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India National Cricket Team: 10 Mind Blowing Facts You Must To Know About

Get ready to be blown away by some interesting insights about the India National Cricket Team. The thrill of the match and the dedication of the players all came together to create a legendary team that captured the hearts of millions cricket fan.

India National Cricket Team

The India national cricket team, also know as the Men in Blue, represents India in men’s international cricket. The team has rich and long history of the Indian National Cricket Team. From humble beginnings to becoming one of the most strongest team in the sport.

1. The beginnings of the India cricket team

Cricket was brought to India by the British in the early 1700s, and the first cricket match played is in 1721. The first Indian men’s cricket team was created in 1911, captained by Bhupinder Singh of Patiala. The team went on their first official tour of the British Isles. India became a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1926 and participated in its first tour to England in the same year.

2. First International Match

The India National Cricket Team played its first Test match against England on 25 June 1932, at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. This marked India’s entry into the international cricketing arena.

3. First Test Victory

In their first Test match against England in 1952, India national cricket team achieved their first Test victory. This historic victory marked the beginning of a new era for Indian cricket.

4. Indian spin quartet

In the history of India national cricket team, during the 1960s and 1970s, there were a Spin quartet that was the most formidable bowling attacks. The quartet included Erapalli Prasanna, Srinivas Venkataraghavan, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Bishan Singh Bedi. These spin wizards played a vital role in India’s success in the 1960s and 1970s, and destroyed the top batting teams in the world.

5. Legendary players of the India national cricket team

With the long and rich history of cricket, India national cricket team has produced many legendary players in the story of the sport. Their contributions to the team’s success were numerous enough to become iconic figures in the world of cricket.

Rahul Dravid

With the nickname “The Wall“, Rahul Dravid is one of the great batsmen of the India national cricket team. His technique and incredible batting skill have brought him huge respect from cricket player all around the world. Dravid’s never ending dedication and incredible skill made him a unwavering wall of the team.

Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar is the first player achieve 10,000 runs in Test cricket and known by his incredible batting technique and style. He dominated the cricket world in his entire career and making India national cricket team a greatest challenge in international cricket.

Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev was know as one of India’s most talented and successful captains. He led the India national cricket team in their first World Cup in 1983, where he played a core player in both batting and bowling. Kapil Dev’s leadership and ability was inspire his teammates and made him a true cricketing icon.

Sachin Tendulkar

Called as “God of cricket”, Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest cricket players of all time. With a long career at the age of 24, Tendulkar holds many records, including the most runs in international cricket. His accuracy shots and unparalleled consistency have made him a true legend of the sport.

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is considered one of the best finishers in limited-overs cricket. Known for his calm and collected demeanor, Dhoni has led India to notable victories, including the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 championship and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.

Virat Kohli

Called ‘legend‘ of cricket in 21st century. With the title of ‘King Kohli’, he was break many record and set a new for them. At the 2011 – 2020, by his achievement of the most run scorer in decade, Virat Kohli earn the ‘Man of the Decade‘ award. Kohli became the most successful Indian Test captain, leading the team to several series victories at home and abroad. His career continue reach the top in ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 when he stand in top 2nd most run scorer and equaled Sachin Tendulkar record by reach 49th century in a World Cup in Kohli’s 35th birthday and surpass it later in the semi-final against New Zealand by his 50th century.

6. World Record of the Highest Winning Rate

In 2007, India National Cricket Team achieved the world record for highest winning percentage in Test matches. They defeated South Africa national cricket team by an innings and 90 runs, demonstrating their dominance on the field.

India’s Test team had an unbeaten streak of 19 Test matches at home between 2016 and 2017, winning against some of the top-ranked teams. This remarkable feat showed their dominance and made India a formidable force.

7. Historic victories in World Cups

The India national cricket team achieved resounding success at the Cricket World Cup, with two historic wins to their name.

In 1983, under the guidance of legendary Kapil Dev, India national cricket team lifted the trophy for the first time by defeating the mighty West Indies in a memorable final. This victory not only brought pride to the country but also put Indian cricket on the global map.

Another glorious victory is in 2011, under the guidance of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, they once again won the World Cup.

In ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, lead by Rohit Sharma, India national cricket team have an incredible performance when win 10 match without loss in both group stage and semi-final. Unfortunately, in the Final against Australia, they was loss by 6 wickets.

8. Greatest Support

The India national cricket team has one of the largest and most passionate fan bases in the world. From packed stadiums to enthusiastic fans cheering them on during matches, the team always receives immense support.

The cricket fever is so great that it transcends all age, gender and social barriers, bringing people together through their love for the sport.

9. Cultural icons

Indian cricketers have become cultural icons, admired for their talent, dedication and sportsmanship. Fans idolize the players and celebrate their achievements, which often has a profound impact on the morale of the country and its cricket-loving citizens.

10. Uniting a diverse people

Cricket has the power to unite people from different regions, religions and cultures. Whenever India national cricket team faces Pakistan in a cricket match, enthusiasm and emotions are at their peak. These matches transcend all boundaries and bring the entire nation together, demonstrating the united strength of the Indian cricket team.

“Cricket is like life. You have to learn to deal with the good and the bad.”

Virat Kohli – A 21st century legend of India national cricket team

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