2 World Records Of Adam Gilchrist Which Might Never Be Broken

When it comes to opening batting, for the fans of this era, one name that instantly comes to mind is that of Adam Gilchrist. At the time when the Aussies were dominating the game, Gilchrist had a key role to play. Almost every bowling attack suffered from his wrath in both Tests and ODIs. Of course, with the gloves, Gilly was almost flawless. Along the road, he set many records, a few of which could be hard to break. On that note, here, we take a look at two world records of Adam Gilchrist which might never be broken.

1) Scoring at least 50 runs in successive World Cup finals (1999, 2003 and 2007)

The former southpaw played in the finals of the 1999, 2003 and 2007 World Cups and interestingly, he had a solid contribution in all these three games. While he scored a minimum of fifty, in 2007, he was the star for Australia as his century helped Australia win the game.

Nowadays, it is a rarity to witness a team play three consecutive finals. New Zealand could make that happen in 2023 but the odds are not in favour. On top of this, scoring a fifty also is a feat that’s almost impossible to achieve.

2) Most Catches in ODI career – 417

Taking the most catches in an ODI career is one of the world records of Adam Gilchrist which might never be broken. Gilly collected a total of 417 catches in his career, a few above Mark Boucher. Hence, he is at the top of the list.

Amongst the active players, Jos Buttler and Mushfiqur Rahim recently hit the 200 mark. Considering in the modern era, the approach of batting has changed, and wicket-keeper catches have reduced compared to the previous era. Teams now also have more than one wicketkeeper choice on most occasions and this further reduces the chance of any player breaking the record. Most importantly, the number of ODIs played itself is less. This makes Gilly’s record untouchable for the moment.

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