Cricket has always been a delight for a statistician. There have been a plethora of records that are created on an almost everyday basis. However, there are some records that are not so aspirational but have unfortunately been conferred upon some players. Here are 6 such records:
1. Rahul Dravid
It’s amusing to know that Rahul Dravid is the most bowled batsman in the history of Test cricket. The Wall has had his defenses penetrated on numerous occasions during his long playing career. He is the most bowled batsman in Test history with him watching his stumps being shattered an undesirable 54 times.
2. James Anderson
England’s premium pacer James Anderson also has an unwanted record in the game. Jimmy has the most wickets for England in Test history but once he conceded as many as 28 runs in a single over. George Bailey was the batsman, who slaughtered the renowned bowler during an Ashes series.
3. Imran Tahir
South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir has the record for conceding the most number of runs without a wicket. The South African bowled for 37 long overs but was strapped to all parts of the park. He conceded a record 267 runs in those overs and did no pick up even a single wicket.
4. Mohammad Sami
Bowling an over is an easy task for a regular bowler. One only needs to make sure that you place your foot behind the crease and throw the ball into a good area. However, 17 balls to complete an over is a little bit of a sarcasm and Mohammad Sami performed the agonizing task of bowling that many deliveries.
In a match against the West Indies back in 2004, Sami gave away 7 no-balls and 4 wides to finish a humongous over.
5. Sanath Jayasuriya
For the most ducks in ODIs, one would expect a tail-ender with poor batting skill to take home the unwanted award. Surprisingly, former Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record. The Sri Lankan legend, who scored more than 10,000 runs in ODIs, has been out for duck 34 times in ODIs.
6. Alastair Cook
Reaching a milestone of 100 Tests is considered to be one of the highest points in your professional career as a cricketer. However, to get out on a golden duck is something one would never think of. Alastair Cook, England’s brilliant opener fell for 0 during the second innings of his 100th Test match.