Which is the most selfish innings played by any batsman in international cricket?


There are 2 innings i think were the most selfish innings ever. Both are Asians.

1) Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th 100.

Nobody can doubt the genius of Tendulkar. But everybody knows that most of his 100’s came in a losing cause. Tendulkar more than normally played for his own personal records. Like this one. It was in the 2012 Asia Cup when the moment came, but the manner of Tendulkar’s ton was detrimental to his team’s chances. The right-hander toiled to 114 from 147 deliveries – just under half of India’s innings – leaving the rest to try and boost the side to a winning score. Ultimately, despite late boundaries at the death, the 289 runs made proved not enough as the Tigers sneaked home to win by five wickets.

2) Misbah-ul-Haq’s 56 off 76 Balls in World Cup 2011 Semi Final in Mohali.

Misbah ul haq

Being a huge Misbah ul Haq fan, i can safely say that he is the best captain after Imran Khan. He was a phenomenal batsman. But he failed when it was time for him to buck up and give the win to his team. His knock was so slow that even the batsman on the other side felt too much under the bus. The Cricinfo commentary team also felt this and said “Someone forgot to tell Misbah-ul-Haq that he is playing in the semi-final of the world cup ODI. He's got the mindset of trying to save a test match in the final session of the fifth day” It can safely be termed selfish. Pakistan would have won the match if his strike rate was 100 only. But no. His defensive approach hurt Pakistan so bad that 2011 Semi Final still feels like a bad dream. Despite CT’17 Victory, Pakistanis still haven’t forgotten the painfull 2011 SF loss. All due to Misbah’s Fault. These are the moments where experienced seniors stand up to the task and perform it. Wasn’t the case with Misbah and Younis back then.



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