1. Shahid Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar's bat to hit the fastest ever ODI century: Shahid Afridi was flown in to play for the Pakistan team from West Indies to Nairobi in 1996 and didn't have a proper bat. That's when Waqar Younis gave Afridi - Tendulkar’s bat. Afridi scored a 37-ball century against Sri Lanka.

2. Chris Gayle is the only batsman to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match: He did this against Bangladesh in 2012 off debutant Sohag Gazi.

3. Abbas Ali Baig was the first Indian cricketer to be kissed during a Test match: Abbas reached a half-century in the third Test match against Australia at the Brabourne Stadium in 1960, a young girl ran all the way from the North Stand and kissed Baig on his cheek.

4. ML Jaisimha and Ravi Shastri are the only Indians to bat on all five days of a Test.

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

6. In 1989, along with Sachin Tendulkar, 23 other cricketers made their International debuts. The last one to retire before Sachin, was New Zealand’s Chris Cairns, who retired in 2004.

7. India won the 1983 World Cup and won their first ever Test at Lord’s three years later in 1986. Again India won their second World Cup 28 years later in 2011 and remarkably won their second ever Test at Lord’s three years later in 2014.

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

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

10. On the morning of 11/11/11 South Africa needed 111 runs to win at 11:11.


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