There is no exaggeration at all in the fact that everyone in the world aspires to register his name in the Guinness Book of World Records. Despite this, very few people succeed in securing a special place in this prestigious list.
By the way, a lot of records are being broken and made in the cricket world. Many such world records are also made which seems impossible to break. Similar special records are strong contenders for inclusion in the “Guinness Book of World Records”.
If we talk about cricket then this game has also been able to find a place in this aspirated list, many players have been given this honor due to their extraordinary skills and the courageous attitude that never lets up. These players, full of merit and unique qualities, have easily attracted the world’s most respected book.
Today we are going to talk about the three Indian players whose names have been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Most expensive bat)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s name is taken with great pride and honor in the history of Indian cricket. It is well known that under Dhoni’s captaincy, Team India has achieved unprecedented successes.
But very few people are aware that the name of the magical captain Dhoni is also included in the “Guinness Book of World Records”. Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has managed to achieve this record thanks to his Reebok bat (which made India a world champion with a six in the 2011 World Cup final).
During the event “East Meets West” organized by Dhoni in London, United Kingdom, his special bat was bought by RK Global Shares for 100,000 euro ($ 161,295). The funds raised from this fund were used for the development and better future of underprivileged underprivileged children under the “Sakshi Foundation”.
2. Raja Maharaj Singh (oldest first class player)
Bombay (present-day Mumbai) governor Raja Maharaj Singh realized his passion for cricket after a long time. He realized his dream of late. Born in the royal family of Kathpura, Maharaj Singh made his debut in first class cricket at the age of 72 years and 192 days and wrote his name in golden letters in the pages of history.
His debut match was between Governor XI and Commonwealth XI. Maharaj Singh, who was leading the team of Governor XI, came down to bat at ninth on the first day of the game, but immediately had to return to the pavilion as he was caught at first slip by scoring just 4 runs. After the dismissal, he did not return to the field during the entire match, due to which Yadavindra Singh of Patiala took command of the team in his absence.
3. Virag mare (longest nets session)
He used to live his life by selling badmaps on the streets, but in the meantime he decided to shift from Mumbai to Pune to further his cricketing career.
Surprising all, the 24-year-old youngster made his name in the Guinness Book of World Records on 24 December 2015. The name of this young man is the record for the longest time in cricket history to practice in the Nets session in person. Mare batted for 3 days and 2 nights to break the previous record.
Mare started playing in the nets on 22 December at the Mahalaxmi ground in Karvenagar, during which he faced 14682 balls for 50 hours, five minutes and 51 seconds, playing 2,247 overs. While doing so, Virag demolished Dave Newman and Richard Wells ‘record of batting for 48 hours in the Nets’ season.