Graeme Smith is one of the top cricketers that the game has seen. Taking up captaincy at a young age, he managed to skipper South Africa for more than 100 Tests. He is the only player to do so in the game’s history. The left-handed batter also broke many other records, both for South Africa and at an overall level. However, a few of them have a chance to be toppled. On that note, here, we take a look at two world records of Graeme Smith that might be broken in the future.
1) Highest individual score by a foreigner at the Lord’s – 259
Lord’s in London is arguably the most iconic stadium in the game of cricket. It has a lot of history involved and for any visiting cricketer, it is a dream to do well at this venue. In 2003, Smith scored 259 runs at this venue in one inning, overtaking Don Bradman as the visiting player with the highest score here.
Steve Smith later came to 215 but could not break this. However, with the way Test cricket is going forward, a few other players could come into the picture soon. Hence, Graeme Smith’s record may not be safe.
2) Most centuries as captain in Tests – 25
To hit the most centuries as a captain in Tests is one of the world records of Graeme Smith that might be broken in the future. With 25 centuries, Graeme Smith is at the top of the list.
However, there would surely be someone in the future who would come close to this record. Virat Kohli is at No.2 with 20 centuries but he has no chances now. Steve Smith is at 15 and if Pat Cummins is unavailable, Smith gets a chance to get closer to this record. Babar Azam is also someone who would be having an eye on this record.