22 Amazing Facts about Cricket that will blow your mind

22 Amazing Facts about Cricket that will blow your mind

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Are you a cricket fan? Do you think you know everything about cricket? Well, see if you knew these amazing facts.

1. Shahid Afridi’s fastest century came from the bat of Waqar Younis. Apparently, he doesn’t have a proper bat to play, so he borrowed one from Waqar Younis.

Shahid's 37 ball hundred

2. Chris Gayle is the only batmen in the world to hit a six on the very first ball of the Test Match.

chris gayle sis

3. Vinod Kambli’s Test Match average is better than his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar.

sachin and kambli

4. Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan’s Grandfather was the only cricketer who played for both India and England.

Ifthikar

5. Lala Amarnath is the only bowler to dismiss Sir Donald Bradman hit wicket in Test Cricket

Lala-Amarnath-Test-Player

6. India is the only country to win both 60-Over and 50-Over world cup.

wc-win

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

alec stewart

8. England’s Wilfred Rhodes retired from Test Cricket when he was 52 years old.

wilfred

9. Alan Border has played 152 consecutive Test Matches.

Allan Border

10. All the four innings of the test on the same day. The 2000 Lord’s Test match between West Indies and England witnessed all the four innings played on the same day. This feat was again repeated 11 years later in a match between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town.

four innings in 1 day

11. Richard Stokes is the only person who saw Jim Laker and Anil Kumble took ten wicket haul in test match. When he was just 10 year old, he witnessed Jim Laker taking all the 10 wickets in 1956 test match against Australia. 40 years later, he was in India watching the India-Pakistan Test match where Anil Kumble took all the 10 wickets. Richard only saw these two test matches in his entire life.

Kumble ten wicket

12. On the day of 11/11/11, South Africa required 111 runs to win at 11:11. It was a great coincidence that occured during the Test Match between Australia and South Africa at Cape Town.

111 runs required

13. Peter Siddle is the only bowler who took hat-trick on his birthday. The feat came during the Brisbane Test match against England on November 25, 2010.

peter siddle hat trick

14. Leslie Hylton remains the only cricketer to be hanged for murder. He was a fast bowler from West Indies who murdered his wife.

leslie hylton hanged

15. Sanath Jayasurya has more One Day International wickets than Shane Warne. Would you believe it?

shane watne and sanath

16. Bangladesh’s Sher-e-Bangla Stadium and Bangabandhu stadium have hosted more ODI matches than England’s Lord’s

sher e bangla

17. Sir Donald Bradman has only hit 6 sixes in his entire career.

Sir Donald Bradman

18. Wasim Akram’s highest test cricket score in higher than of Sachin Tendulkar’s. Wasim’s highest test score in 257 while Sachin has 248 N.O.

wasim and sachin

19. The England is the only cricket team who have lost a 60-Over worlld cup final (1979 World Cup), a 50-Over World Cup final (1992 World Cup) and 20-Over champions trophy Final (2013 Champions Trophy)

England cricket team

20. Augustine Lawrence Logie is the only cricketer who won Man of the match award for his fielding performance. He took 3 catches and 2 runouts to support West Indies to limit pakistan to 143. He did not bat and did not bowled. Johnty Rhodes also got man of the match for taking 5 catches but he also scored 40 runs.

AL Logie

21. Rahul Dravid scored 1 run after 40 dot balls in test match against England. He recieved a round of applause by players and spectators for his feat.

Rahul Dravid 1 run

22. Sachin Tendulkar first played for Pakistan before India. It was a practice match against India in 1987.

sachin 1987