Howzzat! Did you know Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before India?

Feb 07, 2018, 15:45 IST
  • Howzzat! Did you know Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before India?

    Sachin played for Pakistan before he did for India. This happened during a practice match in 1987 between the two teams at Brabourne when Sachin Tendulkar fielded for Pakistan as a substitute. (Pic/ midday archives)

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    Richard Stokes is the only person to witness Jim Laker and Anil Kumble claim a record 10-wickets . At age 10, Stokes saw Laker achieve the feat in 1956 and then Kumble repeat in 43 years later on 7 February 1999 during the Test against Pakistan. (Pic/ AFP)

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    When Shahid Afridi hit the fastest century in ODI cricket back in 1996, it was Sachin Tendulkar's bat he used to get to the feat. He went on to hit 11 sixes and 6 boundaries during his 37-ball century knock. The record is now held by AB de Villiers scoring a ton in 31 balls. (Pic/ AFP)

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    Vinod Kambli's Test average is better than his childhood buddy Sachin Tendulkar. Kambli's average in Tests is 54.20 while Tendulkar's is 53.78. Although Kambli played 17 Tests while Tendulkar played 200

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    Chris Gayle is the only batsman to hit a six off the first ball in a Test match. He did so in 2012 against Bangladesh. (Pic/ AFP)

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    Abbas Ali Baig is the only cricketer to be kissed during a Test. This took place in 1960 during a Test against Australia at Brabourne Stadium when a young girl greeted the batsman with a peck on the cheek after he reached his fifty. (Pic/ midday archives)

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    Ravi Shastri and ML Jaisimha are the only Indians to bat all five days in a Test match. (Pic/ midday archives)

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    India won their first World Cup in 1983 and their first Test at Lord's three years later in 1986. History repeated itself when India won the World Cup again in 2011 and won their second Test at Lord's three years later in 2014. (Pic/ midday archives)

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    India remains the only country to win the 60-over, 50-over and 20-over World Cup. (Pic/ AFP)

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    Former England cricketer Alec Stewart was born on April 8 1963, which forms as 8/4/63. He also scored 8463 runs in Tests. (Pic/ AFP)

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    Former Australian great Allan Border played 152 consecutive Test matches. (Pic/ AFP)

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    Former Sri Lankan cricketer Duleep Mendis is the only batsman to post identical 100+ Test scores in a single match. He scored 105 runs in Chennai during the 1982-83 series against India. (Pic/ mid-day archives)

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    Peter Siddle is the only bowler to claim a hat-trick on his birthday. (Pic/ AFP)

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    On the date 11 November 2011, which amounts to 11/11/11, South Africa required 111 runs to win at 11.11 hrs. (Pic/ AFP)

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    Kenyan cricketer Thomas Odoyo is the first cricketer from a non-Test playing team to achieve the feat of scoring 1,500 runs and taking 100 wickets in ODIs (Pic/ AFP)

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    Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Zoysa is the first player to take a hat-trick of the first three balls bowled in a Test match (Pic/ AFP)

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    Former Sri Lankan cricketer Champaka Ramanayake hold the distinct record for being the only bowler to ever bowl at the Ray Mitchell Oval in Australia. This was during a match against India which was abandoned due to rain after just 2 deliveries during the 1992 World Cup. (Pic/ AFP)

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Did you know Sachin Tendulkar first played for Pakistan before he did for India? Did you know a certain Richard Stokes - at age 10 and then 53, saw both Jim Laker's and Anil Kumble's 10-wicket-haul records. Here are some more crazy and fun facts in cricket that you may not have heard

 

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