Cricket enthusiasts worldwide are celebrating a rare occurrence on November 11, as the day and month align. This annual event brings to mind the unique date of November 11, 2011 (11/11/11), which holds a special place in cricket history.
On that day, during the first Test between South Africa and Australia at Cape Town, a remarkable coincidence unfolded. At precisely 11:11 AM, South Africa found themselves needing exactly 111 runs for victory. The synchronicity of these numbers added a surreal dimension to the match.
In a spontaneous and unified gesture, all spectators stood on one leg for the entire minute, creating a memorable tribute to this extraordinary moment. Umpire Ian Gould joined in on the fun, embracing the spirit of this unique occasion.
Twelve years later, cricket fans continue to cherish this remarkable coincidence, which is remembered as “the Nelson of all Nelsons.” The alignment of these numbers in both time and score created a fascinating and rare spectacle that cricket fans will cherish for years to come.