World Cup TRIVIA

World Cup TRIVIA

Cricket got its biggest break on the global stage in 1975 when the first Cricket World Cup was introduced.

Cricket got its biggest break on the global stage in 1975 when the first Cricket World Cup was introduced.

In INDIA, cricket became a religion post 1983 World Cup victory! Kapil's Devils brought home the coveted trophy and soon cricket became 'Desh ki Dhadkan'.

A total of eleven world cups have been played till date and the twelfth edition of this coveted tournament will be held in a fortnight. A brief compilation of interesting World Cup snippets relating to our Men In Blue:

1. INDIA is the only team to have won 3 World Cups – the 60 over World Cup, 50 over World Cup and the T20 World Cup!

2. The first century by an Indian was by Kapil Dev during the World Cup 1983 – he scored 175 against Zimbabwe.

3. Kapil Dev's 175 was the highest in a World Cup by an Indian for almost 16 years. In 1999, Sourav Ganguly broke this record by scoring 183 runs!

Interesting Observation: Both the times, INDIA won the World Cup (1983 and 2011), there was a player who scored 175! Kapil Dev in 1983 and Virender Sehwag in 2011 

4. The first player to cross 500 run mark in World Cups was our very own Sachin Tendulkar. He achieved this feat in the 1996 World Cup!

5. He holds another record of scoring the highest in a World Cup tourney – he scored 673 runs in the 2003 edition.

6. Chetan Sharma is the first bowler to bag a hattrick in the World Cup.

7. Virat Kohli became the first Indian to score a century on World Cup debut! He scored 100 against Bangladesh in 2011 World Cup!

8. He also became the first player to score a century against Pakistan in the World Cup. Virat score 107 against Pakistan during the 2015 World Cup.

9. Sachin is the first player to have been made the Brand Ambassador even when he was in the Playing XI. He was appointed the Brand Ambassador during the 2011 World Cup. Later, he was also made the Ambassador for the 2015 edition.

10. 2011 World Cup was the first time when both teams from the sub- continent, INDIA and SRI LANKA competed in the final

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