Once Brett Lee, Australia’s premium pace bowler had said that when you are playing in India, the people know each and every player’s stats, performance, not only of Indian players but of foreign players as well. Cricket stats are not just about the figures but they give us important analysis about a player.
Here Are Some Rare Stats And Records That Are Impossible To Break
God Of Cricket Defending 6 Runs Twice
The only player in ODI cricket history to defend 6 runs or less in the final over of the game is neither Shane Warne nor Jasprit Bumrah. He is none other than Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin achieved this feat not once but twice.
The first instance came against South Africa in 1993 when Sachin defended 6 runs. The second instance occurred in 1996 when Sachin defended the same number of runs against Australia.
Sourav Ganguly’s 4 Consecutive MoM Awards
Dada, or Dadi as Sachin calls Sourav, is the only player in ODI history to bag 4 consecutive Man Of The Match awards in a short span of 8 days. 1st MoM award came on 14th September and 4th on the 21st of the same month. All the 4 matches happened in Toronto itself against arch-rivals Pakistan.
Sunil Gavaskar’s Runs Tally In A Debut Series
Sunil Gavaskar’s record tally of 774 runs in a Test series against West Indies in West Indies in the year 1971 is highest amongst any player in a debut series. No one has ever achieved this mammoth total in 100+ years of Test cricket. A distant second to Sunil Gavaskar is Pakistan’s Javed Miandad with 504 runs.
India’s Unique Feat Of Winning Of All WC
India is the only country to win the cricket World Cup in all the formats. India has won a 60 over WC in 1983, 20 over WC in 2007 and 50 over WC in 2011.
The Lucky Number 183
The number 183 is associated with all the 3 successful captains of India in the modern era. Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli having served/serving captaincy for the longest time have the same highest score in ODI – which is 183.
Virat Kohli’s 0th Ball Wicket
Virat Kohli achieved a distinct feat of claiming a wicket on 1st ball in his debut innings as a bowler. The first ball was not counted as a legitimate delivery it turned out to be wide. The ball went on wide and MS Dhoni stumped Kevin Peterson on 0th ball. This is a unique feat that has not been achieved in a combined ODI+Test+T20 form of cricket by any player.
Wall’s Hat-trick Sixes
The record achieved by Rahul Dravid was in the same match where Virat Kohli took his 0th ball wicket. Rahul Dravid has often been touted as a slow player due to his high defensive skills.
But what if I told you that Rahul Dravid is the oldest player to hit 3 consecutive 6’s in a T20 game. In his only T20 international match played, Rahul Dravid smashed 3 consecutive 6’s off Samit Patel. Thus becoming the oldest player to hit a hat-trick of 6’s.