In the series of interesting and amazing cricket facts this is the second part, here we have got 11-20 facts about cricket that one follower must know.
20. Rohan Gavaskar name mystery
Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar named his son’s name Rohan after one of the best batsmen of 1960s Rohan Kanhai who played for West Indies in 79 tests.
19. Importance of 1 run
Cricket legend Sir Don Bradman is the only batsman who remained not out on 299 in the history. If he had completed that triple hundred he would become first ever batsman to score three triple tons in test cricket.
18. Sachin Tendulkar wasn’t first to score double ton in ODIs
Sachin Tendulkar wasn’t the first batsman to score double century in ODIs as before Master’s blast, in 1997 Women’s world cup Australia’s Belinda Clark hit double ton and made unbeaten 229 against Denmark.
17. Tri-nation man
John Traicos is the tri-nation man as he born in Egypt and played cricket for South Africa and Zimbabwe. He also attains one more record and that is he played his career’s fourth international cricket match after 22 years and 22 days.
16. First Cricket match of history
First ever cricket match was played between United States of America (USA) and Canada in September, 1844. St George’s Club Ground in Bloomingdale Park, New York host this first cricket match.
15. AB De Villiers bats like T20 in ODIs
AB De Villiers is the only batsman to score ODI century after coming into bat after 30 overs. He did this twice as he scored hundred against India when he came to bat in 33rd over in 2010 and also he scored ton against West Indies in 2015 when he came into bat in 39th over.
14. George Bailey name mystery
There was an Australian cricketer in 1870’s named George Bailey, who is great-great-grandfather of current Australian ODI skipper George Bailey.
13. Inzamam-Ul-Haq’s first international wicket
Pakistani cricketer Inzamam-ul-haq took first wicket on his very first ball of international bowling career and he got the wicket of Brian Lara.
12. Sunil Gavaskar return pavilion thrice on very first ball
Sunil Gavaskar was dismissed three times on the very first ball of a test match. Geoff Arnold in 1974 at Edgbaston, Malcolm Marshall in 1984 at Kolkata and Imran Khan in 1987 at Jaipur dismissed Gavaskar on the very first ball of match.
11. Magical number of birth date and scored runs
English Cricketer Alec Stewart born on 8-4-63 and he scored 8463 runs in his entire test cricket career.