There is a notable difference in the individuals leading the charts in the longer format of the game of cricket. While the leaderboard for one-dayers featured only Asian stalwarts, the test format witnessed many Aussies making the list of some of the most sluggish runners.
5. Thilan Samaraweera
This Srilankan middle order batsman is probably the most surprising entry in the list.
He was always someone who could be banked upon and he held the innings together many a times for Sri Lanka in difficult situations but had his share of problems when it came to running between the wickets.
4. Mathew Hayden:
With 12 run-out dismissals in test cricket, this swashbuckling opener is someone who every bowler feared as he would always be the one to take the attack to the opponent. He is expected to be among those who get out muscling the ball but he has become a prey to the ugliest mode of dismissal in cricket.
3. Allan Border
With 12 run-outs, he is already the second Aussie in the list.
This former Australian captain, a legend during his time, had his share of issues with sprinting between the 22 yard distance.
2. Rahul Dravid
This legend is the only player to be present in both the lists.
The wall clearly didn’t do too well in this facet of the game. He was definitely no less than an all rounder- a wicketkeeper to a slip fielder and the batsman with the best defense and temperament but running between the wickets was just not his cup of tea. He was run-out 13 times in test cricket.
1. Ricky Ponting
With 15 run-outs to his name, Ricky Ponting tops the list and he is definitely a surprise entry to the list because we’ve always seen an animated and agile Pointing on the field but maybe his agility fades away on the pitch or he’s just not a good enough judge of a run, which is why he is right up on the top.