5 Legends who achieved a lot but failed to be a part of Lord’s Honours Board
This fans will be shocked to know their names.
Updated - Apr 1, 2020 12:42 pm
Lord’s is called the Mecca of cricket. It is no less than a dream come true for a player to play on the lush green field of this historic croquet. A traditional ground with a thrilling crowd that acknowledges every effort in the middle. This historic stadium was built in 1787 and since then it has hosted many historic games until now. The importance of this ground can be measured with the fact that it has hosted a total of 4 World Cup finals, which is most by any ground across the globe.
There is a long tradition being followed on Lord’s Cricket Ground that whichever player takes a five-wicket haul or 10 wicket haul or scores a ton, the player will have his name etched on the Lord’s honour board. Moreover, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) honours the top performer of every Test match played at this venue after the game.
In a long history of cricket, many players graced this beautiful game. Even some ended up being the all-time legends of the gentlemen’s game. But, they never managed to pull off some brilliant performance at Lord’s to get their names on the Honours Board.
So, let’s check out the 5 legends who achieved a lot but failed to be a part of Lord’s Honours Board:
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar, the former batsman from India achieved almost everything as a batsman in his cricketing career. He ended up being the leading run scorer in Tests and ODIs, most centuries in a white ball and red-ball cricket.
Tendulkar scored centuries on 30 different grounds in his overall career. But the fans will be surprised to know that Sachin Tendulkar also nicknamed as ‘God of Cricket’ failed to score a single century at Lord’s. His willow was not on good terms with the historic stadium as he scored only 37 in his five innings at Lord’s.
Moreover, he couldn’t score more than 30 runs in three one-day internationals. It is a shocking but a true fact that aplayer with centuries in 30 different grounds ended his career scoring none at Lord’s.