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5 cricketers and the unlikely records they hold

  • You wouldn't have ever imagined the holders of these records.
  • Unlikely records held by these legendary players like Dravid, Anderson, and Jayawardene are not an easy guess.
Ankit Verma
Modified 19 Mar 2020, 15:14 IST

#3 Sanath Jayasuriya

Most ducks in ODI history

Sanath Jayasuriya playing his iconic flick.
Sanath Jayasuriya playing his iconic flick.

This unwanted record belongs to one of the most destructive batsmen of his era - Sanath Jayasuriya. The southpaw changed the norms of opening the innings during the fielding restrictions (first 15 overs) with his attacking style and was a bowler’s nightmare. The man with 28 ODI centuries has managed to get out without troubling the scorers 34 times. 10 out of those 34 have been golden ducks.

#4 James Anderson

Most runs conceded in a single over in Test cricket

James Anderson in one of England
James Anderson in one of England's net sessions

James Anderson is considered to be among the best red ball bowlers of his generation. If the ball is moving around, he can trouble the best in the business. He has nabbed Sachin Tendulkar's wicket on 9 occasions. The Englishman has 584 scalps to his name from just 151 matches. With such great numbers, he shares this unwanted record with South African left-arm spinner Robin Peterson. They both have conceded 28 runs in a single over.

During the third Test of the 2013 Ashes, Australian batsman George Bailey took the attack to Anderson. The former ODI skipper smashed 3 sixes and 2 fours apart from running a couple in his over. Anderson is often criticised for not being ineffective on dry pitches. But conceding 28 runs in an over in a Test is still something one won’t associate with a bowler of his caliber.

#5 Rahul Dravid

Batsman to get clean bowled the most number of times in Test cricket

Rahul Dravid playing verus England in 2011
Rahul Dravid playing verus England in 2011

The man with arguably the most compact defense in the history of the game holds this unwanted record. Rahul Dravid who is also termed as 'The Wall' holds the record for facing most number of deliveries in Test cricket. But getting out clean bowled for a record 55 times seems highly unexpected of him.

Dravid got bowled out quite often in his early days. He worked on his technique and was able to become one of the best Test batsmen. However, during the fag end of his career, probably the reflexes got a little too slow and he was troubled by incoming deliveries. It is evident from the fact that he was bowled 9 times in his last 13 innings.

Interestingly, in ODI cricket his ex team-mate Tendulkar holds this unwanted record with 68 clean bowled dismissals. Even in Test cricket, he has got out bowled 54 times, one less than Dravid.

Published 19 Mar 2020, 15:14 IST
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