Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cricketing Coincidences

Q 1. These two Indian cricketers made their Ranji debuts on the same day for the same team. What's more, they later went on to get married on exactly the same day. Who are they?

Q.2 Can you point out the biggest coincidence between the Inaugural Test and the Centenary Test (Melbourne, 1976-77) ?

Q.3 On 5th September 1999 a unique coincidence took place in an ODI game between India and the West Indies in Singapore. The players involved were West Indies opener Wavell Hinds who was making his debut and the Indian opener Sadagoppan Ramesh. What was this very strange coincidence?

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A coincidence this?!!

Year 1981
1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool crowned Champions of Europe
3. Australia lost the Ashes
4. Pope Died
5. A year later (1982) Italy won the Football World Cup
6. A year later from that (1983) India won the cricket world Cup!!!

Year 2005
1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool crowned Champions of Europe
3. Australia lost the Ashes
4. Pope Died
5. A year later (2006) Italy won the Football World Cup
6. A year later(2007) India win a Cricket World Cup

4 comments:

Lord Labak Das said...

1. Interesting question. Don't know.
2. 45 run margin
3. A wicket off the first ball in ODIs

Which Pope died in 1981 ?

Amit Bajaj said...

Can't debate with the Lord about Pope, can I? Sorry for the goof-up (I was just a latest victim of a long chain, you will realize if you do a google search, or maybe you already have)

There indeed was an assasination attempt on the Pope that year, though the Lord ensured that the Pope survived.

Howsoever to claim a sad technical victory, I could still point this out to you.
http://iagenweb.org/boards/dickinson/obituaries/index.cgi?read=109856

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happy jack said...

1.is it vinod kambli and sachin tendulkar ?
3. ramesh got a wicket on his first ever ball in international cricket.