IPL to Don Bradman’s average of 99.9 there are many records which might not be broken.
Highest Number of Wickets
In his career sprawling over two decades, Sri Lanka’s spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has taken 1,347 wickets, 800 in test matches and 547 in the white-ball formats. This record so far stood unbreakable while Shane Warne is the nearest cricketer to him with 346 wickets behind.
Highest Number of Player-of-the-match Awards
There is no match to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar in this regard while the star player won over sixty-two Player-of-the-match awards in his 26 years of career. Sanath Jayasuriya is the nearest contender with 48 Player-of-the-match awards while Virat Kohli, the present skipper of India team is next with 36 Player-of-the-Match awards.
The cricket fans who came to watch 1932 Test match between Australia and South Africa at Melbourne were the most disappointed in the history of cricket while the audiences went back home in five hours 53 minutes as the match was dismissed.
South Africa was dismissed for 36 and 45 and fell to an innings defeat against Australia’s huge total of 153 with Bert Ironmonger taking 11 for 24.
Most Runs In A Career Without Scoring A Century
By the time he bid adieus to his international cricket after the 2007 Cricket World Cup, Pakistan cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq set the most unlucky record of taking most runs in a career without scoring a century. While Misbah played 162 ODI matches representing Pakistan he registered a healthy average of 43.41 with his tally of runs at 5,122.
This player, unfortunately, hasn’t recorded a single international century despite remaining not out over 31 times.
Most Number of Matches As A Captain
Recorded as the most successful captain in the history of cricket, Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting holds the record of leading his team for 230 matches while he played 375 ODI matches. Ponting also holds the record of the greatest number of World Cup wins as a captain.
Oldest Test Cricketer
The legendary English all-rounder Wilfred Rhodes holds an almost unbreakable record as the oldest man, at the ripe old age of 52 years and 165 days, to ever play Test cricket. It can be noted that modern-day player ends their careers at mid or later thirties itself.
Highest Score In An ODI Innings
Besides holding a record of the most number of double centuries in ODI cricket, Rohit Sharma is also the cricketer who scored 264 runs in an ODI inning is the most unbreakable figure present today. To date, Rohit remains the only batsman to score more than one double hundred in the limited-overs format.
First Over Hattrick in Test Cricket
Indian Swing Sultan Irfan Pathan rattle Pakistan to became the first cricketer to claim a hat-trick in the very first over with the new ball of a Test match. Irfan became the second India bowler after Harbhajan Singh to claim hat-trick in Test cricket.