5 Fun Facts About Indian Cricket

Indian Cricket Fun Facts

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Cricket is more than a sport in India. It's a way of life - that's how seriously the game is taken. Here are five fun facts you may not have known about Indian cricket.

5. History

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5. History

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Cricket is a 166-year-old sport in India. It was first played within the country's borders in 1848.

4. Prabir Sen

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4. Prabir Sen

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Prabir Sen of India was the only wicket-keeper to have stumped Sir Donald Bradman of Australia.

3. Mohammed Azharuddin

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3. Mohammed Azharuddin

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Mohammed Azharuddin is the only batsman to have scored three centuries in his first three test matches.

2. MS Dhoni

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2. MS Dhoni

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Mahendra Singh (MS) Dhoni’s 183 not out against Sri Lanka in 2005 still holds a record by a wicketkeeper in one day internationals (ODIs).

1. Sachin Tendulkar

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1. Sachin Tendulkar

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Out of the 2,086 one day international (ODI) cricketers that have played until 2013, 2,073 of the 2,086 have not been able to score half of Sachin Tendulkar’s total ODI runs in their individual ODI career. Confused? Basically, 99.37 percent of cricketers can't get to half of what Tendulkar put up.


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