Cricket has a unique place in the hearts of Indians. Doesn’t matter if it is a city or village, you can find young boys and girls playing cricket in the streets or parks. There have been some unexpected and glorious moments in Indian Cricket. Some of these incredible happenings are listed below-
1. Anil Kumble’s 10 Wicket Haul
This is one of the best moments in “India-Pakistan” cricket. In the 1998/99 season at Feroz Shah Kotla, after dominating the first innings of Pakistan, Anil Kumble took all 10 wickets in the second innings. He was the first Indian to do such a thing. He took 14 wickets in that match. Here is the scorecard and highlights of the 2nd innings-
2. 1983 World Cup win
This world cup victory had more importance than the 2011 world cup win. India and Zimbabwe were not playing well in those days. People started saying that these kind of teams should be banned from participating in World Cups. Both teams had only one chance to prove themselves. And India did. India lost only 2 matches in that World Cup and in the finals, at Lord’s, India defeated West Indies to win their first World Cup.
That victory stunned the world. We can say that it’s also one of the reasons why we still play cricket more than any other sport. That victory brought back the popularity of cricket in India. Roger Binny and Kapil Dev were star performers in the World Cup.
Later on, Kapil Dev became the only player to achieve the all-rounder’s double of 4,000 Test runs and 400 Test wickets.