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5 surprising names to feature on the Lord's honours board

  • Here are 5 cricketers who have surprisingly entered the historic Lord's honours board, either with their batting or bowling performances.
Rohan Nagaraj
ANALYST
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Modified 22 Dec 2015, 17:26 IST

The prestigious honours board at the Lord’s pavillionIt is every cricketer’s dream to score a hundred or take a 5-wicket haul, at the Mecca of world cricket-The Lord’s. The names of few great cricketers have proudly been displayed on the Lord’s honours board, by virtue of either scoring a brilliant century or for their wicket taking spree.While most names aren’t uncommon, it is however, surprising to note that some of the best players to have ever graced the game like Sachin Tendulkar, Brain Lara or even Shane Warne have missed out on this unique honour in their careers.Even more strangely, there are have been some very unlikely cricketers who have performed exceptionally well at Lord’s to get their names etched on the prestigious board. Here’s a short list of a few such cricketers:

#1 Ajit Agarkar

Agarkar scored his only Test century at Lord’s

Ajit Agarkar’s name on the honours board, may have any cricket fan thinking about his bowling spells. However, remarkably, Agarkar features in this unique list because of his classy hundred he scored against hosts England in 2002.

Prior to playing this Test match, Agarkar’s highest Test score was just 41. Chasing England’s mammoth target of 568, India were reeling at 170/6 when Agarkar walked to the middle, and played the innings of his life.

India eventually lost the match, but for one man, this Test turned to be his luckiest and most memorable, having his name proudly featured on the batting honours board.

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Published 19 Dec 2015, 15:13 IST
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