The craze for cricket in India has remained over-the-top for decades now, with a majority of the nation loving the sport since time immemorial. Even the ones having little interest in the sport would admit to nursing a soft spot for it in their hearts.
From One Day Internationals and Test cricket to the Twenty-20s, each format of the game is equally adored by the masses. One of the core reasons for cricket enjoying such massive popularity is that apps like Fantasy Cricket App are among the highest downloaded gaming applications.
Speaking of cricket, the one thing present poignantly in our hearts’ graves is the world records. We must admit that the amazing world records held in cricket by legendary Indian cricket players get us getting both inspired and delighted.
Over the years, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and many more, have amazed us with their unparalleled world records in cricket.
This article brings you the handpicked, top 8 world records held by Indian cricket players that will surely steer you down the memory lane and let you re-cherish those historic moments.
1. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
The first mention on this list is of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, a.k.a Master Blaster. Known for scoring the highest number of centuries, Sachin is widely recognized as a very successful batsman. Having 51 centuries in Test cricket and 49 in One Day Internationals, Sachin truly justifies the mantle of “God of Cricket” given to him for his world record of hitting 100 centuries in his entire career.
2. Rahul Sharad Dravid
Loved and known for being an exemplary Indian cricketer, Rahul Dravid has inspired many essential values of playing cricket with his unflinching composure and determination on the field. With a ‘not-out’ record in 286 Test innings, Rahul Dravid is also acknowledged for facing the majority of balls in Test cricket, precisely 31258 balls!
His total number of minutes spent on the field is 44152 minutes, which is one of the highest track records of Indian cricket players. Also, Dravid is celebrated for his brilliant century partnership in 88 matches, which is again a record on its own!
As a fielder, too, Dravid has amazed us with his records of taking the greatest number of catches, 210 catches in 164 Test cricket matches.
3. Kapil Dev
Celebrated as ‘The Haryana Hurricane’, Kapil Dev has created many histories that are embossed forever on the pages of the biggest world records of cricket. As an allrounder, he has achieved more than 5000 runs in Test matches, along with taking more than 400 wickets.
In his entire career span, Kapil Dev never had a run out for a single time!
Also, as a bowler, Kapil Dev has the unique record of never hitting a single no-ball out of his 131 Test matches and 24 ODIs; truly commendable!
4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
One of the legendary and veteran players in the history of Indian cricket, Mahindra Singh Dhoni is justifiably known as Captain Cool and holds some of the most iconic records. Under his captaincy, he carries the world record of playing the maximum number of matches – 331 out of which 199 were ODIs, 60 Test matches and 72 T20s.
Also, as a captain, Dhoni carries the world record of making the team win the most number of times for international tournaments like the 2016 Asia cup, 2013 ICC champions trophy, 2011 ICC CWC, 2010 Asia cup and 2007 ICC T20 World Cup.
5. Yuvraj Singh
Not just a warrior on the cricket pitch but also a fighter off it with his battle against cancer, Yuvraj Singh’s journey makes him a true hero and marks his permanent position as one of our favorite cricket players.
His world record of hitting six consecutive sixes in a single over against England’s fast bowler Stuart Broad is remembered and celebrated even to this day!
Also, Yuvi is celebrated as the only batsman who has hit the fastest 50 in the T20 format, during the ICC T20 WC held at Durban in 2007.
6. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, the most loved and desirable captain of the Indian Cricket Team, boasts of his world record of being the fastest batsman ever to have reached 10,000 and 11,000 runs in ODI cricket, thereby establishing the milestones in 205 and 222 innings, respectively.
As a bowler, Kohli’s impressive world record narrates his glory of taking a wicket with 0 balls! Wondering how was that possible? In a 2011 India vs England T20 match, England’s Kevin Pietersen had gotten stumped while trying to play a leg-side wide ball, which Kohli threw and hit the stumps. The Englishman was declared OUT on a zero-numbered ball.
7. Irfan Khan Pathan
As a brilliant swing bowler, Irfan Pathan has the world record of being the only bowler to have taken a hat-trick in a Test match’s first over!
In a India vs Pakistan match held in Karachi back in 2006, the last three balls of the first over of the match had seen Pathan scalping the wickets of Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf on three consecutive balls.
8. Rohit Gurunath Sharma
Rohit Sharma’s world record is unforgettable, acknowledged, and immensely popular for his three double centuries in ODIs. As a fantastic batsman, he also has the world record of having the highest number of runs in an ODI during the India vs Sri Lanka match in 2014. Rohit had scored 264 runs by hitting 33 boundaries and 9 sixes!
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