When it comes to the game of cricket, Indians are total fanatics. Cricket is a sport that unites the country like nothing else does, such is the fan following. The magnitude of love for the game keeps the fans informed about cricketers’ records and achievements. Internet today is flooded with articles that narrate the success stories of batsmen and bowlers. On that note, we thought to take you on a totally different experience with this article that covers the most embarrassing cricket records ever made.
We bring you 30 embarrassing Cricket records that these players and their fans would like to may be forget.
1. Sanath Jayasuriya holds the records of maximum ducks in ODIs for a batsman – a total of 34 ducks including 10 Golden Ducks
2. Rahul Dravid holds this very embarrassing record of getting bowled the most number of times in Test matches. He has been bowled on 55 occasions.
3. Mutthiah Muralitharan holds the record for most ducks in career (ODI + test + T20) – 59 Ducks in 328 innings.
4. Wasim Akram and fellow countryman Inzamam Ul Haq jointly hold the record for the maximum run outs in their career – 38 run outs each
5. Legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar played one of the slowest ODI knocks, as he carried his bat through the innings to score an unbelievable 36 (174 balls, 1 four) in the first ever World Cup game.
6. Ajit Agarkar attained the dubious feat of seven consecutive innings resulting in ducks during India’s 1999-2000 tour of Australia that included 4 Golden ducks.
7. RJ Peterson of South Africa (batsman: Brian Lara) and Jimmy Anderson of England (batsman: George Bailey) hold the record of conceding the highest number of runs in a single test match over – 28.
Recently, Joe Root joined this dubious club when South African Keshav Maharaj hammered him for 28 runs in an over.
8. A few months before Yuvraj hit 6 sixes in an over, English batsman Dimitri Mascarenhas had hit him for 5 sixes in the 50th over of England’s innings at the Oval in 2007.
9. India conceded a total of 76 extra runs to Pakistan including 35 byes and 15 no-balls in the 2007 Bengaluru Test. The 76 extra runs was the second highest contributor to Pakistan’s first innings total of 537 after Misbah-ul-Haq’s 133. Pakistan managed to draw this test match with 3 wickets remaining.
10. Aussie ML Lewis has bowled the most expensive 10-overs in ODI history against South Africa in the famous Johannesburg encounter where the Proteas won by 1 wicket chasing 434.
11. Bhuvneshwar Kumar holds the record for conceding the max runs for India in an ODI – 106 runs against South Africa in 2015. A 61-ball 119 from AB de Viliers with 11 sixes resulted in an absolute carnage of Indian bowlers in this match.
12. The 2011 Cape Town test was a nightmare the Australians would love to forget. They had a disastrous second innings where they slipped from 11-1 to 21-9 within 6 overs. Nathan Lyon, the no. 11 batsman top scored with 14 runs at this stage taking Australia to 47.
13. Besides being remembered for his superb bowling in the 1999 World Cup that took the Kiwis to the semis, Geoff Allot is also the holder of the record for the slowest duck in Test match Cricket that took 77 deliveries.
14. Stuart Broad was at the receiving end of Yuvraj’s masterclass at the inagural T20 World Cup in an over where all the deliveries were dispatched over the ropes
15. Recently, Shivam Dube bowled the 2nd most expensive T20 over giving away 34 runs.
16. Pakistani pacer Mohammad Sami bowled a 17-ball over which had 7 wides and 4 no-balls – the longest over in ODI history against Bangladesh in the 2004 Asia Cup.
17. Curtly Ambrose bowled the longest over in Test Cricket during the 1997 Perth Test against Australia. He repeatedly over-stepped and conceded as many as nine no-balls in the 15-ball over.
18. Harbhajan Singh bowled the most expensive Test over for India when Shahid Afridi hit him for 27 runs including 4 sixes in the Lahore Test (2006).
19. Mohammad Amir has the dubious record of the most number of Test matches taken for his first catch in Test Cricket. He took the catch in his 20th Test match, 7 years after his debut.
20. Former Captain of Pakistan, Misbah-ul-Haq played 162 ODI matches & scored over 5000 runs at an average of 43.40 but never scored a century
21. MS Dhoni hasn’t scored an international century outside Asia.
22. Pakistani Spinner, Saeed Ajmal played 110 ODI Matches and picked 182 Wickets but could never win a Man Of The Match award in the 50-over format.
23. West Indian Runako Morton has the dubious record of the slowest ODI duck which lasted 31 balls in the final of the DLF Cup against Australia.
24. Pakistan left-arm spinner, Abdur Rehman registered bowling figures of: 0-0-8-0 against Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2014. He holds the record for giving away the most runs in an international match across formats without bowling a single legal delivery.
25. The record for the most ducks in Test cricket is held by West Indies pacer: Courtney Walsh, who fell for a score of 0 on 43 occasions.
26. Aussie batsman David Boon scored the slowest ODI century ever against India in 1991 consuming 166 deliveries.
27. South African Spinner Imran Tahir bowled 37 overs for 260 runs without picking a wicket in the 2012 Adelaide Test against Australia – the worst bowling figures in Test Match history.
28. Alastair Cook is the only batsman to score a golden duck in his 100th Test Match. He was out on the first ball of England’s second innings at Peth in the 3rd Ashes Test (2013).
29. India’s B. S. Chandrasekhar (242 wickets & 167 runs in 58 Tests) & Kiwi Chris Martin (233 wickets & 123 runs in 71 Tests) have taken more wickets in Test Cricket than runs scored.
30. Pakistan were reduce to 1-4, 4 wickets for 1 run on the scoreboard chasing 311 against West Indies in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup – the worst start to an ODI innings.
A true cricket fan is aware about most of the cricketing records. If you are one of them, get these records also embedded in your memory. These records may sound crazy, but they exist! Hope you had a laugh rather than a clenched fist after reading every record.
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