Maximum runs without a 100 in test and One Day International careers
The top leading cricket players with leading scores in their careers have achieved these milestones by hitting centuries and fifties. Sachin Tendulkar of Indian cricket team is the leading run scorer in both test and ODI careers. He holds the record for scoring most number of centuries (100). It sure is a fantastic feat and it doesn’t seem like that any other batsman would be able to break Tendulkar’s record. But many cricket players have been able to score maximum runs in their careers without scoring a single hundred. It surely is an interesting feat as it has been accomplished majority of the times by bowlers. Another interesting fact about this record is that in both, ODI and test, it is the bowlers who hold the record for scoring most runs without a century. Below is the detailed account of maximum runs scored without a 100 by cricket player in test and ODI career.
Maximum runs without a 100 scored by cricket player in test cricket
Shane Warne of Australian cricket team holds the record for scoring most number of runs without a 100 in test cricket. He scored 3154 runs with 12 50s and his highest score being 99.
Maximum runs without a 100 scored by cricket player in One Day International cricket
Greatest bowler of Pakistan Wasim Akram holds the record for scoring most runs without a 100 in One Day International cricket. He scored 3717 runs with 86 being his highest score. He scored 6 50s in his batting career.
This record might sound strange to many. However, scoring 50s and centuries is only one criteria of judging how well a batsman plays. There are other factors to be considered too. A batsman batting as an opener or as a middle order batsman usually have to apply different techniques in the game. Game plan might change if the ball is new or old or if the bowler is spinner or pacer.