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9 hours ago, maniac said:

Good one...Is he the first to do something like that?

 

9 hours ago, sourab10forever said:

probably..its such a rare occurance. But I can't be sure.

@maniac  @sourab10forever, he is the only player to take a wicket of the 0th ball, however for record purposes it is considered first ball. By the way, there are many players who have taken a wicket of their 1st ball in int. cricket.

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3 minutes ago, sourab10forever said:

RCF #26

 

 

Did you know that the first international cricket match took place between USA and Canada in 1844? A great piece of history there, considering cricket later died in the US.

 

From Nova.

Yep:)

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Stolen from the internet

 

  • Cricket is a 165 years old sport in India, it was first played in India in 1848
  • Indian cricket team is the only team to be dismissed twice in a single day of a test match.
  • The only bowler to have got Sir Donald Bradman (Australia) out hit wicketwas the Indian, Lala Amarnath.
  • Bhagwat Chandrashekhar is the only cricketer to have scored fewer runs in his test career than the number of wickets he took. (242 wickets and 177 runs). Edit byAshwin Varadarajan Chris Martin of New Zealand has 123 runs and 233 wickets!
  • Mohammed Azharuddin(India) is the only batsman to have scored three centuries in his first three test matches.
  • Bhausahib Nimbalkar(India) was on 443*, with one day to go in a first-class match, just 9 short of the then world record 452* held by Bradman, but was unable to play on the final day, because he had to go and get married.
    Edit  By Ashwin Varadarajan Akshat Agarwal Nimbalkar was denied the record by the opposing captain. At 443, he was within striking distance of Don Bradman's then world record score of 452, made 19 years earlier when the Kathiawar captain, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot, decided to concede the match with the Maharashtra score 826 for 4.
  • In 1952, versus England at Leeds, India were reduced to 0 for 4.
  • Only 5 Indian batsmen - Gundappa Vishwanath, Mohammed Azharuddin and Saurav Ganguly, Sehwag, Shikhar dhawan have scored centuries on debut for India, and then scored centuries again in their careers, Edit by Sai Mahesh Chaturvedula
  • Shikhar Dhawan Scored the Fastest century on Test debut by Soumendranath Bhakat
  • Wilfred Rhodes (England) has batted at all 11 positions in test cricket. His feat was emulated by Vinoo Mankad (INDIA).
  • Against England, at Lord's in 1990, India needed 24 runs to avoid the follow-on, with 1-wicket in hand. After playing the first 2 balls of the over defensively Kapil Dev hit off-spinner Eddie Hemmings for 4 consecutive sixes (the only time this has ever been done), to avoid the follow-on. Next ball number 11 batsman Narendra Hirwani was dismissed by Angus Fraser.
  • The best test bowling figures on debut are those of Narendra Hirwani(India). He took 16 for 136 versus the West Indies. He broke Bob Massie's record of 16 for 137.
  • When India hosted Sri Lanka, and Kapil Dev was nearing Sir Richard Hadlee's world record 431 wickets in test cricket, the Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin asked Kumble to intentionally bowl outside the off stump so as to avoid taking too many wickets, and thus allowing Kapil Dev the shot at the record in that match. Eventually Kapil succeeded in having Hashan Tilekratne(Sri Lanka) caught at forward short leg by Sanjay Manjrekar to secure his 432nd test victim.
  • The only wicket keeper to have stumped Sir Donald Bradman (Australia) was Prabir Sen of INDIA
  • MS Dhoni holds the world record for 6 dismissals by a wicket keeper in a one-dayer. V/s England at leeds in 2007
  • Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (INDIA), the 2nd youngest ever test captain, and a very fine batsman played for a long time with a glass eye. Thanks for the edit Jayant Yadav
  • Guess what's Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife's name, it is -- Navjot Sidhu-- yes, this is her name!!
  • The 1984-85 seasons, 2nd ODI between India and Pakistan at Sialkot- India were 210/3 with Vengsarkar 94*. Match abandoned.
    That match was abandoned after hearing the news of Indira Gandhi being killed
  • The only cricketer to have played for England and India is
    The Nawab Of Pataudi (Senior)
  • On the day that Sunil Gavaskar was born, his uncle, Mr Masurekar had come to his hospital to see him. The uncle noticed a small hole near the top of his left ear lobe. But the next day, when he came to see Sunny, he did not find the hole ! A search was made and Sunny was found sleeping blissfully beside a fisher-woman. The little master had been switched at birth but luckily been restored. One often wonders how different India's cricketing history would have been had Gavaskar's uncle not been so observant!

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Good job @maniac, but there are some discrepancies here. 

Edits inline marked in red.

4 hours ago, maniac said:

Stolen from the internet

 

  • Cricket is a 165 years old sport in India, it was first played in India in 1848.

    The earliest recorded instance of cricket being played in India is in 1721, among sailors of a merchant vessel. However, the 1st cricket club to be set up was Calcutta Cricket Club in 1792, though the membership was restricted to Europeans. Bombay hosted its 1st match 5 years later. It was here that Indians actually played the game first. At the end of the 18th century the Parsees played against the famous "Eton Ramblers Cricket Club" and in 1848 they formed the Orient Club.  
  • Indian cricket team is the only team to be dismissed twice in a single day of a test match.

    Zimbabwe is the other team to have been dismissed twice in a single day. 
    Zimbabwe (59 & 99) v New Zealand at Harare in 2005/06 and,
    Zimbabwe (51 & 143) v New Zealand at Napier in 2011/12.
  • The only bowler to have got Sir Donald Bradman (Australia) out hit wicketwas the Indian, Lala Amarnath.
  • Bhagwat Chandrashekhar is the only cricketer to have scored fewer runs in his test career than the number of wickets he took. (242 wickets and 177 runs). Edit byAshwin Varadarajan Chris Martin of New Zealand has 123 runs and 233 wickets!
  • Mohammed Azharuddin(India) is the only batsman to have scored three centuries in his first three test matches.
  • Bhausahib Nimbalkar(India) was on 443*, with one day to go in a first-class match, just 9 short of the then world record 452* held by Bradman, but was unable to play on the final day, because he had to go and get married.
    Edit  By Ashwin Varadarajan Akshat Agarwal Nimbalkar was denied the record by the opposing captain. At 443, he was within striking distance of Don Bradman's then world record score of 452, made 19 years earlier when the Kathiawar captain, Thakore Sahib of Rajkot, decided to concede the match with the Maharashtra score 826 for 4.
  • In 1952, versus England at Leeds, India were reduced to 0 for 4.
  • Only 5 (its 6) Indian batsmen - Gundappa Vishwanath, Mohammed Azharuddin and Saurav Ganguly, Sehwag, Shikhar dhawan have scored centuries on debut for India, and then scored centuries again in their careers, Edit by Sai Mahesh Chaturvedula
    Rohit Sharma is also part part of this list.
  • Shikhar Dhawan Scored the Fastest century on Test debut by Soumendranath Bhakat
  • Wilfred Rhodes (England) has batted at all 11 positions in test cricket. His feat was emulated by Vinoo Mankad (INDIA)Syd Gregory of Australia is the 3rd batsmen to do so. Only these 3 batsmen have batted at all 11 positions in Tests.
  • Against England, at Lord's in 1990, India needed 24 runs to avoid the follow-on, with 1-wicket in hand. After playing the first 2 balls of the over defensively Kapil Dev hit off-spinner Eddie Hemmings for 4 consecutive sixes (the only time this has ever been done), to avoid the follow-on. Next ball number 11 batsman Narendra Hirwani was dismissed by Angus Fraser.
  • The best test bowling figures on debut are those of Narendra Hirwani(India). He took 16 for 136 versus the West Indies. He broke Bob Massie's record of 16 for 137.
  • When India hosted Sri Lanka, and Kapil Dev was nearing Sir Richard Hadlee's world record 431 wickets in test cricket, the Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin asked Kumble to intentionally bowl outside the off stump so as to avoid taking too many wickets, and thus allowing Kapil Dev the shot at the record in that match. Eventually Kapil succeeded in having Hashan Tilekratne(Sri Lanka) caught at forward short leg by Sanjay Manjrekar to secure his 432nd test victim.
  • The only wicket keeper to have stumped Sir Donald Bradman (Australia) was Prabir Sen of INDIA
  • MS Dhoni holds the world record for 6 dismissals by a wicket keeper in a one-dayer. V/s England at leeds in 2007

    Dhoni is not alone, there are 10 wicket keepers who have dismissed 6 batsmen in an ODI match. Interestingly, Gilchrist has done it 6 times, so in all there are 15 such instances.
  • Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (INDIA), the 2nd youngest ever test captain, and a very fine batsman played for a long time with a glass eye. Thanks for the edit Jayant Yadav
  • Guess what's Navjot Singh Sidhu's wife's name, it is -- Navjot Sidhu-- yes, this is her name!!
  • The 1984-85 seasons, 2nd ODI between India and Pakistan at Sialkot- India were 210/3 with Vengsarkar 94*. Match abandoned.
    That match was abandoned after hearing the news of Indira Gandhi being killed
  • The only cricketer to have played for England and India is
    The Nawab Of Pataudi (Senior)
  • On the day that Sunil Gavaskar was born, his uncle, Mr Masurekar had come to his hospital to see him. The uncle noticed a small hole near the top of his left ear lobe. But the next day, when he came to see Sunny, he did not find the hole ! A search was made and Sunny was found sleeping blissfully beside a fisher-woman. The little master had been switched at birth but luckily been restored. One often wonders how different India's cricketing history would have been had Gavaskar's uncle not been so observant!


 

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7 hours ago, maniac said:

@CricketBuffOne awesome updates....Thanks :icflove:

 

Pleasure! :smiley: One more minor edit which escaped my eye earlier as I was too focused on the statement.

'Bhagwat Chandrashekhar is the only cricketer to have scored fewer runs in his test career than the number of wickets he took. {242 wickets and 177 runs (its 167 runs)}'

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On 7/20/2016 at 10:48 PM, sourab10forever said:

RCF #21

 

Inzamam Ul Haq took a wicket off the very first ball he bowled in International Cricket

so did gilly..but in IPL

That too wicket of Lara...

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Dravid, after his Test debut, never missed any Test for india till his retirement? (or probably played most #of consecutive Tests since debut)if anyone knows? and who had this record in ODIs?

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I don't know if it is posted here or many here know about it..

Mitchell Starc when started playing Cricket,he was a wicket keeper.

There is article about this.

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/no-longer-behind-the-stumps-but-starc-is-a-keeper-20100925-15riu.html

I can't find the other article where I read that Starc and Phil Hughes were shortlisted for U-14 team and both were wicket keeper.The coach asked Strac to field while ask Hughes to keep the wickets..While fielding,Coach noticed that Starc had a very good arm and can bowl if he teaches him.

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Bumped :bump:

 

Here are some more : 

 

Below are some amazing records of Rahul Dravid :

  • Has faced more deliveries (31258) and spent more time in the middle (44152 mins) while batting than any other batsman in the history of Test cricket.
  • The only international cricketer to have registered a hundred in all ten Test playing nations
  • Has been involved in more partnerships (738) and more partnership runs (32,039) than any other batsman in Test cricket history
  • Has more hundred run partnerships and more fifty run partnerships than any other batsman - 88 and 126 respectively.
  • Holds the world record for taking most number of catches as a non-wicket keeper fielder in Test Cricket. He retired with a record haul of 210 catches from 164 matches

 

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Umar Akmal was the only cricketer who had the combined talent of sachin and miandad and he was also the first player to play cricket with lipstick on 

 

Edited by SK_IH

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On 29/07/2016 at 3:13 PM, Asim said:

Dravid, after his Test debut, never missed any Test for india till his retirement? (or probably played most #of consecutive Tests since debut)if anyone knows? and who had this record in ODIs?

Nah ,The record in held by Allan Border .The record is 153 tests .

 

The record for consecutive tests from debut belongs to Brendan McCullum.Never missed a test from debut to retirement.

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