This Amul ad was brought out to commemorate Sunil Gavaskar’s
induction into this prestigious club. The cricketers are Vijay
Hazare, Vinoo Mankad, Gavaskar himself and Vijay Merchant.
Name the club?
The Indian Prodigy Arrives…
After scoring his maiden test ton in Old Trafford,
Manchester, Sachin Tendulkar was awarded his
first MoM Award. The person who presented
him with the award though was arrested the
very next day. Why do you think this happened?
- Sachin was a minor at the time. The MoM award required handing over the
customary bottle of champagne. The poor gentleman was arrested on charges of
handing alcohol to a minor
Change of Mind…..Change of Game.
X arrived at London with the aim of buying Y.
Admittedly, he was a fan. The management at Y
though declined after repeated advances by X,
and with his 10 day visa permit fast coming to
an end, he ended up buying Z. And thus came
about one of the most important takeovers in
sporting history. ID X,Y, and Z.
Y- Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
Z- Chelsea F.C.
The Day the Earth Stood Still…
• Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman,
Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, David Pegg,
Tommy Taylor, Liam Whelan, Johnny Berry,
Jackie Blanchflower, _____________, Bill
Foulkes, Harry Gregg, Kenny Morgans, Albert
Scanlon, Dennis Viollet, Ray Wood and
______________. Fill in the blanks.
• The Age of Revolution
• ________________, are an Irish pop group formed by Neil
Hanon of The Divine Comedy and Thomas Walsh of
Pugwash._______________, is also the title of the group’s first
album which released on 3rd July 2009, a few days before the start
of the 2009 Ashes series. A concept album about cricket, the album
has 12 tracks, one of which is an instrumental. The album was
mixed and recorded in Dublin and mastered at Abbey Road Studios.
• Hannon and Walsh have described their album as “a kaleidoscopic
musical adventure through the beautiful and rather silly world of
cricket.” Their second album “Sticky Wickets” was released on the
28th of June in Ireland and 1st July elsewhere. ID the group
Rising from the Ashes…
• The 1994 F1 season will always be mourned for the loss of
the legendary Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger, but it
was still a fiercely contested one, with X and Y separated by
just one point going into the final race. Though X was leading
during the race he went off and Y was on him in a flash. As Y
attempted to overtake, X turned aggressively causing an
impact that forced them both to retire. X took the
Championship by one point. ID X and Y.
• Incidentally X also witnessed the death of Ayrton Senna as
he was right behind him in 2nd place when the crash took
The Green Mile…
The club co-founder is credited with the” idea”. The
legend goes that it is because he wanted patrons
visiting during the tournament to be able to readily
identify members. Since 1949, it has turned into an
annual affair. Until 1967, the Brooks Brothers were
entrusted with the responsibility and since then it
has been passed onto Hamilton of Cincinnati, Ohio.
What “idea” are we talking about?
In Brightest Day, in Blackest Night…
• The Lanterne Rouge is a distinction offered in
Cycling, most notably the Tour de France. The
phrase comes from the French, for “Red
Lantern” and refers to the red lantern hung on
the carboose of a railway train, which
conductors would look for in order to make sure
none of the couplings were disconnected. Who
is this special distinction offered to?
It is offered to the rider who finishes last, rather than dropping out along the way.
The Journey Begins…
• X grew up as a football fan living in poverty in Mexico. His
family escaped to Los Angeles as illegal immigrants. As he
became older, he became a busboy at a restaurant, while
also working part-time with his father in a gardening
business. A former Scottish footballer and scout spotted X,
playing for an amateur club in Los Angeles, before offering
him a tryout for Y, a Premier League club. X’s father did not
approve, claiming that the family business was more
important than sports. Without the money to travel, he lost
all hope of giving the tryout; however his grandmother with
her own secret money purchased X a plane ticket, which he
reluctantly accepted and departed for England. ID X and Y.
You wanna’ fight, Watson?
• Invented in 1898, by Edward Barton-Wright, a
British engineer who had spent the last three
years in the Empire of Japan, this martial art was
immortalized by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when
the world’s most famous detective was revealed
to be an exponent of this art form. ID the sport
or the misnomer with which it has been made
Its Them Again! HELP!!
• The 422nd World Cup Final was held on 22nd
August, 1994 in England between Ireland and
Bulgaria to a capacity crowd of a hundred
thousand. Ireland won the match defeating
Bulgaria 170-160. A terrorist attack ensued
right after the match ended. Which sport am I
Game, Set And…
• Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and the William
sisters gathered to play the “Krusty Kharity
Klassic” on February 11, 2001. After much
debate, Serena paired up with Sampras while
Venus paired up with Agassi. But funnily
enough, no one quite knows who actually won
that tournament.What is so unique about this
The Simpsons, Tennis the
Menace. The stars played
Whose career record is this?
It Ain’t About How hard You Hit…
Around the World and More…
The Swiss Alps and Tokyo,Japan. Acapulco and England
Florida and China The Sahara Desert and Scotland
France and Australia Athens, Greece and the Ozarks
Italy and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina Egypt and Sherwood Forest
Spain and the Himalayas India and Israel
Africa and San Francisco. The Grand Canyon and Ireland.
Hawaii and Norway North Pole and Tahiti
Arizona and Holland Quebec and Baghdad
Russia and the Caribbean New York and Turkey
South America and Transylvania French Riviera and New Zealand
New Orleans and Atlantis Morocco and Washington D.C.
Canada and Warsaw, Poland Siam and the Moon.
An exhaustive list of venues of which event?
Let’s Go To The Mall…
• In ice hockey, a Gordie Howe hat-trick is a variation of
the hat-trick. It is not exactly scoring 3 goals in match. It is
not even an official statistic. The first known Gordie Howe
hat-trick was achieved by Hall of famer Harry Cameron of
the Toronto St. Pats on December 22,1920.The namesake
of the achievement Gordie Howe, achieved it twice in his
NHL career. Rick Tocchet is the Gordie Howe hat-trick
leader with 17 recorded efforts. What does scoring a
Gordie Howe hat-trick actually require one to do?
Score a goal, make an assist and get
involved in a fight.
You can run, you can hide but you
can’t escape my love…..
• X’s popularity has expanded and entered into
Texas Hold’em Poker jargon. If a player has an
ace and king as hole cards, it is referred to as
X. One reason is the common initials the hand
shares with X, but the more funnier reason is
that the hand has the reputation of not
playing well. It is thus said that an X hand,
“looks really good, but rarely wins.” ID X.
Excerpts from Pakistan captain Imran Khans autobiography
"we were playing a warm-up match against the West Indies
moments before the match, the secretary of the cricket board,
Shahid Rafi, informed me that the Chief Minister of Punjab, X,
was going to captain the team that day. I was taken aback but
then assumed that he would have a non-playing role. Therefore I
was shocked to see him walk out to toss the coin with Viv
Richards, dressed in his cricket whites; but there was a bigger
shock to come. He was going to open the innings with Mudassar
Nazar against the West Indies, one of the greatest fast-bowling
attacks in cricket history. Nazar wore batting pads, a thigh pad,
chest pad, an arm guard, a helmet and reinforced batting gloves,
while X simply had his batting pads, a floppy hat and a smile."
X has been Pakistan's prime minister for three non consecutive
terms. Name X.
Two years after winning their first world cup in
1983, India won X in 1985 to prove they are the
real champions. This championship was never
played again. History only repeats itself with two
years after winning their second world cup in
2011, India won the ICC Champions Trophy 2013
to prove that they are the champs yet again and
the Champions trophy wont be held again. X is?
• Benson and Hedges World Championship of
In the run-up to the Olympic Games 2012.
The Transport department of London
brought out a special 'Olympic Legends
Map', detailing all 361 tube stations. Only
six stops have been named after hockey
players, with three being Indians - Dhyan
Chand, Roop Singh and X.
X is of Anglo Indian descent.
Chak De India…
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Kaka (AC Milan),
Hernan Crespo (Parma)
Zinedine Zidane (Juventus)
Edinson Cavani (Napoli)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan)
Radamel Falcao (FC Porto)
Luis Figo (Barcelona)
James Rodriguez (FC Porto)
Pavel Nedved (Lazio).
This is TOP 10 List for what?
Pakistan vs Scotland Chester-le-Street on 20 May 1999,
Pakistan vs West Indies Brisbane on 7 Jan 1989,
India vs Zimbabwe Leicester on 19 May 1999,
Pakistan vs West Indies Bristol on 16 May 1999,
India vs Kenya Bristol on 23 May 1999,
India vs New Zealand Nottingham on 12 Jun 1999.
What is this list about?
Neighbour thy neighbour…
Derbies in Football are very common. They
always are fiercely contested matches. But Some
get really out of hands. X and Y are two teams
considered as one of the most fierce rivals in
European Football. A certain match between
these teams in december last year, a player of the
winning team was hit by a coin thrown by a fan.
The fan then ran into the ground and had to be
controlled. On being hit the player commented
'Can't believe it was a copper 2p... could have at
least been a £1 coin!' ID X, Y and the Player.
• X-Manchester United and Y-Manchester City
Ooh……a Nasty One.
• NASCAR driver Kyle Larson's car sailed over to
spectator stand during his race in February. 28
people were injured in this mishap.It was
blamed on faulty fences.'There obviously was
some problem with the fence' , NASCAR
President Mike Helton said after the
accident.What is the name of this unfortunate
Dust thou art to dust Returnest…
Following the final whistle of a league match
between Al-Masry and Al-Ahly hundreds of Al-
Masry fans entered the pitch, attacked the Al-
Ahly players, and next the Al-Ahly fans. In the
subsequent chase and fights an estimated 79 Al-
Ahly fans got killed. What is the name of this
Nicknamed “Moncho”, he played in different clubs, but most importantly in Independiente,
with which he obtained 4 titles, including the Intercontinental Cup in 1984. With the
Argentine national team he scored one goal against Romania in the 1990 World Cup.
After retirement he overcame drug problems to establish himself as manager and
coach. He has coached different clubs in Mexico and Ecuador. He has also had a short spell as
interim manager of Independiente. He still dreams of returning as manager to his former club.
Who is “He”?
1) X is a former striker from Argentina. He played for most of his career at Newell’s Old Boys
in Argentina, where he was part of the team that won the Primera Division Argentina
Championship of 1987-88.
In 1988 he moved to Italy where he played for S.S.Lazio and then U.S. Cremonese. In
1994 he moved to Mexico to play for Club Leon’ and Club Atlas. His final club was
Defensor Sporting Club of Uruguay where he retired in 1998. ID X.
Born as Odenke Abbey to Ghanaian parents, he had his
name changed when his mother married the head of the
French Consulate in Accra who adopted all the
children. There, as part of the famed FC Nantes youth
programme, he played alongside a young Dideir
Deschamps, who became his closest friend. His career
included stints at Olympique de Marseille, AC Milan and
Chelsea which has seen him lift UEFA Champions League
twice in successive seasons with two different clubs.
Born to Algerian parents, he went on to play football for
France.While at Bordeaux Kenny Danglish wanted to sign him for
Blackburn Rovers ,instead went off to Juventus. As of now, He is
Sporting Director of Real Madrid.
He comes from same Ajax Youth Academy batch
that produced the likes of Sneijder and Van der
Vaart. He has also played for Athletico Madrid and
now Everton. HE was named Dutch Footballer of
The Year for 2008. When it was announced that he
would be leaving Ajax at the end of the 2007 -2008
season the fans gave him a fitting send-off by
displaying a mosaic of him on the stands..He
represented Dutch national side in 2006 and 2010
World Cups and 2004, 2008, 2012 European
• The most cynical stretching of the laws took place in the much quieter surroundings of Worcester, when Brian Rose, captaining
Somerset did something that infuriated the spectators.
• Somerset travelled to Worcester knowing fully well that under the rules of the competition they would qualify for the quarter-
finals as long as they did not lose by a heavy margin. Even if they won, Worcester (and Glamorgan, who were seemingly assured of an
easy win over Minor Counties South) could only finish on the same number of points as Somerset; they needed a conclusive victory
to overtake Somerset by virtue of a superior strike rate.
• Rose realised that what he was planning was likely to cause an outcry, and checked with Donald Carr, the secretary of the Test
and County Cricket Board (the forerunner of the English and Wales Cricket Board), whether it was legal. The reply came that was
while it was within the laws as they stood, it was certainly against their spirit and that there would be ‘repercussions”.
In the month following this incident the editor of Wisden Cricket Monthly, David Firth, wrote that he hoped that the events at New Road
had restored some sanity to the game. He famously went on to write, "I have been waiting, with some trepidation, with six runs needed off
the final ball and a lot of money at stake, the bowler informs the umpire of a change of action and rolls the ball along the ground. Maybe
this dreadful vision will now vanish."
Sadly for Firth and the world of cricket, 20 months later Greg Chappell did just that at Melbourne.
What did Brian Rose do?
Rose won the toss, batted and after one over- a maiden bowled to him by Vanburn
Holder, which included a no-ball- he declared at 1 for 0. Worcester took 10 balls-
with Glenn Turner scoring two singles- to win a game that lasted 18 minutes,
including the statutory 10-minute break between innings.
Now That’s Odd…
• In the 2012 CommonWealth Bank Series, Ravichandran
Ashwin dismissed Lahiru Thirrimanne of Sri Lanka. However
the standing umpires Paul Reiffel and Billy Bowden after a
discussion asked India if they wanted to reconsider the
appeal and Virender Sehwag, captaining the side in the
absence of M.S.Dhoni decided to withdraw the appeal after
a consultation with Sachin Tendulkar.
What had happened?
Looking for the term.
Happy Father’s Day!!!
Coined by X, this term is used when a player gets his eye in and ends up
scoring big. X enlists four attributes to be able to score_________.
• (i) Great attitude
• (ii) Technical ability
• (iii) Knowledge how to play in certain situations; and the most important
• (iv) Massive powers of concentration.
• Recently Joe Root was said to have done this in the second Ashes test.
• ID X and the term.
Now who would’ve thought that?
• ) A Harvard coach remembers him as “the
weakest guy on the team”. However in 2010, he
emulated a feat of Ed Smith who was the last
Harvard player to do it in 1954. With below par
performances he was never in the spotlight until
the 2012 season when he became a global
phenomena and the term “-----------“ was coined.
Who am I talking about?
• In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Chuck Daly described______________ as:
• “If __________ was at the point, we forced him left and doubled him. If he was on the left wing,
we went immediately to a double team from the top. If he was on the right wing, we went to a slow
double team. He could hurt you equally from either wing—hell, he could hurt you from the hot-dog
stand—but we just wanted to vary the look. And if he was on the box, we doubled with a big guy.
• The other rule was, any time he went by you, you had to nail him. If he was coming off a screen,
nail him. We didn’t want to be dirty—I know some people thought we were—but we had to make
contact and be very physical.”
• Chuck Daly, head coach of the Detroit Pistons 1988 is also credited with the invention of
__________. It has been used in varied forms by other teams for other legendary basketball players
as well over the years, but never so effectively. Co-incidentally, it is also the name of the biography of
the player for which it was devised. FITB.
• ) Lord John Douglas was a Scottish nobleman known for his outspoken atheism. In March 1895, he
was areested and sued for criminal libel by Oscar Wilde whom he had publically accused of posing
as a somnodite. Libel charges could be bought as homosexuality was a crime then. He made the
allegation because he was angered by Wilde’s apparent ongoing homosexual relatioship with his
son, Lord Alfred Douglas. Douglas’ lawyers portrayed Wilde as a vicious older man who seduced
young boys into a life of degenerate homosexuality. Wilde dropped the libel charges when
Douglas’ lawyers informed the court that they intended to call several male prostitutes as
witnesses to testify that they had sex with Wilde. In accordance with the Libel Act 1843, proving
the truth of an accusation and a public interest in its exposure was considered as a defense against
a libel charge, and Wilde’s lawyers concluded that the prostitutes’ testimony was likely to do that.
• Douglas then won a counterclaim against Wilde for the considerable expenses he
had incurred on lawyers and private investigators in order to prepare his defense. Wilde was left
bankrupt, his assets seized and sold at an auction to pay the claim. Douglas then sent the evidence
to Scotland Yard, which resulted in charges of sodomy and “gross indecency” against Wilde, who
was convicted and sentenced to two years’ hard labour. His reputation destroyed. Wilde went into
exile in France and died at the Hotel d’Alsace in Paris.
• But, it is for something that a certain John Chambers did in 1865 and gained
relevance ten years later which he, Lord John Douglas endorsed that he finds a mention in this
sports quiz. What?
• He is considered as the greatest in boxing history.
But he is as infamous as famous. His most
infamous controversy comes from biting the ear
off of his opponent, Evander Holyfield, and then
talked about ripping out his heart. He has also
displayed bizarre behavior over the years when
he could not make a comeback to the ring.Who is
When in 1929, X entered Carlsbad, Viennese master Albert Becker
ridiculed her entry by proposing that any player that X defeated in
the tournament should be granted membership to the X club.
Ironically, in the same tournament Becker himself became the first
member of the X club. Additionally the X club eventually included
Colonel Hugh O’Donel Alexander, Abraham Baratz,Eero Book, Edgard
Colle, Max Euve, Harry Golombek, Mir Sultan Khan, Frederic Lazard,
Brian Reilly and others.
• ID this British-Czech player.
Death is Nothing but to live defeated
and Inglorious is to die daily…
The __________ is a weak opening because it develops the white queen
prematurely and subjects it to attack, and deprives the white kingside knight of
its best development square.By comparison, the Wayward Queen Attack is more
forcing and stronger.
Named after emperor_____________, who had a deep love for chess but was
said to have been a mediocre player.The name has also been said to have been a
slighting reference to his empress and her scandalous infedelities,
hence____________’s inability to keep his Queen at home.
• X is a shareholder of the football club Y( which is based in the town in which he
was born) in an attempt to assist the club from debt. X owns 10 per cent shares
and was also requested to hold the position of vice president of the club, which he
turned down. His uncle, who represented his country in international football,
became assistant coach of the main team of Y. Shortly after acquiring his share in Y,
he slammed UEFA for alleged hypocrisy in banning Y from 2010-11 UEFA Europa
League for excessive debts. He claimed that if this was the criteria upon which the
UEFA was operating, then the European competition will only have 2 or 3 clubs as
most of the other clubs have huge debts too. He is also a long-time supporter of
the national football team, and was one of only six people not connected to the
team or national federation allowed into the team’s locker room after it won the
FIFA World Cup.
For a moment my heart stopped…
• He is a football player who has played for teams
like Arsenal, Birmingham City, Bolton
Wanderers.In FA Cup quarter-final match
between Bolton and Tottenham Hotspur, he
collapsed due to cardiac arrest. His recovery from
that incident was a miracle as his heart had
stoped for more than an hour.But now he has
been in news due to some other reason.What is
A famous former football
stadium has been converted to
a residential complex. Pictures
clockwise from top: the east
façade of the stadium, the now
converted pitch, view from the
sky the complex is the one at
the bottom. Name the football
stadium and team, half points
for the team.
And You thought You were Safe…
• 64 ATP Tour Event wins
• 24 ATP Tour Finals
• 5 season ending World- Tour wins +10/-5
• 11 ATP Masters Titles
• 2 Davis Cup wins
• An Olympic ring
• 6 Annual No.1 ranking Commemorations
• 1 Australian Open.
These were the trophies stolen from Pete Sampras’ public storage facility in
Et tu Brute’
This is Bobby Riggs, an American tennis player who was
World No. 1 for three years 1939,1946 and 1947. He has won
three Grand Slam titles : Wimbledon 39’ , US Championships
39’ and US Championships 41’. But this is not why we know
him. Why do we know him then/ Why is he on the cover of
The Battle of the Sexes. Sports Illustrated cover was after he beat Margaret
Death Of a Linesman…
• X is considered by many as one of the greatest
tennis players ever.But people remember him for
something completely different. The controversy
that surrounds him is all about his crazy
personality, screaming rants at tennis officials,
and his angry tirades on the tennis court. One of
his most famous tirades was during the 1981
Wimbledon tournament, where he uttered "you
can't be serious!" at the umpire.
Two Weddings and a Funeral…
• Another Ayrton Senna question.
• Senna’s funeral was a star-studded affair- with
celebrities, politicians and sportsmen from all over
the world attending. There were two notable
• Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley.
• Ecclestone did not attend as he was not invited.
What was Mosley’s excuse for not attending?
On 20 June 2009, "Sun" newspaper revealed that X
would finally show the world his face, in Xs TV show
the next day. X wished to unmask himself to quash
speculation over his identity, stating "He’s been fed up
with newspapers speculating that he’s a photocopier
salesman from Bolton, or lives in a pebble-dashed
house in Bristol". The show first depicted X driving a
Ferrari round the test track and then after walking off,
unmasked himself to reveal he was Y. In the following
interview, Y then played up to some of the supposed
defining character traits of X. The BBC would initially
not confirm or deny it was a just a stunt, but a
spokesman was quoted as saying "You have to bear in
mind that Z (The show) is an entertainment
programme. We never reveal who or what X is,". Solve
for X, Y and Z.
He held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002, at a
time when the world title was split. He became the undisputed
World Champion in 2007 and defended his title against Vladimir
Kramnik in 2008. He then successfully defended his title in the World
Chess Championship 2010 against X and in the World Chess
Championship 2012 against Y. Can You name the player , X and Y ?
This event is
regarded as one
of the most
statements in the
history of the
Games. Name the
the two black
points for just the
Black Power Salute.
(i) John Carlos
(ii) Tommie Smith.