Cricket is indeed the most popular sport in India. India itself contributes a huge fan base for cricket. It is obvious to know that along with popularity, competition increases, and along with competition, milestones increase. In most cases, players are known by the milestones they have crossed or the ODI records they have set. Indians were fascinated by recordkeeping when Indian players started to show up topping the charts and were remembered for the same.
There have been many awards meant for certain achievements, but the more special ones are when somebody sets a milestone that is usually hard to achieve, and watching that golden moment live is indeed heaven. We have seen a lot of records being broken in today’s generation of Cricket. However, there are some unbreakable records and milestones set that are difficult to break. So, let us get to know about some ODI records that may never be broken!
1. Most Player Of The Match Awards In ODIs
All of us know that Sachin Tendulkar is an immortal legend when it comes to cricket. Sachin has the most player of the match awards, i.e., 62 of them. In comparison, Sanath Jayasuriya has 48 Player of the Match awards. In fact, he has a player of the match award against every test cricket playing team.
2. Best Career Economy Rate
We can’t ignore West Indies when it comes to epic firepower. They reigned the cricketing world during the 1970s and 1980s and had one of the best squads at that time. One of the main factors of their domination was Joel Garner. Garner has 146 ODI wickets on his account that too, at an economy rate of 3.09, which is the lowest for any bowler who has bowled more than 1000 balls in ODI format. Nevertheless, he was one of the main reasons for their win in the 1979 Cricket World Cup final. His bowling figures were 39-5 and are, to date, the best performance by any bowler in World Cup Final.
3. Most Run In A Career Without Scoring A Century
When Inzamam-ul-Haq hung his boots, team Pakistan lacked a player capable enough to play big innings in pressure situations while keeping cool. The search ended with Misbah-ul-Haq, who adapted to the conditions like water does. He played for the team without thinking about his individual score every time, and that is why we can see him scoring 5122 runs without scoring a century in his entire career. Throughout his ODI career consisting of 162 matches, he played with a healthy average of 43.41 and stood not out 31 times but wasn’t lucky enough to score a century.
4. Most Runs In An Over (ODI)
All of us must be aware of the blast of 6 sixes in 6 balls through the bat of legendary Yuvraj Singh in a T20I. But it wasn’t the first time this happened in cricket. The stylish South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs had already achieved that feat way back in an ODI in World Cup 2007. On March 16, 2007, Herschelle Gibbs smashed 6 sixes to Netherland’s Daan Van Bunge. Until Gibbs in 2007, only Ravi Shastri and Garry Sobers had achieved this feat in first-class cricket.
5. Most Fours In ODI Cricket
This won’t amaze us as this list too is topped by master blaster Sachin Tendulkar with a staggering 2016 fours. With a billion feelings loaded on his back, he never disappointed his countrymen and dominated the era every time he stepped in, irrespective of the opponents. A few of his records may be broken by Virat Kohli, but some of them are just unbreakable, like this one.