25 Most Interesting Facts About Cricket


21) Earth Revolves

In the first ever Test in 1877, Australia beat England by 45 runs. 100 years later, in the Centenary Test, the result was exactly the same.

22) Awesome Brilliant De Villiers (ABD)

Ab de Villiers (Abraham de Villiers) was shortlisted for national hockey and football squads. He was captain of the SA junior Rugby. He is still the holder of six SA school swimming records, the fastest 100 m time in SA juniors, a member of SA Junior Davis Cup team, the National Badmintion U-19 champion, received a national medal from Mandela for a science project, has a golf handicap of scratch, can captain, can keep wicket, can bat, can bowl and a brilliant fielder. In addition to this, he is a decent singer and his song albums have been released in the past years.

23) Patel Show

People with the surname “Patel” have played international cricket for at least five countries – India, New Zealand, Kenya (as well as East Africa), Canada and England.

24) Aluminium bat

Bat made up of Aluminium was used by a player. He was banned by Umpire. The ComBat was an aluminium cricket bat that was first used by Denis Lillee. It was the subject of a hot incident that occurred at the WACA cricket ground in Perth in December 1979.

25) Female BOOM BOOM

40. Deandra Dottin of West Indies holds the record of fastest T-20 International hundred (38 ball) and yes, she is a woman.