The world’s most reputable and eminent record book that features global records is the Guinness Book of World Records. When it comes to cricket; it could be batting, bowling, or even fielding, many cricketers gave their remarkable performances and owned the record. At the same time, many of them through the years have broken several records only to create new ones. There are a few cricketers who show great talent for their respective countries, which earned them a place in this prestigious book. Here are the top 10 Guinness World Records of Cricketers

1. Most Expensive Bat (Mahendra Singh Dhoni)

This top record was clutched when former Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni held the record for the most highly-priced bat when his bat was sold at the auction for eighty-three lakhs in London. Dhoni used the same bat in the 2011 World Cup final in opposition to Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. MSD had hit the winning shot with the same bat, which bought World Cup Trophy to India after 28 years. It was procured by R K Global Shares & Securities Ltd India, at MS Dhoni’s ‘East Meets West’ Charity Dinner, in London, on 18th July 2011.

2. Fastest Delivery Of A Cricket Ball (Shoaib Akhtar)

Pakistani (former) bowler Shoaib Akhtar became popular for his stunning pace and ability to bowl unstoppably at 150 mph. The right-arm bowler has a long history of scaring batsmen across all of the teams with his bowling, bulk physique, and marvelous speed. In the year 2003 World Cup, Akhtar stepped into ‘Guinness book of world records when he delivered his fastest bowl in cricket history. He bowled at 161.3 km/h (100.23 mph), which remains the fastest delivery in world cricket history.

3. Most Expensive Jersey (Jos Buttler)

The most expensive cricket shirt sold at an online auction is Jos Buttler's cricket jersey. The jersey is sold on eBay for 65,100 pounds in Buttler's bid to raise money for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals in the course of the Coronavirus outbreak. It was the same cricket jersey that Buttler wore in the 2019 World Cup final won by England.

4. Youngest Cricketer To Hit Six Sixes In An Over (Anthony McMahon)

Anthony McMahon, the boy from Chester-Le-Street, holds the Guinness World Record for the youngest cricketer to hit six sixes in an over. He was thirteen years old when he carried this record of hitting six sixes in an over was a feat formerly accomplished by Sir Garfield Sobers and Ravi Shastri in first-class cricket.

5. Most Runs Scored By A Player In An ICC World Cup Tournament (Sachin Tendulkar)

Tendulkar has a Guinness World Record for scoring the most number of runs in the World Cups. No other cricketer has scored more runs in ICC's more than Tendulkar does. Tendulkar has scored a stunning 673 runs, which includes a hundred and six fifties, at an average of 61.18. He also achieved the Man of the Tournament award. Tendulkar scored 152 against Namibia, 81 against Zimbabwe, 97 against Sri Lanka, 83 against Kenya in the semi-final, and also 98 against Pakistan.

6. Highest Cricket Ball Catch (Alyssa Healy)

This Australian cricketer, best known as ‘wicketkeeper’ achieved Guinness World Record after finishing the feat for the ‘highest catch of a cricket ball’ at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Healy caught a ball that was dropped from eighty meters above the MCG. With the achievement, Healy broke the record of amateur English cricketer Kristan Baumgartner who formerly held the highest catch at sixty-two meters.

7. The Most Expensive Cap (Sir Donald Bradman)

The most valuable piece of cricket history is Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman's 1948 cap. In June 2003, Tim Serisier bought the cap in a pre-auction deal with Ludgrove's auctioneers from Bradman's Godson for AUS$425,000 (US$283,000 or £170,000). He wore the cap on the 1948 tour of England when he scored the closing of his 29 test centuries and then that was his final appearance in the test.

8. Man Making His Debut At 72 In Cricket History (Raja Maharaj Singh)

On 25th November 1950, Raja Maharaj Singh is the first Governor of Bombay after Indian independence and then he created the record of the oldest man to make a debut in cricket history. At an age of 72, Singh achieved Bombay Governor's XI and Frank Worrell's Commonwealth XI at Bombay (Mumbai). Therefore, after batting, he never entered the field again, as he left the captaincy to his team players. Despite that, the record is positioned resolutely in the book.

9. Longest Net Session (Virag More)

The young batsman from India played for nearly 3 days in the nets to join the Guinness Book of Records. Previously, it was a record of foreigners who batted for 48 hours. He batted for three days and nights to break the previous form. Playing at the Mahalaxmi Lawns (Karve Nagar), he began his net session (December 22 and finished 2,447 overs, 14,682 balls). It was about 50 hours, 5 minutes, and 51 seconds. He broke the previous record of Dave Newman and Richard Wells (48 hours of batting).

10. Most ODI Matches As A Captain In Women Cricket (Belinda Clark)

Belinda Clark, (former) Australian women’s team captain. She became the first women player to strike a double-century in one-day internationals, grasping a huge record. She says she has the greatest number of ODI matches as a captain and scored 101.