4 cricketers who were never dismissed in their Test careers
Test cricket, by many, is considered as the best format of cricket as it tests a player's skills and attitude over a span of five days. Despite all the glamour and hype of T20 cricket, the shorter formats cannot reciprocate the essence of Test cricket.
A Test match is said to be won in sessions and the equilibrium of the match can shift from one side to other anytime. Unlike T20 game in which a single player can take away the match from the opposition, Test cricket needs a collective effort of the team.
No cricket team in the world depends on one or two players. The team always plays to win - Virat Kohli
These words by the Indian captain reiterate the fact that cricket is a team game and it requires contributions from everyone with the bat and in the field.
Here is a batting record held by cricketers who are predominantly bowlers showing that everyone can contribute to the team.
Here are the four cricketers who never got out in their Test careers:
#4 John Childs - England: 4 innings, 2 runs
John Childs, who played county cricket for Gloucestershire and Essex, made his England debut against West Indies at the age of 36 years and 320 days.
In the two matches that he played, Childs picked up only three wickets from 86 overs. In a series which was dominated by West Indies bowlers, Childs managed to stay not out on all four occasions.
Childs' both matches came against West Indies in a five-match series, lost 2-0 by England. Incidentally, Childs took part only in the matches in which England ended up on the losing side.
Matches: 2, Innings: 4, Runs: 2, Highest Score: 2*