Trivia

Which was the first Grand Slam event to award equal prize money to male and female players?

Date: 25.08.2013

The US Open became the first ever Grand Slam event to award equal money to both male and female players in 1973.

How many Grand Slam singles titles did John McEnroe win in his career?

Date: 22.08.2013

John McEnroe of US won a total of seven Grand Slam singles titles in his career which include four US Open and three Wimbledon titles.

Which cricketer was the first one to take 300 Test wickets?

Date: 19.08.2013

Fred Trueman of England played in 67 Tests and took 307 wickets at 13.81. He became the first cricketer to collect 300 Test wickets in 1964.

In which year did Badminton make its Olympic debut?

Date: 18.08.2013

Badminton made its debut in Barcelona Olympics held in 1992.

Against which country did former West Indies cricketer Stuart Williams scored his only Test century?

Date: 15.08.2013

Former West Indies batsman Stuart Williams played in 31 Tests scoring three fifties and one century. His only Test ton came against India at Port of Spain in March 1997.

Who holds the record for maximum number of stumpings in Tests?

Date: 11.08.2013

Bert Oldfield of Australia made 52 stumpings in 54 Tests. It is the highest by any wicketkeeper in Tests.

Which golfer holds the record for winning the most number of professional Major titles?

Date: 08.08.2013

Jack Nicklaus holds the record by winning 18 Major titles.

Name the athlete to have won a medal at both the Summer and Winter Olympics in the same year.

Date: 07.08.2013

Christa Luding of Germany, speed skater and track cyclist, is the first and only athlete to have won medals in Winter and Summer Olympics in the same year. During the Winter Games in 1988 (Calgary) she won gold medal in the 1000m speed skating and later on went on to win silver medal in the 1000m sprint event in track cycling at the Seoul Games.

What is the record for the lowest innings total in Ashes history?

Date: 06.08.2013

Australia, in their first innings, were bundled out for 36 runs in 23 overs by England in the first Test at Birmingham of the five-match series in May 1902. This is the lowest ever innings total in Ashes history.

As a spinner, which player holds the record for taking maximum wickets in a bilateral series?

Date: 05.08.2013

Amit Mishra of India took 18 wickets at an average of 11.61 in a five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in 2013. It is the best by any spinner in a bilateral series. The previous best was by Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis - 15 wickets at an average of 8.60 (against Zimbabwe in 2008-09).

Who is the first captain to record three ducks in a series of five ODIs?

Date: 04.08.2013

Brendan Taylor of Zimbabwe became the first captain to register three ducks in a series of five ODIs against India in 2013.

Who won the inaugural Indian Grand Prix?

Date: 03.08.2013

Sebastian Vettel won the inaugural Indian Grand Prix in the year 2011