AB De Villiers only batsman to score ODI hundred twice after coming into bat after 30 overs.

100 Cricket Facts That one should know – Part 2

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.

Sunil Gavaskar named his son name rohan after the name of West Indies cricketer Rohan Kanhai.
Rohan Kanhai

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.

Do you know Sachin didn't hit First Double Hundred in ODIs.
Sachin Tendulkar

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.

AB De Villiers only batsman to score ODI hundred twice after coming into bat after 30 overs.
AB De Villiers

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.

Inzamam-ul-haq first international wicket was brian lara.
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.

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