In the game of cricket, we tend to see lots of records being broken. While in cricket where no cricketing record is impossible to break, there are a few records which are incredibly challenging due to unique circumstances.
Here are 5 such records that are considered difficult to be broken:
Sachin Tendulkar's 100 International Centuries:
Sachin Tendulkar's record of 100 international centuries (51 in Tests and 49 in ODIs) is a testament to his longevity, consistency, and skill. Modern cricket schedules and increasing competitiveness make achieving this milestone incredibly challenging.
Brian Lara's 400 Runs in a Test Innings:
Brian Lara's score of 400 not out against England in 2004 remains the highest individual score in Test cricket. Surpassing this monumental achievement requires immense skill, endurance, and favourable conditions.
Don Bradman's Test Batting Average of 99.94:
Don Bradman's remarkable batting average is significantly higher than any other player in Test history. Achieving an average even close to Bradman's requires an extraordinary level of consistency and dominance.
Jim Laker's 19 wickets in a Test Match:
In 1956, Jim Laker defeated Australia by taking 19 wickets in a single Test match, including all ten in a single innings. It would be a remarkable accomplishment for a spinner to break this record given the changes in the game and pitches.
Rohit Sharma's 264-run ODI record:
The record-breaking ODI inning total of 264 runs speaks much about Rohit Sharma’s talent and the fast-paced nature of contemporary ODI cricket. This record is difficult to break due to the challenges involved in maintaining such a high strike rate over a lengthy period.
While records are made to be broken, these records stand out as some of the most challenging ones to surpass due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding their creation.