Cricket is one of the most exciting sports to have ever existed and players have the dream of setting several records, when they start off their career.
While it is obviously extremely difficult to say this with surety that a record can never be broken by another cricketer but there are certain records that have always been a notch higher.
The popularity of cricket knows no bounds and with each passing day, a newer generation of talent gets introduced to this beautiful sport.
For the ones who cannot play cricket but still want to stay associated with this sport, cricket betting is a very popular method to stay in touch with this sport.
This helps in placing bets on one’s favourite matches, players and of course, they divulge into several possibilities and plausible circumstances.
In this article, we take a look at the top 10 cricket records which might never be broken:
1. Muttiah Muralidharan’s record of 800 Test wickets
Sri Lankan legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralidharan is the highest wicket-taker in Tests and has been an emblem of hope and inspiration for all cricketers. We feel that his record might stay intact forever, and it will be difficult for other cricketers to emulate this.
The next person on this list among the active cricketers is James Anderson, who has 690 Test wickets. As he is in the twilight of his career, he might not break the former Sri Lankan legend’s record.
2. Brian Lara’s ominous record of scoring 400 in a Test innings
Former West Indian southpaw Brian Lara holds the record of scoring the highest individual score in Test cricket, which is 400*. As teams now gear towards having a result, it seems impossible that someone would break this record. We have seen several cricketers score 300s but reaching 400 seems improbable.
3. Sir Donald Bradman’s average of 99.94 in Tests
One of the greatest ever cricketer to have graced this sport, Sir Donald Bradman had a jaw-dropping average of 99.94 in Tests. He needed 4 runs to score in his final Test innings to have an unreal average of 100 in Tests, but he was dismissed for a duck in this innings.
Breaking this record would require an extraordinary display of consistency in Tests. Had Sri Bradman been alive today, he would have been one of the best picks in most cricket betting sites.
4. Best ODI bowling figures
Sri Lanka’s Chaminda Vaas had logged bowling figures of 8/19 in an ODI versus Zimbabwe in 2001. It seems extremely improbable for another player to take 8 wickets in a single innings in an ODI. This is the best bowling figures in the history of this format.
5. Rohit Sharma’s highest individual score in ODIs
India’s talismanic skipper Rohit Sharma is a symbol of class and consistency. His highest score of 264 in 173 deliveries against Sri Lanka, remains the highest individual score in this format. It would be an intimidating task for a player to repeat this feat in this format.
6. Sachin Tendulkar’s most number of international matches
Arguably the greatest-ever cricketer to have played this sport, Sachin Tendulkar was the reason behind India becoming a powerhouse of cricket in the late 20th century and the early 21st century.
The “Little Master” has played 664 international matches, and we feel that record could be unbreakable. Virat Kohli is the next in the list among the current crop of active cricketers, at 514 international matches.
7. Jim Laker’s 19 wickets in a Test match
It seems impossible for someone to break English bowler, Jim Laker’s record of picking up 19 wickets in a Test game. Laker had taken this feat against Australia in 1956.
Jim Laker is considered as one of the best spinners to have ever played this game from England and had taken 193 wickets in just 46 Tests.
8. Most number of ODI wins at a stretch
Australia had registered 21 ODI wins at a stretch in the early 21st century and they were considered as an embodiment of class, composure, and consistency. The Australians had first won against England at Hobart on 11th January 2023.
Their final win in this streak was against West Indies which came on 24th May 2023 at Port of Spain. It seems impossible for a team to break this record of the mighty Australians.
9. Mohammad Sami’s ignominy of bowling a 17-ball over
In an ODI match versus Bangladesh in 2004, Pakistani seamer Mohammad Sami had bowled a dreadful over of 17 balls. His infamous over included 7 wides and 4 no-balls. It seems highly unlikely that some bowler would follow suit and bowl so many extras in an over.
10. Highest score by a nightwatchman in Tests
It is always frustrating when a nightwatchman keeps making the bowlers toil hard. While Jason Gillespie was a terrific bowler, he was also knock for mustering a fabulous knock of 201* runs in 2006.
This memory sends shivers down the spines of the Bangladeshi bowlers, who were playing in the opposition.
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