Cricket love is untold for many countries, especially in India and Pakistan, where cricket is a major sport. Cricket is not only a game or entertaining sport. It is a life of all the Cricket lover who worships the Cricket. Cricket player in India and Pakistan is a star or Heroes. No Indian or Pakistani can miss the world cup final and match between India and Pakistan. Most children in India pass their teenage in cricket playing.
Cricket is one of the most popular sports globally. Cricket players are one of the highest-paid players. But every cricket lover has the interest to know some unknown facts about cricket. So, let's start. Here are some amazing and unknown facts about Cricket:
1) India is the only team who won 60 over, 50 over, and 20 over- world cups:
The pride moment for every Indian, India won the first world cup in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev in 60 over format.
In 2007, India won its second world cup in 20 over format under the captaincy of M.S. Dhoni.
Again in 2011, under the captaincy of M.S. Dhoni, India won Its third world cup in 50 over format.
2) Shahid Afridi hit his first fastest ODI century using Tendulkar's bat:
In 1996, Shahid Afridi had to play for the Pakistan team against Sri Lanka, but he lacks the proper bat. At that time, Waqar Younis give him Tendulkar's bat, and Shahid Afridi hits the fastest century in 37 balls. Later the record was broken by Corey Anderson, who hits century in 36 balls, and now, AB de Villiers holds the record of hitting the fastest century in 31 balls.
3) Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before India:
Sachin Tendulkar, also known as the "God of Cricket played for Pakistan in 1987 as a substitute player in the India v.s Pakistan match in Brabourne Stadium. In 1989, Sachin made his debut for India.
4) Abbas Ali Baig is the first Indian cricketer who got kissed in a test match:
During a test match in 1960, a female fan of Abbas Ali Baig kissed in the third test match between India and Australia in Brabourne Stadium. She kissed him on his cheek.
5) Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is the only cricketer who played test cricket for India and England:
Iftikhar is the grandfather of Saif Ali Khan. He played is the only player who had played Test cricket for India, as well as England.
6) Mithali Raj is the fist who played 200 ODIs in Women Cricket:
Mithila Raj is the highest run-scorer in ODIs. She is the first Women Cricketer who played 200 ODIs. She was also the captain of the National Indian Women Team.
7) Alec Stewart scored 8463 runs, and his date of birth is 8-4-63:
A lot of coincidence happens in Cricket, but this is different from others. Alec Stewart, who born on 8-4-1963 and scored 8463 runs in a test match.
8) M.S Dhoni is the only and first captain who won all the ICC trophies in international cricket:
M.S Dhoni, one of the most successful captains. He has done many things that seem to be impossible. He claims all the ICC trophies in International Cricket and makes every Indian feel proud.
9) Asif Karim is the only player Kenyan player who has played in international cricket, as well as in Davis Trophy (Tennis):
Asif Karim is a Kenyan player who was the national team captain of Cricket and Tennis. He has Indian ancestry.
10) Wilfred Rhodes-the oldest cricket:
Wilfred Rhodes is the oldest player who had played for England till he was 52 years old. He had played 58 test matches for England and played the last match in 1930 when he was 52 years old.