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21 Great Cricket Facts You Never Knew

Do you think you love cricket? I'm sure you are nodding your head right now.

World of cricket is just amazing and all of these great moments and records are registered in the history of cricket in golden letters. Go on and enjoy the thrilling ride. 

I assure you, this story will make you a cricket expert.

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21 Great Cricket Facts You Never Knew

21 Great Cricket Facts You Never Knew

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1. The best tit for tat of cricket.

1. The best tit for tat of cricket.

Sourav Ganguly celebrated by taking his shirt off after winning Natwest Series 2002 defeating England. This was Sourav's reply to Freddie Flintoff's charging topless in Wankhede Stadium a few months back. Flintoff's terrified expressions were aptly captured.

2. This marathon test statics by Laxman and Dravid.

2. This marathon test statics by Laxman and Dravid.

Only Rahul Dravid and Laxman can achieve the impossible. Aren't we really proud of them?

3. Indian Spinner Bapu Nadkarni bowled 21 consecutive Maiden Overs at Chennai, playing against England.

3. Indian Spinner Bapu Nadkarni  bowled 21 consecutive Maiden Overs at Chennai, playing against England.

Bapu's figures were 32-27-5-0 which is economy rate of 0.15 per over. His economy rate is best where 10 or more overs were bowled.

4. Sachin Tendulkar didn't score his first ODI century till 79 ODIs.

4. Sachin Tendulkar didn't score his first ODI century till 79 ODIs.

Sachin scored his first century against Australia in England. This fact was a shocker for most of you.

5. Yeah, you read it right. 277 is the highest individual score in 20-20 cricket.

5. Yeah, you read it right. 277 is the highest individual score in 20-20 cricket.

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

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

7. The Indian Cricket Team is the only Team to Win 60 Over World Cup, 50 Over world Cup, 20-20 World Cup and U-19 World Cup.

7. The Indian Cricket Team is the only Team to Win 60 Over World Cup, 50 Over world Cup, 20-20 World Cup and U-19 World Cup.

Indeed this is a fact to be proud of.

World Cup Champions, 1983.

World Cup Champions, 1983.

This World Cup win is most special because we went London as under-dogs but came back as winners. India defeated two time world-champions West Indies in a thrilling final. This game is the reason why we all love cricket now.

8. Virat Kohli Celebrates after Winning U-19 World Cup, 2008.

8. Virat Kohli Celebrates after Winning U-19 World Cup, 2008.

Virat Kohli lead the U-19 team to world cup victory in 2008 at Malaysia.

9. Similarities between 1986 and 2014 win at Lords.

9. Similarities between 1986 and 2014 win at Lords.

10. This happened during Ashes 3rd Test, 2013.

10. This happened during Ashes 3rd Test, 2013.

Sachin Tendulkar, greatest batsman of all time. Whatever i say for Sachin would be an understatement.

11. Ranji Trophy is named on this Great man.

11. Ranji Trophy is named on this Great man.

On August 22, 1896 KS Ranjit Sinji while playing for Sussex scored two hundreds at Hove on a single day against Yorkshire. Yorkshire was one of the best bowling sides at that time.

2. Tom Lenk As Lena Dunham.

2. Tom Lenk As Lena Dunham.

13. Greatest Player of First class cricket which we never got to know.

13. Greatest Player of First class cricket which we never got to know.

Wilfred Rhodes took 4,204 wickets and scored 39,969 Runs in his first class career.

14. Yorker king Lasith Malinga is the Only Player to take three ODI hattricks,

14. Yorker king Lasith Malinga is the Only Player to take three ODI hattricks,

15. Sovrav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive Man of The Match Awards.

15. Sovrav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive Man of The Match Awards.

Dada, don't we want him back in the field?

16. On 11/11/11 at 11:11 am, SA needed 11 runs to win the game.

16. On 11/11/11 at 11:11 am, SA needed 11 runs to win the game.

17. Lala Amarnath is the only Indian Batsman to start and end his career on same date.

17. Lala Amarnath is the only Indian Batsman to start and end his career on same date.

18. Incredible, 5 wickets in 1 over.

18. Incredible, 5 wickets in 1 over.

This happened during Australia v/s Pakistan, world T20 2010. Destructive over for Australia by Mohammed Aamer.

19. Most recent fact, amazing. This happened when Rohit made 200 few days back.

19. Most recent fact, amazing. This happened when Rohit made 200 few days back.

Let's score more 200s again and again.

20. The only Player to play Cricket for England And India is Saif Ali Khan's grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi.

20. The only Player to play Cricket for England And India is Saif Ali Khan's grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi.

21. All four innings in one test match.

21. All four innings in one test match.

The 2000 Lords between England and West Indies saw all the four innings being played on the same day.

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