In this article, we will talk about great cricketers have endorsed this great game for more than a century, breaking and creating some historic records.
- Sachin Tendulkar:
Sachin Tendulkar, revered as the God of Cricket has breached the century mark a total of 100 times in his glorious career – 51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs.
2. Sir Don Bradman’s averages of 99.94 in Test cricket
Regarded as the greatest batsman ever, Sir Donald Bradman played in 52 Test matches in which he scored 6996 runs at an astounding average of 99.94 –
3. Brian Lara’s highest Test innings score of 400*
Brian Lara’s marathon innings that lasted 778 minutes, 582 balls, that yielded him a record 400* in 2004 against England remains the highest individual Test innings total by a batter.
4. Muttiah Muralitharan’s 1300 international wickets
Legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan retired with a total of 1347 – 800 in Tests, 534 in ODI, and 13 in T20I – international wickets. Shane Warne is next with 1001 scalps.
5. Rohit Sharma’s highest ODI score of 264 runs
India opener Rohit Sharma registered the highest score by any batsman in ODI cricket: 264 runs from 173 balls against Sri Lanka in 2014. Sharma is the only batsman with more than one – 3 – double centuries in ODI cricket.