सामयिक विषय: Sports Personality

Lakshya Sen

Lakshya Sen

Question: Recently who achieved the World No. 1 ranking in the latest BWF World junior ranking?
(a) Bodhit Joshi
(b) Sanjay Srivastava
(c) Lakshya Sen
(d) Vinayak Mahajan
Ans:(c)
Related facts:

  • On 2 February 2017; young shuttler Lakshya Sen from Uttarakhand achieved the World No. 1 ranking in the latest BWF World junior ranking.
  • According to BWF current rankings, Lakshya has 16,903 points in eight tournaments he has played in the season while Chia Hao of Chinese Taipei is at the second spot, has 16,091 points.
  • By the end of 2016, he was eighth in the rankings.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/Lakshya-Sen-reaches-World-No.1-in-BWF-junior-ranking/article17140787.ece
http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/Lakshya-Sen-reaches-World-No.1-in-BWF-junior-ranking/article17140787.ece

Younus Khan becomes first batsman to score Test hundreds in 11 countries

Younis Khan

Question: Who became the first player in the history of Test cricket to score centuries in 11 countries?
(a) Azhar Ali
(b) Hashim Amla
(c) Younis Khan
(d) Steve Smith
Ans:(c)
Related facts:

  • Younis Khan became the first player in the history of Test cricket to score centuries in 11 countries, including the United Arab Emirates.
  • The 39-year-old Pakistani smashed his 34th century at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia.
  • With this he joined the list of players who made 34 century namely Sunil Gavaskar, Mahela Jayawardene and Brian Lara at 6th place.
  • Rahul Dravid and Younis are only two players with centuries in all ten Full Member nations (excluding the UAE).
  • It should be known that Dravid never played in the UAE, Mohammad Yousuf,, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene also had centuries in ten countries.
  • Sachin Tendulkar holds the world record for most centuries (51 century) in Test cricket.

Reference:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2017/01/05/pakistans-younus-khan-becomes-first-batsman-score-test-hundreds/
http://www.dawn.com/news/1306567
http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia-v-pakistan-2016-17/content/story/1075647.html

Rachael Heyhoe Flint

Rachael Heyhoe Flint

Question: Recently Rachael Heyhoe Flint, the former England women’s cricket captain passed away, she played her first ODI against which of the following team?
(a) Jamaica Women
(b) Australia Women
(c) International XI
(d) New Zealand Women
Ans. (c)
Related facts:

  • On 18 January 2017 Rachael Heyhoe Flint, the former England women’s cricket captain, has died aged 77.
  • Heyhoe Flint was captain when her team won the inaugural 1973 Women’s Cricket World Cup.
  • She also hit the first six in a women’s Test match in 1963, also at the Oval against Australia.
  • She was best known for being captain of England from 1966 to 1978.
  • She was one of the first ten women admitted to the MCC in 1999.
  • In 2004, she was the first woman elected to the full committee of the MCC and latterly became a Trustee.
  • In October 2010 was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, the first woman to achieve this accolade.
  • Rachel played 22 Tests (1594 runs) and 23 ODIs (643 runs) for England.
  • She played first Test against Africa (1960) and the first one-day against international XI (1973).

Reference:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-38664893
http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/53887.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachael_Heyhoe_Flint,_Baroness_Heyhoe_Flint

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