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ODI Fantasy World Cup – Rare Facts you May Not Know

The 12th edition of world cup cricket game is giving the fans many thrilling moments. We normally wait for this big event for 4 years and expect that the event will offer us great moments to cherish.

ODI fantasy world cup incidents have always captivated its passionate fans from all over the world. They have witnessed many fascinating incidents throughout the 11 editions of the game.

Some of CWC fantasy incidents have become famous and people know them all by heart, while other incidents are interesting yet rare. You might not have heard about these ones or these are so rarely remembered that they are forgotten.

With the cricket world cup 2019 underway in England and Wales, we go back memory lane to present some of the unknown facts. Read on and enjoy the past days while playing world cup fantasy cricket at 11wickets.com – India’s most trusted fantasy sports platform.

Wrong team bus pelted with stones by fans

It was the incident of world cup 2011. You will get the idea of what happens when fans get angry over a non-performing team reading this incident. Bangladesh fans mistakenly throw stones at the wrong team bus. What happened was, during world cup 2011, Bangladesh was bowled out for 58 in Dhaka against the West Indies. Windies won the Group B match by nine wickets.

The Bangladeshi fans were so angry they began throwing stones at the West Indian bus, which was on its way back to the hotel from the ground. The fans mistook the Windies team bus as the team bus of Bangladesh.

Imran Khan returned from retirement and won the world cup

Pakistani legend Imran Khan announced his retirement from cricket in 1987. But he made a stunning return to international cricket in 1988. The reason behind his decision was that Pakistani President, General Zia-Ul-Haq requested him to take charge of the team. The all-rounder’s amazing captaincy gave Pakistan their first and only World Cup in 1992. Pakistan beat England by 22 runs in the final.

An instance of first hit-wicket in world cup 1975

West Indies team won the inaugural season of the world cup in 1975. Apart from the extraordinary display of the team play and the sport, there was a rare sight during the final match of the tournament.

Opening batsman Roy Fredricks lost balance and accidentally kicked the leg stump after hooking a bouncer by Dennis Lillee. The ball traveled the distance and went for a six over long-leg. However, Fredricks had ruled hit-wicket, making it the first instance in one day international.

Adam Gilchrist’s century and squash ball in 2007

Not many of the cricket followers would forget about the famous century of the Australian wicketkeeper, Adam Gilchrist in 2007. Gilchrist used a different technique while gripping his bat which even brought some controversy.

Churchy, as fans fondly called Gilchrist, had a squash ball in his bottom hand glove to get a better grip and prevent the bat from turning his hands. His batting coach, Bob Meuleman, had advised the same. After smashing a century in the final of the world cup, Gilchrist credited the squash ball.

Kepler Wessels represented two nations in the World Cup

Kepler Wessels played for Australia in world cup 1983 after making his ODI debut that year. The cricketer retired post the 1985/86 tours of New Zealand. After that, he went on to play for South Africa in 1991. Interestingly, he was named as the team’s captain for the 1992 World Cup. He became the first player to feature for two nations in the World Cup.

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