Everyone who has heard of the “Guinness book of world records” knows that it is the most famous and respected record book in the world. It is a reference book that comes out every year. He has Guinness world records for both what people have done and what nature has done. It also has a list of sports records, such as those for cricket.
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Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world, and the T20 format has only made it more popular. In the world of cricket, there are a lot of records that are set and broken all the time. No wonder, since everything is written down in the unique record book.
Here are the top ten cricketers-held Guinness World Records:
1.) Mahendra Singh Dhoni has the most expensive bat
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who used to be the captain of India, holds this unique record. His bat sold at auction for £100,000 ($161,295), which is a lot of money. It was bought at MS Dhoni’s “East Meets West” Charity Dinner in London on July 18, 2011, by R K Global Shares & Securities Ltd (India).
If you’re wondering what made this bat so special, it’s because Dhoni used the same bat in the World Cup final in 2011 against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium. MSD hit the winning shot with the bat, and India won the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.
2.) Fastest delivery of a cricket ball – Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhtar, a former fast bowler from Pakistan, was known for his incredible speed and ability to consistently bowl at 150 kmph. The right-handed pitcher has scared batsmen from all teams for a long time because of his long run-up, big body, and great speed.
Akhtar got his name in the “Guinness book of world records” in 2003 when he threw the fastest delivery in the history of cricket. Akhtar bowled at a speed of 161.3 km/h (100.23 mph) during the 2003 World Cup. This is still the fastest delivery in all of cricket.
3.) Most expensive cricket shirt – Jos Buttler
The shirt worn by Jos Buttler in the 2019 World Cup final sold at an online auction for the most money. On April 8, 2020, it sold on eBay for £65,100 ($80,157).
After COVID-19 broke out, the wicket-keeper batsman sold his World Cup final-worn shirt on eBay to raise money for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals. At the auction, there were 82 bids, and the winning bid was £65,100.
4.) Anthony McMahon, the youngest cricketer to hit six sixes in an over
Anthony McMahon of England is the youngest player to hit six sixes in a row in the same over. He did this amazing thing on May 24, 2003. He was 13 years and 261 days old at the time. At the Eppleton Cricket Club in Durham, Anthony was playing for Chester-le-Street against Eppleton.
5.) Most watched cricket fixture – India versus Pakistan, World Cup 2019
When India and Pakistan play each other in an ICC event, a lot of people watch because they are rivals. India and Pakistan played in the most-anticipated global showpiece event last year at the World Cup.
More than 1 billion people from all over the world watched the game in Manchester. The India vs. Pakistan match was so popular that many sites that let people watch it online crashed just minutes before it was supposed to start.
India (336 for 5) beat Pakistan (212 for 6) by 89 runs using the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in a match that was interrupted by rain on June 16, 2019.
6.) Highest cricket ball catch – Alyssa Healy
Alyssa Healy, an Australian wicket-keeper, set a Guinness World Record for the “highest catch of a cricket ball.” She did this at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). A ball was dropped from a drone 80 meters above the MCG and caught by Healy.
Kristan Baumgartner, an English amateur cricketer, used to hold the record for the highest catch, at 62 meters. Healy broke that record with his catch.
7.) OSMAN GKER, the oldest cricketer to make an international debut
On August 29, 2019, Osman Goker played his first game for Turkey. Against Romania in the Romania Cup at the Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground in Ilfov County. He was 59 years and 181 days old. Goker broke the record set by Botswana’s James Moses, who made his international debut against Uganda on May 20, 2019, when he was 53 years and 285 days old.
8.) John Wisden’s record of ten bowled wickets in an innings
John Wisden was the only bowler in cricket history to get all ten batsmen out. In the North vs. South game at Lord’s in 1850, he did the unbelievable thing.
9.) Sachin Tendulkar, who amassed the most runs in an ICC World Cup competition
Sachin Tendulkar, who is known as “the complete batsman” and “the most worshipped cricketer,” has given his fans many memories that they will never forget. One of these times was when Sachin blew away the bowlers at the World Cup in 2003 and set a new record.
The “Master Blaster” got an amazing 673 runs, including 106 fifties, for an average of 61.18. He also won the award for “Man of the Tournament.” Tendulkar scored 152 against Namibia, 81 against Zimbabwe, 97 against Sri Lanka, 83 against Kenya in the semi-final and 98 against arch-rivals Pakistan.
10.) The First player to bat at No.12 in a Test match – Shannon Gabriel
Shannon Gabriel, a player for the West Indies, did an amazing thing while batting at No. 12 in the second Test against India. From August 30 to September 2, 2019, the match took place at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.
Gabriel was moved down from his usual No. 11 spot because his teammate Jermaine Blackwood came on to replace Darren Bravo, who had to leave the game early because of a concussion. Bravo had been on 23 when he got hurt and had to leave the field.
Who has most Guinness Records in cricket history?
One of the records that Indians love to brag about is that of Sachin Tendulkar. The legendary Indian batsman holds the record for the most number of centuries, having crossed the mark 100 times across all formats.