India is a country where cricket is more than just a sport. Here cricketers are worshipped and looked up to for inspiration and motivation. Cricket is played in every gully and every child dreams to be a cricketer. It is a game that unites the country and has produced excellent cricketers through ages and, those cricketers, individually, as well as collectively in a team have always given their best to the country. The cricketing history of this country has seen the rise of excellent cricketers who have given the best. Be it Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won all the three ICC trophies, or Virat Kohli who has scored tons of runs, or be it the bowlers. Not only this, but even nowadays we are witnessing the rise of young Indian cricketers especially, fast bowlers and some excellent run makers. Be it the youngsters or the senior cricketers, almost everyone has some or the other amazing record to their name. But some of the gems of Indian cricket have very unique records to their name etched in the history of world cricket surpassing the giants of world cricket. Let's have a look at such unique and surprising records by Indian cricketers, who have always been the best in the business because the list is never-ending!
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Captain Cool, who never fails to amaze us, has some unique records to his name and one of them is that he holds the record for bowling the maximum number of times, in nine international matches while being a wicketkeeper.
2. Virat Kohli
The current captain and the run machine of Team India, who always comes as a savior when the team needs to score tons of runs, also has unique records to his name. He is the first Test skipper in the history of world cricket to score three hundred in his first three innings, and it was scored during the Test series against Australia.
3. Virender Sehwag
Viru Paaji, who recently through his social media is entertaining the citizens after his batting too has his name etched in the history of cricket as he is the only cricketer to score more than 7500 runs in both One-Day Internationals and Test matches as an opening batsman. Not only this, in addition, he is the only batsman to score a triple century in Tests and a double hundred in ODIs.
4. Irfan Pathan
He is the one and only bowler to claim a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match taking the wickets of Salman Butt, Younis Khan, and Mohammad Yousuf in a match against Pakistan in Karachi in 2006.
5. Sachin Tendulkar
The legend, also known as 'The God of Cricket' is the first player to complete the rare triple, that is, 15,921 runs; 100 wickets; 100 catches in One Day Internationals.
6. Ravichandran Ashwin
This talented all-rounder has an excellent record of bagging 200 wickets in Test cricket with the least number of deliveries, 10291.
7. Shikhar Dhawan
The always cheered-up batsman and fielder holds the record of being the fastest scorer in Test debut in cricketing history with just 85 balls.
8. Rohit Sharma
The excellent batsman, Rohit Sharma has a stunning record to his name with the most number of double centuries in ODIs.
9. Rahul Dravid
“The Wall of India”, who always came to rescue when the team needed, has a unique record to his name with the greatest number of catches in the Test format, 210.
10. Ajinkya Rahane
A talented fielder and batsman, he has the world record of being the first non-keeper cricketer to take 8 catches in a Test match against Sri Lanka in 2015.