Indian Cricketer and their Achivements

Cricket was introduced to India by British in the 18th century. India's national cricket team played first Test match on 25 June 1932 at Lord's in England. Indian cricket team has won the World Cup twice – in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev and in 2011 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Indian cricket have produce some of the finest cricketer at world stage. There are many cricketers who had written their names in the history book with the records they had created. Here is the list of some such records.

Record of Indian Cricketer's
Achievement Achiever
First Cricket tournament The Bombay Triangular which Later became the Bombay Quadrangular (1912-1936)
First Cricket Club in India Oriental Cricket Club,1848
First Cricket Test Match Against England at Lord's June,25, 1932
First ODI Match Against England at Leeds July 13, 1974
First T20 Match Against South Africa 1st December, 2006
First Test Captain CK Nayudu, 1932 tour of England
First ODI Captain Ajit Wadekar, 1974
First ODI Won 1975, Against East Africa under captaincy of S Venkataraghavan
First Test Won Againt England in Madras, 1951-52
First Test Series Victory Against Pakistan, 1952
First Test Series Victory outside Indian Subcontinent Against New Zealand, 1967-68
First Indian Bowler to take wicket Mohammad Nissar
First Cricketer to score a half century Amar Singh
First Cricketer to score a century Lala Amarnath in 1933 Against England in South Bombay
First Cricketer to score a double century in Test Polly Umrigar, 223 Against New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1955-56
First Cricketer to score a triple century in Test Virender Sehwag, 309 Against Pakistan in Multan in 2004
First Cricketer to score a century in ODI Kapil Dev, 175* Against Zimbabwe in the 1983 Cricket World Cup
First Cricketer to score a double century in ODI Sachin Tendulkar, 200* Against South Africa at Gwalior, 24 February 2010
First Hat-trick in Test match Harbhajan Singh Against Austrlia in March 2001
First Hat-trick in ODI match Chetan Sharma Against New Zealand in 1987
First World Cup Championship Win At the 1983 Cricket World Cup
First Batsman to complete 10,000 runs in Test Cricket Sunil Gavaskar (also first in the world to achieve this feat.)
First Batsman to complete 10,000 runs in ODI Cricket Sachin Tendulkar (also first in the world to achieve this feat.)
First Cricketer to score 100 centuries in Test and ODIs combined Sachin Tendulkar
Bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings Anil Kumble, 10/74 Against Pakistan in Delhi,1999
First Batsman to score 50 centuries in Test Cricket Sachin Tendulkar
Highest Test Score 726/9 Against Sri Lanka in Mumbai,2009
Lowest Test Score 42 Against England in 1974
Highest ODI Score 418/5 Against West Indies,2011 at Indore
Lowest ODI Score 54 Against Sri Lanka in Sharjah, 2001
Highest Winning margin in ODI 257 Against Bermuda in West Indies,2007
Highest Winning margin in Test Match Innings and 239 runs Against Bangladesh, Mirpur 2007
Highest Score run by WicketKeeper in ODI Mahendra Singh Dhoni , 183 againt Sri Lanka, 2005
Most Wicket taker in Test Match Anil Kumble,619 in 132 matches
Most Wicket taker in ODI Anil Kumble,334 in 269 matches
Highest Individual Score in Test Match Virender Sehwag, 319 Against South Africa, Chennai, 2008
Highest Individual Score in ODI Match Rohit Sharma, 264 Against Sri Lanka, Kolkata 2014
Most dismissals in Test career by wicketkeeper MS Dhoni
Most catches in Test career (non-wicketkeeper) Rahul Dravid, 209 in 163 matches
Highest wicket partnerships in Test Match Vinoo Mankad & Pankaj Roy, 413 aginst New Zeleand in 1956
First Cricketer to awarded Arjuna Award Salim Durani
Most number of Man of the Match Awards In ODI 62 by Sachin Tendulkar
Most Consecutive Man of the Match Award In ODI 4 by Sourav Ganguly
Most number of Man of the Series Awards In ODI 16 by Sachin Tendulkar
First Batsman to score two centuries in same test match Vijay Hazare Against Autralia in Adelaid, 1947-48
First Batsman to score pair of ducks in same test match Vijay Hazare Against England in Kanpur, 1951-52
First Bastsman to Score 1000 Runs Vijay Hazare
First Indian player to score a century in three successive Test matches Vijay Hazare
Only Player to achieve 4000 test run and 400 test Wickets Kapil Dev
India's First ever foreign coach John Wright
First stadium to host a Test match in India Gymkhana Ground in Bombay, 1933
Wicket Taken on the First bowl of carrier in Test Match Nilesh Kulkarni, Against Sri Lanka, Colmbo, 1997
Wicket Taken on the First bowl of carrier in ODI S Ramesh, Against West Indies,1999 and Bhuvneshwar Kumar Against Pakistan, 2012
Fastest Century in ODI Virat Kohli, 52 Balls Against Australia, 2013
Fastest Half Century in ODI Ajit Agarkar, 21 balls againt Zimbabwe, 2000
Fastest Century in Test Match Kapil Dev and M Azharuddin, 74 balls
First Batsman to Score Three Triple Centuries in First Class Match Ravindra Jadeja
Fastest 50 Wicket taker in Test Match R Ashwin
Fastest Test Century on debut Shikhar Dhawan, Against Australia, 85 balls
6 sixes in an over Yuvraj Singh, Against England 2007
Fastest Half Century in T20 Yuvraj Singh, Against England 2007 in 12 balls
Man of the Match on ODI debut match Sandeep Patil
Indian Bowler to top in the ICC ODI Bowler's List Anil Kumble
Most Sixes in an ODI Innigs Rohit Sharma, 16 Sixes Against Australia in Bangalore, 2013
Most Fours in an ODI Innings Rohit Sharma, 33 Fours Againsts Sri Lanka in Kolkata, 2014
First to score two Double Centuries in ODI Rohit Sharma

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