Sachin Tendulkar scored 1,000 or more ODI runs in a calendar year seven times - 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007.
In 1934, Egypt became the first African nation to participate in FIFA World Cup. It lost to Hungary 2-4 in the first round.
In July 2008, New Zealand crushed Ireland by 290 runs in an ODI at Mannofield Park in Scotland which is the biggest ODI victory by any team in terms of run margin till date.
Virat Kohli is the quickest among Indians to reach the milestone of 1000 runs, 3000 runs and 4000 runs in ODIs.
Sebastian Vettel of Germany is the youngest World Champion for the last 3 Grand Prix Championships.
Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.
Navjot Singh Sidhu’s highest score in Test was 201 that came against West Indies in March 1997. The Test ended in a draw.
Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa blasted 175 off just 111 deliveries with the help of 21 boundaries and seven sixes to lead his team’s pursuit of a record target set by Australia in March 2006. He eclipsed Ricky Ponting’s 164 (105b, 4X13, 9X6) to emerge as the top scorer of the match.
Sachin Tendulkar made his ODI debut against Pakistan in 1989 in a 40-over match that was reduced to 20 overs a side due to bad light. Tendulkar came in to bat at No. 5 and registered a duck in his first ODI innings after being caught by Wasim Akram off Waqar Younis.
Sachin Tendulkar has received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri from the Indian government. He is the only Indian cricketer to be awarded with all of them.
Spyridon Louis of Greece won the first marathon race (40,000m) of modern Olympic Games in 1896 becoming a national hero.
Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing won the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix after starting the race from pole. He was joined by Felipe Massa of Ferrari and Kamui Kobayashi of Sauber who finished second and third respectively.
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