Cricket is one of the most loved and enjoyed sports of the world. It is a game of team spirit and has a huge fan following in the world. If you are a Cricket lover you can easily relate to the passion and zeal that drives you crazy for this Bat and Ball sport. Everything about Cricket is fascinating; with every ball there is a flow of an adrenaline rush. People may call this crazy but with every over, it accelerates your heart beats. The shouting, energy, prayers, and joy that comes from watching or playing it, cannot be mentioned in the same breath. Cricket is the only sport that is a perfect blend of subtlety, entertainment and sudden thrill.
Cricket is driven by the enthusiasm and energy of the players and Cricket lovers. The more you know about the gentlemen’s game the deeper you want to dig. Watching the game is one part of the excitement but when you know more than any other Cricket lover of your group, it makes you feel like a Boss. So here are some amazing facts you can learn and earn a chance to show off in your Cricket fan club.
Here are 11 facts we bet you don’t know about Cricket:
11. Chris Gayle is the only batsman to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match.
10. Abbas Ali Baig was the first Indian cricketer to be kissed during a Test match.
9. ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri are the only Indians to bat on all five days of a Test.
8. The only cricketer to play Test Cricket for India and England is Saif Ali Khan’s grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi.
7. Lala Amarnath is the only bowler to dismiss Don Bradman hit wicket in Test cricket.
6. India won the 1983 World Cup and won its first ever Test at Lord’s three years later in 1986. India won their second World Cup 28 years later in 2011 and remarkably won its second ever Test at Lord’s three years later in 2014.
5. India is the only country to win the 60-Over, 50-Over and 20-Over World Cup.
4. Alec Stewart was born on 8-4-63 and he scored 8463 Test runs.
3. Two Robin Singhs have played Test cricket for India and both never got to play after their debut Test.
2. Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before India.
1. Mahela Jayawardene is the only batsman to have scored centuries in both the Semi-Final and Final of a World Cup.
So you thought that you know it all!! Well, let us know if you find these facts surprising!!
15 Dec, 2015
Avni S. Singh