1. There are two forms of boxing – amateur and professional. 2. It is supervised by a referee over a series of between one to three minute intervals called rounds 3. Boxing as a sport dates back to ancient Greeks who made it part of Olympic games as early as 688 BC. 4. Onomastos Smyrnaios … Read more
Badminton is a sport played with racquets and a shuttle (or shuttlecock), which is a feathered or plastic projectile. It is played by either two opposing players or teams of two opposing players on a court divided by a net. Badminton’s history can be traced to British India in the 1800s, created by … Read more
Baseball is America’s pastime and has seen its share of interesting occurrences and just plain goofy history. That is part of the allure of baseball to hear about or see weird things happen; to witness a rare feat; or to see something that will never be duplicated. It is why America has a love affair … Read more
1. When Jimmy Pearsall hit his 100th home run in 1963, he ran the bases in the correct order but facing backward to celebrate. 2. Babe Ruth’s top salary was $80,000 (in 1930 and 1931). Adjusted for inflation, that’s the equivalent of a little more than $1.1 million today (a little less than middle reliever Antonio Bastardo made last year). 3. During World War II, the … Read more
1. US Army during WWII developed a grenade that was about the same size and shape as a regular baseball making it easy to use for the American soldiers who had grown up playing baseball . 2. Canadian singer and bassist of Rush, Geddy Lee, had one of the largest collections of Negro Baseball League … Read more
In the Prudential World Cup of 1975, in the match between India and England, England set the target of 335 runs in 60 overs. Sunil Gavaskar batted throughout the innings and scored only 36 runs of 174 balls. India managed to score only 132 runs in 60 overs with 7 wickets in hand.
No, it’s not a typo. He actually did take more than Four Thousand wickets. He also happened to score 39, 969 runs.
This is how the over went – 0 4 4 4 6 6 4 6 1 4 1 0 6 6 6 6 6 0 0 4 0 1 But what many people don’t know is that the bowling team allowed the batting team to get close enough to the target and give them a … Read more
Sunil Gavaskar was the first batsman to reach 10,000 Test runs and he ended his career scoring 34 Test centuries. But did you know he was out three times off the first ball of a Test? The bowlers to dismiss him were: Geoff Arnold (Edgbaston, 1974), Malcolm Marshall (Kolkata, 1984) and Imran Khan (Jaipur, 1987).
In the 137 years of Test cricket no cricketer has ever hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. Audacious Chris Gayle achieved this feat against Bangladesh in 2012 off debutant Sohag Gazi.