Some Interesting Facts about Cricket that will Amaze You

Most of the people know about the basic facts about the game Cricket. But there are many more unknown and interesting facts about the game of cricket you may not know. Listen to this podcast to know about these rare and unheard facts about cricket what will blow your mind.

Cricket is the second most spectator sport in the world. Cricket is a game of bat and ball and it was originated in England in the late 16th century. Currently, the game has been played globally across different countries.

The first international cricket game was between USA and Canada in 1844 and the first test match was played between Australia and England at Melbourne, Australia in 1877. Cricket was once part of Olympic Games, in 1900 Olympics.

In India, cricket is treated as a religion and Sachin Tendulkar is considered as the GOD of cricket. Everyone knows about Sachin who scored 100 international centuries with his magical bat. Bowlers like Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram and Glenn McGrath were some of the greatest modern bowlers who played in the 1990-2010s and are considered as the best bowlers of all time. There are a lot of other cricketing legends who have played the game and reached the pinnacle of the sport across different periods of time.

Australia is the most successful team in the 50-over World Cup having won 5 times. The last world cup was held in Australia and New Zealand. Australia was the winner defeating New Zealand in the final.

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