सामयिक विषय: Sports Personality

Ed Cowan

Question: Recently, cricketer Ed Cowan announced his retirement from professional cricket. To which of the following countries he belongs?
(a) South Africa
(b) Australia
(c) New Zealand
(d) England
Answer: (b)
Related Facts:

  • On March 8th, 2018, Australia’s former Test opener Ed Cowan announced his retired from professional cricket.
  • 35-year-old Ed Cowan made his Test debut in the 2011 match against India.
  • He played his last Test match in 2013.
  • This cricketer scored 1001 runs in his 18 Test matches.
  • In the first class, this player has scored more than 10 thousand runs which include 25 centuries.


David Astori

Question- Recently, footballer David Astori passed away. To which of the following countries did he belong to?
(a) Germany
(b) France
(c) Italy
(d) Uruguay
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On March 4th 2018, Italian footballer David Astori passed away in his room suddenly during illness.
  • David Astori passed away at the age of 31.
  • He was the Defender and Captain of the Fiorentina team.
  • He joined the Fiorentina team in 2016.
  • Earlier, he played for the Cagliari team.


Rishabh Pant blasts second fastest century in T20 history

Indian player to make fastest century in T-20

Question: Who amonst the following is the Indian player to make fastest centaury in the T20?
(a) Rohit Sharma
(b) Rishabh Pant
(c) Yusuf Pathan
(d) KL Rahul
Answer- (b) 
Related Facts: 

  • On January 14th, 2018, Delhi’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant set a new record by making a century in 32 balls in Syed Mushtaq Ali T-20 North Zone match against Himachal Pradesh.
  • He became the first Indian to have the fastest century in T-20.
  • Earlier, this record was in name of Rohit Sharma’s, who had scored a hundred in 35 balls in the T-20 match against Sri Lanka in 2017.
  • In relation to making the century in the lowest balls in T-20 match, Pant is only behind Chris Gayle of the West Indies.
  • Gayle scored a century in only 30 balls against Pune Warriors during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013.


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