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Here is a thread on some interesting cricketing facts.

1) Sunil Gavaskar is the only cricketer to score double hundreds in all 4 innings of a Test.

205 v WI (1978)—1st inns
236 v WI (1983) — 2nd inns
220 v WI (1971)—3rd inns
221 v ENG (1979) — 4th inns
2) The 1939 Timeless Durban Test between SA & England was played for 9 days and yet there was no result.
Needing 696 for a win in the fourth innings, England were 654 for 5. The English team had to catch their ship hence didn't go for the target. Nine days, and no result!
3. India's 99th Test cricketer Rusi Surti's highest Test score was 99.

Rusi Surti was the first Indian cricketer to play the Sheffield Shield (Australia's domestic competition). He played 26 Tests for India and was the 99th Indian Test cricketer. His highest score was 99!
4. Ashok Gandodra is the only Test cricketer to be born in Brazil

Gandotra played two Test matches for India and remains the only Test cricketer to be born in Brazil.

PC: The Hindu
5. Do you know Mumbai wicketkeeper Vinayak Samant represented West Indies?
Samant fielded for West Indies against Australia during the 2006 Champions Trophy at the Brabourne Stadium.
6. Irfan Pathan is the only bowler to pick up a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match.
Pathan became the 2nd Indian to take a Test hattrick when he achieved this feat v Pakistan at National Stadium, Karachi in 2006
7. Shaminda Eranga of Sri Lanka has the unique distinction of taking a wicket in the first over of his Test (Shane Watson), T20I (Gautam Gambhir) and ODI (Brad Haddin) debut
8. Mark Boucher has 999 victims as a wicketkeeper in international cricket and 1 Test wicket!
His only Test wicket — Dwayne Bravo
9. Shoaib Malik is the first batsman to be dismissed leg-before by the third umpire.
This was in the opening match of the Champions Trophy 2002 game against Sri Lanka.
10. Gordon Greenidge is the only cricketer to be retired not out in international cricket.
In the 1983 Barbados Test v India, Greenidge retired out on 154 to rush home to visit his ailing daughter. Two days later his daughter died & Greenidge was retired not out!
11. Bransby Cooper of Australia was the first Indian-born cricketer to play Test cricket.
He played the first ever Test match in 1877 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He was born on March 15, 1844, in Dacca (now Dhaka), which was formerly a part of India.
12. Mark Craig is the only person to hit a six off his first ball in Test cricket.
He hit his first ball of Test cricket for a six off Suleiman Benn over long-off in the 2014 Jamaica Test. This is the only instance in Test cricket
13. Nilesh Kulkarni is the only Indian to take a wicket off his first ball in Test cricket.
Sadagoppan Ramesh (v WI in 1999) & Bhuvneshwar Kumar (v Pak in 2012) have achieved this feat in ODIs.
Ajit Agarkar, Pragyan Ojha & Virat Kohli took wicket off their first balls in T20Is
14. Allan Border was the only cricketer to score 150 in each innings of a Test match.
He scored 150 not out and 153 against Pakistan in the 1980 Lahore Test. This remains the only instance in Test cricket where a batsman has hit 150 in each innings.
15. Two Robin Singhs have played Test cricket for India and both never got to play after their debut Test.
Robin Singh—India's one-day specialist played one Test match v Zimbabwe in 1998. His namesake Robin Singh junior—fast bowler—played his only Test v New Zealand in 1999.
16. Lala Amarnath and Surinder Amarnath is the only father-son combination to score a hundred on Test debut.
Lala Scored a ton v England at Bombay Gymkhana (1933)
Surinder scored a 💯 on his debut v NZ at Auckland in 1976. Those were the only tons hit by both the father & the son
17. Mohinder Amarnath is the only cricketer to be dismissed for handling the ball (v Australia at MCG in 1986) and obstructing the field (v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in 1989)
18. Alec Stewart born on April 8, 1963 (8-4-63) has 8463 Test runs!
19. Wasim Akram (at Sheikhupura v Zimbabwe), Sanath Jayasuriya (at Faisalabad v Pak) and Rohit Sharma (at Ranchi v SA) are the only cricketers to reach their century and double hundred with a six in the same innings!
20. Australia beat England by 45 runs in the first ever cricket Test as well as the Centenary Test in 1977.
Australia beat England in the first ever Test match by 45 runs at the MCG in 1877. 100 yrs later the opposition were the same,the venue was the same and the result as well!
Those are the 20 interesting cricketing facts. Hope you all like it. Please send me your feedback and let me know how I can improve and what you’d like to know more. Thank you for all the support and love 😊
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