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Some Records Seem Too Far Fetched

Cricket besides being a wonderful team sport is also one of innumerable records and statistics. Virtually in every series played now a days there are new batting, bowling and fielding records created and broken a galore. For a batsmen the run aggregate, the batting average and the highest individual score are records which are cherished fondly. although these statistics might not be a true reflection of a batsmen’s true class but they are used as a yardstick while comparing a batsmen with his fellow contemporaries and his peers from the earlier generations. Similarly a bowling average and the sheer volume of wickets taken by a particular bowler might not do justice with his talent but they do represent a fair analysis of his overall standing in the game. it is often said that some records will be broken sooner and others later but there have been a set of staggering records both in batting and bowling department which might be too far fetched for the future generations of players to emulate and eventually better.

Starting off I would like to bet (though betting would not be my cup of tea especially looking at the current sequence of events) that the record held by Sir Donald Bradman of the test batting average of 99. 94 is of such staggering enormity that it will never be broken by anybody on this planet. Such is the record held by Sir Don that the next best batting average holder Graeme Pollock stands in the early sixties rather pale in comparison with the Don. There are a host of wonderful batsmen who have their batting averages languishing in the mid and high fifties (Sobers, Hammond, Tendulkar, Ponting, Kallis and some others). There is another unique feat achieved by Graham Gooch (England) of scoring the most runs(456) in a test match, he scored a triple century (333) and an unbeaten century(123) against india in the lords test of 1990 series. Even this record seems difficult to be surpassed by any modern batsmen because of the simple fact that after scoring a triple century, which in itself is a rare feat the batsman will simply not have ample time to score a century in the second essay of a test match. Cricket betting tips

The unique records held by Virender Sehwag of scoring 2 triple centuries, one each at home and away is also unique in the sense that he himself has broken his own record of the fastest triple century when he scored 319 against the Proteas in Chennai surpassing his ruthless 309 against arch rivals Pakistan at Multan. Till date no batsman has ever managed to hit 6 sixes in an over in test cricket but this could change with the emergence of T 20 cricket. The unique quadruple ton (400*) scored by Brian Lara also seems to remain unmatched by the future generation as none of the batsmen can muster up the necessary patience and the application levels required to break this feat. The dubious record held by Muddassar Nazar (PAK)of scoring the slowest test century taking up an excruciatingly long period of a tad over 11 hours will also stay intact for some years to come.

In the bowling department there are 2 records which will never ever be broken for sure. Firstly the record held by Jim Laker (ENG) of 19 scalps in a single test match. he achieved this feat in the Ashes test against the Aussies at oval in 1956. Secondly the record achieved recently by spin king Muttiah Muralitharan of a whopping 800 wickets in test cricket is of such a mind boggling nature that given its sheer volume it will stand the test of time forever. There are also some batting records held by the maestro Sachin Tendulkar of most runs in test cricket, god knows where he will end up when he decides to hang up his boots from test cricket. His record of most test centuries also seems too distant from the next best Ricky Ponting who will also not be able to surpass it.

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