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10 Guinness World Record Held by Cricketers

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10 Guinness World Record Held by Cricketers

When it comes to the Guinness World Record, it is always considered the best achievement in the world. The book features the outstanding records of humans and the extreme of the natural world. It is about respect and pride for anyone registering their names in the book for an unbreakable record. 

 

So, with that in mind, we have brought to you some of those fantastic cricket players who achieved an incredible feat for their countries and made their space in this prestigious book.

 

 So, by not talking much, let’s flip the pages and look at those unbeatable records registered by cricketers in the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

 

Top 10 Unbreakable Records by Cricketers

1. Most Expensive Bat – M.S. Dhoni

The 2011 Cricket World Cup bat that M.S. Dhoni used to strike the game-winning six to overcome Sri Lanka in the championship game was auctioned off by the former Indian captain, who announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15. Reebok's willow bat sold for an astounding £100,000 ($161,295). R.K. Global Shares purchased the bat at the "East meets West" event Dhoni hosted in London. The funds received were used to expand Sakshi Foundation, MS Dhoni's wife's nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the lives of impoverished children in India.

 

 

2. Most Expensive Cricket Shirt – Jos Buttler

The cricket jersey England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler wore during the 2019 World Cup final vs. New Zealand is one of the records he has in the Guinness World Records book. On April 8, 2020, it was sold on eBay for £65,100 ($80,157). 82 offers were received during the auction, and the winning price ended up being £65,100. Following the global COVID-19 epidemic, Buttler had auctioned off his shirt to raise money for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals.

 

 

3. Highest Catch – Alyssa Healy

Alyssa Healy, a wicketkeeper for the Australia Women, broke the record for "highest catch of a cricket ball" at the storied Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). She caught the ball thrown by a drone 80 meters over the MCG. With this, Healy also surpassed Kristan Baumgartner of England's record for the highest catch, which stood at 62 meters.

 

 

4. 10 Wickets in Limited Overs – Mehboob Alam

For any bowler, taking all 10 wickets in a game of restricted overs is an impressive accomplishment. Mehboob Alam of Nepal is the first bowler to accomplish this feat in the limited-overs match organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Alam had all the wickets against Mozambique in a match played on May 25, 2008, at Jersey, UK, as a part of the 2008 ICC World Cricket League Division V competition.

 

 

3. Highest Catch – Alyssa Healy

Alyssa Healy, a wicketkeeper for the Australia Women, broke the record for "highest catch of a cricket ball" at the storied Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). She caught the ball thrown by a drone 80 meters over the MCG. With this, Healy also surpassed Kristan Baumgartner of England's record for the highest catch, which stood at 62 meters.

 

 

3. Highest Catch – Alyssa Healy

Alyssa Healy, a wicketkeeper for the Australia Women, broke the record for "highest catch of a cricket ball" at the storied Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). She caught the ball thrown by a drone 80 meters over the MCG. With this, Healy also surpassed Kristan Baumgartner of England's record for the highest catch, which stood at 62 meters.

 

 

4. 10 Wickets in Limited Overs – Mehboob Alam

For any bowler, taking all 10 wickets in a game of restricted overs is an impressive accomplishment. Mehboob Alam of Nepal is the first bowler to accomplish this feat in the limited-overs match organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Alam had all the wickets against Mozambique in a match played on May 25, 2008, at Jersey, UK, as a part of the 2008 ICC World Cricket League Division V competition.

 

 

5. Most Expensive Cap – Shane Warne

Shane Warne, a former Australian spin legend, auctioned off his prized bag of green earlier this year to aid those impacted by the Australian bushfires. Within a few hours of the online auction's launch, there was a frenzy of bidding for the pricey leg-spinner cap. By the time the auction was over, it had surpassed INR 1.95 crore in value and broke all previous records to sell for AUD 1,007,500. (INR 5 crore). Don Bradman's cap, auctioned for about INR 3 crore in 2003, was surpassed by Warne's cap as the most expensive piece of cricket memorabilia.

 

 

6. Youngest Cricketer to Hit 6 Sixes in one over - Anthony McMahon

Anthony McMahon of England is the youngest cricketer to knock six consecutive sixes in the same over. On May 24, 2003, he accomplished the fantastic achievement at 13 years and 261 days. Anthony was participating in a Durham match between Chester-le-Street and Eppleton Cricket Club.

 

 

7. Most Watched Cricket Fixture – India VS Pakistan World Cup 2019

Every time India and Pakistan compete against one another in an ICC event, the rivalry between the two countries draws large crowds of spectators. With more than 1 billion viewers globally, India and Pakistan competed in Manchester's most eagerly awaited match of the World Cup last year. Due to the popularity of India versus Pakistan match, many streaming services crashed minutes before the game started.

 

 The match was played on June 16, 2019, when India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs. 

 

8. Oldest International Cricket Players on Debut – Osman Goker

At the age of 59 years and 181 days, Osman Göker made his debut for Turkey against Romania in the Romania Cup on August 29, 2019, at the Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground in Ilfov County. He surpassed Botswana's James Moses, who set the previous mark on May 20, 2019, against Uganda. Moses was 53 years and 285 days old when he made his international debut.

 

 

9. 10 Wicket in an Innings – John Wisden

John Wisden was the only bowler in cricket history to dismiss all ten batters. He pulled off the incredible accomplishment during the North vs. South game played at Lord's in 1850.

 

 

10. Most Run Scored in ICC World Cup – Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, the perfect batsman and most revered cricketer has left his admirers with several priceless memories throughout his illustrious career. One notable instance was the 2003 World Cup when Sachin broke a record by destroying the bowlers.

 

 A staggering 673 runs, including 106 fifty-plus runs, were scored by the "Master Blaster" at an average of 61.18. Additionally, he won the "Man of the Tournament" honor. In addition to his 152 against Namibia, Tendulkar also struck 81 against Zimbabwe, 97 against Sri Lanka, 83 against Kenya in the semifinal, and 98 against his bitter rival, Pakistan.

 

 

Wrapping Up

There is no denying that cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world, and since the T20 format was introduced, the gripping game's appeal has reached new heights.

 

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