5 players who took a wicket on the last ball of their career


Wickets are always very special for a bowler. Every bowler’s dream is to take a wicket whenever he bowls. The bowler has the most responsibility for a team’s winning or losing the tournament.

There have been many bowlers in the world of cricket who have troubled the batsmen throughout their career. He has broken many records in his career. Many bowlers got a wicket on the very first ball of their career. But do you know that there are some bowlers who took a wicket even on the last ball of their career.

So let us know who are those 5 bowlers who took a wicket on the last ball of their career.

Bowlers who took wickets on the last ball of their cricket career


glen mcgrath

One of the greatest bowlers in the history of cricket. He is very famous for his line-length. He took a total of 949 wickets in all three formats of cricket. He also holds the record for taking most wickets in Test, ODI and T20.

He took the wicket of James Anderson on the last ball of his Test career. He took the wickets of Paul Nixon on the last ball of the ODI and Paul Collingwood on the last ball of the T20I.

Muttiah Muralitharan

Former Sri Lankan captain Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket taker in Test cricket with 800 wickets. He took the wicket of India’s Pragyan Ojha on the last ball of his Test career. Muralitharan is the leading wicket taker across all formats with 1347 wickets.

Richard Hadley

Former New Zealand captain Sir Richard Hadlee also did the same. In Test cricket, he bowled brilliantly for New Zealand in his career, which is why his name is considered among the great players.

He also took a wicket on the last ball of his international cricket. Hadlee had dismissed D Malcolm on the last ball of his career in the final Test against England.

Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga is known for his yorkers. With his accurate yorkers, he has uprooted the stumps of the world’s biggest batsmen.

Malinga took a wicket on the last ball of his ODI career. During his farewell match against Bangladesh in Colombo, he took the wicket of Mustafizur Rahman on the last ball. Mustafizur tried to play a scoop shot off Malinga but was caught by Thisara Perera standing at mid-off.

adam gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist’s name in this list will surprise you. Gilchrist is known all over the world for his aggressive batting and wicketkeeping but his name is also in this unique list.

Gilchrist has achieved this feat not in international cricket, but in the last match of his career. He had retired from international cricket but was playing in the IPL. In his last match in IPL 2013, he took the wicket of Harbhajan Singh.