Unknown & Interesting facts about Indian Cricket

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  • VVS Laxman is the only Indian cricketer to have played 100 Test matches and did not play a single World Cup match.
  • On 12 th January 1964, Indian spinner Bapu Nadkarni bowled 21 consecutive maiden overs vs England at Chennai. His figures were 32-27-5-0
  • Ishant Sharma is responsible for all 3 highest scores made by a batsman against India in 21st century. He dropped catches of all the 3 at early stage of game
  • Indian batsman Mohinder Amarnath is the only cricketer in cricket history to have been dismissed for handling the ball and obstructing the field.
  • Virender Sehwag’s highest scores in T20, ODI and Tests are 119, 219 and 319 respectively.
  • The God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar got out for a duck only for once in his entire Ranji Trophy cricketing career.
  • India is the only nation to have won the 60-Over, 50-Over and 20-Over World Cups. 1983 - 60 overs, 2011 - 50 over, 2007 - 20 over
  • Mohammad Azharuddin, the former Indian captain is the only batsman to have possibly scored three back to back centuries in his first three test matches.
  • Anil Kumble is third highest wicket taker in the history of Test cricket with 619 wickets.
  • Sunil Gavaskar was out off the first ball of a Test match thrice in his career.
  • Ravi Shastri and ML Jaisimha are the only Indians to bat on all five days of a Test.
  • Vinod Kambli's Test match average is better than his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is only cricketer to play Test cricket for India and England. He is grand parent of Saif Ali Khan.
  • Lala Amarnath is the only bowler to dismiss Don Bradman hit wicket in Test cricket.

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