Nervous nineties or nervous 90’s is one of the most used terms in the game of cricket. It stands as when the batsman is unable to cope the pressure to reach three digit mark and ending up by giving his wicket. It is sometimes extended to other 90’s mark following the ton like 190’s or 290’s mark. In this article, we will present you top 10 batsmen with such unwanted record.
#10) AB de Villiers – 6
ABD is the former captain of the team owning the name of a tag called ‘Chokers’. Talking about AB, out of 222 ODI matches, he missed out on essaying a century on 6 occasions while getting out on 90’s.
#9) Dean Jones – 6
Jones is the former Australian player nowadays coaching in domestic cricket leagues like IPL and PSL. Jones has featured in 164 ODIs and has got out on 90’s on 6 times.
#8) Martin Crowe – 6
The former Kiwi solid batsman, Crowe played 143 matches and scored 4704 runs. He too turned a victim of nervous 90’s on 6 times.
#7) Muhammad Azharuddin – 7
The former Indian skipper who was unfortunately allegedly involved in fixing charges played 334 ODIs. Out of them, his blood was oozed 7 times on 90’s.
#6) Kane Williamson – 7
He is one of the batsmen featuring in ‘Fab 4’. Kane is the skipper of New Zealand, with 46.98 average in ODIs and he too has the problem once he gets into the 90’s mark. He missed out on scoring a century on 7 occasions as he got out on 90’s.
#5) Jacques Kallis – 8
It will remain a debatable question even know for many years that is he the best all-rounder ever? Well, here we will tell you one negative about him and that is, Kallis. He lost his wicket 8 times when it comes to 90’s.
#4) Aravinda de Silva – 9
The former solid Sri Lankan batsman Aravinda de Silva who is known for his cool approach on the field has chipped in with 11 tons and 64 half tons. Talking about nervous 90’s, Silva has been dismissed on 9 times in his ODI career.
#3) Nathan Astle – 9
The former Kiwi batsman and the third one to appear in this list is none other than Astle himself. Astle played 223 ODIs and scored 7050 runs. He couldn’t cope to the pressure as he got out on 9 times on the nervous 90’s mark.
#2) Grant Flower- 9
Grant Flower is the former Zimbabwean player who has been an integral part of Zimbabwe cricket history. He plies his trade as Pakistan’s batting coach. Flower played 221 ODIs and has was dismissed 9 times in nervous 90’s figures.
#1) Sachin Tendulkar – 18
Another batting record and another time, God of Cricket, Sachin is topping the list but unfortunately, this time record is a shaky one. Talking about his ODI career, Sachin played 463 ODI matches and he is the victim of nervous 90’s for 18 times.