Cricket Fact: There are many such records in cricket history, which seem almost impossible to break in future. Do you know that there have been 5 such bowlers in the history of cricket, who have never bowled a no ball in their career. Actually, this is a record which will not be easy for any bowler to break in future. Let’s take a look at 5 such bowlers in the history of cricket, who never bowled a no ball during their career.
England’s Ian Botham is considered one of the best all-rounders in the history of cricket. This all-rounder never bowled a no ball during his career. He played 102 Tests and 116 ODIs for England. Botham took 383 wickets in 102 Tests and 145 wickets in 116 ODIs.
Lance Gibbs of West Indies is one of the most successful spinners in Test cricket. This spinner played 79 test matches in his career. However, that Gibbs’ ODI career did not last long. He played only 3 ODI matches. This West Indies spinner never bowled a no ball during his career.
Australia’s Dennis Lillee is also one of the bowlers who never bowled a no ball during his career. This Kangaroo fast bowler played 70 Test matches in his career, but never bowled a no ball. He played his Test in 1971, while the last Test match was played in 1984.
Kapil Dev was the best all-rounder of his time. He made his debut in the year 1978, while the last match played in the year 1994. During this, India won the 1983 Cricket World Cup under the captaincy of Kapil. This Indian legend never bowled a no ball during his long career. Kapil took 434 wickets in 131 Tests, while dismissed 253 players in 225 ODIs.
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Former veteran Pakistani all-rounder Imran Khan won the 1992 World Cup for Pakistan under his captaincy. He played 88 Tests and 175 ODIs in his career, but never bowled a no-ball during his career.