Unique Cricket Trivias


On This Day in 2009, Virendra Sehwag missed to score a triple test hundred by just 7 runs. Sehwag smashed Lankans in Mumbai where he scored 293 off 254 balls, during this innings he scored 284* in a day alone. Sehwag had already scored 2 triple test hundreds before this innings. He could have been ONLY triple triple centurian. :astonished:

Most Runs in a Day in Tests,

309* Bradman v England, 1930
295 Hammond v New Zealand, 1933
284* Sehwag v Sri Lanka, 2009
273 Compton v Pakistan, 1954
271* Bradman v England, 1934


0 runs, 6 wickets: Nepal bowler Anjali Chand rewrites history books with record-breaking spell against Maldives.

Nepal’s Anjali Chand took the best figures in men’s or women’s T20I with 6-0 against the Maldives at the South Asian Games.

Anjali took 3 wickets in the 7th over and then removed two more bats-women in the 9th over to complete her 5-wicket haul. But she wasn’t finished as she took her 6th wicket and wrapped Maldives’ innings inside 11 overs.

Maldives were bowled out for 16 in Pokhara and hosts Nepal took just 5 balls to chase that down for the win. :raised_hands:

:100:The men’s record for the best bowling figures in a T20 international is held by India’s Deepak Chahar, who took 6-7 against Bangladesh in November.


Today in 1929, Subhash Gupte, India’s First World Class Leg Spinner, was born. He played 36 Tests (149 wickets). Sobers once said this about him : “Warne’s a great bowler but the best leg-spinner I’ve ever seen is still Gupte. He could do things that I still don’t believe all these years later”.



Alim Dar, 51, has become the umpire who has officiated in most number of Test matches. He leads the tally with 129 and goes past Bucknor. Starting his international career in 2000 during Pakistan’s home ODI series against Sri Lanka, Dar has officiated in 207 ODIs and is only two matches shy of the record of 209 matches in that format held by Rudi Koertzen of South Africa. Dar has also officiated in 46 T20 Internationals.

The current top 5 are:

  1. Alim Dar 129
  2. Steve Bucknor 128
  3. Rudi Koertzen 108
  4. Daryl Harper 95
  5. David Shepherd 92


Highest Individual ODI score for India since 2013…

2013 - Rohit (209)
2014 - Rohit (264)
2015 - Rohit (150)
2016 - Rohit (171*)
2017 - Rohit (208*)
2018 - Rohit (162)
2019 - Rohit (159)


Rohit has now scored hundreds against 7 countries this year. He is first batsman to do so. He has scored hundreds against Aus, SA, Pak, Ban, SL, Eng, WI.

Rohit has also become first opener to score 10 international hundreds in a year.


Kohli has now been top of the international run getters list for 4 consecutive years now! Runs Kohli scored in last four years…

2016 - 2595
2017 - 2818
2018 - 2735
2019 - 2447

He is also joint lead for Most MOM awards in 2019 with Rohit. Most M.O.M Awards In 2019

Kohli - 9
Rohit - 9
Warner - 7

Rohit was in contention for most international runs in 2019 till last innings and fell short by just two runs, Most Intl runs in 2019

Kohli - 2447
Rohit - 2442
Babar - 2082

But, Rohit managed to break record of Most Runs in a Calendar Year as Opener which was previously held by Jayasuriya. Most Runs in a Calendar Year as Opener :

Rohit - 2442 (2019)
Jayasuriya - 2387 (1997)
Sehwag - 2355 (2008)


India in this Decade

vs WI
Won - 47
Lost - 15

vs SL
Won - 44
Lost - 18

vs Aus
Won - 35
Lost - 31

vs SA
Won - 31
Lost - 21

vs Eng
Won - 28
Lost - 31

vs Ban
Won - 27
Lost - 4

vs NZ
Won - 24
Lost - 16

vs Zim
Won - 17
Lost - 4

vs Pak
Won - 15
Lost - 5

India vs Australia Series - Is this now the real test for India?

Interesting Stats! Room for improvement vs ENG vs AUS followed by NZ and SA.


Yes, Eng has comparatively got better of Us in recent times.


Indian medium-pacer Joginder Singh Rao, playing for Services, took two hat-tricks in Northern Punjab’s second innings in Amritsar. It was only Rao’s second first-class game - and he’d also taken a hat-trick in the first one!

Despite playing just five first-class matches for Services in the 1963-64 season, Joginder Rao carved a permanent niche in the game’s history with a hat-trick on debut and and two hat-tricks in the same innings in the next match. He was the only bowler apart from Albert Trott to manage two hat-tricks in the same game and remains the only cricketer in first-class history to have taken three hat-tricks in his first two games.

At the end of 5 matches his stats read: 21 wickets at 9.66 with the best of 7 for 30 against Northern Punjab at Amritsar.

His carirer was cut short tragically as he was injured in a parachuting accident while serving as a Captain in the army. He took up golf afterwards and represented India in tournaments in France and Pakistan.


On This Day in 2003, Chaminda Vaas became the First bowler to take a hat-trick off the first three balls of an ODI (v Bangladesh in World Cup at Pietermaritzburg).

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Sarkar, 0.1 ov), 2-0 (Ashraful, 0.2 ov), 3-0 (Ehsanul Haque, 0.3 ov)


Chaminda Vaas Hat Trick 2003 World Cup (1st 3 balls of the match)


On This Day in 1915, Vijay Hazare was born. First Indian to score 100 in each innings of a Test (116; 145 v Australia at Adelaide). 47.65 avg in Tests 58.38 avg in First Class He once made 309 not out in a total of only 387 in a First Class game.


Vijay Hazare Trophy, a zonal-cricket tournament, was honoured in his name.

Vijay Hazare had a noteable test record. His first-class record is even more impressive, with a batting average of 58.38 for his 18,740 runs (highest first-class aggregate for an Indian player after Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid).

Vijay-Hazare-Stats-1 Vijay-Hazare-Stats-2


Vijay Hazare batting at Adelaide, 1948

The match belonged to Hazare, after whose two majestic centuries, 116 and 145, Bradman was moved to say: “Hazare is the most graceful batsman it has been my pleasure to watch.”


Captains to win, Most Tosses in

Test - G Smith
ODI - R Ponting
T20I - MS Dhoni

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T20 Cricket

•50s Intl:
Kane+Root+Smith + (119 Inns) - 20
Babar Azam 38 Inn - 13

Virat Kohli Total T20I (76) - 24
Virat Kohli First 38 Inn - 14

•100s in T20s(All)
Kane+Root+Smith+Babar (542 ) - 5
Virat Kohli Hundreds (266) - 5

Kohli is Not a great T20 Player :joy:


Indian Captains with most ODI wickets

Kapil Dev - 91
Ganguly - 46
Sachin - 11

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