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Amazing Cricket Facts that’ll Blow Your Mind
Cricket is not just a sport to be celebrated and loved, but it is worshipped in many countries. The game already owns a splendour and an encouragement among the spectators. But this passion for the cricket is not just limited to the stadium; it grabs gossip chain and holds even the dining table conversations.
If you want to be a spunk in your circle of cricket manias, then here are some of the “Amazing Cricket Facts” that will heat the cricket chit-chats in your round table. This interesting facts about cricket will make everyone crazy. This cricket trivia facts amaze you. So in today’s topic, we, Blogsrocks, will share amazing facts about cricket to you.
Here we go – with 36 amazing cricket facts
Let’s start the topic of cricket trivia facts, hope you’ll enjoy reading these terrible cricket fact.
Indian cricket facts
We’ll begin from our own country India and its cricket facts.
#1: India is the only cricket team in this world who has won the 60-Over, 50-Over and 20-Over World Cup.
#2: The Test match average of Sachin Tendulkar is less than that of Vinod Kambli.
#3: Mohammad Azharuddin hit back to back three centuries in first three matches and made own record.
#4: Mohinder Amarnath is the only Indian cricketer who dismissed for handling the ball and obstructing the field.
#5: Ravi Shastri is the first Indian who hit six sixes in an over in 1985 and scored fastest ever double hundred in just 113 minutes.
#6: Sunil Gavaskar was out three times, on the first ball of a Test match in his career.
#7: Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid have been stumped out only once in their entire Test careers.
#8: ML Jaisimha, Ravi Shastri and Cheteshwar Pujara are the only Indian batsman who did batting on all five days of a Test match.
#9: Sourav Ganguly won four consecutive Man-of-the-Match awards against Pakistan in a tournament.
#10: India is the first cricket team to win the final game of World Cup as host in 2011.
#11: Virat Kohli is the first cricketer who has been awarded the top three ICC awards in one year.
#12: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the first and only Captain to claim all ICC trophies in international cricket.
#13: Mithali Raj plays 200 ODIs as the First Woman Cricketer.
That’s crazy! But the cricket facts list doesn’t end here…
#14: There is a similar coincidental event between India vs Pakistan match of Austral-Asia Cup 1986 and Asia Cup 2014.
|Austral-Asia Cup 1986||Asia Cup 2014|
|Match played on neutral venue||Match played on neutral venue|
|Pakistan choose to field||Pakistan choose to field|
|India scored 245||India scored 245|
|K Srikkanth (opener) hit 2 sixes||R. Sharma (opener) hit 2 sixes|
|Three Indian batsman scored half centuries||Three Indian batsman scored half centuries|
|Two runouts in Pakistan innings||Two runouts in Pakistan innings|
|Zulqarnain, the 9th wicket bowled by C. Sharma on the first ball of the over.||Ajmal, the 9th wicket bowled by R. Ashwin on the first ball of the over.|
|Tauseef, the last player, took crucial single to give Maindad the strike.||Junaid, the last player, took crucial single to give Afridi the strike.|
|C. Sharma took 3 wickets and bowled the last over of the match||R. Ashwin took 3 wickets and bowled the last over of the match|
|Maindad hit the six to win the match (total 3 sixes in that innings)||Afridi hit the six to win the match (total 3 sixes in that innings)|
|Match ended in the last over||Match ended in the last over|
|Pakistan won by 1 wicket||Pakistan won by 1 wicket|
#15: Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, the grandfather of Saif Ali Khan, played test cricket for both India and England.
#16: Shahid Afridi hit his fastest ODI Century with Tendulkar’s bat.
#17: Tendulkar after being dismissed by Brad Hogg in an ODI gratified him with words -“Never again mate” and it was true.
#18: Lala Amarnath was the only bowler who gets Australian legend Don Bradman out hit-wicket.
#19: Abbas Ali Baig is the first Indian cricketer who got kissed during a Test Match.
#20: The youngest ever Test Captain in Indian Cricket history was Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (21 years old).
#21: Gayle is the first cricketer to hit the first-ball six in Test cricket.
#22: Asif Karim, a Kenyan Cricketer, has played both International cricket and Davis Cup (Tennis).
#23: Sachin Tendulkar has played for Pakistan in a practice match before India.
#24: Maharaja of Vizianagaram is the only Indian Test cricketer to be knighted.
#25: Richard Stokes – the only person who witnessed Jim Laker and Anil Kumble taking ten wickets in an innings.
#26: Muttiah Muralitharan has taken maximum wickets, i.e. 1347, in all formats of cricket.
The given interesting facts about cricket is going to amaze you
#27: The record of highest runs scored in an over is 77 runs in a first-class match against on February 20, 1990.
#28: South Africa needs 111 runs to win against Australia at 11:11 am on the morning of 11/11/11.
#29: The Lord’s Test between England and West Indies all four innings of a test played on the same day in the year 2000.
#30: Australia defeated England in the first-ever Test cricket in 1977by 45 runs.
#31: Wilfred Rhodes played Test cricket for England till he was 52.
#32: Allan Border played 153 consecutive Test matches.
#33: Alec Stewart was born on 8-4-63, and coincidently he scored 8463 runs in his Test carrier.
#34: Peter Siddle is the only bowler to take a hat-trick on his birthday that is November 25, 2010, against England.
#35: West Indies’ Leslie Hylton is the only cricketer in history to be hanged for murder.
#36: Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene scored a century in Semi-Final and Final of a 2011 World Cup. He is the only cricketer to make such a record in Cricket history.
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