5 Indian Cricket facts that might sound fake but are actually true

5 Indian Cricket facts that might sound fake but are actually true

There are a few facts that many cricket fans might not know and these facts might even surprise them.

Mandeep Singh
Mandeep Singh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Cricket has a massive following in India. Millions of fans follow the game with unprecedented fervor in the country, and the sport is nothing short of a religion and cuts through geographical barriers as well.

And, the fans of the sport in India go to great lengths to know about their favorite players. Also, with the advent of social media, people can get to know what their cricketing idols are up to. But then, there are a few facts that many Indian cricket fans might not know, and these facts might even surprise them.

In fact, they might even sound fake to many cricket fans, but they are actually true. In this article, let us take a look at 5 such facts surrounding Indian cricket.

5. Virat Kohli scalped his first T20I wicket without bowling a single legal delivery

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Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli is generally in the news for his batting prowess. But then, the current Indian skipper is the only bowler in history to scalp his first T20I wicket without bowling a single legal delivery. The incident took place on 31st August 2011, in the encounter between India and England.

Kohli was brought on to bowl during the 8th over of the England innings. Kohli delivered his first ball in T20I cricket down the leg side to Kevin Pietersen, and the ball was adjudged as a wide. But then, the England batsman lost balance for a fraction of a second while trying to flick the ball, and MS Dhoni whipped the bails off in a flash. Pietersen was caught short of the crease. And so, without bowling a single legal delivery in his T20I career, Kohli scalped his first wicket.

Kohli did a decent job with the ball against England. He bowled 3 overs, gave away 22 runs, and scalped a single wicket. Kohli has played 89 T20I for India and has picked up 4 wickets, but his maiden T20I wicket will always remain a special one.