Are you a super fan of cricket? Do you play online fantasy cricket games? Here are some amazing and interesting cricket facts that you must know whether you are a cricket fan or play fantasy cricket. Some facts are so amazing that you will be astonished like hell after reading them. And some will force you to think hundred times that could it be possible.
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Century in debut match
Gundappa Vishwanath, Mohammed Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan are the 5 Indian Cricketers to score a century in their debut match.
Dismissed twice in a single day of a test match.
Indian Cricket team is the one and only team who hold the record of getting dismissed twice during a single day in a test match.
The curious case of ‘it will never happen again’
After claiming Sachin’s wicket, Brad Hogg asked him to sign a photograph of the dismissal. Sachin signed and wrote ‘it will never happen again’. And it never did.
Marriage became record hindrance
Bhausaheb Nimbalkar could not break the world record of 452 runs scored by Bradman because he had to go for his marriage. Actually, he had made 432 runs before the final day and he had to go for his marriage on the last day. So, he could not break the record.
Six dismissals in single match
M.S. Dhoni holds the world record of 6 dismissals by a wicketkeeper in a single match. He made this record in 2007 against England.
Playing for Pakistan
Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before India. It was an exhibition match between the two countries in 1987 and he came in as a substitute fielder for Pakistan.
Centuries ending with 19
The highest scores by Virender Sehwag are 119, 219 and 319 in T20, ODI and test matches respectively.
Sir Don Bradman & hit-wicket dismissal
Lala Amarnath is the only bowler in the world to dismiss the great Sir Don Bradman hit-wicket in Test cricket.
More wickets than runs
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar is the only cricketer in Indian History who has record of taking more wickets than making runs in his career. He took 242 wickets and made only 177 runs in his test career.
No century outside Asia
M.S. Dhoni has not scored any century outside Asia in his career.
The first team to host & win World Cup
In 2011, India became the first team to win the World Cup as hosts of the final match.
Four consecutive Man-of-the-Match
Sourav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive Man-of-the-Match awards in ODIs.
Three centuries in first three test
Mohammad Azharuddin is the only batsman to score three centuries in the first three test matches.
Shahid Afridi used Tendulkar’s bat
Shahid Afridi used the bat of Sachin Tendulkar to hit the fastest ODI century of his career.
Batting all five days of test
Ravi Shastri is the only Indian Cricketer to have batted on all five days of a test match.
Stumping out Sir Donald Bradman
Prabir Sen is the only Indian wicket-keeper in the history to stump out Sir Donald Bradman of Australia.
Playing for India and England
Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, grandfather of Saif Ali Khan, was the only Indian Cricketer to have played for two countries. He played for both India and England.
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