We bring you some interesting Cricket facts in a game with a rich history of interesting, funny, and amazing incidents.
In all honesty, this list contains some interesting cricket facts, which could go on and on, and nobody would get bored of reading them. What we present to you is a list of 21 cricket facts about the sport that even the most self-proclaimed cricket fans would not know.
- In a World Cup Match, chasing 335 runs, Sunil Gavaskar had an unbeaten score of 36 runs in 174 balls at the World Cup in 1975. It was a match between India and England. Batting first, England had set a target of 335 runs in 60 overs. Now you needed a good strike rate to chase the target, but on the other hand, Sunil Gavaskar batted throughout the innings, scoring just 36 runs from 174 balls. India lost the match and managed to score just 130 runs in 60 overs, with seven wickets in hand.
- Sanath Jayasuriya has more ODI wickets than Shane Warne.
- Sri Lanka has had a single victory in Test cricket against Australia till now.
- Sachin’s Test Records Are Equal To Clark and Cook’s. The moment Michael Clarke of Australia and Alistair Cook of England completed their 100 Test matches, respectively, they did not realize that once their statistics were added together, it would turn out as the career statistics of Test player Sachin Tendulkar. However, both were not able to match the number of runs that he scored.
- It is among the most thrilling moments in the history of Test cricket. It happened in the Test match that was played in 2001 between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Colombo during the Asian Test Championship. In this game, the two batsmen were retired. The former captain of Sri Lanka, Sanath Jayasuriya, was the one who instructed Mahela Jayawardene as well as Marvan Atapattu to retire.
- Sachin Tendulkar would be remembered for many records. However, this one is impossible to get away with. Sachin became the first player ever to get disqualified by the 3rd Umpire in a Television replay.
- The only batsman who had not been out of the game with 299 runs in the entire history of the game was Sir Don Bradman. But he was also the second person to achieve triple hundreds during Test cricket.
- The first batsman to hit a triple century was Andy Sandham.
- The most runs that can be stored in an over isn’t 36. It’s 77. Bert Vance conceded those runs in his over.
- Chris Martin and B.S Chandrasekhar have taken more wickets in their careers than the number of Test scores. In 70 Tests, Martin is credited with 123 runs, with an impressive 233 wickets, while Chandrasekhar has 167 runs with an impressive 242 wickets.
- Saurav Ganguly is the sole player to have won four consecutive Man of the Match awards in ODIs.
- Dirk Nannes has been part of teams for both Australia as well as the Netherlands in International Cricket.
- Sir Don Bradman had hit only six sixes throughout his career.
- The England Cricket Team is the only team in ODI history to be unable to win the 60-over ODI Final (1979 World Cup), the 50-over ODI Final (1992 World Cup and 2004 Champions Trophy), and the 20-over ODI Final (2013 Champions Trophy) in ICC tournaments.
- MS Dhoni has never scored a One Day International hundred outside the subcontinent.
- Graeme Smith is the only player in cricket history to captain the South African cricket team in more than 100 Test cricket matches.
- Sachin Tendulkar was a victim of the duck only once during his Ranji career, where Bhuvaneshwar Kumar got his wicket.
- Saeed Ajmal hasn’t got an award for the Man of the Match in ODI Cricket.
- Chris Gayle is the sole batsman who has hit a six off the first ball in a Test match.
- Sunil Gavaskar was out on the first ball of a Test match three times in his career.
- ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri are the only Indians to bat on all 5 days of a Test match.
So, these were the 21 unknown as well as interesting cricket facts.