Every Batsman who plays cricket wants to hit centuries and win matches for his team. He tries his best to protect his wicket and play a longer innings for his team. When a batsman nears a century he has butterflies in his tummy and wants to get to his century without losing his wicket.
Every batsman has his own own approach to tackle the nineties. Some slow down their batting tempo while some try to hit boundaries to reach their centuries. Even after trying their best methods, unfortunately, the batsmen miss out on their centuries and get out in the nineties.
There are many reasons for a batsman to get out in their nineties. The most popular reasons are getting over cautious, receiving an unplayable ball and trying to be over-aggressive. Let us look at the batsmen who have scored the most nineties during their cricket careers and missed out on centuries the most number of times.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run-getter in ODI's with more than 18000 runs and featured in 463 matches for the Indian Cricket Team in ODIs. He had a knack of getting centuries and scored 51 centuries by the end of his ODI career. But there were times when this great batsman got nervous while nearing his century and lost his wicket.
He has got out 18 times while batting on the nervous nineties, which is the most by any batsman who has played ODI cricket. This tally of 18 is double the tally of the nineties of the next three batsmen on the list. The next three batsmen are Grant Flower, Nathan Astle, and Aravinda Silva, all of whom have 9 nineties during their ODI career.