Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has missed out centuries on many occasionsThe agony of getting out in the nineties is one that only a batsman will be able to understand. Having done all the hard work to reach close to a century, missing out on it by just a whisker is bound to be painful.Also read: ICC T20 World Cup 2016: India vs New Zealand Match Predictions, Pitch Report, Match NewsThere have been a number of great batsmen in the history of Test cricket who have failed to get past the nervous nineties on quite a few occasions and missed out on adding to their tally of hundreds.Also Read: ICC T20 World Cup 2016: India vs New Zealand Match Predictions, Pitch Report, Match NewsHere we focus on 5 individuals who top the list for having scored the most nineties in a Test career:Also read: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Nagpur (VCA) Records
#5 Alvin Kallicharran
Even though the little West Indies southpaw of Indian origin, Alvin Kallicharran, is at par with AB de Villiers and Inzamam-ul-Haq with 8 nineties, he makes it to the top 5 in this list purely on the basis of the lesser number of innings (109).
The batsman who scored centuries in his first two innings in Test cricket did often end up missing on the three-figure mark on a few occasions. 3 of Kallicharran’s 8 nineties came against India to complement the 3 hundreds that he has against the same opposition.
Only one of the left-handed batsman’s score between 90 and 100 was an unbeaten innings, which was a 92 not out against Pakistan.