14 Defining Moments of Indian Cricket

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Defining Moments of Indian Cricket
Indian Cricket has evolved over the years. In 1932, the Indian Cricket team has made its Test Cricket debut. India’s first ever Test victory came against England at Madras in 1952.

The very basic idea of this article is, to take you down to the memory lane and bring some of the achievements or you can say the defining moments of Indian Cricket History. Its very hard for me to present them all or even some of them, in this very small post, as there are so many of greatest Indian Cricket Moments, which i can’t summarize

Rather….. I’m trying to serve some, with all excuses.

Ajit Wadekar 1971 against west Indies

Ajit Wadekar with his team

Ajit Wadekar with his team defeated West Indies, first time abroad to win an overses Series with West Indies in 1971.

Kapil Dev 175 Not out against Zimbabwe

Kapil Dev 175 not out against Zimbabwe

Unfortunately, this match in 1983 World Cup has not been telecasted, due to some problems. This was a gem of the innings played by Kapil Dev.

Kapil with 1983 world cup

Kapil with 1983 World Cup

This is the moment, we all grew up watching Kapil Dev holding World Cup. The best it can…!

Indian Benson & Hedges Win

Indian Benson & Hedges Win

First Indian win in some International Tournament. This tournament was Captained by Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri played a majestic Inning to guide India to Victory

Chetan Sharma Hat-trick

Chetan Sharma Hat-Trick

Chetan Sharma also known for his infamous last ball six from Javed Miandad, but this Hat-Trick was first by any Indian.

Sachin Tendulkar and Abdul Qadir

Sachin Tendulkar and Abdul Qadir

This was the match, when a 14 year old cricketer faced one of the best spinner of world, Abdul Qadir. Sachin Tendulkar took Abdul Qadir to surprise, when he hitted back to back Sixes to him.

Anil Kumble after taking 10 wickets

Anil Kumble after taking 10 wickets

Anil Kumble’s 10 Wicket haul in one Inning, created history in the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium of New Delhi, on 8th February, when he became only the second bowler after Jim Baker of England to have taken all 10 wickets in a test innings. This was a magical moment in Indian Cricket History.

Partnership of VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid

Partnership of VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid

India was in deep trouble of losing the Test match in Eden Gardens. Kolkata against Australia, when these two gentleman showed, what Cricket is all about and why it’s called gentleman’s Game. They played their shots too elegantly and so gently that Australia was confused of what is happening. They not only saved India but steered India to win this match.

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne

We all love The Warne vs Tendulkar clash, which Warne called nightmare, took place when both star cricketers were at their peak. It was rumored that Warne spent an entire summer practicing and determining the best way to bowl Tendulkar.

Ganguly with his shirt waving

Ganguly with his shirt waving

This was a Historic Moment, when Saurav celebrated Indian win against England at Lords NatWest Series in 2002, in reply to Freddie Flintoff, who’d charged topless around the Wankhede Stadium, a few months earlier. Ganguly, standing on the Lord’s balcony, waved his T-shirt after winning the match. This moment will forever be on our mind, as it broke all boundaries of goody-goody Indians, who believed to be shy. It was a tit-for-tat act.

Virender Sehwag making Triple Hundred in Pakistan

Virender Sehwag making triple hundred in Pakistan

Virender Sehwag scored 309 of 375 Balls in Multan Against Pakistan in Pakistan. This was his first Triple Hundred in Test Cricket. He hitted 39 boundaries and 6 sixers. Sehwag broke VVS Laxman’s record of the highest score by an Indian in test cricket.

Mohd. Kaif and Yuvraj Singh in Natwest

Mohd. Kaif and Yuvraj Singh in Natwest

In Natwest Trophy in England, Yuvraj Singh and Mohd. Kaif proved their ability to tackle pressure and guided India to victory in tough conditions. That win became the prolific moment of Indian Cricket till today.

Rohit Sharma 264 against West Indies

Rohit Sharma 264 against West Indies

Rohit Sharma’s 264 against West-Indies was an unbelieavale knock. He played with so ease and no hurry.

World T20 Champions

World T20 Champions

This World T20 Championship win bolstered Indian Team. They played like champs and Yuvraj Singh essayed this tournament. His Six Sixes in six ball against England is a very memorable Moment.

Indian Team winning World Cup 2011

Indian Team winning World Cup 2011

World-Cup win is always special and this time Indians did it in Indian in-front of home crowd.

These all memories will always be in our mind, and will forever give us happiness.

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