Suppose a batsman is going berserk and unleashing some delightful strokes to entertain the audience present at the ground, who has the best seat amongst all them? Who is getting to witness the carnage from the best position possible?
In Cricket, the non-striking batsman often adorns the best seat on the ground as he gets to see his partner creating mayhem at the other end. They often saw their partners create history in front of their eyes and achieve monumental feats.
Let’s have a look at some of the luckiest non-strikers who witnessed history being made right in front of them.
Note: We picked 5 of the most unbelievable records across all the formats
1) Ridley Jacobs – Brian Lara’s 400
Well, the West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman couldn’t have asked for more. Just six months after losing the record of the highest score in Tests to Mathew Hayden, Brian Charles Lara reclaimed it with some audacity as he stroked a magnificent 400 against England on the ground where he previously made 375 ten years back.
And Jacobs was the man who saw it all this time around. In the 4th test of the series between England and West Indies, Lara made merry at the Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's, Antigua to make the first quadruple century in the history of international cricket.
Jacobs himself scored 107 in that game, and the West Indies were able to save themselves from the blushes of an ignominious whitewash, as the fourth and last Test petered out to a draw.