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Indian skipper Virat Kohli bagged two ducks in the Test series between India and England, just the second time he was out for zero twice in a Test series. He also equaled the record of Sourav Ganguly's 13 ducks as Indian captains with the most scores of 0 in international cricket. So, here are a few embarrassing duck stats of top cricket stars. 

Among active Indian cricketers, Ishant Sharma tops the list of players with most ducks – 39 – in 195 international cricket matches. Next is Virat Kohli with 27 ducks in 427 international matches.

Overall, Stuart Broad leads the list of active cricketers with most ducks. He has 46 ducks in 323 international matches.

Zaheer Khan tops the list of Indian players with most ducks in international cricket. He has 44 ducks in 309 international matches.

Overall, Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka has the most ducks in international cricket. He has 59 ducks in 495 international matches.

AB de Villiers has played the most innings before recording his first duck in Test cricket. He played 78 innings before being dismissed for a duck, beating the previous record of 75 innings held by Aravinda de Silva of Sri Lanka.

In ODIs, Kumar Dharamsena holds the record of most innings before 1st duck. He played 72 innings before posting his first duck in ODIs.

Across Tests, ODIs, T20Is combined, Faf du Plessis of South Africa played the most innings – 108 – before posting the first duck.

MS Dhoni holds the record of playing most consecutive T20I innings (84) without a duck, followed by David Miller’s 71 innings.

MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar were both dismissed for a duck in their first ODI innings. 

Dhoni and Sachin Stats
From left: MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credits: BCCIofficial)


Dhoni was dismissed for a duck in his first T20I innings. KL Rahul was the second Indian player to be dismissed for a duck on his T20I debut.

Billy Murdoch of Australia was the first player in Test history to score a duck and a ton in the same match. He scored 0, 153* against England at The Oval in 1880.

Chris Martin of New Zealand holds the infamous record of holding most Pairs (ducks in both innings) in a Test career. He has recorded 7 Pairs in 71 Tests. Among Indians, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar tops the list with 4 Pairs in 58 Tests.

William Attewell of England was the first Test cricketer to bag a Kings Pair or first-ball duck or golden ducks in both the Test innings. 3 Indians are also on the list. They are Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, Ajit Agarkar, and Virender Sehwag.

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