Interesting Facts about Cricket

Cricket is one of famous sports games of the world. Read to know Interesting and amazing Cricket Facts.

Facts about Cricket
Cricket is one of famous sports games of the world. Here are some interesting and amazing Cricket Facts.

1. Origin

It is said that cricket originated in England.

2. First Cricket Game

The first cricket game was played in 1646, and later the fines were handed to those players who missed the church to play.

3. Longest Cricket Match

The longest cricket game took place in 1939 between England and South Africa and its ended with a tie after 14 days.

4. Stopping a match

Rain and bad light are the two main reasons of stopping or suspending a cricket match. A cricket game was once stopped because a pig ran across the field. It is even considered legal to suspend the game if an animal entered the field.

5. Sachin's bat for century

Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi used Indian player Sachin Tendulkar's bat to hit the fastest ever ODI century. This record later was broken by Corey Anderson (36 balls) and now belongs to South Africa's player AB de Villiers (31 balls).

6. First ball six in Test Match

Chris Gayle is the only player in the history of cricket that hit a six on the first ball of a Test Cricket match.

7. First Indian Player that got kissed

Abbas Ali Baig was the first Indian cricketer to be kissed during a Test match
BCCL. He get this kiss on his cheek.

8. Play for both India and England

The only cricketer to play Test cricket for India and England is Saif Ali Khan’s grandfather, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi.

9. Win World Cups

India is the only country to win the 60-Over, 50-Over and 20-Over World Cup.

10. Alec Stewart Fact

Alec Stewart was born on 8-4-63 and he scored 8463 Test runs.

11. Play Test Match at 52's

Wilfred Rhodes of England played Test cricket till he was 52.


12. 10 wickets witness

Richard Stokes was the only one person who witnessed Jim Laker and Anil Kumble taking 10 wickets in an innings.


13. Hanged for murder

West Indies player Leslie Hylton is the only cricketer to be hanged for murder.

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