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5 records that were created way ahead of their time

Akash Singhal
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Statistics and records are an integral part of cricket. Every time a player or team achieves something great, statisticians search the history books to check where a new feat stands in terms of records broken or made.

This article talks about 5 such records which can definitely be considered to be way ahead of their time. These records may sound ordinary today when batsmen are dominating the game like never before, but the times at which they were made, they were near unthinkable. Some of these have been broken, some still stand tall, but a definite thing is that all these records deserve a lot of appreciation for the effort that has been put by the ones involved in achieving them.

#1 Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid - 331 run partnership

Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid held the record for the highest ever ODI partnership for the longest time
Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid held the record for the highest ever ODI partnership for the longest time

Batting partnerships have always been forming the core of a team achieving big totals. Even today, ODI cricket sees partnerships of 100 plus being good and the ones going above 200 as match-defining. But a huge partnership came way back before the turn of the century, which stood as a world record for over 15 years.

This happened in 1999 when crossing 300 for a team was a big deal. It was two legends of the game from India, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, who came together to score their individual centuries while stitching a partnership of a massive 331 runs. Dravid had been involved in another world record partnership with Sourav Ganguly only a few months back, in the 1999 World Cup, where the duo had scored 318 runs together, but it only lasted a few months till the 331 happened. This was truly a legendary effort and stood as a world record till the 2015 World Cup.

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