Weird facts down the road to Cricket
New Delhi: Since the time the very first all ball was bowled and batsman came onto the crease to bat in International Cricket, the record books with weird facts have been changing thier pages to write down yet another fact.
For cricket fans around the world, who worships the game of Cricket, these interesting and weird facts would be a sheer delight to read:
1. India is the only country to win the 60-Over, 50-Over and 20-Over World Cup
Be it 60-Over, 50-Over and 20-Over game of Cricket World Cup, India has won it all. In cricket record books India has got its name registered as the only cricket playing nation who has lifted the World Cup trophy in all formats of the game.
2. All four innings of a test on the same day
The 2000 Lord's Test between England and West Indies saw all the four innings being played on the same day. This feat was repeated 11 years later in the famous Cape Town Test where South Africa bowled out Australia for 47.
3. Peter Siddle is the only bowler to take a hat-trick on his birthday
Peter Siddle remains the only bowler in international cricket to take a hat-trick on his birthday. This happened during the Brisbane Test against England on November 25, 2010.
Certainly, nobody can ask for a better gift that this to make his day and get the name into record books.
4. Chris Gayle, the only batsman to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match
Cricket and long hit boundaries go hand in hand. Records have been named for hitting most sixes but nobody would have thought that a batsman would get his name into record books for hitting six off the first ball of a test match. Chris Gayle, the only batsman to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match.
In the 137 years of Test cricket no cricketer has ever hit a six off the first ball of a Test match.
Audacious Chris Gayle achieved this feat against Bangladesh in 2012 off debutant Sohag Gazi.