1:   In whose former Indian cricketer's name, the Lifetime achievement award was conferred?
Options:
  1. JK Irani
  2. Ghulam Ahmed
  3. CK Nayudu
  4. CS Nayudu

Answer: Option 3

Explanation:

The Lifetime achievement award was conferred in the name of Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, also known as CK Nayudu brother of CS Nayudu. Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, also known as CK, was the first captain of the Indian cricket team in Test matches. He played first-class cricket regularly till 1958, and returned for one last time in 1963 at the age of 68. Kirmani was conferred with Col CK Nayudu award. Discuss this in Forums

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2:   Who took the first hat-trick in Cricket World Cup history?
Options:
  1. Kirti Azad
  2. Madanlal
  3. Kapil Dev
  4. Chetan Sharma

Answer: Option 4

Explanation:

Chetan Sharma registered the first ever World Cup hat-trick, as he accounted for Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield with the last three balls of his sixth over against New Zealand on October 31, 1987. The venue was Nagpur, for the 24th match of the Reliance World Cup, where India faced New Zealand. Chetan Sharma is a former Indian cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs as a fast bowler for Indian cricket team. Sharma was coached by Desh Prem Azad, a Dronacharya Award winner, who was also the mentor of Kapil Dev. Discuss this in Forums

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3:   When the field was switched from grass to synthetic turf, the game first changed in Olympics?
Options:
  1. 1972
  2. 1980
  3. 1984
  4. 1976

Answer: Option 4

Explanation:

In 1976, the field was switched from grass to synthetic turf, which is much more expensive and cost prohibitive for Indian athletes. In the 9 Olympics since India has won 1 medal (gold in 1980). Before that India won a medal for field hockey in every Olympics (7 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronze) from 1928-1972. Thus it led to the declination of supremacy of India in Field Hockey in Olympics Discuss this in Forums

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4:   When the game first came into existence, the game actually had what instead of having a net?
Options:
  1. Big Box
  2. Hole
  3. Baskets
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option 3

Explanation:

When the game first came into existence, the basketball hoops were in fact peach baskets actually with the bottoms intact instead of having a net. Discuss this in Forums

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5:   The first recipient of the prestigious 'Dronacharya Award' in Cricket in India- Desh Prem Azad. He was honoured for which famous Test cricketer?
Options:
  1. Kapil Dev
  2. Yograj Singh
  3. Sandip Patil
  4. Ashok Malhotra

Answer: Option 1

Explanation:

Desh Prem Azad, the former coach of Kapil Dev and other Test cricketers, died in Mohali on Friday Aug 16, 2013 aged 75 after a brief illness. Desh Prem Azad was an Indian cricketer. In 1986, he was honoured with the Dronacharya Award for his services to cricket coaching. However, it was as coach that he was best known. India's 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev was the most famous of his students. The other cricketers he coached included Chetan Sharma who took the first hat-trick in Cricket World Cup history, Yograj Singh and Ashok Malhotra. Discuss this in Forums

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6:   Bengal's Swapna Barman on 20th August, 2018 created history in Jakarta by wining an Asian Games Gold.She won in which sporting discipline?
Options:
  1. gymnast
  2. athletics
  3. track & field sprinter
  4. heptathlon

Answer: Option 4

Explanation:

Bengal's Swapna Barman on 20th August, 2018 created history in Jakarta by becoming the first Indian heptathlete to win an Asian Games Gold. Barman logged 6026 points from the seven events competed for two days. Discuss this in Forums

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7:   Navjot Singh Sidhu is the only batsman to achieve the unique record in the 1987 ODI World Cup in the international Cricket. what is the unique record?
Options:
  1. four consecutive hundred
  2. four consecutive ducks
  3. four consecutive fifties
  4. four consecutive player of the match

Answer: Option 3

Explanation:

Navjot Singh Sidhu is the only batsman to hit four consecutive fifties in his first four innings in ODIs. Navjot Singh Sidhu scored four fifties against Australia (73), New Zealand (75), Australia (51) and Zimbabwe (55) in his first four innings of his ODI career. This was in the 1987 World Cup. Discuss this in Forums

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8:   What was the fastest serve ever recorded by WTA?
Options:
  1. 130mph
  2. 129mph
  3. 132mph
  4. 131mph

Answer: Option 4

Explanation:

Madison Keys, Serena Williams and Venus Williams are all known to have powerful first serves that give them a distinct advantage over their peers in the Lawn Tennis Sport. However, the fastest serve ever recorded by WTA is by Sabine Lisicki when she let loose a 131mph piledriver in the Bank of the West Classic in 2014 till date. Discuss this in Forums

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9:   What was the most amazing facts about Field Hockey about India in every Olympics from 1928-1972?
Options:
  1. India participated in every Olympics
  2. India won a medal in every Olympics
  3. India played barefooted in every Olympics
  4. None of the above

Answer: Option 2

Explanation:

The modern game grew from Scotland in the early 19th century. It replaced Kabaddi as the national sport of India. The most amazing facts about Field Hockey about India was that India won a medal for field hockey in every Olympics (7 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronze) from 1928-1972. Hockey, the national sport of India, was also the game that took India onto the world stage. Discuss this in Forums

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10:   Which country did James Naismith, founder of Basketball, belong?
Options:
  1. Canada
  2. Scotland
  3. Belgium
  4. Russia

Answer: Option 1

Explanation:

James Naismith was a Gym Teacher by profession who invented the Game. He is credited as the founder of Basketball way back in the 1890s.James Naismith simply wanted to find a way to keep his gym class occupied on rainy days when they couldn't go outside to exercise. He was from Canada. Discuss this in Forums

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