Saturday, July 30, 2005

Answers & scores for SHOVON's Sports Misc. 2 of July 23, 2005


Prateek Vijayavargia mastered this one with a 9.5 out of possible 10. Subramanian Natarajan with 9 was not far behind either. Congrats to Prateek and Subramanian!

The answers are -

1. England allrounder Ian Botham was banned for two months from all County and Test Cricket in 1986. Over which specific incidence was he banned?

Ans: Admitted taking Cannabis/Marijuana

2. Which brothers, born in Queenstown, South Africa, returned identical bowling figures 4-53 in their debut test matches for England in 1972 and 1982?

Ans: Tony & Ian Greig (Given points for Tony Greig and his brother also)

3. Which tennis player from Australia was nicknamed 'The Rockhampton Rocket'?

Ans: Rod Laver

4. Which great heavyweight boxing champion was nicknamed "The Brockton Blockbuster"?

Ans: Rocky Marciano

5. Which heavyweight boxing champion's image features on the cover of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles?

Ans: Sonny Liston

6. 1985 film "Kabhi Ajnabi The" featured three test cricketers in its credited cast. Who are the cricketers?

Ans: Syed Kirmani, Clive Lloyd (as himself) & Sandeep Patil

7. Visual. Identify all the boxers in the below photo.

Ans: Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, George Forman, Larry Holmes, Muhammad Ali

8. Another Visual from Boxing. The Boxers in the image below are Ali and Frazier fighting for the world championship. Ali went on to win the fight and retain his heavyweight title. This particular battle was given a hyped up name for creating more interest. What was the name given to this championship fight?

Ans: "Thrilla in Manila" (I have given points for Thriller in Manila also)

9. Identify the soccer star. He was considered a symbol of rebirth and vindication for post war Germany.

Ans: Fritz Walter

10. Identify the soccer star from the image below. Nicknamed 'Pablito' he was born on 23 Sep 1956 in Prato, Italy.

Ans: Paolo Rossi

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