10 unique awards in Cricket history
At times we have seen players and teams being awarded strange trophies for their heroic display.
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Cricket is the second most popular spectator sport after football. Over 150 years have gone by since the first ever international match was played and one witnessed several iconic moments that have been etched in the hearts of fans. Many legendary cricketers have stepped into the cricket field and blessed the international arena with their jaw-dropping displays.
However, there have been some weird moments as well, which have created a lot of buzz and left the cricket fraternity scratching its head. At times we have seen players and teams being awarded strange trophies for their heroic display.
Here are ten unique awards in cricket history
10. Coca-Cola Cup 1998
India took the stage alongside Australia and New Zealand for the Coca-Cola Cup in 1998. After a six-match tussle, the Men in Blue and Steve Waugh & co. made their way through to the finals. In the summit clash, the Aussies batted first and posted 272 runs on the board.
In response, Sachin Tendulkar navigated India’s run-chase to perfection. He kept the scoreboard ticking, milking singles, and scoring timely boundaries. The former Indian cricketer went on to plunder 134 runs off 131 balls. India’s skipper Mohammad Azharuddin complemented Sachin quite well and scored 58 runs off 64 balls.
Eventually, the Men in Blue won the game by six wickets and clinched the Coca-Cola Cup. During the presentation ceremony, Azharuddin was handed a trophy, which seemingly looked like an enormous coca cola bottle cap. The trophy was one of a kind and caught many eyeballs.