Be it a school-going kid or over a 60-year-old man, everyone is up to date about every cricket match being played around the world and with the latest trend of fantasy cricket they play the daily fantasy cricket. The craze is not bound to international matches alone but to domestic games too! We all follow them all but do we remember them? Do we see between the scorecards?
Here are a few interesting and unknown facts of cricket which you might never have noticed.
Peter Siddle, Australian fast bowler, is the only cricketer to have picked up a hat-trick on his birthday. This was on 25th November 2010 against England at Brisbane. Additionally to the hat-trick, that day got him his career-best bowling figures of 6 for 54 as well.
Chris Gayle has been dismissed for a duck on the very first ball thrice in test matches. This exclusive duck record is shared by Conrad Hunte, Sunil Gavaskar and Sanath Jayasuriya as well.
Won Every World Cup
The only ICC cricket team is the Indian cricket team who has won World Cup in all formats. 60 overs World Cup (1983), 50 overs World Cup (2011) and 20 overs World Cup (2007)!
Lost Every World Cup
The only ICC cricket team is the England cricket team who has lost World Cup final in all formats. 60 overs World Cup (1979), 50 overs World Cup (1987, 1992) and 20 overs World Cup (2016)!
Courtney Walsh, the former West Indian skipper holds the record for having the most number of not outs in test cricket matches. It is an unbeaten record of 61 times.
The most successful Test Captain in the history of cricket is Graeme Smith. He has won 3 tests as a captain. He is the only skipper to have led the side for 100 tests as well.
Nothing out of Asia
MS Dhoni, who was formerly Indian cricket team captain is yet to score an ODI ton outside Asia. He has already played 250+ ODI scoring 9000+ runs at an average of 51 odd with just 10 tons scoring each of them inside Asia.
On and On
Allan Border, former Australian skipper has played 153 consecutive tests for Australia. It is the most by any cricketer. This seems to be a forever unbreakable record.
Ricky Ponting, who is debatably one of the top cricketers in the cricketing history and was former Australian captain, has taken 28 catches in the World cup. As he was not a wicket-keeper ever, this was the most by any non wicket-keeper.
The former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive “Man of the Match” award in One Day Internationals.
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