Trivia

Who holds the record for taking two hat-tricks in a day?

Date: 01.06.2013

James Matthews, an Australian spinner, took a hat-trick in each innings of a Test match against South Africa in 1912 at Manchester.

How many Grand Slam titles did Jim Courier win in his career?

Date: 25.05.2013

Former world no. 1 Jim Courier won four Grand Slam titles in his career. He won two French Open and two Australian Open titles.

Who is the youngest captain in the history of Test cricket?

Date: 20.05.2013

Tatenda Taibu became captain of the Zimbabwean Test team at 20y 358d. He is the youngest ever cricketer to have led a Test side.

Who is the only tennis player to win all of the grand slam tennis events in the same calendar year twice?

Date: 19.05.2013

Rod Laver won all 4 grand slam tennis events in 1962 and then again in 1969. Interestingly, Laver only won 1 grand clam event, Wimbledon in 1968, in the years between 1962 and 1969. He also never won a grand slam event after 1969. Laver retired in 1979.

Who is the first player in IPL`s history to have been given out obstructing the field?

Date: 18.05.2013

Yusuf Pathan of Kolkata Knight Riders was given out obstructing the field against Pune Warriors during the sixth season of IPL. He thus became the first player in IPL’s history to have been given out in this manner.

Who is the only father-son pair to have scored test centuries on debut?

Date: 16.05.2013

Lala Amarnath and Surinder Amarnath.

Who is the only father-son pair to have scored test centuries on debut?

Date: 16.05.2013

Lala Amarnath and Surinder Amarnath.

Which female tennis player has the most French Open singles wins?

Date: 13.05.2013

The woman who has the most singles wins at the "Tournoi de Roland Garros" (the Roland Garros Tournament - often referred to as simply the French Open) is Chris Evert who won the French Open 7 times (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, and 1986). Steffi Graf is second with 6 wins (1987, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1996, and 1999).

The French Open is known as Les Internationaux de France de Roland Garros or Tournoi de Roland-Garros. Who is Roland Garros?

Date: 12.05.2013

Roland Garros was a French aviator. In 1913 he became the first aviator to fly across the Mediterranean Sea (from France to Tunisia). Garros was also a pilot during World War I and was shot down and killed on October 5, 1918, a little more than a month before the end of the war. In the 1920s a tennis center was named Stade de Roland Garros after Garros. The French Open derives its name from the stadium.

Who was the first batsman to be dismissed at 99 in T20 cricket?

Date: 11.05.2013

Alex Hales of England became the first batsman to be dismissed at 99 against West Indies in 2012.

Name the golfer who also goes by the nickname ‘The Great White Shark’.

Date: 06.05.2013

Greg Norman of Australia is nicknamed The Great White Shark.

Which former English spinner was known as “The Cat”?

Date: 05.05.2013

Philip Tufnell, who represented England in 42 Tests, was nicknamed “The Cat” apparently due to his habit of being found sleeping in the dressing room. Tufnell took 121 wickets at 37.68.