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The famous sentence – “Records are made to be broken” is applicable in every aspect. In cricket, we have also experienced that even some unthinkable records were broken with time progress.
Despite understanding this fact, there are few records in the present international cricket which are not only hard to break, but these are also almost impossible even to equal it, at least according to the present situation.
Here we are talking about the top five international records which are almost unbreakable
Muttiah Muralitharan’s 800 Test wickets
Former Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was a magician with the ball in hand. With the time progress, Muralitharan became more and more dangerous spinner by raising his bowling skills to another level.
In the international career (1992-2010), Muralitharan took the record number wickets 1347 in 583 innings (495 matches). Similarly, he recorded in Test cricket too. In July 2007, Muralitharan became the second bowler to claim 700 Test wickets (after Shane Warne), and while the legendary Aussie leg-spinner Shane Warne already retired from the international cricket, Muralitharan became the lone fighter to create the new record in most Test wickets.
After surpassing Warne’s 708 Test wickets record, Muralitharan continued his Test cricket till July 2010. During his last Test match against India at Galle, Muralitharan became the first bowler to claim 800 Test wickets after the final wicket fall during the second innings of the Indian team (dismissal of Pragyan Ojha).
Among the current active bowlers, the English pacer James Anderson is on top of the list with 584 Test wickets. However, it is not expected that he will break Muralitharan’s record number of Test wickets. While the number is very far, a bowler will have to play Test cricket consistently for many years. So, it is very hard to break this record.