Which record is unbreakable in cricket?
Cricket is not only a physical sport but a game of emotions. Millions of people worldwide enjoy and support their favorite team’s performances. And they celebrate their victories and losses like their own. Its history is over a century old and there are over 104 countries worldwide involved in this game. Undoubtedly, there are massive gains and losses in its history. Where it has gathered so many hearts, it has also made some unbreakable records. Viewers cherish every moment of their ideal player.
The list below shows some of the unbreakable records in cricket history.
Don Bradman’s Test Average of almost 100
Sir Donald Bradman was born on 27 August 1908 in Cootamundra, Australia. In cricket, he is also known as “the Don” and the greatest batsman in history. He played 52 international test matches for the Australian team between 1928 and 1948. He scored 6996 with 29 centuries and 13 half centuries. He achieved these runs at an astonishing average of 99.94, the highest in cricket history. In second place, we have AC Vogue, averaging 61.87. There is clearly a massive difference between these two ranks that makes this record unbreakable.
Sachin Tendulkar’s 100 International Centuries
Sachin Tendulkar was an Indian cricket player and captain. He is one of the best batsmen in cricket history. Sachin rendered services for the international Indian cricket team for an extended period, between 1989 and 2013, during which Sachin played 200 test matches and 463 ODIs. He holds the record for most ODI and test runs that are 15,921 and 18,426, respectively. However, his most surprising and unbreakable record is his 100 centuries in international cricket. He scored 51 centuries in test matches and the other 49 in ODIs. In the second position, we have Ricky Ponting and Virat Kohli, both with 71 centuries. Ricky Ponting has already retired from International cricket, but Virat Kohli is confident to surpass the record of his idol and senior. Moreover, he also holds the record for most centuries in a year, which is 12 centuries.
Muttiah Muralitharan’s 1357 International wickets
Muttiah Muralitharan, born in 1972, is a professional Sri Lankan cricketer. He played for the international cricket team between the years 1992 and 2011. Now he is the coach of the current international Sri Lankan cricket team. In his whole career, Muttiah played 495 international matches and got more than 1340 wickets, which is the most by any bowler in all formats. In the second position, we have Shane Warne, who is way behind with around 1000 wickets. It means that no bowler has ever crossed the 1000 wickets mark except for Muttiah and Warne. There was a great rivalry in 2004 as Warne surpassed his record of Muttiah to become the highest test wicket-taker in history. But Muttiah did not give up and got his position back from Warne in 2007. He took his 709th test wicket and claimed his throne as the highest wicket-taker, and he is undefeated to date.
Brian Lara’s 400 in Test Inning
Brian Charles Lara was born in 1969 in Trinidad. He played for the West Indian international cricket team for almost 17 years, between 1990 and 2007. He is considered one of the best batsmen in cricket history. During his era, the West Indian team was the most dangerous in the game. He is an inspiration for many emerging batsmen. In his career, he played 131 test matches and 299 ODIs. He scored 11953 tests and 10405 test runs with a total of 53 centuries and 111 fifties. Currently, he is the 8th highest run-scorer in cricket history. He was voted as the second scariest batsman in cricket history by the international bowlers.
In 1994, Lara made a record for scoring the most runs in an inning, which was 375. He topped the team for 10 years until Mathew Hayden broke the paper in 2004 by scoring 380 runs. But, just after 6 months, reclaimed his position by scoring 400 runs not out against England. He is the only player to score a quadruple century in an inning.