Cricket is a game of surprises that has produced some of the best moments in the past. It is a Gentleman’s game but there is more to it which adds to the excitement and thrill of the game. Cricket is not only about the connection of the bat and ball, it is also about players who are part of the moment and eventually becoming a legend of the game.
In the past, cricket has seen some of the best players creating the best moments of the game. However, some cricketers have achieved a feat that was not at all expected of them and stunned every cricket fan in the world.
In this article, we have compiled a list of five such incidents which sound so unreal but they happened in the world of cricket.
1) Rahul Dravid’s Consecutive Sixes
Often known for his calm and composed personality, Rahul Dravid took over the T20 format of cricket in style in the only T20 game he has ever been part of. When it came to the Test format, there is no other batsman better than Rahul Dravid but critics always raised their doubts over his style of cricket in the limited-over format of the game. However, he answered his critics in his only T20 game against England. In an over bowled by Samit Patel, Dravid hit three consecutive sixes and suddenly gave a much-needed rise in the run rate. In the end, England won the game but Dravid stole the limelight with his aggression on the field.
2) Ajit Agarkar’s Century at the Lord’s
Lord’s Stadium in England is known for its quality of pitch and the history which the ground has with Cricket. It is a dream of every batsman to score a century at the Lord’s. Sachin Tendulkar has an infinite number of records on his name but he failed to score a Test Cricket hundred at the Lord’s. However, surprisingly, India’s most disciplined bowler in the early 2000s, Ajit Agarkar scored his hundred at the Lord’s. Ajit Agarkar was known for his pace bowling and the ability to swing the bowl both ways. However, nobody expected him to score a century at the Lord’s in a game against England in July 2002.
3) Yuvraj Singh’s Six Sixes
Yuvraj Singh is one of the greatest batsmen and he will go down for his contribution to Indian cricket. However, his 6 consecutive sixes in Stuart Broad‘s over made him an Indian legend. In the first T20 World Cup, Team India was playing against England and both teams needed a win in the Super Eight Phase. Before the 19th was over, Yuvraj Singh and Andrew Flintoff had a heated argument because of which the latter got fired up and Stuart Broad had to face the consequences. Yuvraj became the first batsman to smash 6 sixes on 6 consecutive balls.
4) 92 Runs off 4 Balls
This will be the most controversial moment in any domestic cricket. The incident happened under Bangladesh Cricket Board in a domestic fixture. A Bangladeshi club named Lalimata Club intentionally gave away 94 runs in the last 4 balls to protest against the poor umpiring on the day. On three no-balls and 13 wides, 80 runs were scored and 12 were scored on 4 legal bowls.
5) 4 Innings in a Single Day
Test cricket is often considered as bowing by cricket fans in the world. However, in 2002, Australia and South Africa witnessed a complete opposite innings. During the 1st Test, because of rains, Australian innings were restricted to 55 overs. On the second day, the Australian squad was sent back to the pavilion at a score of 284 runs. In reply, Proteas turned out to be weak and were all bowled out for 96 runs. However, the Australian squad displayed a much poor performance than South Africa and their innings were over at a score of 47 runs. South Africa successfully chased the target on the second day itself and hence 4 innings were played in a single day of a Test match.