Weird Facts About Cricket

By - Sanyam Mittal 25 Feb , 2016  

Cricket being one of the prominent game is known to all, but there are some facts which may be unknown to you. Here are some of these:

  1. Virender Sehwag’s highest scores in T20, ODI and Tests are 119, 219 and 319 respectively.

  2. MS Dhoni has never scored an ODI ton outside Asia.

  3. Graeme Smith of South Africa is the only player in the history of cricket to have captained a team for more than 100 Test matches.

  4. Inzamam-Ul-Haq took a wicket off the very first ball he bowled in International Cricket.

  5. No bowler has replaced Dale Steyn as number 1 test bowler since 2008.

  6. Shahid Afridi scored the fastest ODI century with the bat he borrowed from his team-mate Waqar Younis.

  7. The only law of cricket that has not been modified is ‘the length of the pitch(22 yards)’.

  8. Saurav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive Man of the Match awards in ODIs.

  9. After Virat Kohli’s debut, India has chased down 300+ targets five times.

  10. Sir Jack Hobbs scored 199 centuries in first class cricket.

  11. Saurav Ganguly is the only Indian player to score a century in the knock out stages of a World Cup.

  12. Sir Don Bradman has just hit 6 sixes in his entire career.

  13. Mahela Jayawardene is the only batsman to have scored centuries in both the Semi-Final and Final of a World Cup.

  14. In 1870’s there was an Australian cricketer named George Bailey, who is great great grandfather of current Australian cricketer George Bailey.

  15. Sri Lanka has won a sole test match against Australia.

  16. Most runs scored in an over is 77, not 36.

  17. In the Prudential World Cup of 1975, in the match between India and England,  Sunil Gavaskar batted throughout the innings and scored only 36 runs  of 174 balls.

  18. Dirk Nannes has represented both Australia and Netherlands in International Cricket.

  19. Jim Laker once took 19 wickets in a Test match.

  20. Chris Martin and B.S. Chandrashekhar have taken more Test wickets in their career than the test runs they scored.

  21. On 12th January 1964, Indian spinner Bapu Nadkarni bowled 21 consecutive maiden overs against England at Chennai, India.

  22. Sanath Jayasuriya took more wickets in ODI as compared to Australian spinner Shane Warne.

  23. England Cricket team has a record of loosing in the final’s of 60-over world cup, 50-over world cup and 20-over world cup.

  24. Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan has never won a Man of the Match award in ODI Cricket.

  25. Ishant Sharma is responsible for all the three highest scores made by a batsman against India in the 21st century.

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