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The game of cricket is considered to be one of the oldest games which is played worldwide. Cricket is a game of unpredictability, Skills, Aggression, emotion and above all team spirit. Since the first officially recognized Test match was played on 15 March 1877, international cricket has now survived approx 145 years, spanning across most of the countries.

A lot of players have engraved their name into the hall of fame and considered to be as the legends of cricket. Given this long duration, There are much memorable happenings occurred that needs to be recalled. 

Here are 21 Amazing facts, figures, and records about Cricket that are worth knowing :-

1. Faf du Plessis, the South African batsmen is the only player in the history of cricket to have played 100 consecutive innings without getting dismissed for a duck since his debut.

Faf du pleses (Pic Credit – Instagram)

2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the Indian cricket team’s bowler is the only one in cricket history to get his first wicket in all three formats of the game as bowled.

 

3. Australia is the only international cricket team to whitewash every single Test playing nation, in the Test cricket.

4. Shahid Afridi, the Veteran Pakistani All-rounder used Sachin Tendulkar’s bat to hit the fastest ever international ODI century. 

 

5. Abbas Ali Baig was the first Indian cricketer to be kissed on cheek during a Test match in 1960 against Australia. 

6. ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri are the only Indian batsmen to bat on all five days of a Test match. 

7. Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, Grandfather of Saif Ali Khan is the only cricketer to play Test cricket for India and England. 



8. Alec Stewart was born on 8-4-63 and he scored 8463 runs in Test Cricket. 

9. South African cricket team needed 111 runs to win at 11:11, On the morning of 11/11/11

 

10. Peter Siddle, the Australian cricket team bowler is the only one to take a hat-trick on his birthday. 

11. West Indies’ Leslie Hylton is the only cricketer to be hanged for murder. 

12. Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before India – Yes you heard that right, during a practice match between India and Pakistan at the Brabourne Stadium in 1987 Sachin Tendulkar came on the field as a substitute fielder for Pakistan cricket team. 

 

13. The highest number of runs scored in an over is not 36 instead It’s 77.
This is how the over went – 0 4 4 4 6 6 4 6 1 4 1 0 6 6 6 6 6 0 0 4 0 1


14. After Virat Kohli’s debut in ODI Cricket, India has successfully chased down 300+ targets several times.
And in 4 of these matches, Virat Kohli scored a century.

15. Mahela Jayawardene, the Veteran Sri Lankan batsman is the only one to have scored centuries in both the Semi-Final and Final of a World Cup.

17.Legend Cricketer, Sir Don Bradman has just hit inky 6 sixes in his entire career.16. Saurav Ganguly, the Former Indian Skipper and Current BCCI President is the only player to win four consecutive Man of the Match awards in ODIs.


18 Virender Sehwag’s highest scores in T20, ODI and Tests all incudes ‘9’ number 119, 219 and 319. 

19.Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for the highest number of maiden overs i.e. 1992 overs, bowled in the international cricket.

20.MS Dhoni holds the record of closing out a match with six. 

21.Lokesh Rahul is the only opener who has scored a century in his maiden innings as an opening batsman, in ODI as well as Test cricket. 

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