Everyone on this planet wants to achieve the feat of having his/her name in the Guinness Book of World Records. However, only a few of them have been able to occupy a prominent spot in such a prestigious list. The game of cricket has also been able to etch a position on this coveted list, with many players being conferred with this honour because of their skills and never-say-die attitude. The skill-set and the unique qualities of these players have helped them easily attract the most acclaimed book towards them.
In the following slides, we will have a look at the 3 Indian Players who have their names in the Guinness Book of World Records.
#3 MS Dhoni (most expensive bat)
The former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the record-holders in this list because of the Reebok willow, with which he hit the winning six in the finals of the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Later at an event named “East meets West”, organised by Dhoni at London (UK), the bat was bought by R.K. global shares at a mouth-watering amount of £100,000 ($161,295). The fund was used for the development of Dhoni’s wife’s charitable organisation – Sakshi Foundation – that works for underprivileged children in India.
#2 Raja Maharaj Singh (Oldest FC Player)
The governor of Bombay, Raja Maharaj Singh realised his passion for cricket quite late but was eventually able to fulfil his dream. Hailing from a Kathpura Royal Family, he made his First-Class debut at the age of 72 Years and 192 Days to claim a record and write his name with golden letters in the history of cricket.
The match was held between the Governor’s XI and Commonwealth XI. Maharaj Singh who was leading the Governor’s XI, came out to bat at no. 9 on Day 1, although he had to soon go back to the pavilion as he was caught at the first slip on the score of just 4 runs. After the dismissal, he did not take the field for the rest of the match as Patiala’s Yadavindra Singh led the team in his absence.
#1 Virag Mare (Longest net session)
Virag Mare who used to run a Vada Pav stall for his survival shifted from Mumbai to Pune in an attempt to sustain his cricket career. The 24-year-old managed to register his name in the Guinness Book of World Records on 24th December 2015. The lad holds the record for the longest individual net-session in the history of cricket.
He batted for 3 days and two nights to break the previous record. Playing at the Mahalaxmi Lawns in Karve Nagar, Mare started his net session on December 22 and faced 2,447 overs, 14,682 balls in exactly 50 hours, five minutes and 51 seconds. He broke the previous record of Dave Newman and Richard Wells who batted for 48 hours.