Fun Facts

Interesting Facts of Cricket World :

Cricket was first time played in India in 1848. That means 165 years from now.

Gundappa Vishwanath, Mohammed Azharuddin, and Sourav Ganguly, Virendra Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan are the 5 Indian Cricketers to score a century in their debut match.

The Indian Cricket team is the one and only team that holds the record of getting dismissed twice in a single day in a test 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.

The highest scores by Virender Sehwag are 119, 219, and 319 in T20, ODI, and test matches respectively.

M.S. Dhoni has not scored any century outside Asia in his career.

Sourav Ganguly is the only Indian player to hit a ton in the knockout match of a world cup

Mohammad Azharuddin is the only batsman to score three centuries in the first three test matches.

Shahid Afridi used the bat of Sachin Tendulkar to hit the fastest ODI century of his career.

Ravi Shastri is the only Indian Cricketer to have batted on all five days of a test match.

Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi was the only Indian Cricketer to have played for two countries. He played for both India and England.

Indian Team is the only one to have won world cups of 60 overs, 50 overs, and 20 overs.

Chinaman – The word was first used in a Test match played between the West Indies and England at Old Trafford, Manchester, in 1933. Eliss “Puss” Achong, a player of Chinese origin, was a left-arm orthodox spinner, who represented West Indies in that match. Achong is said to have had Walter Robins stumped off a surprise delivery that spun into the right-hander from outside the off stump. A frustrated Robins on his walk back to the pavilion said to the umpire, “fancy being done by a bloody Chinaman”. Some of the popular Chinaman bowlers are – Paul Adams, Inshan Ali, Michael Bevan, Brad Hogg, Simon Katich, Garfield Sobers, and Kuldeep Yadav.

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.

Bhagwat Chandrasekhar is the only cricketer in Indian History who has a record of taking more wickets than making runs in his career. He took 242 wickets and made only 177 runs in his Test career.