Top Achievement of Cricketers of India

 Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world after Football with a huge worldwide fan base of 3.5 billion. There are many fans of cricket from the world but India is a major of them. In India, cricket is the most popular sport which is liked by almost all Indians. India gave much brighter cricketer to the world like Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, etc… The Indian cricketers created many records at a national and international level that every cricket fans want to know. So there is good news for all the cricket fans that we are presenting some best achievements of Indian cricketers, but before moving on to the main topic let’s go and know a little about cricket.

Top Achievements of Indian Cricketrs

Cricket in the World

If you say about sports at the international level, Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world. The major cricket-playing countries are India, Australia, England, New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan. The International Cricket Council (ICC) conducts a world tournament known as World Cup after every 4 years.

In starting cricket was known only in South East England (In mid 16th century), and it spread globally with the expansion of the British Empire. The most successful country playing International cricket is Australia, which has won seven One Day International trophies including five World Cups (More than any other country).

Cricket in India

In India, cricket is the most popular sport even there are no sports is parallel to cricket in India. Including villages, towns, and cities all youth are inspired by cricket. Almost in all small towns and villages, cricket is played in streets and colony is commonly known as “Gully cricket”. The craze of cricket in India is gradually increasing like the fire of the forest.

The Indian men’s national cricket team is also widely known as “Team India” and “Men in Blue” (due to the blue jersey of the Indian cricket team). The team India is governed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). India team is also a full member of ICC with all three formats (ODI, T20I, Test).

Indian cricket

There are many domestic competitions in India like Ranji Trophy, the Duleep Trophy, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, Irani Trophy, and Deodhar Trophy. Even BCCI conducts the Indian Premier League, which is also the biggest sports league in the world.

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Women cricket 

Women’s cricket was first recorded in Surrey in 1745. The international development of women’s cricket began in starting of the 20th century and finally, the first women’s international cricket was played in December 1934 which was held between Australia and England. The International Women's Cricket Council was founded in 1958 and finally in the year 2005 this cricket council was merged with (ICC) International Cricket Council to form a united body of cricket to help and develop the whole cricket. ICC launched Women’s Ranking in October 2015 which covered all three formats of women’s cricket (ODI, T20I, and Test).    

We have talked about cricket at the International and Indian level.

Top Achievement of Cricketers of India

10) India has won 2002’s NatWest Trophy


By thrilling two wickets, India gets the victory over England and won the NatWest Trophy on the 13th of July 2002 at Lords. When India was losing its hope after a sudden collapse, Yuvraj Singh played excellently by scoring 69 runs, and Mohammad Kaif who has also become the Man of the Final scored 87 and remained not out

A historical and entertainment thing happened in the last of the match, Indian captain Sourav Ganguly celebrated the moment of winning by taking off his shirts and flying it overhead at the historical Lord's balcony for taking revenge of Andrew Flintoff's.


9) India has won 1998’s Coca Cola Cup Sharaj


It was 24th April of 1998 when India has won the Coca Cola Cup in Sharjah By beating Australia by 6 wickets in the final match (happened between IND- AUS- NZ). Sachin Tendulkar scored a back-to-back century and become the Man of the Tournament and Man of the Final Match. Sand Storm also played a great role to reach India in the final and the captain of the India Md. Azharuddin has lifted the Trophy.


8) India has won the Border Gavaskar Trophy of 2001


India has won the Border Gavaskar Trophy of 2001 on the 22nd of March which has happened between India and Australia (included 3 matches Test Series). In the second test match of this Tournament (which happened at Eden Garden of Kolkata), Australia was dominating over India with 1-0 that forces India to follow on, but India comes back strongly by 376 runs partnership between Laxman and Dravid scoring 281 and 180 runs respectively. Since then India has started to dominate in the series and won 2 last matches and then the series with 2-1.


7) India has won the Benson and Hedges Cup of 1985


India has beaten Pakistan by 8 wickets in the Benson and Hedges World Championships of cricket final which has happened at MCG, Australia on 10th March 1985. In that match, India has performed as dominant and remained unbeaten. Ravi Shastri's the all-rounder player from India performed excellently by taking 8 wickets in 5 matches with 182 runs and also became the highlight of the Tournament and Man of the Series. K. Srikkanth who has also become the Man of the Final scored 283 runs in 5 matches.


6) India has won the Hero Cup of 1993


India has won the Cricket Association of Bengal Tournament by beating West Indies by a big run of 102 in the final (happened at Eden Garden Kolkata) on 27th November 1993, this tournament was the 5 Nation Hero Cup. The captain of India Azharuddin became the Man of the Tournament by performing excellent bowling by the Man of the Match of Final Anil Kumble (6.1-2-12-6).


5) India has won 5 times Asia Cup


After clinching Asia Cup against Sri Lanka by 81 runs in the final match at Dambulla, Sri Lanka, India repeats the history on 24th June after 15 years. It is the 5th time occasion that India won the Asia Cup title since the creation of the tournament in 1984. India has reached a total of 8 times in Asia Cup title out of 10 times and won 5 Asia Cup of 1984,1988,1990-91, 1995 and 2010.


4) India become the joint winner of ICC Champions Trophy of 2002


After two days of one innings play and second session rain, the ICC Champions Trophy is shared between Sri Lanka and India (Sanath Jayasuriya’s from Sri Lanka and Sourav Ganguly’s from India ) on 30 December 2002. In both final matches, India restricted Sri Lanka by 244 and 222 runs but didn’t chase the Srilanka due to heavy rain so the Trophy distributed to both the team.

3) India got Number One Position in ICC Test ranking, 2009


On 6th December 2009, India was the third country to surge to the top of the ladder after South African and Australia since the Test Championship was introduced in May of 2001. Under the continued captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, and the current Indian captain Virat Kohli, India ascent the No. 01 positions in ICC Test Ranking.


2) India won ICC World Cup T20 in 2007


On 24th September 2007, India won the first ICC World T20 Championship by beating Pakistan by 5 runs in the final at Johannesburg, South Africa. The Mahindra Singh Dhoni became the first captain of all times who lift the trophy of the ICC World Championship. The Player of the final Irfan Pathans from Team India did excellent bowling by taking 3 wickets in 4 over and gave only 16 runs. The opener of India Gautam Gambhir's also played a great role in winning the final match by scoring 75 runs in 54 balls.

In the same match, one of the biggest records in the tournament is recorded by Yuvraj Singh by hitting 6 sixes in an over and scored 50 runs only in 2 overs.


 1) India won the World Cup of 1983


This is the biggest achievement for the Indian cricket team, India won its first world cup in 1983 by defending West Indies in the final by 43 runs. On 25th June 1983, Kapil Dev lifts the world cup at Lords on England (the world get its second champion of the ODI cricket after West Indies). Mohinder Amarnath became the Man of the Match in both final and Semi-final by performing all-round performance in the tournament helps India to become the World champion.

After this big achievement, many countries gave support to India and now India is one of the best cricket teams in ICC.


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