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Top 10 Iconic Moments In Cricket World Cup History

As the wait for 2023 World Cup get shorter and shorter, take a look at the 10 iconic moments from the history of the World Cup tournament.

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Dwayne Leverock
Dwayne Leverock (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Cricket World Cup began in 1975 when the governing body of cricket recognized the growing popularity of one-day cricket in the early 1960s. The audience liked the shortened version of the game being played in county cricket. England were the only country at that time, able to put forth the resources to organize such a big tournament.   

England hosted the first three World Cups and in 1987 the tournament moved to Asia when India and Pakistan hosted the event. Since then, the tournament has been hosted by different countries on a rotational basis. Still, England have hosted the tournament, the most- five times.

The 1992 World Cup in Australia-New Zealand featured coloured clothing and matches under floodlights. The 2011 World Cup was the first one with a Decision Review system. It was also the first time any host nation won the global tournament. 

The upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 will be the 13th edition of the tournament. India will host it as the sole host for the first time. The tournament has a rich history and apart from various records, there have been many highlight reel-worthy moments.

Here are the Top 10 Iconic Moments In Cricket World Cup History:

10. Dwayne Leverock’s diving catch of Robin Uthappa- 2007 World Cup

Dwayne Leverock
Dwayne Leverock (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 2007 World Cup was played in the Caribbean for the first time and India faced Bermuda for the only time in their ODI history. India batted first and posted the first-ever total of over 400 runs on the board. The 413/5 was the highest score in the 2007 World Cup, with Virender Sehwag scoring a century and Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, and Sachin Tendulkar making fifties. 

The match saw Dwayne Leverock, a policeman from Bermuda featuring in the tournament and gaining attraction for his weight. Records stated he was around 127 kgs, but showcased immense agility in slips. Malachi Jones got Robin Uthappa to edge one out-swinger and Leverock dived to his right grabbed the ball with one hand and went for a wild celebration. 

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