Cricket is a religion here and this is a fact known by one and all. But even the most ardent cricket fans might not know a few things about the game. Fret not, because now with Epic Channel’s brand new show – Mid Wicket Tales With Naseeruddin Shah, you’ll find out such insane trivia about India’s favourite sport, even your father will be stunned when you correct him while he’s sprouting statistics. Doubting us aren’t you? Check out some rare trivia from the show right away!
Before making his test debut for India, Sachin Tendulkar was actually part of a touring Pakistan side led by Imran Khan as a substitute fielder during an exhibition game at the CCI, Mumbai.
Kapil Dev has never been run out in his cricketing career! Woohoo!
The news that Sunil Gavaskar had become the captain of the Indian cricket team was announced by the pilot of the flight he was in.
Three former Indian captains were known as Colonel – CK Nayudu, Hemu Adhikari and Dilip Vengsarkar.
Sunil Gavaskar was almost exchanged at birth – it was his uncle who had noticed a tiny hole in his earlobe who detected the mix-up and the real Gavaskar was brought back to his mother.
Sandeep Patil played the hero and Syed Kirmani played the villain in the film ‘Kabhie Ajnabi The‘
He acted in this movie called Malamaal which also had Naseeruddin Shah. Co-incidence? We think not!
He was a junior national level skating champion!
He played both International Hockey and cricket for India!
He once hit England’s spinner Eddie Hemmings four successive sixes in an over to save a follow on for India.
Gavaskar and Anshuman Gaekwad! #Judwaa
He played the game replacing his elder brother Snehashish Ganguly.
This song was composed and played to raise money to facilitate them.
He’s a right-handed batsman, thus proving that Mr. Gavaskar is a star!
He was dissuaded by Dennis Lilee due to his small and frail structure. In hindsight we think that was the best decision he ever made!
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