30 Mind Boggling Cricket Facts You Did Not Know

30 Mind Boggling Cricket Facts You Did Not Know

4. Kapil Dev’s 175 was the first century by an Indian in ODIs:

Kapil Dev 175
Kapil Dev’s 175 was the first century by an Indian in ODIs. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Kapil Dev’s exploits when he came in to bat at 17/5 against Zimbabwe is part of Cricketing folklore now. But did you know that this fabulous knock was the first century by an Indian in ODIs?

5. Mahela Jayawardene is the only batsman to have scored centuries in both the semi final and final of a World Cup. He scored century in 2007 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand and in 2011 World Cup final against India.

Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene in odi. (Photo Source: BCCI)

6. Since 2008 to 2017 no bowler was able to replace Dale Steyn as the number 1 Test bowler. Now that is what you call dominance.

Dale Steyn Test
Dale Steyn is No. 1 test bowler.(Photo Source : AFP)