Trivia

Who is also known The Golden Bear?

Date: 29.07.2013

American professional golfer Jack William Nicklaus is also known as The Golden Bear.

How many Olympic medals Yelena Isinbayeva has to her name?

Date: 25.07.2013

Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva has won three Olympic medals – two gold medals won during 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics and a bronze during 2012 London Olympics.

Who has scored the maximum number of runs for Zimbabwe in ODIs?

Date: 24.07.2013

Andy Flower with 6786 runs in 213 ODIs leads the batting charts for Zimbabwe. He is followed by his brother Grant Flower with 6571 runs and Alastair Campbell with 5185 runs at second and third place respectively.

What is ‘The Laker’ match in Ashes?

Date: 23.07.2013

The 1956 Test series created a record that is yet to be broken. Jim Laker, the English bowler picked up 19 out of 20 wickets in the match. The game was termed as ‘The Laker’ match.

Which England cricketer also goes by the nickname ‘Deadly’?

Date: 22.07.2013

Former England spinner Dererk Underwood who played in 86 Tests claiming 297 wickets was nicknamed ‘Deadly’.

Who is the youngest to score a Test double century?

Date: 21.07.2013

Javed Miandad of Pakistan is the youngest Test double centurion at 19y 140d. He achieved the feat against New Zealand in 1976.

In Open era, which player holds the record for winning the US Open title most consecutively in Men’s category?

Date: 18.07.2013

Roger Federer holds the record by winning the title 5 consecutive times from 2004 to 2008.

Who is the youngest ever to win a Major title in tennis?

Date: 17.07.2013

Martina Hingis, aged 15 years and 9 months, won the Wimbledon women’s doubles championship in 1996 becoming the youngest ever to win a majors title.

Which Australian legend made his Test debut against England in 1928 and created history in 1930-31 series?

Date: 16.07.2013

Don Bradman made his Test debut in 1928. In the 1930-31 series, Bradman created history by scoring 100 runs in 22 balls.

He is the only cricketer in the Test history to score a ton and claim a five-wicket haul on debut. Name him.

Date: 15.07.2013

He is former New Zealand all-rounder Bruce Taylor. He made his Test debut against India at Kolkata in 1965. Taylor scored 105 while batting at No.8 and also clinched 5/86 in India’s first innings.

Who is youngest ever US Open singles champion?

Date: 13.07.2013

Tracy Austin of USA became the youngest ever winner of the singles title in 1979 at age 16 years, 8 months when she defeated Chris Evert in the final of the US Open.

Which batsman holds the world record for scoring the highest individual score in Test cricket while playing at number 11?

Date: 12.07.2013

Australia`s 19-year-old Ashton Agar holds the record by scoring 98 runs on his debut in the ongoing Ashes series.