Cricket Facts And Stories That Beggar Belief But Are True
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Cricket Facts And Stories That Beggar Belief But Are True

Cricket Facts And Stories That Beggar Belief But Are True
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Cricket, just like every other game, is full of legends and stories that continue to enthrall the folklore across the globe. It is also a game dominated by numbers and feats. Even after the retirement of their favorite stars, fans continue to reminisce about their record-breaking feats.

But, some of the cricket records or feats still beggar belief. For example, what if I told you that Sachin Tendulkar has more five-wicket-hauls than the legendary Shane Warne in ODI cricket? Or that the West Indies are still to win a 50-over World Cup? Or that Sanath Jayasuriya has the most number of ducks in 50-over cricket? You’ll be gobsmacked, right?

Here are some other cricket facts and stories that beggar belief but are true:

Ajinkya Rahane made his First-Class debut in Pakistan

Cricket Facts And Stories That Beggar Belief But Are True
Ajinkya Rahane (Source: Twitter)

He may have never played an international match in Pakistan but many cricket fans will find it hard to believe that Ajinkya Rahane, the current Indian Test vice-captain, made his First-Class debut for Mumbai in Pakistan.

Yep! Rahane made his FC debut in September 2007 against Karachi Urban in the Mohammad Nissar Trophy- an annual match held between the most recent winner of Ranji Trophy and Qaid-e-Azam Trophy.

Rahane opened the batting for Mumbai and smashed a brilliant 143 off 207, an innings which included 28 boundaries. Mumbai racked up 6-623 in their first innings before enforcing the follow-on on Karachi Urban. The game eventually meandered towards a draw but Mumbai clinched the title on the basis of a first-innings lead.

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Yash Mittal

Just a student of this beautiful game called cricket. Writer. Storyteller.