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22 Shocking Cricket Facts That'll Blow Your Mind
Cricketers come and go according to time. But some of them always live in cricket. Do you know why? Because of their performance.
Here are some of the cricket facts you might not be aware of.
1. Do you believe that Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before India?
2. Two Robin Singhs have played test cricket for India and both are one -Test amazement.
3. Do you known that West Indies' Leslie Hylton is the only cricketer to be hanged for murder?
4. India's Mohinder Amarnath is the only cricketer to be sent away for handling the ball and hindering the field.
5. Amazing Peter Siddle is the only bowler to take a hat-trick on his birthday.
6. It was a great moment of 11/11/11 when South Africa needed 111 runs to win at 11:11.
7. Australia defeated England by 45 runs in the first ever Test match as well as the Centenary Test in 1977.
8. The only Indian Test cricketer to be knighted is Maharaja of Vizianagaram.
9. Allan Border played 153 Test matches in sequence.
10. Wilfred Rhodes of England is the only cricketer who played Test cricket till 52.
13. Asif Karim of Kenya has played International cricket and Davis Cup (Tennis) for his country.
14. Alec Stewart was born on 8-4-63 and he scored 8463 Test runs.
15. India is the only country to win the 60-Over, 50-Over and 20-Over World Cup.
17. There is an unusual similarity between the Indo-Pak match at the Austral-Asia Cup of 1986 and Asia Cup 2014.
15. Lala Amarnath is the only bowler to dismiss Don Bradman hit wicket in Test cricket.
19. The only cricketer to play Test cricket for both India and England is Saif Ali Khan's grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi.
20. They are Hero of Indian team . ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri are the only Indians to bat on all five days of a Test.
21. Sunil Gavaskar was out off the first ball of a Test match three times in his career.
19. Vinod Kambli's international Test average is better than his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar's.
20. Abbas Ali Baig was the first Indian cricketer to be kissed during a Test match.
24. Chris Gayle (Hero of West Indies Cricket team) is the only batsman to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match.
22. Shahid Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar's bat to hit the fastest ever ODI century.
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