25 most incredible photographs from the history of Indian cricket that every fan should see

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Cricket in our country is nothing short of a religion and cricket players are worshiped as the God himself. Doesn’t matter if it is a city or village, you can find young boys and girls playing cricket in the streets or parks. Like every other sport ever played, there have been some iconic moments in cricket that have been captured forever through photographs. Some of these incredible happenings are listed below which shape the future of Indian cricket.

1. Sachin Tendulkar walks out to bat for one final time.

Sachin in his last match against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Credits: Atul Kamble.

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2. The God bids goodbye to the 22 yard strip that he worshipped.

Sachin at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, after his last Test match.

Iconic Photos of Indian Cricket

Iconic Photos of Indian Cricket


3. India Defeating West Indies and England in 1971 Test Series.

In 1971 Underdog India defeated the two titans of World Cricket – West Indies and England in their own home soils making its presence felt in the World Cricket. In many way this victory increased moral of Indian team. People in India started taking this game seriously and a new generation of cricketers were now coming to lead the team.

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4. Kapil Dev’s unbeaten 175 scripted a fairytale comeback for India v Zimbabwe at the 1983 World Cup.

Kapil Dev, producing one of the greatest ODI innings the world has ever known. India, down and with qualification to the knockouts on the line, needed something special, and Kapil gave it. He made 175 to propel India, revitalized and ready to make their storied run to the World Cup.

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5. The moment when India won its first World Cup in 1983. Where it all started.

After Jimmy Amarnath took the last West Indian wicket of Micheal Holding, the crowd rushed in.

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Indian cricket team with the World Cup trophy.

Iconic Photos of Indian Cricket

Iconic Photos of Indian Cricket


6. World Championship of Cricket, 1985.

Ravi Shashtri was awarded an Audi 100 for being the Man of the Series, suddenly making the car the most known in India.

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7. The Legend Is Born.

Manoj Prabhakar pats young Sachin Tendulkar on the back as they leave the stadium. The two saved India from defeat in the Manchester test match, Tendulkar (119*) at 17 the youngest Indian ever to score a maiden Test hundred. It all started there…

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8. Tony Grieg cradles Gundappa Vishwanath like a baby after Vishwanath scored a century.

At the India vs England in 1976-1977.

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9. Surav dada gives a fitting reply to Flintoff after India beat England at Lord’s in the Natwest final.

Flintoff had taken of his jersey in similar fashion 7 months ago after defeating India at the Wankhede, and Ganguly took the opportunity to repay the favour at Lord’s as India chased down 326.

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10. Bees attack the Ferozshah Kotla ground during a Test match between India and Australia.

Indian fielders and Australian batsmen, and the two umpires, hit the ground on the third day of the third cricket Test match at the Ferozshah Kotla grounds in Delhi on 31 October 2008, as a swarm of bees enter the playing arena.

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11. Jumping Javed.

This list can not complete without images of India-Pakistan cricket rivalries, is the “Jumping Javed”. Irritated by the Indian wicket keeper Kiran More, Javed Miandad reacts in his own way!!.

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12. Aamir Sohail mocked Venkatesh Prasad after hitting a four in the 1996 World Cup quarterfinal.

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And Prasad dislodged his off stump on the very next ball.

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13. Anil Kumble’s 10-wicket haul at Ferozshah Kotla.

Kumble took all 10 wickets in one innings against Pakistan, leading India to victory and setting a world record.

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14. Anil Kumble came out to bowl 14 consecutive overs with a broken jaw in Antigua, 2002.

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15. Yuvraj Singh touches the feet of his idol.

Sachin was the captain of the MCC team and Yuvraj played for the Rest Of The World team.

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16. Sachin Tendulkar finally reaches his 100th century.

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and his first double century. Sachin Tendulkar became first player to score 200+ runes in ODI history.

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Sachin Tendulkar claimed the most unforgettable ODI record when he scored the first ever double century in the game’s history.


17. Yuvraj Singh’s iconic sixth six off Stuart Broad in one over.

Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes in an over at the Inaugral match of 2007 T20 World Cup against England right after heated argument exchange with Andrew Flintoff.

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18. The moment a billion hearts were waiting for.

India lifting the 2011 World Cup and dream come true for the legend.

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World Cup Winning Six. India becoming the 1st team to win a World Cup at home.

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19. India chasing 321 in less than 37 overs, keeping their hopes alive to qualify for the finals.

Chasing 321-run target against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli smacked 76-ball hundred to keep India’s chances of chasing down the target in 40 overs to earn bonus point to qualify. Kohli was the man for India who took the country to victory timing his innings to perfection while getting runs very quickly.

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20. Winning T20 World Cup 2007.

A cricket board allergic towards T20 cricket, hesitant to even send their team for the World Cup, preferred to rest its key players only to see its young team winning the first edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007.

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21. Rahul Dravid’s last ODI.

Rahul Dravid leaves the field amidst a standing ovation in his last ODI at Cardiff, 2011.

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22. Sehwag scoring 309 to become ‘Multan Ka Sultan’.

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23. When Virat Kohli unleashes the dancer in him.

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24. Three men cricket can never forget: The Wizard, The Don and The Little Master.

Three legends in one picture… Priceless.

Iconic Photos of Indian Cricket


25. A selfie of cricketing greats at the MCCs bicentennial celebration.

Lord’s had completed 200 years and a match was scheduled with 22 legends of the game. Sachin and Warne captained the teams.

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