Since the beginning of the game, people have come and made new records in the game. Something new is seen always and old ones are also broken always. Today, we will be talking about 5 unique world records held by Indian cricketers.
Some records are meant to be broken with time but some are so everlasting and great that it is believed that no one can touch them. Excited? If you are a cricket fan, you are sure to love this part.
Unique world records held by Indian cricketers
MS Dhoni: Most times bowled in International cricket while playing as a wicket – keeper
He is famous for many more things, his captaincy, unique shots and ideas being a few of them. Captain Cool has dipped is fingers in every aspect of the game, even bowling. Why is that shocking? Well he is the wicket keeper of the team!
He has bowed in 9 international matches and even took a wicket in the 132 balls he bowled. He was the wicket keeper in all these matches as well.
Bapu Nadkarni: Most consecutive maidens in Test Cricket
Now thats one of the unique world records held by Indian cricketers and it so deserves to be here. It is hard to believe but Nadkarni bowled 21 maiden overs in a row, against England in 1964, in a row! Which means that for that test match, there was not a single run scored for 131 balls.
Irfan Pathan: Only bowler to take a test hat-trick in the first over
A hat-trick isn’t easy and when someone achieves it, they require true applause. India- Pakistan matches are always legendary and nail bitingly interesting. How can we see this? Well because of the age old rivalry between the two countries. Irfan pathan did his country proud when he took a hat-trick in the first over against Pakistan in a test match. He dismissed Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf in the last three balls of the first over of the game. Pakistan had a score of 0/3 !
Rohit Sharma; Most double centuries in ODIs
Taking about unique world records held by Indian cricketers, he has to be here. He joined Sachin and Sehnwag when he scored his first double century (209) against Australia in Bangalore in 2013 and then scored his second double hundred against Sri Lanka. He scored a smashing 264 which is also the highest ODI score as of now. Finally, the third one was in 2017 when he led India to victory against Sri Lanka with a 208 in 153 balls. Two records and both are amazing, talk about a legend in the making.
Sachin Tendulkar: Most international centuries
How can we forget him in this list of unique world records held by Indian cricketers. He is the God of cricket, the master blaster and as the name suggests, he owns the biggest record ever. He has scored a 100 centuries, calculating it, he has scored 10000 runs by making centuries. Imagine about his total runs so far!
These unique world records held by Indian cricketers show that the Indian cricket team is a dream team and the future of cricket is in good hands.