India is one of the most prominent cricket nations in the world. India has achieved significant success in international cricket. They have won the ICC Cricket World Cup twice, in 1983 and 2011. They have also won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. India has consistently been ranked among the top teams in Test cricket and has achieved the number one ranking multiple times. In this article you will know about the Top 10 Greatest Achievements of Indians in Cricket.
First 200 runs in ODI
Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, also called the God of Cricket, holds the record of being the first cricketer to reach 200 runs in One Day International (ODI) format. After him many other cricketers also scored 200 runs however most of them are Indians.
Highest individual run score in ODI
Indian Cricketer Rohit Sharma, also called the Hit Man, holds the record of the highest individual score in the One Day International (ODI) format. He achieved this feat in 2014 when he scored 264 runs against Sri Lanka from 173 deliveries which includes 33 fours and 9 sixes.
Most Runs in ODI and Test Cricket
Again the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar achieved this feat for India. He is the highest run scorer in One Day International (ODI) format and Test Cricket format. He began playing for India as a 16-year-old in 1989. Tendulkar holds the record of most appearances in both Tests and ODIs.
Highest Run Score in World Cup
In 2007, India set the world record of the highest run score ever in World Cup history. This feat came against Bermuda in the 2007 World Cup in which India scored 415-3. In the same match, India set a world record of the highest winning margin in an ODI match of 257 runs.
Highest Score by a Wicketkeeper
Indian Cricketer MS Dhoni also called the Captain Cool, holds the world record of the highest score by a wicketkeeper. He attained this feat in 2005 against Sri Lanka in which he scored 183 Not out. Dhoni is one of the best captains that India has.
17 Consecutive run chases in ODI
Indian Cricket Team, popularly known as “Men in Blue” holds the record of consecutive 17 consecutive successful run chases in ODI. which ended in a dramatic match against the West Indies in May 2006, which India lost by just 1 run.
First Captain to win three major trophies
India’s former captain MS Dhoni the Captain Cool holds the record of being the first captain to win the three major trophies in International Cricket. These trophies include ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011, ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 and ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.
First Cricketer to win back to back man of series awards
Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli also known as the King Kohli, holds the record of being the first cricketer in history to win back to back man of the series awards. He achieved this feat in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and 2016 ICC World Twenty20.
Highest Run Scorer in T20Is
Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli- the King Kohli is the highest run scorer in T20Is. He achieved this feat in November 2022 when he became the first cricketer to score 4,000 Runs in T20Is.
Fastest cricketer in history to reach 250 wickets
Indian Cricketer Ravi Chandran Ashwin, an all rounder, became the fastest cricketer in history to reach 250 wickets. He achieved this feat in 45 matches and bettered Dennis Lillee’s record of 48 Tests by three matches and Dale Steyn 49 Tests by four matches.
These achievements highlight India’s prowess and success in international cricket, showcasing their dominance in various formats and their ability to produce world-class cricketers.
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