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5 domestic records that will never be broken

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The cliched statement, 'records are meant to be broken' holds true most of the time. In cricket, every other day, a record is tumbled or a new one is made, and this cycle goes on for ever.

Although statistically speaking, all records can be broken, there are a few records whose chances of being broken are next to nought. For example, Jim Laker's 19 wickets in a Test is one such record which will surely stand the test of time.

And on that note, we look at five such records from Indian domestic cricket which will never be broken.


#5 Rajinder Goel - 637 wickets (most wickets in Ranji trophy history)

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Rajinder Goel

Every time a list of 'unfortunate cricketers who never played Test cricket despite deserving performances' is made, Rajinder Goel's name comes at the top. He was one of the finest spinners of his era, but thanks to the presence of the famous Indian spin quartet, he never made it to India's playing XI.

But Goel featured consistently in Ranji trophy and ended his career as the tournament's highest wicket-taker. His tally of 637 wickets is miles ahead of the second ranked bowler, S Venkataraghavan, who has 530 wickets under his belt.

Breaking Goel's record is a daunting task for any bowler as it will require consistent high-quality performances for more than a decade, which is practically impossible. A bowler with an impressive record will be roped in India's national team and hence he will miss out on Ranji games and thus, will not have the time to break Goel's record.

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