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Interest Facts About Indian Cricket Team Players

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The Indian cricket team, also known as Team India and Men in Blue, is the national cricket team of India. Governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), it is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test and One Day International (ODI) status. Here is some interesting facts about indian Cricket Team.

1. Cricket is a 168 years old sport in India. It was first played in India in 1848.

2. India is the only Cricket team to win the 60-Over, 50-Over and 20-Over World Cup.

3. Sunil Gavaskar was out off the first ball of a Test match thrice in his career.

4. Spinner Bapu Nadkarni bowled 21 consecutive maiden overs vs England at Chennai On 12th January 1964.

5. VVS Laxman is the only Indian cricketer to have played 100 Test matches and did not play a single World Cup match.

6. MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina have never scored an ODI century outside of Asia.

7. Batsman Mohinder Amarnath is the only cricketer in cricket history to have been dismissed for handling the ball.

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

9. Saurav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive Man of the Match awards in ODIs.

10. After Virat Kohli’s debut, India has chased down 300+ targets five times.

11. Ravi Shastri and ML Jaisimha are the only Indians to bat on all five days of a Test.

12. Vinod Kambli's Test match average is better than his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar.

13. Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is only cricketer to play Test cricket for India and England.

14. Lala Amarnath is the only bowler to dismiss Don Bradman hit wicket in Test cricket.

15. Anil Kumble became the first man since England’s Jim Laker to take 10 wickets in a Test match innings when he took 10-74 against Pakistan in Delhi.

posted Apr 21, 2016 by Naveen Kumar

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3. India under-15s and under-19s

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4. First-Class debut

Rahane had an exceptionally uncommon First-Class make a big appearance as he initially played for Mumbai against Karachi Urban in 2007. This was for the Mohammad Nissar Trophy, a competition challenged between the household champions of India and Pakistan. Rahane opened the batting on introduction at the National Stadium, Karachi and scored 143.

 

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6. IPL

Rahane was a part of the Mumbai Indians amid the initial couple of periods of the Indian Premier League (IPL), With them having a solid top-arrange, he thought that it was difficult to soften up and played just a couple diversions crosswise over seasons. He was additionally brought by Rajasthan Royals, where Rahane played under his idol Rahul Dravid in 2015.

 

7. First man to hit six fours in an over in T20 cricket

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8. Sachin Tendulkar high praise

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9.An interesting story of his childhood

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10. Confusion over his birth date

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3. Broke Gundappa Viswanath and Gul Mohammad’s Record

in the 2014-15 season of Ranji Trophy, Karnataka as soon as again reached the finals and Nair was once amongst the top batsmen of his team. The ultimate match was once performed against Tamil Nadu and Nair performed the excellent knock of his career by using scoring a big 328 and broke the report of absolute best individual score in Ranji Trophy ultimate. The prior record holder for this record was once Gul Mohammad, who made 319 towards Holkar in 1946-47 season. He additionally broke Gundappa Viswanath‘s report of easiest ranking of 247 through a Karnataka participant in Ranji Trophy final. Viswanath made that gigantic ranking against Uttar Pradesh in 1977-seventy eight season. Also, Nair’s 328 used to be the tenth best person ranking by using any batsman in Ranji history and 2nd best possible via a Karnataka batsman after KL Rahul’s 337. Nair’s 328 used to be also the fifth longest knock with the aid of a batsman in satisfactory cricket as he played for 872 minutes.

4. High priced uncapped player in IPL 2016

After an outstanding run in IPL 2014, Nair did not display the identical kind of performances in IPL 2015 and on the grounds that RR had been suspended for two-years from the tournament, so he was back within the public sale. Nair was paid 40 occasions extra of his base cost of INR 10 Lakh via Delhi Daredevils (DD) franchise in 2016 IPL public sale. He was purchased for INR four crores by DD and as soon as once more impressed together with his batting. He scored 357 runs at 35.70 with three fifties from 14 suits.

5. Terrible ODI debut

Nair made his ODI debut for India in the first in shape in opposition to Zimbabwe on June eleven, 2016. It was a sexy forgettable debut for him as he got out after scoring only 7. Within the next ODI, he as soon as again neglected the hazard of scoring large and received out on 39 but that knock was relatively spectacular.

6. Idol

Nair idolises both Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. Nair revealed the identical in an interview with CricBuzz and said that in his childhood, he used to idolise best Tendulkar however later Dravid also got here into his record of idols.

7. Dravid’s Recommendation

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8. Shock name for checks

Nair used to be no the place across the Indian scan facet however a unexpected damage to opener Shikhar Dhawan ended in his name up within the squad for 1/3 experiment in opposition to New Zealand, that will be played in Indore. He used to be retained for the england tour.

9. Teams

Up to now, Nair has represented RCB, RR and DD in IPL. In domestic cricket, he has performed for Karnataka, South Zone and Mangalore United in Karnataka prime League (KPL).

10. Household

Nair used to be born to a Malayali couple — Kaladharan Nair and Prema Nair in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. His father mainly watches his innings from the ground.

11. Survived a boat capsize

Nair survived a boat capsize in Kerala within the month of July. He escaped from the jaws of dying and had to be rescued. By using now, he had already performed global cricket for India.

12. Second triple Centurion from India

On December 19, 2016, not up to two weeks after his 25 birthday, Nair created history when he grew to be handiest the 2nd Indian batsman to score a triple century in experiment cricket. Nair made his debut in Mohali and performed his 2nd test due to Rahane’s damage.

Regardless of the 2 failures, he used to be persevered with within the Chennai test where he slammed 303 no longer out from 381 balls, helping India register 759 for 7, their perfect in test cricket. Nair became only the 2nd Indian after Sehwag to score a triple ton in checks. Actually, he became the third batsman after Garry Sobers and Bob Simpson to transform his maiden hundred to a triple century.

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