LET’S UNWRAP SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INDIAN CRICKET

  • After Virat Kohli’s debut, India has chased down 300+ targets five times.

  • MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina have never scored an ODI ton outside of Asia.

  • Ishant Sharma is the only responsible for all the three highest scores made by a batsman against India in the 21st century.

Edgbaston 2011 – Ishant Sharma drops Alastair Cook – Cook scores 294

Sydney 2012 – Ishant Sharma drops Michael Clarke – Clarke scores 329*

Wellington 2014 – Ishant Sharma drops Brendon McCullum – He scores 302

  • Virender Sehwag’s highest scores in T20, ODI and Tests are 119, 219 and 319. 119 was scored in an IPL game by Sehwag.
  • Saurav Ganguly is the only Indian player to score a century in the hit stages of a World Cup.

  • Saurav Ganguly was the only player to won four successive Man of the Match awards in ODIs.

  • Sachin Tendulkar got out for a duck only once in his Ranji career.

  • In a World Cup Match India scored 335. In the match, Sunil Gavaskar scored an unbeaten 36 out off 174 balls.

In the Prudential World Cup of 1975, the match between India and England was held. In this match, England sets the target of 335 runs in 60 overs. Sunil Gavaskar batted throughout the innings and scored only 36 runs of 174 balls. India scored only 132 runs in 60 overs with 7 wickets in hand.

  • S Chandrasekhar have taken more Test wickets in their career than the test runs they scored.