Amazing Facts about Cricket Which Will Blow Your Mind
Here are some of the Amazing Facts about Cricket Which Will Blow Your Mind.
1. Afridi used Tendulkar’s bat to score the quickest ODI century
Afridi flew from the Caribbean to Nairobi in 1996 to play for the national team and did not have a bat. It was then Waqar Younis gave him Tendulkar’s bat. Afridi then hit astonishing 11 sixes and 6 boundaries and made a 37-ball century against fierce opponents Sri Lanka which still remains a feat every batsman would love to achieve.
2. Vinod Kambli’s average in Test Matches is better than of Sachin Tendulkar..Wait ..What!!
Kambli played seventeen Test matches in which he scored two back to back double hundreds. His Test average is 54.20 while Tendulkar averages 53.78
3. Saif Ali Khan’s grandfather is the only Indian to play Test cricket for India as well as England
Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is the only Indian cricketer to have represented both the nations India and England.
4. In a first ever cricket Test match Australia beat England
In the first ever test match Australia beat England forty-five runs which was played at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) in 1877.
5. All the 4 innings of the test match on the first day
In the 2000 Lord’s Test between West Indies and England, all the innings was played on the first day itself.
6. Peter Siddle the only bowler to take a hat-trick on his birthday
Siddle is the only bowler to who took a hat-trick on his birthday. It happened during the Test match against England held at Brisbane in 2010.