In the decade that has come to a close, Indian cricket has seen numerous ups and downs. Indian cricket has seen everything, from the 2011 World Cup success to the heart-breaking departure in the 2019 semi-finals, and from the historic Test series win in Australia to the dismal Test series defeat to England in 2012. It might not be easy to jot down all the memorable moments of Indian cricket altogether as there are many, but some moments are worth remembering. As the demand for fantasy games online has been growing day by day, more Indians have opted to join the platform and it would be a good point for them to know about some of the memorable moments of Indian cricket.
In this article, we have brought you the top 5 memorable moments of Indian cricket history which will surely astound you.
First ODI Double Century in 2010
India’s very own master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar became the first guy to hit a double century in ODIs after 2961 matches. Tendulkar achieved 200 against South Africa in the 50th over of the innings. In the history of ODI, many players came close to breaking the 200-run barrier, but none of them came near Tendulkar, who has hit more runs, hundreds, and fifties in ODIs than anyone else. On that specific day, Cricinfo’s (news website) server collapsed after 45 million page visits.
India Winning their First World-Cup in 1983
This year was indeed one of the most precious moments for Indian cricket. It was during a period when India’s cricket squad was not considered one of the best in the world in one-day internationals, but the 1983 World Cup changed everything. The Indian team, headed by Kapil Dev, faced the two-time champions, considered as the finest team in the world, West Indies, in the final at Lord’s. India stunned the world by winning the World Cup in 1983, beating the hat-trick world-cup winners West Indies.
The Final Good-Bye of Our Master-Blaster
16th November 2013, the day that brought tears in the eyes of the entire cricketing world, was the final day of Sachin Tendulkar’s long and enormous career, where he played his last test innings in Mumbai and achieved a respectable 74 runs on the scorecard. The cricketer’s goodbye speech was one of the finest ever given by a cricketer, bringing tears to the eyes of every soul present in the stadium. As if it wasn’t enough to bring tears to his supporters’ eyes, Tendulkar returned to the pitch one final time to pay his respects, making the occasion even more unforgettable. Tendulkar retired as the all-time leader in Tests, Runs, ODIs, hundreds, and many more other records.
Lifting the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013
Dhoni made history by becoming the first international skipper to win all three ICC trophies when he won the Champions Trophy in 2013. In 2007, he won the World T20, and in 2011, he won the World Cup. India beat England by five runs in a low-scoring match. Ravindra Jadeja was the man of the match in the final with a score of 33 not out from 25 balls, and 2 for 24. Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 363 runs in the competition, was named Player of the Series.
There will be many more uncountable records in cricket in the future, but these are some of the most memorable moments in Indian cricket history that will always be remembered by every fantasy cricket fan since they brought real joy to spectators and sportsmen. If you are also a huge cricket fanatic and want to experience some of the real fun and thrill of the game virtually, you can start your journey through the world of online fantasy cricket right away.