Someone has very said, records are meant to be broken. But at the same time, there are some crickets records which have hard to break if not impossible. Cricket is such a wonderful game that involves so many states and records which make the game even more interesting. Cricket has produced so many legends of the game and these legends have set the highest level of standards to follow. Here is a list of 10 cricket records which are almost impossible to break.
1. Don Bradman’s Average of 99.99 in Test
The world of cricket has yet to see a legend bigger than Australia’s Sir Don Breadman. He has an average of 99.99 in the test matches which is too hard to believe. Had he scored 3 runs in his last inning, his test average was exactly 100.
2. Shoaib Akhtar ‘s Fastest Ball in The History of Cricket
Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar, also known as Rawalpindi Express is the fastest blower in the history of cricket. During a WorldCup match against England, he delivered the fastest ball in cricketing history at 161.3km/h. He is the first and only person so far who has broken the 100mph barrier.
3. AB De Villiers’ 31 Ball Century in ODI
on January 18, 2015, during a match against West Indies at his home soul, South Africa’s then captain AB De Villers smacked the fastest century in ODI on just 31 balls. During this unbelievable inning, AB hit 9 fours and 16 sixes, most of them out of the park.
4. Sachin Tendulkar’s Total 34357 International Runs
India’s title master Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is perhaps the best batsman after Sir Don Breadman. In his cricketing career which least over 2 decades, Sachin has scored a tally of 34357 runs in three different formats of the game. Sachin is also the only batsman in the history who has scored 100 centuries in his career.
5. Sunil Narine Maiden Super Over
West Indian mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine holds a unique record of bowling a maiden in Super Over. While playing a match at Caribbean Super League in 2014, Sunil Narine bowls a wicket maiden super over which is something very unique and unusual.
6. Jim Laker’s 19 Wickets in a Test Match
Jim Laker of England holds a record which is unbreakable for more than 60 years now. During a match between England and Australia at Old Trafford in 1956, Jim Laker took 19 wickets in the match which is still a record of most wickets in a single match. He took 9-37 in the first inning and 10-53 in the second.
7. Biran Lara‘s 400 in a Test Inning
The prince of cricket, West Indian Biran Charles Lara holds the record for the most runs in a single inning of a test match when he broke the record of Matthew Hayden’s 380 runs. In 2004, while playing against England at Antigua, Biran Lara smacked 400 runs in an inning. He is still the only man in the history to score 400 runs in an inning.
8. Rohit Sharma’s 264 in ODI
India’s Rohit Sharma holds the record for highest individual score in ODI when he scored 264 runs against Sri Lanka in Kolkata. Rohit Sharma is also the only player in the history who had scored two double hundreds in ODI. He hit 33 fours during his famous inning of 264 which is again a world record.
9. Muttiah Muralitharan’s 1347 International Wickets
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for most number of international wickets taken by a single player. Murli took record 800 wickets in test, record 534 wickets in ODI and 13 wickets on T20 international. Murli is also the only bowler who has taken 800 test wickets.
10. Shahid Afridi’s 351 Sixes in ODI
Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, also known as Boom Boom Afridi is famous for his six hitting abilities. In his long career, Afridi has hit a record number of 351 sixes, a way ahead from the second in the list which is 270 by Jayasuriya. Afridi has the best ball-to-sixes-ratio in the world (19.79 Balls/Six). He also hit the longest six which was 158meters.