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Top 5 batsmen with most ducks in ODIs

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Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya

Records in cricket do play a major role in defying a player’s resume. From most runs to most wickets, fans and players do watch out for this list with a lot of excitement.

Talking about records, there is one infamous record that most players will wish not to be a part of and that is of the players with the most number of ducks in ODI history.

Duck is when a player gets out for zero runs. Getting a duck often hampers a player’s confidence and does raise eyebrows. Very often greats of the game have suffered the duck syndrome where the most difficult thing is to get going. While not a very common sight, still ducks have been recorded every now and then.

Talk about painful and a player who just got out on zero runs will raise his hands in distress to define the exact meaning of pain. Here we talk about five men with most ducks in ODI history.


#1 Sanath Jayasuriya

The dashing batsman from Sri Lanka is one of the most feared batsmen in the history of the game as he is a dynamic opener who could do serious damage to the opposition. With more than 13,000 runs and some 323 wickets in ODI cricket, Jayasuriya is one of the greatest allrounders of all time. 

The devastating batsman from Sri Lanka holds many records but the one with ducks in ODI is where we are focussed on right now. The former Sri Lankan opener is now much more aligned towards politics but Jayasuria's legend is still alive.

Jayasuriya was an explosive batsman who is often credited for revolutionalising the game. His innovative shots and hard striking entertained fans all around but this entertainment came with risk and this risk is getting out pretty cheaply.

Sanath has been a part of 445 ODIs, scoring 28 tons and 68 fifties at an impressive strike-rate. He got out for zero in 34 innings, thus making him the player with most ducks in ODI history. There are many records to Jayasuriya's name and this one joins the list. We ain't sure that Sanath will really boast of this.

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