In the history of Indian cricket, the Indian cricket team has not performed as well overseas as it has in India. By the year 2000, the Indian team undergo major improvements under the leadership of coach John Wright and Saurav Ganguly (captain ). The team drag a Test series with Australia in Australia , which is usually investigated as a difficult tour. It was followed by a historic Test and ODI series win against Pakistan while playing in Pakistan.
Cricket in India is not just a sport, it is the love and passion the Country. Everyone in India likes to play Cricket throughout the country and India has popularized many legendary batsmen including Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar . After the World Cup triumph in 1983, the Indian team has recently tasted a lot of success such as the 2011 World Cup. Excluded from the International Cricket, BCCI conducts the biggest sporting franchise in the world, the Indian Premier League.
The Indian Cricket History
Here are some Achievements by Indian Cricket team
1983 World Cup
When Kapil Dev’s team defeated the West Indies in the 1983 World Cup. It was greatest achievement for Indian Cricket. As expected In the Final, Michael Holding and Joel Garner delivered an impressive bowling performance. The Indian team was back to pavilion at the score of just 183 runs. The Indian bowling exploited the conditions well and sent the strong West Indian batting line-up back to pavilion at 140 runs. The underdogs, India, conquered the invincible West Indian team, and surprised everyone.
2011 World Cup
In the history Indian Cricket team lifted the World Cup for the 2nd time in 2011 , achievement that only Australia and West Indies had achieved earlier. On familiar pitch conditions, the Indian batting seem yielding even against strong bowling attacks. The Indian team conquered Sri Lanka in the Final by 6 wickets, and bring home the Cup.
Some of the Major Records of Indian Cricket team
Sachin Tendulkar – Top Run Scorer and Most Centuries
Sachin Tendulkar was considered as one of the outstanding batsmen that India everhad, and is even distinguished to the great Don Bradman. He has achieved the record of scoring 51 centuries in Tests, and making 49 centuries in the ODIs. He is the only batsman in the history who had made a combined total of 100 centuries. He is also highest run scorer in both ODIs and Test matches, with 18,246 and 15,921 runs.
All the batsmen who have made double centuries in ODIs belong to India. Sachin Tendulkar made the first double century of Cricket history in just 147 balls against South Africa. In 2012, Virender Sehwag scored 219 in just 140 balls against West Indies. Than Finally, Rohit Sharma’s 209 against Australia was the third double century in the history of the sport.
Top Indian Cricket Players in the history of Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar who is devotedly called Little Master by his fans is known tobe one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Sachin Tendulkar is called the God of cricket.
Sunil Gavaskar is one of the greatest players in Indian Cricket team. He is considered as one of the greatest opening batsmen in cricket history.
Indian captain, Kapil Dev , is not only considered as one of the best cricketers but also the best captains in the Indian cricket history.
Anil Kumble is known as one of the greatest Indian cricketers. This right-arm leg spin bowler is still the top most wicket-taker for India.He took the third highest wicket after Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne in Test cricket.
He took the highest number of catches in Test cricket. He took more than 200 catches and surmount the Australian legend Mark Waugh.
Sourav Ganguly ,was undoubtedly one of the most successful captains in Indian cricket history. Under his guidance, the Indian cricket team reached to a high level and represented India in a new image.
Mohammad Azharuddinset a record of dominating the Indian cricket team under him SouravGanguly broke 103 ODI matches and Indian cricket team won more Test matches.
*Mahendra Singh Dhoni:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is undoubtedly regarded as one of the most prosperous Indian captains till date. Beinga captain, He made India won two World Cup trophies- the 2007 ICC World 20-20 and the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Vijay Hazareis not between us now but he is still remembered for leading the Indian cricket team to its first ever Test win in 1951-52 against England at Madras.
*V. V. S. Laxman:
- V. S. Laxman is one of the most popular Indian cricketer. He popular for his passionate batting style.