Are you a cricket fan? Are you tired of sitting at home and staring at the walls or just watching your favourite cricketers playing through your TV set and not participating in the game actively? We all know that fantasy cricket is a game where users create virtual teams and earn points & prizes based on their players’ performances in real matches.
Thus you can play fantasy cricket and actively participate in your favourite sport. And for that, it is crucial that you know about the facts, history and records of the game. Like our other post, we have brought to you some interesting info, we bet you do not remember. Take a glance:
Chris Gayle is the only batsman to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match
In the 137 years of Test cricket, no cricketer has ever hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. Audacious Chris Gayle achieved this feat against Bangladesh in 2012 off debutant Sohag Gazi.
Abbas Ali Baig was the first Indian cricketer to be kissed at a Test match
When Abbas Ali Baig reached a half-century in the third Test match against Australia at the Brabourne Stadium in 1960, a pretty young girl ran all the way from the North Stand to greet the batsman. She kissed Baig on his cheek.
Vinod Kambli’s Test match average is better than his friend Sachin Tendulkar
Vinod Kambli played only 17 Test matches which included two back to back double tons. Kambli’s Test average is 54.20 while his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar averages 53.78 after 200 Tests.
ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri were the only Indians to bat on all five days
During their respective test matches ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri are the only earlier Indian batsmen to bat on all five days. In 2017 Pujara has become the third to join this list.
Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is the only cricket to play test match against England
The only cricketer to play Test cricket for India and England is Saif Ali Khan’s grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi.
Lala Amarnath and Don Bradman
This happened in the 1948 Brisbane Test. Lala Amarnath is the only bowler to dismiss Don Bradman hit wicket in Test cricket.
Indo-Pak series match
There is an eerie resemblance between the Indo-Pak series match at the Austral-Asia Cup held in 1986 and Asia Cup 2014.
India’s first ever Test match win is 3 years after winning World Cup
India won the 1983 World Cup and won their first ever Test at Lord’s three years later in 1986.
World Cup and Test Winning of India – History repeated
India won their second World Cup 28 years later in 2011 and remarkably won their second ever Test at Lord’s three years later in 2014.
Alec Stewart was born on 8-4-63 and he scored 8463 Test runs
In a unique coincidence, former England captain Alec Stewart, who was born on 8-4-63 (April 8, 1963), smashed 8463 runs in his Test career.
Enjoy reading and playing fantasy cricket!