5. Id X, Y, Z
"Honestly. I got out to X more than anyone.
When we played South Africa he always got me
out more than Y or Z. It wasn't that I couldn't
pick him - it's just that the ball seemed to go
straight to a fielder," Tendulkar told 'The
Guardian'. I was going great guns in Durban one
year and played some big shots against Y and Z .
X came on and I flicked his first ball straight to
leg-slip. I never knew what to do with him
X: Hansie Cronje, Y: Shaun Pollock, Z:
6. Identify the person to the right and
connect him to Sachin
Date of Birth: September 8, 1908. Place: Jubbulpore, India. Domicile: Sipri Bazar,
Jhansi City, Country: India. Nationality: British subject by birth
Q14 Written by someone for his only first class
wicket. Who was the wicket and who’s the poet?
Once in my heyday of cricket,
One day I shall ever recall!
I captured that glorious wicket,
The greatest, the grandest of all.
Before me he stands like a vision,
Bearded and burly and brown,
A smile of good humoured derision
As he waits for the first to come down.
A statue from Thebes or from Knossos,
A Hercules shrouded in white,
Assyrian bull-like colossus,
He stands in his might.
Q15 What is X?
X are built with a small pyrotechnic charge in
their base. Ignited by the burning powder, the
pyrotechnic composition burns very brightly,
making the projectile visible to the naked eye.
This enables the shooter to follow the
projectile trajectory to make aiming corrections.
A15: Tracer Bullet
“That went to the boundary like a Tracer Bullet”
– Ravi Shastri
When Virender Sehwag was dismissed for 175
against Bangladesh in the opening match of WC
2011, Ravi Shashtri in the commentary box said
to Sunil Gavaskar, “The last time someone made
175 in a World Cup game we were still playing.”
Which innings was he referring to? (Batsman,
Q17 Which term is X?
The name has its origins in a Test match played
between the West Indies and England at Old
Trafford, Manchester, in the year 1933. Elliss
Achong, was a left-arm orthodox spinner, playing
for the West Indies at the time. According to
folklore, Achong is said to have had Walter Robins
stumped off a surprise delivery that spun into the
right-hander from outside the off stump. As he
walked back to the pavilion, Robins said to the
umpire, "fancy being done by a bloody X!", leading
to the popularity of the term in England, and
subsequently, in the rest of the world.
Brad Hogg bowling the Chinman spin
Q18: The Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
When X (Indian) asked Y (West Indian) during a
post match presentation ceremony as to whom
was Y named after, Y replied X. Interestingly X
has named his own son after another West
Indian player Z. Give me Y and Z.
• X – Sunil Gavaskar
• Y – Sunil Narine
• Z – Rohan Kanhai
Q19 Who is this Master of All?
• When he first crossed the three figure mark,
he ended up making 365.
• He could bowl left arm medium, left arm
orthodox spin and left arm wrist spin each
with the same ease
• He was the first batsman to hit six 6s in an
over in a First Class game
• He was even engaged to the Indian actress
Anju Mahendru for some time.
Q20 Who talking about what?
No, I wasn't quite that clever. I wish I could claim
that and the myth is sort of perpetuated and I'm
going to break it a bit but it wasn't quite that. We
were having a battle at the time. I gave him a bit of
stick when he was batting and of course he got 120.
When you've done that you've got to cop it when
you get back in and he gave me a gob full all the
way through and I got to 56 and he _____ _____
_____and he walked past me at the end of the over
and . . . well we had to say something.
• Sledging video between Sarwan and McGrath
Q22 Why’s Lehmann so angry?
• “From my point of view I just hope the Australian
public give it to him right from the word go for
the whole summer and I hope he cries and he
goes home," Lehmann said. “I just hope everyone
gets stuck into him because the way he's carried
on and the way he's commented in public about
it is ridiculous.”
• Lehmann was fined after he said that in a press
• He wishes that the Australian public gets the
scores even in the upcoming Ashes in Australia.
What is the reason?
A22: Broad edging to first slip but not
walking off the ground in the Ashes test
Q23 Two crucial fielding positions
explained by our expert
Akash Chopra: “A key difference between fielding at
X and Y is the way the fielder protects himself when
the ball is hit. At X you must go down as much as
possible and become as small as you can: batsmen
rarely try to keep the ball down while pulling or
sweeping. At Y the fielder must jump to defend,
because batsmen rarely try to hit the ball in the air
on the off side. They aim to keep the ball along the
ground, and hence you can avoid the line of the ball
Q24 Who is this player?
• Due to the apartheid laws in South Africa this
player migrated to England where he became a
member of the national team
• However, when he was announced a member of
the England team that would visit South Africa,
the tour was called off by the South African
• It led to South Africa’s expulsion from
international arena till 1991
• The Test series between England and South Africa
has been named after him
Q26 Mistakes in Life? I think not.
"You make mistakes in life. I personally did not
quite enjoy it. I don't enjoy when I see channels
keep on repeating that footage on television. I
have made so many hundreds, they should show
that.” What is this embarrassing thing that we
have grown up watching which is the stuff of
Q27 Waugh kya baat kahi hai!
• Ormond was involved in a notable piece
of sledging; when, in a Test match
against Australia in 2001, Mark Waugh asked
him, "Mate, what are you doing out here?
There's no way you're good enough to play for
England." Ormond replied: A brilliant nonabusive one-liner which you need to tell me.
• "Maybe not, but at least I'm the best player in
my own family"
Q28 Why Taylor Why ?
• Playing in Peshawar, Mark Taylor in only the
first innings of the match declared the
Australian innings when he himself was on
• He could have gone on to break Lara’s record
• Why did Taylor declare his innings at 334* ?
• He did so to honour Don Bradman’s record for
the highest individual score by an Australian
batsman. Matthew Hayden later broke that
record so the record currently stands at 380
for an Australian player.
Q29 What is so special in this match?
Match: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2007
Manhattan of South African innings
A30: First ever instance of 4 wickets in
4 consecutive balls by Lasith Malinga
Q30 Who are X and Y
• “I still don't know from where did X come to take
that catch. When X was running back waving to
nearest fielder to get out of his way, I knew my
time was over” - Y
• “The best part about that dismissal was
Maddipa’s urge to bowl that particular over.
Maddipa literally snatched the ball from my
hands and went on to bowl that over. When
someone has so much confidence, you give in.” X
A30: X – Kapil Dev, Y – Sir Viv Richards
at World Cup 1983 Finals
Q31 Who is this player/coach?
• He was the first ever captain of the
Zimbabwean cricket team and led them in
their 1983 World Cup campaign. Interestingly
those were the only 6 matches he played in
his international career
• He is better known as a coach of national
teams and has been a coach of various teams
• Even presently the coach of a national team
Q33 Which stadium is this?
• But when the match-fixing scandals began to
emerge in the late 1990s, X's star began to wane,
and although nothing was ever proved, sides
started to move away, and in 2001 the Indian
government banned the national side from
playing there. Between April 2003 and February
2010, the venue hosted no internationals. Inspite
of that the record for hosting the most number of
One Day Internationals is still in its name. Which
Q34 What is Whispering Death trying
The bowler is required to say with which hand
he will be bowling, and from which side of the
wicket - notifying the umpire and batsmen if he
changes either. The former West Indian fast
bowler Michael Holding asked why the same
should not be required of the batsman.
Against what is Michael Holding making his
A35: The Warne-Muralitharan Trophy,
played for between Australia and Sri Lanka
Q37 What are these?
• They are used to cut out the glare from the
light – Probable Explanation
• They are used a lot by American Football
• The name Mueller mentioned on them is in
such a small font that it has not caught the
attention of the ICC for excessive advertising
Q38 Who is this player?
• When an interviewer asked him what had he
done such that his batting average had
suddenly jumped up by 5 runs compared to
before _____, he simply said I haven’t
changed anything about my life, I have simply
changed my way of life.
Q40 Which phrase and My precious
The expression comes from a time when the
team used to share bats so the outgoing
batsman would leave the bat on the crease for
the next batsman to use.
Also ID the last Indian batsman who did it.
A40: Carry the Bat Through
Rahul Dravid did so in the Tour of England in 2011