Losses, as heard, make us stronger in a way that even the wins cannot. There is no shame in losing, but definitely there is shame in not learning from those mistakes. And as we fall, we learn to make ourselves pick up even stronger. Here is a list of such cricketers who have incurred maximum number of losses in International Cricket, yet have achieved a lot of fame –
1. Sachin Tendulkar (256) –
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, one of the legends of the Indian cum World cricket, and popularly been named as the ‘little master’, has played the maximum number of International cricket matches in this planet and he is expectedly the carrier of the maximum number of losses in the International Cricket. Retired soon, the so-called ‘God of Cricket’ was heard telling in a press conference in his Kerala Football Club launching occasion that losses make us learn a lot.
2. Sanath Jayasuriya (240) –
Sanath Jayasuriya, the man of short stature and extreme qualities is another father figure in incurring losses in International matches. With a blistful of strokes in his arsenal, he still suffers from losses a lot.
3. Mahela Jayawardhane (236) –
Mahela Jayawardhane, the Sri Lankan ex-skipper, the ice cool man with frays of some brilliant and vibrant stroke plays, is the man who is the third in our list. With a tantalising tally of some 236 losses in the International Cricket matches, he is perhaps the man who knows both the good and bad sides of Cricket.
4. Shivnaraine Chanderpaul (229) –
Shivnaraine Chanderpaul has a dark feather appended to his otherwise gorgeous hat of worldwide renowned attributes. The typically bat handler man on the crease has incurred International losses in some 229 matches so far.
5. Rahul Dravid (215) –
Rahul Dravid, the ‘Wall’ of Indian Cricket has now come into our list in the fifth spot. With the score card of 215 losses in the International formats of Cricket, he shows that with losses comes great learning.
6. Kumar Sangakkara (214) –
Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan ex-skipper and wicket keeper, known for keeping hazardous bowlers like Mutthiah Muralidaran so brilliantly and inexplicably, is our man in sixth spot. With 214 losses in International losses in cricket matches so far in his career, he is a showcase material in this aspect.
7. Brian Charles Lara (207) –
Brian Charles Lara, the left handed genius to have ever played for the Caribbean’s and the highest International Test match scorer with 400* runs, is the seventh place holder with 207 International match losses.
8. Christopher Henry Gayle (200) –
Christopher Henry Gayle, the big Jamaican thunderbolt with thunderous strokes and big shots in his tally, is sarcastically the one with approximately 200 International match losses.
9. Shahid Afridi (200) –
Shahid Afridi, the choice of several hearts of young girls and the famous Pakistan all-rounder is the last man in our list. With 200 International losses, he is the ninth and the last man down in making the list.