Trivia

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.

Which club has won the most number of UEFA Champions League titles?

Date: 04.05.2013

Spanish club Real Madrid have won the UEFA Champions League titles nine times which is the most by any club.

Who was the leading run-getter during the second edition of IPL?

Date: 29.04.2013

Matthew Hayden of Chennai Super Kings scored 572 runs in 12 innings during the second edition of Indian Premier League which was the highest in the tournament. He was followed by another Australian in Adam Gilchrist who scored 495 runs in 16 matches.

Name the only first-class cricketer to have won a Noble prize?

Date: 28.04.2013

Samuel Beckett of Ireland, who played in two first-class matches for Dublin University, won the Noble Prize for Literature in 1969.

Who has the record for scoring the slowest half-century in IPL?

Date: 23.04.2013

JP Duminy has the record for scoring the slowest IPL fifty which came off 55 balls against Kings XI Punjab in 2009.

Which are the two Indian bowlers who have claimed more than one hat-trick in IPL?

Date: 22.04.2013

Yuvraj Singh (2) and Amit Mishra (3) are the two Indian bowlers to have claimed more than one hat-trick in IPL.

How many wickets Dominic Cork collected in his Test career?

Date: 21.04.2013

Former England pacer Dominic Cork represented his country in 37 Tests. He began his Test career against West Indies in 1995 while his final game came against India in 2002. He took 131 wickets at 29.81.

How many teams participated in the inaugural FIFA World Cup?

Date: 20.04.2013

The inaugural FIFA World Cup was held in 1930 in Uruguay that saw participation from 17 countries. A total of 18 matches were played and the competition was eventually won by Uruguay.

Who is the first New Zealand batsman to have crossed 7000 Test runs?

Date: 07.04.2013

Stephen Fleming, who represented New Zealand in 111 Tests, became the first batsman from his country to record 7000 runs in the five-day format.

Who was the top scorer in the inaugural edition of Indian Premier League?

Date: 04.04.2013

Shaun Marsh, representing Kings XI Punjab, scored 616 runs in 11 matches during IPL 2008. He scored a century and five half-centuries while becoming the orange cap holder of the inaugural edition of the cash-rich T20 league.