He was one of the best batsmen of all time
In cricket, centuries are milestones every batsmen dream of achieving. Getting a century is a big deal for any player. However, there has been cases when many batsmen got out in the nineties zone. Sometimes they lose focus, become nervous or any other external factors helps them get out in nineties. If they could have survived that phase they could have added several more centuries in their career. Here are 5 such players who got out maximum time in the nineties.
Waugh was an iconic player for Australia
Steve Waugh was one of the most talented batsmen in the Australian squad. He had the hallmark of a true leader and could take on any bowler in his day. Waugh scored 35 International centuries. However, that number could have easily touched 43 had he not got out 8 times in the nineties in his career. He could have unlocked several more records, but failed to do so. Nevertheless, he will always be a wonderful cricketer.
4. A B De Villiers-8 times
ABD is one of the greatest batsmen of his era
AB De Villiers was an outstanding batsman and had several records on his resume. He scored 47 International centuries and was an excellent hitter of the ball. However, sometimes luck was not in his favor and it costed him badly. He got in the nineties a record number of 8 times. Had he converted those innings into a ton, he could have established several new records in the world of cricket. He recently retired from international cricket but was a legend in his own rights.
Dravid was a phenomenal cricketer
Dravid was one of the best batsmen the world has ever witnessed. He was regarded as 'The Wall' because his wicket was priceless. Bowlers used to get frustrated bowling to him. He knew how to stay in the crease whenever his team required. However, he failed to do so in a couple of occasions and it costed him badly. He got out in the nineties, 9 times. It was sad that a batsmen of his stature missed the list for the maximum number of centuries by some yards. However, Dravid was a true ambassador of the game.
2. Michael Slater-9 times
Slater helped team Australia climb new heights
Micahel Slater was one an outstanding batsmen for Australia in the test matches. Even though he scored only 14 centuries, but he was dismissed 9 times in the nineties. This was really saddening as his career could have spanned much longer if he would have converted those knocks into 100 runs or more. Slater failed to capitalize in his batting skills and is thus present in this list.
1. Sachin Tendulkar- 10 times
The master blaster scored 100 Interntaional Centuries
Arguably the best batsmen of all time, Tendulkar scored 100 international centuries. He is the highest run scorer in Cricket and was an exceptional player. Tendulkar was however dismissed 10 times in the nineties. He used to play slowly in the ninety zone and thus lost his wickets several times. He was often jocularly called as 'nervous nineties.' Regardless of that, Tendulkar's batting was a joy to watch. He scored 51 test centuries and 49 ODI centuries.