New Delhi: Being a World Cup year, cricket got to see many record breaking feats in 2015. But many of those records are unlikely to be broken any time soon.
Records are meant to be broken, as they say, but the following records are unlikely to be broken, thanks to a host of rule changes and also to the sheer inhuman efforts that require to create such feats.
1. Legends come and go. But there will be no one like Kumar Sangakkara. The Sri Lankan scored four consecutive centuries in the 2015 ICC World Cup. It is the most by any player in the history.
2. South African superman AB de Villiers took just 16 deliveries to complete the fastest ever ODI half-century, against West Indies at Johannesburg. 15 deliveries later, he recorded the fasted 100 off 31 balls. In the same match, he also complete the fastest score of 150 or more from 106 balls.
3. In a breakthrough year, Bangladesh surprised shocked big teams like India and South Africa, and also tamed Zimbabwe in ODIs. But it was their first-ever whitewash over Pakistan, which defined Bangladesh's year in cricket. Four series wins in a year for the Tigers.
4. West Indies' Chris Gayle scored the first ever World Cup double-hundred in 2015 against Zimbabwe. He reached the mark in 138 deliveries, which is also the the fastest ever double-century in the history.
5. In the same match, Gayle teamed up with Marlon Samuels to stitch a 372-run partnership for the second-wicket. It is the highest ever partnership for any wicket in ODIs.
6. In the same tournament, Martin Guptil remained unbeaten on 237 against West Indies for the highest individual score in the World Cup. It is also the second highest individual score by any batsman in ODIs.
7. Yet another record from the World Cup. Australia defeated new boys Afghanistan by 275 runs to record the second-biggest margin of wins in terms of runs.