Home » cricket news » 7 most embarrassing records in the history of cricket

7 most embarrassing records in the history of cricket

Sneha Singh | Updated on: 10 November 2017, 16:12 IST
(twitter )

Cricket is the game of Glory, cricket is all about making and breaking records. There are many records registered in the name of Indian skipper Virat Kohli and legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh that are not easy to break.

When it comes to the records, a person enjoys the person, while others face embarrassment.

For example, if you remember Yuvraj Singh's six sixes in an over, that was a moment of glory for the Indian cricketer but on the other hand, it was a moment of embarrassment for English cricketer Stuart Broad.

Here is the list of seven records that 'the maker' of these record would like to erase that from history.
1- Most runs in an over

Who can forget the legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh's six sixes in the 2007 World T20 match at Durban between India and England? When Yuvraj hit the fastest fifty in a T20 International. In the match English bowler, Stuart Broad comes to bowl in-form Yuvraj Singh in the 19th over and the cricketer scored 36 runs in that over. While it's a glorious record for Yuvraj Singh, for English cricketer it was the most embarrassing record and he would definitely want to erase this from history.

Also Read: Sex scandals: 7 times when cricketers turned bad boys

2- Lowest run score in T20I

The cricket team of Netherlands does not have many fond memories from 2014 T20 World cup. The team has also recorded the lowest team score in the same World-cup against Sri Lankan Team. In the match, the entire Netherland team surrendered at the score of 39 in just 10.3 overs. The Sri Lankan team had won this match just in 5 overs.


3- Maximum number of ducks in a T20I

Even though the explosive Sri Lankan batter Tillakaratne Dilshan is the third highest run-getter in the history of T20I, yet there is an embarrassing record of the cricketer that he would like to erase from the history of the cricket. Dilshan holds the record of the maximum number of ducks in T20I, the cricketer has gotten ducks at the 10 times.


4- Maximum number of extra runs in a T20I match

This unique and most embarrassing record was recorded in the first match of 2007 World T20, the match was played between West Indies and South Africa. In this match, while South Africa have just delivered 17 extras, the Windies team had delivered 28 extras. If one will sum-up then in this particular match 35 wides were thrown and the match also holds the world record for most wides in a match along with two no balls and eight leg byes.


5- Maximum number of runs by a bowler in a T20I match

Even though every one knows T20 is a match made for the batsmen, but that does not mean Bowlers don't succeed in this format. While there are many who made records for their efficient bowling then there are others who have made records for the maximum number of runs. But the list of the maximum number of runs in a T20I is topped by Ireland's Barry McCarthy. The fast bowler had given 69 runs without any wicket against Afghanistan.


6- Maximum number of consecutive losses in the T20I

The darkest time for Zimbabwe team was from from3 May 2010 to 3 March 2013, in this time that team has lost 16 consecutive T20Is.


7- Worst strike rate in an innings

T20Is is considered a game in which the batter has best batting strike, but there was also the time when the batsman has one of the worst strike rate. The New Zealand cricketer Rob Nicol in the 2012 T20I at Kandy only scored just 1 run in 12 balls and his strike rate was 8.33.

First published: 10 November 2017, 15:14 IST