In cricket, it is common for bowlers to overstep out of the popping crease. A ‘no ball’ from the bowlers brings extra advantage for the opponent. In Tests, however, the opponent gets only one ball, but in the colorful costume the team has to pay its price more aggressively. Free hits are also given.
Currently having free hits in ODIs and T20s, for a ‘no ball’ the opposing team gets one run, with that they get one extra ball where they won’t come out. The batters pick up runs in the ball aggressively as they don’t have the fear of coming out. As a result, it is also considered as the compensation of that ‘no ball’.
In cricket, bowling ‘no ball’ is bad for the bowler as well as for the team. So not bowling ‘no ball’ is a matter of credit also. If that is the case that one has never bowled ‘no ball’ in his entire international career, then his greatness is different. Today I will introduce you to five cricketers who have never bowled a ‘no ball’ in their entire career. Let’s take a look.
- Legendary England all-rounder Ian Botham. He is also very effective with the ball and is one of the most successful bowlers in the history of England. Botham has bowled a total of 28,086 balls in 102 Tests and 116 ODIs. Which is the third highest as an English bowler. Botham has not bowled a single ‘no ball’ in his 16-year career.
- Legendary Australian pacer Dennis Lilly has bowled 22,060 balls in Test and ODI formats in his 13-year international career. Where there is no record of ‘no ball’.
- India’s World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev also has such a record. Kapil, who bowled 38,942 balls in 448 innings in his entire career, did not bowl a single ‘no ball’.
- Besides, Pakistan’s World Cup-winning captain Imran Khan has not bowled any ‘no ball’ in his international career. The right-arm pacer has bowled 26,919 balls in his 21-year long career.
- Legendary West Indies spinner Lance Gibbs has bowled a total of 27,271 in his career. Where there is no ‘no ball’.