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Six International Cricket Records That Will Never Be Broken

Updated on July 2, 2020
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Sachin Tendulkar while scoring 100th international century
Sachin Tendulkar while scoring 100th international century | Source

With so much cricket happening around the globe, many records are created and broken by players after every match. As we say that records and achievements are made to be broken, and no record is safe & secured, but there are some records in the notebook of cricket which are almost impossible to break.

Here's a list of some extraordinary records that are almost unbreakable:

Most international runs by Sachin Tendulkar

1. Most international runs by Sachin Tendulkar: In the book of cricket, it's almost impossible to exclude Tendulkar's name. In his career of 25 years, Sachin created umpteen records under his name. He scored 34,357 runs during his international career in 782 innings - he is the only batsman to cross 30,000 runs in international cricket. In the currently-active players, Virat Kohli is the closest to Tendulkar runs tally with 21,901 runs, and it seems like a very tough job for Kohli to overtake Master Blaster. If Kohli plays the same number of matches as Sachin did, then there are good chances that Kohli can break this record.

Sachin Tendulkar playing a flick against New Zealand
Sachin Tendulkar playing a flick against New Zealand | Source

Most international wickets by Muralitharan

2. Most international wickets by Muralitharan: What Tendulkar has achieved in batting, Muralitharan has achieved in bowling. It is said that Murali is the kind of bowler who can turn the ball even on glass. His ability to turn the ball on every pitch is what made him an extraordinary player. He bagged 1347 international wickets in 581 innings, which also included 22 10-wicket hauls and 77 five-wicket hauls. Shane Warne holds the record for second-highest wicket-taker in international cricket, and he is almost 350 wickets behind Murali. In the current scenario, it seems like an impossible task for any bowler to come closer to his wicket-tally.

Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan | Source

Mark Boucher's international dismissals

3. Mark Boucher's international dismissals: An unfortunate injury ceased Boucher's career, where he suffered an eye injury and had to retire from all forms of cricket. Boucher was one of the greatest wicket-keepers of all-time. He is a world record holder with 999 international dismissals across all formats. Adam Gilchrist holds the record for second-highest international dismissals with 813 international scalps. Among currently-active players, Quinton de Kock is the closest to Boucher with 394 scalps, and it seems like a very long-path for de Kock to break this record.

Mark Boucher
Mark Boucher | Source

Sir Don Bradman's average in Test cricket

4. Sir Don Bradman's average in Test cricket: Don Bradman is probably the greatest player in the history of cricket, with his records and contribution quite well-known to every cricket fan. He played Test cricket for 20 years and had retired in 1948, but his one record is still untouched and intact. He averaged 99.94 in Test cricket, which is still the highest in the tally of Test batting average. Maintaining a high batting average is quite tough for any batsman and in Test cricket, it becomes even tougher to reach the landmark of 50+ average. Currently, Marnus Labuschagne has the second-highest average of 63.43 in Test cricket, but he has played only 14 matches. So, we can easily say that no other batsman can achieve Bradman's superior average in Tests.

Sir Don Bradman
Sir Don Bradman | Source

Jim Laker's bowling figures of 19/90 in Tests

5. Jim Laker's bowling figures of 19/90 in Tests: Other than Jim Laker, only Anil Kumble has claimed a 10-wicket haul in an innings of a Test match. But Laker holds the record for having the best bowling figures of 19 for 90 in a Test match. He grabbed nine wickets in the first innings and then, bamboozled the Australian team by dismissing all the 10 wickets in the second innings. It is one of those rare records which seems like an impossible task for any bowler to match it. Sydney Barnes has the second-best bowling figures of 17 for 159 in Test cricket.

Jim Laker
Jim Laker | Source

Brian Lara's unbeaten score of 400 in Test cricket

6. Brian Lara's unbeaten score of 400 in Test cricket: Brian Lara was one of the stylish batsmen who set the pitch on fire with his batting technique and shots. He holds the record of the highest individual score in Test cricket. In 2004, he scored 400 runs against England in 2004 and surpassed the then highest-score of 380 by Matthew Hayden. Although many cricketers have tried to break this record, no one was able to succeed in their historical venture. Lara also holds the record for the third-highest individual score of 375 runs in Tests.

Brian Lara
Brian Lara | Source

We always say that records are meant to be broken, but it seems like some records are nearly impossible to break.

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