#SocialGoatLoves These Cricket Records That Might Never Be Broken
In over 100 years of cricket, we have seen several records being made but only some of them have stood the test of time. These records are just unbelievable to have been made in the first place. The past saw many heroes from the West Indies - Weekes, Worrell and, Walcott to the incomparable Sir Vivian Richards. Then came the times of Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting to name a few. Today, it is the age of Virat Kohli. We’re sure by the time he’s done with the game, he’ll comfortably be sitting with multiple such records under his belt.
So, here we look at 8 records that might never be broken. Check out the Royal Challenge Bold League where you too can create your own cricket records. Click here to know more.
1. Fastest Player To Reach 10,000 Runs In ODI
The unstoppable Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs. He took just 205 innings to reach the landmark, bettering Sachin Tendulkar's 259 innings. He also became the 13th batsman to ever reach this milestone. Now, isn’t that great?
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2. Most Wickets In International Matches
Sri Lanka's most successful off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan took 800 Test wickets and 534 ODI wickets during his illustrious career. This adds up to an international wicket tally of 1,347, which is nearly unbreakable!
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3. Highest Individual Score In One Day Internationals
Indian opener Rohit Sharma became the first cricketer to score more than 250 runs in ODIs while playing against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In the same match, he ended up scoring 264 runs and made the record of highest individual score in ODIs.
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4. Most Runs In An Innings
West Indies legend Brian Lara’s love for playing long innings is known to all. Not only does he hold the record for the highest runs in a Test-match inning (400 against England in 2004), he also holds the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket (501 not out for Warwickshire vs Durham in 1994).
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5. The 100th Century
This is truly the ultimate record! Indian cricket 'God' Sachin Tendulkar scored 100 centuries in his 23-year career. These included 51 centuries in test matches and 49 in ODIs. He also finished with a mammoth 34,348 international runs.
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6. Highest Total In An IPL Match
Gayle's thunderous 175 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 Indian Premier League might look breakable in the first instance, but it is almost impossible to get 175 for a single batsman in just 20 overs. Wouldn’t you agree?
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7. Highest T20 Team Score
This IPL match was totally historic as several world records were set. Firstly, Gayle’s fastest century, then his highest individual score in T20s and then, the highest team total ever set in a T20 match. With Gayle’s magnificent 175 and Ab de Villiers’ fiery 8-ball 31, RCB posted a grand total of 263 runs in 20 overs. Whoaa, isn’t that amazing?
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8. The Greatest Test Batting Average
The story about Sir Don Bradman's last innings is the stuff of cricketing legend. After a prolific career, the Australian legend needed to score just four runs to finish with a sensational Test average of over 100. He was bowled for a duck and finished on 99.94, which despite being a minor numerical disappointment, is by far the highest that has ever been achieved.
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Only time will tell if these records will ever be broken. But for now, it appears that they are here to stay for a long time. Don’t you agree?