Invented ages ago, Cricket rose to global prominence during the 19th Century. With an estimated fanbase of 2.5 billion, the game of bat and ball is the second most popular sport in the world. Do you belong to this huge fanbase? Chances are, you do! Now, come check your trivia with these interesting and little known Cricket facts.
1. LADIES FIRST
2. CRICKET AT OLYMPICS
3. 137 YEARS TO HAPPEN!!!
This feat was achieved by Chris Gayle on the first ball of the Mirpur Test in 2012.
4. GREAT INNINGS – NO FOOTAGE …HUH!!!
5. CAPTAIN COOL!
6. Last Test Wonder #1
He also surpassed Gilchrist (100) as the highest six hitter in Tests (107) in the same Test.
7. Last Test Wonder #2
8. The First Occasion When Both The Wicket Keepers Bowled
This happened in the first Test of the 2013-14 series at Johannesburg.
9. 76 Extras!!!
This includes 35 Byes, 26 Leg Byes & 15 No Balls.
10. 17-Ball Over
The veteran pacer bowled 7 wides and 4 no-balls & leaked 15 runs in the over.
11. Unluckiest Decision!
TV replays showed it was a no-ball as Vettori overstepped.
12. 77 Ball Duck!
13. No.11 Top Scores On His Debut!
14. Narendra Hirwani’s Record
The leg spinner played only 17 tests matches in his entire career.
15. Retired Out
Marvan Atapattu walked off after scoring 201, followed by Mahela Jayawardene, for 150.
16. The Career That Failed After Dream Started
He still has the highest Test batting average for any Indian batsman- 54.20.
17. What do Inzy, S Ramesh & Kohli have in Common? “First Ball Wicket”
18. Miscalculated World Cup Exit
A misinformed Boucher defended the last ball bowled while they need a single to win to enter the Super Sixes stage.
19. Oldest Cricket Record
With so many phenomena associated with cricket, no wonder why it creates so much buzz. Indians belong to a major chunk of the fanbase, which is why this sport is celebrated in our country like no other.
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