Cricket in India has become a passion rather than a sport. The history of cricket in the country is more than two hundred years old, but the Indian cricket team played its first Test match at Lord's on 25 June 1932 and India became the sixth country to play Test cricket. Even today, India dominates in all three forms of cricket. Today is 20 November, the date Indian cricket fans can never forget, which was made special by Pauli Umrigar and Sachin Tendulkar.
Umrigar first double century
It took 23 years for India to score a double century in Test cricket. Polly Umrigar has the credit of scoring the first double century on behalf of the country. Sunil Gavaskar carried many records in the history of Indian cricket with his bat, but most of the records before him were in the name of Polly Umrigar. He scored a double century for India for the first time, he did this feat against New Zealand on 20 November 1955.
11 years ago, Sachin made a big record
Sachin achieved such a feat in the Test match against Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad on 20 November 2009, which no one has broken to date. Tendulkar became the only batsman to score 30,000 runs in international cricket on this day. During India's second innings in the Ahmedabad Test match, Sachin scored this record as he scored his 35th run. Sachin achieved this feat on the last day of the first Test match of the series. Combining these three formats of cricket, Sachin has played 200 Test matches, 463 one-days and the only T20 in his cricket career, scoring 15921, 18426, and 10 runs.