10 WTF facts about Indian Cricket that leaves you spell bound

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There is no country in this world which is as fascinating as India when it comes to cricket. Cricket has been our love since its inception and this game continues to hold a special place in every Indian heart.

We have been a part of this game and we don’t fall behind in knowing all the interesting facts about cricket and here we bring you few facts which we bet you never heard of.

Sachin Tendulkar got out for a duck only once in his Ranji Trophy career and the bowler was Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.

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Shahid Afridi used Sachin Tendulkar’s bat to hit the fastest ever ODI century(which was later broken by AB Devilliers)

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

MUMBAI - NOVEMBER 27: Nawab of Pataudi, 1st Test India v England Bombay November 1981 (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Patrick Eagar Collection via Getty Images)

Can you imagine Sachin Tendulkar playing for Pakistan before India? This happened during a practice match between India and Pakistan at the Brabourne Stadium in 1987 where Tendulkar came on the field as a substitute fielder for Pakistan.

Indian players Sachin Tendulkar smiles after inspecting the wicket at the MCG in Melbourne, 24 December 2007. India are continuing their preparations for the first Test against Australia, which starts 26 December 2007. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE PUSH TO MOBILE SERVICES OUT AFP PHOTO/William WEST

Sachin Tendulkar was the first batsman to be given out by the Third-umpire. In 1992, on the second day of the Durban Test, he was run out by a direct throw from Jonty Rhodes. After watching several TV replays he was declared out.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: Sachin Tendulkar of India leaves the field after being dismissed during day three of the Fourth Test Match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on January 26, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

 Saurav Ganguly is the only player to win four consecutive Man of the Matchawards in ODIs.

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The only bowler to have got Sir Donald Bradman (Australia) out hit wicket was the Indian, Lala Amarnath.

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Guess what! Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife’s name is – Navjot Sidhu- yes, this is her name!!

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Virat Kohli is the only bowler to have got the wicket off the 0th ball of his T20I career. (Virat Kohli dismissed Kevin Pietersen off his very first delivery in T20 Internationals at Manchester in 2011. The ball was called a wide so it was not a legitimate delivery. )

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 The only law of Cricket that has not had any changes or modifications is the length of the pitch.

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