Trivia

How many times has Sachin Tendulkar scored 1,000 or more ODI runs in a calendar year?

Date: 13.11.2013

Sachin Tendulkar scored 1,000 or more ODI runs in a calendar year seven times - 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007.

Which country became the first from Africa to play in FIFA World Cup?

Date: 10.11.2013

In 1934, Egypt became the first African nation to participate in FIFA World Cup. It lost to Hungary 2-4 in the first round.

What is the record for the biggest ODI win in terms of run margin?

Date: 02.11.2013

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.

Who is the quickest Indian batsman to reach milestone of 1000, 3000 and 4000 runs in ODIs?

Date: 01.11.2013

Virat Kohli is the quickest among Indians to reach the milestone of 1000 runs, 3000 runs and 4000 runs in ODIs.

Who is Formula One’s youngest driver to win 3 consecutive World Championship?

Date: 26.10.2013

Sebastian Vettel of Germany is the youngest World Champion for the last 3 Grand Prix Championships.

Which F1 driver won the inaugural Indian Grand Prix?

Date: 25.10.2013

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.

What was Navjot Singh Sidhu’s highest score in Tests?

Date: 24.10.2013

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s highest score in Test was 201 that came against West Indies in March 1997. The Test ended in a draw.

Who was the top scorer in the Wanderers ODI that South Africa won chasing a record 435?

Date: 17.10.2013

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.

How many runs Sachin Tendulkar hit in his first ODI?

Date: 14.10.2013

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.

Which is the only Indian cricketer to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri?

Date: 11.10.2013

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.

Who was the winner of first marathon race of modern Olympic Games?

Date: 08.10.2013

Spyridon Louis of Greece won the first marathon race (40,000m) of modern Olympic Games in 1896 becoming a national hero.

Who won the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix?

Date: 07.10.2013

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.