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3 Indian Players holding records in the Guinness Book of World Records

To have your name on the Guinness Book of World Records is an achievement that is dreamt of by many. Records par excellence are created every year in a variety of domains and Sports is the arena where tough competition results in plenty of feats and unforgettable accolades. But do you know only 3 Indian cricketers have got their names in the Guinness Book of World Records? Check out who they are and know more about their world records:

Raja Maharaj Singh (Oldest First-Class Player)

The first Indian Governor of Bombay, Raja Sir Maharaj Singh led the Governor’s XI when the Commonwealth XI toured Bombay. The cricket match started from 25 November 1950. At 72 years and 192 Days, he became the oldest debutant of First-Class cricket. He is also the oldest to even feature in an FC game. The senior campaigner batted at No.9 on Day 1. But could only manage a brief stay (4 runs ) on the pitch after he edged Jim Laker’s delivery to the first slip. In the remaining days of the match, he did not take the field, and hence Maharaja of Patiala, Yadavindra Singh marshaled the team.

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Virag Mare (Longest net session: 50 hours, 5 minutes, and 51 seconds)

Practice makes you Perfect! Cricketers are always busy in the nets to hone their skill sets. So that they can put up their A-game on match day. But do you know there are certain players who have batted for even more than 2 days at a stretch in the nets? Meet Mumbaiker Virag Mare, an aspiring cricketer who bettered Dave Newman and Richard Wells’s 48 hours-long net practice record back in 2015. At the Mahalaxmi Lawns in Karve Nagar, Pune the youngster batted for 3 days and two nights( 50 hours). He accomplished the record on the Christmas eve to achieve the feat for the longest individual net session in cricket.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

One of India’s greatest cricket stalwarts, the former captain has numerous records to his name as a captain, wicket-keeper, and batter. Alongside his sporting heroics, Dhoni entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the record of having the most expensive cricket bat. His famous Reebok willow, the one with which he hit the match-winning six in the 2011 World Cup Finals. R K Global Shares & Securities Ltd (India) bought it at his ‘East Meets West’ Charity Dinner, in London, UK, on 18 July 2011 in an auction. It was bought for a massive amount of £100,000 ($161,295). The fund was donated to Sakshi Dhoni’s charitable organization “Sakshi Foundation” which works for the empowerment of the impoverished.

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