Today we will talk about those unlucky persons of the cricket pitch. Specifically we will discuss about those wicket keepers who were out on 99 runs in the One Day Internationals. This unfortunate players surely felt that if they have played cautiously, they could add one more ton in their profile. But never mind, their mistakes revokes this statistic we are sharing with you. Let’s dig deep into this.

Out on 99 runs:

Romesh Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka): Romesh Shantha Kaluwitharana was right handed wicket keeper batsman who played for Sri Lanka. He made tiny “Kalu” burst in his debut against Australia he failed to secure his place in the senior side because of occasional lapses behind the stumps. In the 1999/00 season at Harare, Sri Lanka vs. Zimbabwe match, Sri Lanka won this match by 6 wickets. Romesh played well in that match. He did 99 runs with 11 boundaries and 1 six.

Adam Gilchrist (Australia): Gilchrist, one of the greatest wicket keeper batsman of his era. He was a joyful throwback to more innocent times, a large-eared country boy who walked when given not out in a World Cup semis, and hit his second ball for six. He is at this list for the world cup match where he was out on 99. Australia played against Sri Lanka and won by 96 runs. Gilchrist contributed the lion-share of their total. He hit 14 boundaries and 2 sixes in that innings.

Rahul Dravid (India): The Indian Wall Rahul Dravid is standing in this list too. This time he was one of those unfortunates who missed their ton in the ODI. He is said to be the last classical Test player of the decade. We can’t say certainly that we will meet Dravid type player in future. He served as skipper of Indian team for long days. He did 99 runs against Pakistan at Karachi in the 1st match of India Pakistan ODI series in 2003/04 season. India won that match by 5 runs. Dravid played a magnificent innings of 99 runs. ‘Rawalpindi Express’ Shoaib Akhtar took his wicket when he was on 99 runs.

Jos Buttler (England): Jos Buttler is a crunch-hitting batsman with gigantic promise. He made his international debut in August, 2011. This English wicket keeper batsman made his ODI debut against Pakistan in 2012. In the 3rd match of the England West Indies ODI series Jose played well and England won the match by 25 runs. England set a target of 304 runs where Jose contributed 99 runs. He was caught and bold by Rampaul in that match.

Luke Ronchi (New Zealand): Luke born in New Zealand but raised in Australia. He debut against West Indies in 2008. But his this dismissal on 99 runs occurred when he was playing for New Zealand. He played a classy innings against South Africa in 2014/15 season. But his 99 runs went fruitless as team failure to clinch the victory. He hit total 11 fours and 3 sixes in that match but could not save the day. 

Unbeaten on 99 runs:

Andy Flower (Zimbabwe): One of the best wicket keeper batsman of Zimbabwe is Andy Flower. His classy performance was spread mostly in the test. Later he placed himself in the ODI too. He had confronted many challenges in his career. He was one of those unfortunate persons who got out on 99 runs. In the 3rd match of Australia Zimbabwe series he made 99 runs with 7 fours and 2 sixes but Australia won that match in the 1999/00 season.

Swapnil Patil (UAE): Swapnil made his ODI debut against Scotland in 2014. Till now he has played 3 matches in his career. In his debut he mesmerized other by his unbeaten 99 runs. Scotland gave them a target of 286 runs. UAE manages to score only 244 runs and lost the match. But Swapnil played really well in that match.


Player’s Name


Opponent Team


Romesh Kaluwitharana

Sri Lanka



Adam Gilchrist


Sri Lanka


Rahul Dravid




Jos Buttler


West Indies


Luke Ronchi

New Zealand

South Africa


Andy Flower



Not Out

Swapnil Patil



Not Out


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