5 Unbreakable records set by female cricketers
Ardent followers of the gentleman's game will be shocked to know that there are many female cricketers who hold some unbreakable records.
Updated - Jun 4, 2020 5:19 pm
In the gentleman’s game, many records are made and broken within a short period of time. Meanwhile, there were some that stand till date. It is well known that competition in men’s cricket is always quite high when they take on the field. Sometimes individual performances also help a team in winning the match. And, while playing for the country, players knowingly or unknowingly touch a milestone that helps them in entering their name into the record books.
The same goes for female players, who possess the ability to achieve any kind of milestone in international cricket. However, everyone would be well aware of the fact that female cricket is still in the growing age whereas male cricket has already reached its peak.
Ardent followers of the gentleman’s game will be shocked to know that there are many female cricketers, with some records under their belt, which are simply impossible for a male player to break.
Here are such five unbreakable records:
1. Youngest player to score a century
In international cricket, earlier the record for the youngest player to score a century was held by none other than former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi. He managed to achieve that milestone at the age of 16 years and 217 days against Sri Lanka.
In that game, he scored 102 runs against Sri Lanka and helped his national side in winning the match by a margin of 82 runs. Later on, Mithali Raj broke that record by scoring a ton when she was just 16 years and 205 days.
Right-handed Raj played a match-winning knock of 114 runs against Ireland in 1999. It’s been more than two decades but still, no cricketer (male or female) has managed to go past that record.