3 popular cricketers who scored Test century in debut and last match of their career


It is every player’s dream to score a century in a Test match for his country. It becomes extra memorable when he scores a century in the very first match. The player soon gets a new identity in world cricket. Many players have been seen struggling to score centuries in Test cricket. There have also been some names for whom setting a hundred has not been a difficult task.


Sachin Tendulkar has been at the forefront who scored 51 centuries in his Test career. Jacques Kallis, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara and Rahul Dravid also scored many centuries in their Test career.

There have been some cricketers who have scored a century in their career, but they achieved a special achievement by scoring a century in the farewell match after the debut match. Players who have scored centuries in the final Test have also made a good name. These players started their Test career in impressive fashion and maintained it in the end and bid farewell with a century.


Today in this article, we take a look at 3 popular players who have scored a century in their debut and farewell match.

Mohammad Azharuddin

The former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin made his debut for India at the Eden Gardens in 1984 against England. Azharuddin, who opened the account with an innings of 110 runs, played his last match against South Africa in the year 2000. He scored 102 runs in his farewell match. In this way he also achieved a special achievement in his career.

Greg Chappel

Former Australian captain Greg Chappell scored a century in his debut Test match in 1970. In the match against England in Perth, Chappell scored 108 runs. He played the last match in a career spanning 14 years against Pakistan in Sydney. He scored 182 runs in that match played in 1984. In this way he achieved a unique achievement towards the end of his career. Greg Chappell has also been the coach of the Indian team.


Sir Alastair Cook

Sir Alastair Cook is one of the greatest Test player in the history of the England team. He started his career for England against India and also played his last Test match against the Indian team. Cook, who started his Test career in 2006 in Nagpur, scored an unbeaten 104 runs. He played the last match at The Oval and scored 147 runs in his last Test innings. Indian spinner Hanuma Vihari got his wicket in the end.

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