Top ODI Betting Records of International Players
Cricket is a sport in which hitting sixes and fours are the quickest and the most efficient way to win a game. While just smacking a ball outside the boundary is considered a six, some players are known to have sent the ball deep into the stands or even outside the stadium.
The players utilize all their muscle strength to send a ball outside the boundary. So here we look at some of the top batting records of international players in the history of cricket –
- Sachin Tendulkar 1998
Sachin Tendulkar was able to score an outrageous number of runs, that is, 1894 runs. It is almost impractical and non-viable for someone to score these many runs in a single calendar year, but Sachin is no ordinary batter. He is a master at the game and the greatest one-day international (ODI) player. Nothing is impossible for him.
He smashed nine hundred in one year, and two of these hundreds were against the Australian team at Sharjah. One of these is called Desert Storm and is appraised as one of the most significant ODI innings of all time. Tendulkar in 1998 is the best example of consistency, and his battle against Shane Warne was the stuff for all Indian cricket fans.
- Shahid Afridi 2013
The Pakistani cricket player in the match against South Africa in 2021 hit the ball 153 meters away. He holds a record, unofficially, for the longest six in cricket history in the third ODI at Johannesburg on 17th March 2013.
The six came in the fourth ball of the 35th over. The bowler, McClaren, gifted Afridi with a length ball, and the former Pakistan cricket team captain smashed it over the roof and outside of the stadium.
Although Pakistan could not win the match, the six by the captain got engraved in fans’ minds and hearts. Years later, the six were recorded in the ICC books at 120 meters.
- Brett Lee 2005
The official record for the longest six in history is held by Australia’s Brett Lee, who crossed the rope by 130-135 meters. Brett Lee was awarded this record against West Indies in a 2005 test match at Gabba. Facing Daren Powell, Brett Lee sent the ball over the roof of the stands and into the practice net outside the stadium. The ball traveled nearly 135 meters. The six is considered to be the biggest six at Gabba, which is one of the biggest grounds in the world.
- Martin Guptill 2012
Martin Guptill, a New Zealand opener, is an unsurprising name on the list. He has taken almost every cricket fan’s breath with his extraordinary batting skills. In 2012, the player hit the biggest six of his career off Lonwabo Tsotsobe during a T20I game against South Africa.
The six traveled 127 meters away from the boundary, and the ball hit the roof of the stand before rolling back onto the ground. This is the biggest six ever recorded in test matches.
- Liam Livingstone 2021
England’s Liam Livingstone smashed the ball thrown by Pakistan’s Haris Rauf for a massive 122 meters six during the second T20I at Headingley in 2021. Liam is one of the most highly-rated short-format England cricketers and has often provided great glimpses of his skills. Well-known for his power hits, Liam Livingstone smacked the first ball of the 16th over straight above Haris Rauf’s head directly to the rugby pitch near the stadium.
- Ganguly 1999
The year 1999 was great for Indian batters in ODI cricket as two of the Indian batters played amazingly well that year. Sourav Ganguly hit four hundred and established himself as a top-tier ODI batsman in the calendar year. In the year, Sourav Ganguly scored 1767 runs in total.
- Matthew Hayden 2007
2007 was a prosperous year for the Australian cricket team as they were the best team, and they even won the World Cup in the same year. Matthew Hayden was the stand-out batter out of all the great players on the team.
He hit five centuries during the calendar year and was on top of the cricket world that year. He was as dominant as he could be and was a nightmare for his opponents. In that year, he scored a total of 1601 runs.
- Rahul Dravid 1999
Another Indian cricket team member for whom the year 1999 was special was Rahul Dravid. He hit six centuries and got the highest score in ODIs with 153 runs in his hand. He scored a total of 1761 runs in the calendar year.
- Corey Anderson 2014
No hardcore cricket fan can forget Corey Anderson during his peak period in 2014. He was in his best form in 2014 and held the record for the fastest ODI century for a brief period. During his first ODI against India in 2014, he hit one of the biggest sixes in cricket history.
Mohammed Shami stretched the ball to a good length area, which allowed Anderson to swing his bat at full speed. The ball traveled way outside the cricket ground, and he helped his team win by 24 runs against India.
- Mark Waugh 1997
Mark Waugh is an underrated player in the Australian team but time, and again he has shown his ability and skills to play. During New Zealand’s Australia tour in 1997, Mark took on Daniel and hit the ball 120 meters down the ground. Australia won the match by 70 runs.
- Yuvraj Singh 2007
Yuvraj Singh is regarded as one of the best players the cricket world can ever see. Yuvraj holds the biggest six-hit official record by an Indian batsman. Brett Lee threw the ball at over 90 miles an hour, but the left-handed batter effortlessly smashed the ball for 119 meters. His six played an important role in the winning of the Indian team.
Cricket is not an easy game to play, and it takes all the efforts of the players to hit fours and sixes to make their teams win. These were some of the top-notch pieces of live cricket score international.