Indian national cricket team is one of the reputable names in world cricket. From creating records to lifting trophies, the team is considered one of the best on the planet. It has records that keep piling up and with addition to new players, the team continues to allow new talents to nurture under the finest of coaches. Over its period of gaming, the team has not only elevated its space in the world but winning trophies has brought more repute to India. Though there is much to be achieved in the coming years, the team is currently one of the richest in the world.
India has lifted the title of World champion a couple of times. To put it correctly, India is the only team that has World Cups in three formats – 60 Overs, 50 Overs, and 20 Overs. The team’s spectacular win in 1983 World Cup boosted its image in the sports world whereas its Victory in the inaugural T20 World Cup of 2007 reassured that the team continued to dominate the field with a strong image. Fans will expect that the team will replicate their performance during the 2007 and 2011 World Cup and bring the Trophy home.
To be knighted is considered to be an honor. Maharajkumar of Vizianagram is the only Indian Test Cricketer to have been honored by this privilege, but he renounced the title after the independence of India in 1947.
When it comes to cricket, Sachin is a player that nobody can overlook. Apart from the runs he has scored, he has quite a unique moment in his bag. He is the only Indian player to have played for Pakistan in 1987 during an exhibition match where he came out as a substitute fielder for Pakistan.
Indian Cricket Team & its captain:
The Indian Cricket team is also known as men in blue and is governed by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). Though the game was introduced in India in the 18th century, the first official game was played in 1932. India secured its first win in 1952 against England. Virat Kohli is the current captain of the Indian Cricket team. The team is ranked first in the Test Cricket, 2nd in ODI’s and 4th in T20 as per the rankings of ICC.
Trophies and Runs:
The men in blue have achieved quite a lot in recent years. It has two ODI World cups, one T20 World cup, 2 ICC champions trophy, 7 Asia cups along with other trophies it has won over some time. When a total number of runs are mentioned, how can we ignore Sachin Tendulkar? Sachin is the only batsman to score the highest number of runs in international cricket. He has scored a whopping 18,426 runs followed by Indian team captain Virat Kohli at 11,792. Indian National team is considered one of the best teams in the world. Its reason can be attributed to the fact that the Government of India has led so much emphasis on the development of the sport that it has added to the quality of its national team. On top of that, BCCI is one of the richest cricket boards in the world.
Indian Cricket team has come a long way from 1932 to 2020. When it won its first World cup, it was unexpected but soon the team was marked one of the contenders and a strong pack. Though there is much to be achieved in the coming years, the 2020 T20 World cup will certainly see a show of a lifetime where the top teams of the world will compete for the trophy.