Cricket: It is every player’s dream to score a century in international cricket as a batsman. For the players who are constantly connected to the team, there is a chance that sometimes they show some big feat with the bat for their team, regardless of the order in which they bat.
Every day a new record is made or breaks on the cricket field. Players keep making new records through their games, there are some records that the players are proud of but there are others which probably do not give that much happiness.
Every player wants to convert good innings into a big century if some are able to do it, then some misses even after getting close to a century.
Keeping this in mind, today we are going to tell you about 3 such players whose highest career score is 99 runs.
Former Australian leg spinner Shane Warne, who took the second-highest wicket in the world in Test cricket, has sent many batsmen to the pavilion due to his spin. Warne has also batted on several occasions while playing for Australia but there is an innings that he will never forget in his life.
On 2 December 2001, New Zealand scored 534 runs in the third Test match played against New Zealand in Perth, on which the Australian team lost six wickets for 192 runs.
After this, Shane Warne, who came to the crease, had played an excellent inning of 99 runs and took the team score to 351 runs, due to which the match was drawn.
Warne played a slog sweep off Vettori to complete a century after reaching 99, which went straight to the fielder and he was dismissed for 99, but the saddest thing happened later It came that the ball was no ball and the umpire did not pay attention to it.
That score of 99 is still the highest score in Warne’s career. Warne played his last international match in 2007.
Zimbabwe’s all-rounder, who made his 2005 debut in international cricket, and current T20 and ODI captain Captain Chamu Chibhabha also had a career-best score of 99 runs.
He has so far played 139 matches for his country in all three formats including 22 fifties but is still far from his maiden international century.
In the second ODI against Pakistan in 2015, he was caught in the hands of Shoaib Malik off Sarfaraz Ahmed and returned to the pavilion for a personal score of 99 runs and this is his best-ever score in all three formats.
Australian bowler Mitchell Starc is known for his fast bowling and excellent yorkers. Stark has earned a lot of name from his bowling in all three formats although he has also batted a lot for Australia and is known for scoring big hits.
Stark, who entered international cricket in 2010, has so far scored 11 half-centuries for Australia, indicating that he is capable of batting, but has not yet been able to convert those half-centuries into centuries.
In the third Test match against India in 2013, Stark had a good first innings partnership with Steve Smith. After light Steve Smith was dismissed for 92, Stark led the innings and looked like he would be able to score his first international century but Ishant Sharma dismissed Stark at the score of 99 and Stark to this day. Has a career-best score.
Note: Apart from these players, the highest score of some other players is also 99 runs.