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Cricket Quiz Mat pooch ke kya haal hai mera tere peeche ? Too dekh ke kya rang tera mere aage.

Quizmaster is Narcissist, Beware!Dont question him on his questions or their answers.His decision is final.Special thanks to Quiz Club, IIT Guwahati for allowing him to organize the quiz.

Identify the white boxer. :P


Famous or popular.12th Oct is the birth date of which 19 year old famous celebrity who hasnt played cricket at domestic or international level? Yet, we choose to discuss here. :P

Ducks!Who started his career with score of 0,0,0,1,0,0 and went on to score 5502 runs in 90 test matches, including 6 double centuries ?

Marvan Attapattu

Bade Log :PThe only cricketer to play Test cricket for India and England ?

Iftikar Ali Khan Pataudi

Man with the Immortal Cover Drive.Rumal aur ainak sajae khara wo X apna, junhi lagata hai chauka tou Ifti ke naghmon se, Chishty ke geeton se gunjein fazain.Opponents would often say to X, _______ Ab-bas karo.Woodcock, the former editor of the Wisden Almanack, writes: The most ruthlessly mechanical of them must have been the legendary Sir Donald Bradman, the most enduring was Sir Jack Hobbs with 197 first-class centuries, the most calculating may well have been Geoffrey Boycott, but none of them could have played with more ease and elegance than X whose batting gave as much pleasure in England when he was with Gloucestershire, as it must have done in his home country.Ab itni hain ke yaad bhi nahi, laughs X about his centuries.

Zaheer AbbasWas bespectacled and wore a Rumal around his neck.Zaheer Ab-bas karo! - Indians would cry :PHe single handedly took apart the famed Indian spin quartet.Here is Bedi patting Abbas.

Some rudimentary stuff.There are 10 ways in which a batsman can be dismissed.Bowled, Caught, Stumped, Run Out, LBW, Handling the bowl, Hit wicket, X, Y and Z.

Some rudimentary stuff.Obstructing the field.Hitting the ball twice.Time Out.


Mooen Ali.

Out.It's known as X because it was first started byY. It never happens these days in cricket as laws have changed alittle since the first time it happened.When a bowler is bowling a ball, it's a general case that the batsman back up a little.It so happened in the Sydney test in 1947 that Y the Indianbowler ran out Australian batsman Bill Brown when he was about to deliver the ball. The Australian media criticized the decision and said that it was not good sportsmanship. Sir Don Bradman however, justified the acts of Y and said it was correct on his part. Theinteresting fact is, Y had ran Bill Brown in similar fashion against Australian XI earlier in the tour. The type of dismissal wasthen named asX.

Mankading and Vinoo Mankad.

Rare Trivia.The only man with double centuries in all of the four innings in Tests?

Sunil Gavaskar

Ponting unamused, Hayden not so.Ponting said about the innings "It's hard to imagine an Australian player doing it, just for the way we play our cricket. Their whole first innings might have been geared around one individual performance and they could have let a Test match slip because of it. They ran out of time in the game - that's not the way the Australian team plays.Hayden on the other hand - "I would just like to congratulate him and wish him all the best on a fantastic achievement.. to bat that period of time is an incredible achievement.What is being talked about ?

Only selfish Lara can do it! :P

Aaya Ram Gaya Ram ?X has playedmore than 350One-Day International matches, where he scored7360 runs with6 centuries, but he has not played100 balls in an inningsyet. Who ?

Shahid Afridi

Not too gentle ...Who famously said this - There is a little bit of the whore in all of us, gentlemen. The question is - what is your price?

Kerry Packer

Cricket in Assam.X (born 5 November 1988) is anIndianfirst-classcricketerwho plays forAssamin domestic cricket and forRoyal Challengers Bangalorein theIPL. He has represented India at the U-19 level many times, played in the2006 U-19 Cricket World CupinSri Lanka. He has also represented ICL India XI &Royal Bengal Tigersin the now defunctICL.He is a right-arm fast bowler and right-handed lower order batsman. He is probably the fastest bowler produced by Assam till now.

Abbu Nechim Ahmed

Main guy Missing. Not Exhaustive.David BoonXBen HilfenhausTim PaineGeorge BaileyXavier DohertyMatthew WadeJames Faulkner


Tuff one??England's Richard Illingworth, Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena, Paul Reiffel of Australia, and Ian Gould of England are some of the umpires at the 2015 Cricket World Cup. What other distinction do all of them have w.r.t the World Cup?

They have also played in the World Cup.

Its Huge..Xs physical presence (a burly 6'4"), big moustache, a penchant for exuberant displays of affection for his fellow players, and a tendency to talk to the opposition in inventively colourful language and a (some would say)"mincing" run-up (that at times stretched to 45 paces), made him a firm favourite amongst supporters, who would often imitate his warm-up stretches behind him en masse. In England, on his secondAshestour in 1993, the crowd often chanted "Sumo" when he ran in to bow.

Merv Hughes

One-eyed Raven.The famous English cricketer, Trevor Bailey, said that if X had not lost his eye he would have been in the Bradman class. Colin Bland, a top-notch South African fielder of yesteryear, put X aboveJonty Rhodesas a fielder.

MAK Pataudi

Sledging Again.X played the ball to square-leg and ran for a single. When he ran past Y the bowler, to the surprise of many, asked: What does Brian Laras cock taste like?This was rather odd, coming from Y. But hedidask X the question; and X had responded: I dont know. Ask your wife.Under normal circumstances, Y would have accepted that hed asked for it. But with Jane at home sick, all he heard was an insult and he saw red. While a little voice pleaded for him to ignore it, something just wouldnt allow him to let the slur go unchallenged.Y exploded. Far away, somewhere near the fence, a team mate : Oh geeze, Xs cracked open a hornets nest here, was his reaction.Ys fingers were pointed at X, and the words that came out of his mouth were not exactly the kind youd associate with the legend: If you f**king mention my wife again, Ill f**king rip your f**king throat out.

X Sarwan. Y - McGrath.

An old tale.X began to work withDaniel Hayward, afirst-class cricketer on his batting technique. His main fault was a tendency to back away from the ball when facing afast bowler, making it more likely he would bedismissed. Possibly prompted by the suggestion of a professional cricketer who was bowling at him in thenetsat Cambridge, he and Hayward began to practise with X's right leg tied to the ground. This affected his future batting technique and contributed to his creation of theY, a shot with which he afterwards became associated.While practising, he continued to move his left leg, which was not tied, away from the ball; in this case, it moved to his right, towardspoint. He found he could then flick the ball behind his legs, a highly unorthodox shot and likely, for most players, to result in their dismissal.Although other players had probably played this shot before, X was able to play it with unprecedented effectiveness.X probably developed Y with Hayward around spring 1892.

MaharajaRanjitsinghjiLeg glance

Masala/Gossip QuestionArticle from TOI (April 2013) There was a time when Y sparkled at every soiree, dressed stylishly and enjoying her spot in the sun as X's glamorous wife. But in July 2010, the former model-actress walked out from X's life, after he was allegedly involved with badminton champ Jwala Gutta, and chose to be a recluse. Bijli, as she(Y) is still fondly called, initially stayed at her parents' house in Oshiwara, nursing her wounds, meeting few people and speaking to even fewer. But the self-imposed exile is now a thing of the past as the 53-year-old seems to have rediscovered some of her zest for life, with help coming in from the unlikeliest quarter - her former boyfriend Salman Khan and his family.

X Md. Azharuddin, Y Sangeeta Bijalni.

God is Great!Xwas an amateurcricketteam founded by authorJ. M. Barrie, and was active from 1890 to 1913. The team was named in the mistaken belief thatAllah akbarmeantHeaven help usin Arabic (rather thanGod is great).Notable figures to have featured for the side includedRudyard Kipling,H. G. Wells,P. G. Wodehouse,G. K. Chesterton,Jerome K. Jerome,A. A. Milne,E. W. Hornung,Henry Justice Ford,A. E. W. Mason,Walter Raleigh etc.

Allahakbarries (Allah + Akhbar + Barrie).

Battleground.When England and New Zealand played a One-Day International (ODI) at Wellington in 2002, X recorded the sounds and the roars made by the crowd. Little did the spectators know that the recording would serve as a sound effect in a battle in themovie Y.

X - Peter Jackson

Which Indian Cricketer has been named after this Music Legend ? (Sitter)

SRT after S.D. Burman.

Caribbean Hollywood.When the Caribbean got its own Indian Premier League (IPL) style tournament, they roped in a couple of Hollywood stars to heighten the glamour quotient.On the CPL field, the Jamaica Tallawahs vs Barbados Tridents is considered a Chris Gayle vs Kieron Pollard affair. However, it is a battle between X and his fellow Hollywood actor Y.Give me both X and Y.

Hollywood Everywhere.Gerard ButlerMark Wahlberg

Now, HCC.X played a solitary Test match for England against South Africa in 1889 and marked the occasion with a five-wicket haul. A Sussex player, X captained England in his only match at the highest level. The county veteran turned to acting in his later years and eventually settled in America which paved his Hollywood career. In a long career, he acted in numerous films until he died at the age of 85 in 1948. Xs contributions were honoured by Hollywood when he was presented a star in the Walk of Fame. Even during his days in America he maintained his connections with the sport and founded the Hollywood Cricket Club (HCC).

Sir Charles Aubrey Smith

West and India.Neena Gupta is anIndianfilmandtelevisionactressanddirector-producer. She won the 1994National Film AwardforBest Supporting ActressforWoh Chokri. She is a popular actress in Indian commercial cinema, but it is her work with art filmmakers of India, likeShyam Benegalthat got her recognition as an actress of considerable repute.Why are we discussing her in this quiz? Put funda.

She had a relationship with formerWest Indian cricketer Vivian Richardsin the 1980s.

Dont blush Baby!Speaking to Ten News on Jan 5, 2016 about the incident involving X, Y said she was shocked by the comments. You don't expect to get that sort of answer and it's a little bit disappointing. I don't really want to be the subject of such conversations, I am just going about my business and doing my job, but it's definitely a good thing people are talking. We want equality... I've always felt, in my career, nothing but respect.Another reporter Neroli Meadows commented about X : 'He's done it before, he's done it to me, he's done it to several women,' toldABC Grandstand. 'He does this constantly. He is a creep, he has creepy behaviour,' she added.(image on next slide)

Y :

X : Chris GayleY : Mel Mclaughlin

Another Little Master.Young Gavaskar himself was told time and again by coach Vasu Paranjpe, When X played forward defence at Brabourne stadium, the "thak" of ball hitting the bat could be heard at the Churchgate Station.Xs famous 337 was made half a century ago, yet it is still the highest Test score away from home. There have been 20 other triple-hundreds, yet this remains the only one made in the second innings. In fact, it was made after following on - not from any mere 200-run deficit, but from an almost bottomless abyss of 473. It was January 1958 in Bridgetown, Barbados. In response to a first innings of 579, his team got bundled out for a humiliating 106. X came out to open the second innings on the third afternoon. It was a six-day Test, and saving it required that he stay at the crease for another three days - in cricketing terms, an eternity.There are other bright feathers in his cap - soon after this Test triple-hundred he made 499, the highest first-class score for many years.

Hanif Mohammad

Tragedy or Blessing?In an accident, a kid lost his three toes and was recovering in the hospital. He was constantly asking for a meet with Stephen Fleming, who was captain of the NZ side and kid's hero then. His parents tried and were able to convince Fleming to show up in the hospital. The kid was so inspired with Fleming, even after losing his foot fingers he continued cricket and now is a well known member in the cricketing fraternity. Not to mention but he is an excellent fielder.

Martin Guptill

Sunnys Favorite.X is a formerGuyanesecricketerwho represented theWest Indiesin 79Testmatches. He is widely considered as one of the best batsmen of the 1960s. X featured in several great West Indian teams, playing with - Sir Garfield Sobers,Lance Gibbs, andAlvin Kallicharran etc.C. L. R. Jameswrote in theNew Worldjournal that X was "the high peak of West Indian cricketing development", and praised his "adventuresome" attitude.X was part of the West Indian team that won the inaugural,1975 Cricket World Cup.A right-handed batsman, X scored 6,227 runs in 79 Tests at a robust average of 47.53, with his highest score of 256 coming againstIndia atCalcutta. (Highest in India till Laxman made 281)Sunil Gavaskar wrote of X, "To say that he is the greatest batsman I have ever seen so far is to put it mildly. In his honour both Gavaskar and Robert Holland (Aussie Spin bowler) did something. What ? Also, give me X.

Rohan Kanhai. They named their son after him.

Ashes!!In the 5th Ashes Test in 2001, X played with a torn calf muscle but still scored a hundred. He was barely able to stand to celebrate his hundred and just raised the bat lying on the ground.

Steve Waugh

The Cap.X's white cap, twitching shoulders and forearm stretch became as much a part of the day out as the battle between bat and ball. He seemed to attract minor incident, without ever allowing the day to be soured by controversy. Burst pipes, reflecting windscreens and bomb scares all conspired to trouble him, but each impostor was met with humour and Yorkshire-bred common sense. Notorious for being an early Bird (he once made it to The Oval at 6am, so nervous was he about being late and was five-hours early to meet the Queen on one occasion), and plagued by bad weather he made the transition from cricketing figure to something close to a national institution.A favourite among the public who took to his idiosyncrasies, X was equally admired and respected by the players. He diffused many a situation that a lesser umpire may have allowed to escalate, typically with common sense and good humour. Most importantly, he simply made few mistakes. "They all rated me the best: Sobers, Richards, Lillee and Botham. That means a lot I can tell you," he admitted.

Dickie Bird

If only I could dance like him!X is a huge cricket fan. Although it would be a tad inaccurate to describe his bandas Indophiles (like George Harrison was), their frontman X has a fascination for many things Indian, especially the music (Indian classical finds a place on his iPod) and food. And India is a cricket crazy nation, so X became a huge cricket fan as well.According to legendary umpire Dickie Bird: X enjoys his cricket. He loves it. He knows cricket, he's tremendous talking about the game, he's a clued-up lad.X's interest in things Indian was kindled way back in 1967, when he attended a conference in Bangor, Wales, along with the Beatles. That was for the 'Spiritual Regeneration Movement' conducted by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Mick Jagger

Captain to the rescue.Purely on the basis of the situation the team found themselvesin, at the start of the match,thisdefinitely hasto be the greatest innings in ODI cricket, in my opinion. Theywon the toss and elected to bat on a bouncy pitch at Tunbridge Wells and got off to a disastrous start, losing 5 wickets for 17 runs as the Zimbabwean bowlers led by Kevin Curran made full use of the helpful conditions.The irony of the whole effort was that was that the match was not covered live by BBC, the broadcasters of the tournamentas they were on a strike that day and hence no video footage of the game is available. The ground was ruled as too small with the two countries being deemed too "irrelevant" for a camera crew to be sent to the match.Which monumental effort?

Kapil Devs 175*(138)

A Pompous Popinjay!His last role with Sky Sports was presenting the network's coverage of the 1998/99 Ashes Series in Australia when he was famously live in the commentary box whenDarren Goughclaimed a Testhat-trick- describing the ball as a "corker of a yorker".X also commentates forAustralia'sNine Network. His rise to the top of sports broadcasting - in Australia at least - is quite remarkable considering he never played at international level during his cricketing career.X served as anchor during the Ashes of 2005 for Channel 4, producing several memorable commentary lines, demonstrating genuine excitement and elation at the events he was describing. The most famous were:"Oh!Stephen Harmison, with a slower ball; one of the great balls! Given the moment, given the batsman and given the match, that is a staggering gamble that's paid off for Harmison. He bowled it perfectly" after Harmison's slower ball dismissedMichael Clarke. Others include, "Crikey O'Reilly!" after aKevin Pietersensix, "Beauty, yes! Magnificent cricket from this man" afterAndrew FlintoffhadRicky Pontingcaught behind, and "Oh, yes! That's that, Andrew Flintoff is very special!" after Flintoff wrapped up Australia. X is also notable for the saying, "That's maximum" when a six has been hit.X is also the "anchorman" for EA Sports Cricket 07 game. He introduces the matches the user is playing, and also commentates during the game with Richie Benaud, taking over fromJim Maxwell.

Mark Nicholas

When audience took the final wicket!13th March 1996, Eden Gardens, Calcutta: A dreadful night that no Indian fan will forget, the image ofX drenched in tears trudging off the field still haunts us all.Chasing a modest total of 252 India seemed on track at 98/1 in the 23rd over before disaster struck. 'Little Kalu' showed good presence of mind to stump Tendulkar for 65 off Jayasuriya. The great Indian collapse soon followed on a crumbling pitch as they lost 7/22.Xstrode out to the middle at No.5 but he was just a spectator as he saw his team-mates arrive and depart. He went on the defensive with 10 runs from 29 balls as India were reduced to 120/8 in the 35th over with 132 more required from 15.5 overs.The fans were getting restless and enraged by the abject surrender, some sections of the Eden Gardens started throwing bottles onto the field. The seats were set on fire. The match was stopped and match referee Clive Lloyd finally awarded the match to Sri Lanka.

Vinod Kambli crying after Sri Lanka was awarded the semi-final match of the 1996 World Cup.

Sweeped out of the WC.Yes, I remember the X sweep shots in the semifinal (WC), but overall we played a superb World Cup. We won five matches in a row. We thought we had a great chance to win against England, but definitely X came with a great idea sweeping the left-arm spinners all the time. We missed a couple of chances; when you play big games in big tournaments, you have to take those catches to win matches. We played the last fifteen overs of that match very poorly. We never thought X would resort to all out sweep shots. We had plan A in place, but not plan B.

Graham Gooch

Lean, mean pace machines.Just enlist the greats who formed the daunting West Indian pace-quartet of the mid 70s and early 80s.

Roberts, Holding, Croft and Garner : striking fear in the hearts of batsmen through the 70s and 80s.

Watson? (Not the Australian :P)X was a keencricketer, and between 1899 and 1907 he played 10first-classmatches for the Marylebone Cricket Club(MCC). He also played for the amateur cricket team theAllahakbarriesalongside authorsJ. M. BarrieandA. A. Milne.His highest score, in 1902 againstLondon County, was 43. He was an occasional bowler who took just one first-class wicket .William Y(1 February 1841 19 June 1894) was an Englishcricketerwho played first class cricket forDerbyshireand MCC between 1873 and 1886. He was a left-arm fast bowler with a great deal of spin and a dangerous yorker.Y is also said to have umpired in the first non- first class game featuring X. X also had a respect for fast bowlers. And hence, his popular association with Y.

X - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Y- Mycroft.

Mr. Derek, Remember?What is common between cricketers Gul Mohammad, Abdul Hafeez Kardar and Amir Elahi?

Played for India and Pakistan both.

It doesnt get much better.Rashid Latif said X's innings probably ranks as one of the best I have seen in ODIs, up there with Sanath Jayasuriya's century off us in Singapore that year. But X's innings was played under much greater pressure and in very different circumstances. As a wicketkeeper, I would always be calculating in my head what type of score we should restrict the opponent to at various stages in the game. When X came in, score was 200 for 4 in the 42nd over and I really thought we could keep them to 240-250, especially with Y and Aaqib Javed to bowl the last overs. But X just went berserk, he hit a couple of orthodox shots as well as some unorthodox ones through midwicket. Y seemed under pressure, probably the first time I have seen him like that during the death overs, and the score just went out of our hands.X usually liked to chat a bit, and we got on well anyway, but that day he didn't say anything - he just did it.

Jadeja thrashing Waqar in Bangalore(Bengaluru). The plunderer - Jadeja's 22-run over.

When you get the Yorker wrong!Xs team had never really won any tournament of significance, and even the imaginatively titled AustralAsia Cup looked beyond them asXorchestrated a faltering run-chase. Even down to the last over, Ys team were in command, X's battling century futile.X took what seemed an eternity to survey the outfield, at one point looking as if he was counting the number of fielders.Y knew what to do: a yorker would seal his teams fate. The thinking was perfect but the execution flawed. Y's yorker emerged as a low full-toss that X propelled with savagery over midwicket. Even before it cleared the boundary, X had raised his arms, sprinting off the pitch in celebration.

X Miandad & Y Chetan Sharma.

Sledging Much!X had the number 356 tattoed on his body, believing he was the 356th Test representative for his nation. He also had a personalized number plate on his Ferrari reading MS356. But he is listed by his Cricket Board as the 357th. Fortunately, Brendon Julian, who was the 356th Test player, said he was happy to concede the number to x and Board approved.

Michael Slater

Tryst with Destiny.X came here (Kharagpur) as a 20-year-old in 2001, desperately seeking a job. The then divisional railway manager of South Eastern Railway Animesh Kumar Ganguly, a cricket fanatic, was desperately looking for to fill in an important position in his cricket team.Animesh took X to the South Eastern Railway Sports Association stadium, bowled him 60 balls and came back satisfied. X got the job in sports quota," said a nostalgic Siddhartha Chatterjee. He was the captain when X played for a local club.


Lord AucklandGeorge X, 1st Earl of Auckland, was anEnglishWhigpolitician and colonial administrator. He was thriceFirst Lord of the Admiraltyand also served asGovernor-General of Indiabetween 1836 and 1842.Lord Auckland was alsoFirst Lord of the Admiraltyunder Grey and thenLord Melbournein 1834 and again under Melbourne in 1835. He gave a commission to William Hobsonto sail for theEast Indies, which Hobson ultimately rewarded in the naming of his new town and future New Zealandcapital cityof Aucklandin 1840. Mount Xin Auckland, the town ofX, New South WalesandAuckland County, New South Wales were also named after him.Something important to cricketing world has been named after him in both India and New Zealand. Summarize!

EdenEden Gardens in KolkataEden ParkisNew Zealand'slargest stadium.Located in centralAuckland, New Zealand's largest city, on the boundary between the suburbs ofMount EdenandKingsland.


MoMs at World Cup Finals.

30 Pointer.

Who am I?X is an engineering graduate from Madras University born on 21st April 1945. He came on to the Test scene at the age of 20 when he was selected to play against the touringNew Zealandside. By the end of the series he had emerged as a world-class bowler, taking 12 wickets in the Delhi test that led India to victory. He was the vice-captain of the Indian team that toured theWest Indiesand England in 197071. India won both series. He captained India in both the 1975 and 1979 World Cup competitions. He also led India in a four-Test series against England in 1979. In domestic cricket, he led South Zone and Tamil Nadu for over a decade.

Anoff spinbowler, he was one of the famedIndian quartetofspin bowlersin the 1970s. He was also a strong close-in fielder and a useful tail-end bat.

ICC Elite Panelist.X made his international umpiring debut in theOne Day Internationalbetween India and England at Jaipur on 18 January 1993. He gained a place on the inaugural International Umpire Panel when it was formed in 1994, and was selected by theInternational Cricket Councilon a regular basis to umpire in Test matches away from home as the neutral umpire. In 2002 the ICC created anElite Panelof the top eight umpires, who were employed on a full-time basis and would cover all Test match officiating. X was duly included in the inaugural Elite Panel, of which he remained a member until his retirement in January 2004. That he remained among the top echelon of international umpires for the entirety of his career is incredible considering his poor decision making in many test matches.

S. Venkataraghavan

50 Pointer.

Who am I ? (The speaker of some foreign language).

About the audio!TheHaka is atraditionalancestralwar cry,dance, or challenge from a famous tribe of the country. It is a posture dance performed by a group, with vigorous movements and stamping of the feet with rhythmically shouted accompanimentThe countrys sports teams' practice of performing a haka before their international matches has made the haka more widely known around the world. This tradition began with the188889 Native football teamtour and has been carried on by the rugby teamsince 1905.

299 Ouch!X is known as a cricketplayer and commentator is regarded as the country's greatest batsman.X was named aWisden Cricketer of the Yearin 1985, and was credited as one of the "best young batsmen in the world".In a Test againstSri Lankain 1991, he scored 299 runs, breaking the record for the highest score by a person from his country.

Captain.X was appointed captainin 1990, and led the team until 1993. At the1992 World Cup, which New Zealand co-hosted with Australia, X was named the player of the tournament.

Famous recent tweet.

Martin Crowe

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