Cricket is renowned for its unpredictable nature & astonishing records. The game of cricket is a perfect combination of thrill & entertainment for its fans. Every day a cricket record is being made around the world while an existing record is also broken. Some players rise to the occasion to etch their names in the books of cricket records, whereas some find their way surprisingly into those books.
We have curated a list of such cricket records, which we bet you didn’t know before this.
Here are 10 Surprising Cricket Records-
1) Sanath Jayasuriya has more ODI wickets than Shane Warne
The Australian leg-spin legend has merely 293 ODI wickets, whereas Sri Lanka’s batter & part-time bowler has 323 ODI wickets. That’s 30 more wickets than the spin legend. Astonishing!
2) Wasim Akram’s Highest Test Score is Better Than Sachin Tendulkar
Everybody knows Wasim Akram as the best bowler of his time for his pace & swing. But little do they know that Wasim Akram’s highest test score is better than batting legends like Sachin Tendulkar (248), Sourav Ganguly (239) & Jacques Kallis (224). He smashed 257 not out in a Test against Zimbabwe.
3) Jason Gillespie is 1 out of the 4 batters to smash a double century in their last test match
Only 4 players had been able to score a double century in their last Test match. That’s a tiny number and imagine if you find out that Australian bowler Jason Gillespie is one of those 4 batsmen to achieve this feat. Amazed? So, were we. In his last test match, he smashed his first double century, 201 not out, against Bangladesh.
4) Ajit Agarkar holds the record for Fastest ODI fifty by an Indian
A die-hard Indian cricket fan needs to know this. Who holds the record for the fastest ODI fifty? Rohit? Kohli? Pandya? Sachin? Sehwag? Yuvraj? No! It’s Ajit Agarkar who holds this record under his belt. He has this record of scoring an ODI fifty in just 21 balls. Something he can always flaunt in front of legend batters.
5) Sir Don Bradman had Just 6 Sixes in his Entire Career
Sir Don Bradman had an unbelievable career average of 99.94, which still seems like a dream to be achieved. However, he could only manage to hit 6 sixes in his entire career. Reasons? Cautious batting nature or maybe big grounds at that time. No one knows the exact reasons.
6) Sachin Tendulkar was the 1st Batsmen to be Dismissed by the 3rd Umpire
The 3rd umpire technology was introduced in 1992 in a game between India & South Africa. Sachin Tendulkar, God of Cricket, became the first batsman to be ruled out by the third umpire.
7) Netherland’s Ryan Ten Doeschate has the highest ODI Batting Average
Although Ryan Ten Doeschate’s runs have come against the associate nations, still it takes real talent to score those runs. He holds the highest ODI batting average of 67 in 32 innings. He is followed by Virat Kohli, who holds an average of nearly 59 in ODIs.
8) Vinod Kambli has the Highest Test Batting Average By an Indian
Vinod Kambli, the middle-order batsman of India, wasn’t utilized by the team to the full of his potential. The batter could play only 17 test games but still holds the highest test batting average (54.2) by an Indian, which is higher than Sachin Tendulkar. A unique cricket record for him.
9) Kapil Dev Never Missed a Match in his career due to an Injury
Injuries for a fast bowler in this era are typical, but it wasn’t for Kapil Dev. India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain never missed a test in his 16-year cricket career (131 test matches) due to an injury. Although, he was once dropped from the team for his careless hitting approach in a test against England. A dream cricket record for every fast bowler.
10) ICC Cricket World Cup1999 Logo was Based on the Unorthodox Bowling Action of Debashish Mohanty (From India)
Debashish Mohanty, who played for India in 2 tests & 45 ODIs, couldn’t make it big on the international stage. But his unorthodox action gave him fame, as ICC Cricket World 1999 logo was based on his bowling action.
If you knew 6 out of these 10 cricket records, you could call yourself a die-hard cricket fan.
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