Dating back to the 19th century, the game of cricket has been successful in capturing the imagination of people worldwide. Fans around the world keep a watchful eye on series that take place and records that their favorite teams or players hold. Given the large number of games that are played, some records which are significant tend to be overlooked.
Rahul Dravid’s No Sixer Year
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Did you know that Rahul Dravid is one player who holds the record for not scoring a single six despite having the most number of Test runs in a calendar year? This means that he is a player who has managed the most number of runs without accumulating sixers in his games. For instance, in 2002, he accumulated a total of 1357 runs. He has achieved the honor of exceeding 1000 runs in a year for 3 years, namely, 2002, 2006 and 2011.
Sri Lanka vs Australia
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Yet another unheard match record that one may not have come across is the number of match Sri Lanka has won against Australia. Did you know that Sri Lanka has only managed to win just a single Test match up till now against the mighty team, Australia? Sri Lanka has played a total of about 26 Test matches against Australia till date and yet had only managed to secure one win in 1999. This match was played in Kandy and Sri Lanka managed to defeat Australia by 6 wickets. On the other hand, Australia managed to secure 14 wins in the 26 matches it has played against Sri Lanka.
Kapil Dev’s Career with No Break
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Kapil Dev can be said to be one of India’s greatest pace bowler and is also known as the country’s greatest fast-bowling player. An amazing record which not many people are aware of is that Kapil Dev has not missed a single Test Run owing to any form of injury in his bright career of 16 years. In these 16 years, Kapil has played about 131 Test matches in total and also 225 ODIs. This is definitely no mean task as it is a challenge to maintain high fitness levels and avoid injuries during a match. We should feel proud to have had such a capable player.
It is definitely an eye opener to unravel these lesser known records which have been created in the game of cricket.