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  • 1. 

    Which Australian bowler took 195 wickets in 36 matches against England?

    • A.

      Glenn McGrath

    • B.

      Shane Warne

    • C.

      Brett Lee

    • D.

      Dennis Lillee

    Correct Answer
    B. Shane Warne
    Explanation
    Shane Warne is the correct answer because he is an Australian bowler who took 195 wickets in 36 matches against England. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest spin bowlers in the history of cricket and had a successful career playing against England.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the only Pakistani who remained not out during Anil Kumble's 10 wicket haul in 1999?

    • A.

      Shahid Afridi

    • B.

      Inzamam-ul-Haq

    • C.

      Mushtaq Ahmed

    • D.

      Waqar Younis

    Correct Answer
    D. Waqar Younis
    Explanation
    Waqar Younis is the correct answer because he was the only Pakistani player who remained not out during Anil Kumble's 10 wicket haul in 1999. This means that while Kumble took all 10 wickets in the innings, he was unable to dismiss Waqar Younis.

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  • 3. 

    Which Pakistani cricketer scored 1788 Test runs in 2006?

    • A.

      Mohammad Yousuf

    • B.

      Saeed Anwar

    • C.

      Ijaz Ahmed

    • D.

      Inzamam-ul-Haq

    Correct Answer
    A. Mohammad Yousuf
    Explanation
    In 2006, Mohammad Yousuf scored 1788 Test runs, making him the Pakistani cricketer who achieved this feat.

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  • 4. 

    Who became the first batsman to score 100 sixes in Test cricket?

    • A.

      Chris Gayle

    • B.

      Virender Sehwag

    • C.

      Adam Gilchrist

    • D.

      Brian Lara

    Correct Answer
    C. Adam Gilchrist
    Explanation
    Adam Gilchrist became the first batsman to score 100 sixes in Test cricket. He was known for his aggressive batting style and ability to hit boundaries consistently. Gilchrist revolutionized the role of a wicketkeeper-batsman and was known for his powerful hitting. Throughout his career, he displayed his ability to clear the boundary with ease, contributing to his record-breaking achievement of reaching 100 sixes in Test cricket.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the only batsman to be given out Obstructing the Field in Test cricket?

    • A.

      Len Hutton

    • B.

      Don Bradman

    • C.

      Gary Sobers

    • D.

      Lala Amarnath

    Correct Answer
    A. Len Hutton
    Explanation
    Len Hutton is the only batsman to be given out Obstructing the Field in Test cricket.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these Indian wicketkeepers is the only keeper to have stumped Don Bradman in Tests?

    • A.

      Dattaram Hindlekar

    • B.

      Probir Sen

    • C.

      Bharath Reddy

    • D.

      Khershed Meherhomji

    Correct Answer
    B. Probir Sen
    Explanation
    Probir Sen is the only Indian wicketkeeper to have stumped Don Bradman in Tests. This means that Sen successfully caught the ball and removed the bails while Bradman was out of his crease. The other options, Dattaram Hindlekar, Bharath Reddy, and Khershed Meherhomji, did not achieve this feat.

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  • 7. 

    Who, among these, is the last white player to play Test cricket for West Indies?

    • A.

      Prior Jones

    • B.

      Geoff Greenidge

    • C.

      Ralph Legall

    • D.

      Michael Frederick

    Correct Answer
    B. Geoff Greenidge
    Explanation
    Geoff Greenidge is the last white player to play Test cricket for West Indies.

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  • 8. 

    Who is the only batsman to have scored 300, 400 and 500 runs in first class cricket?

    • A.

      Ricky Ponting

    • B.

      Don Bradman

    • C.

      Brian Lara

    • D.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    Correct Answer
    C. Brian Lara
    Explanation
    Brian Lara is the only batsman to have scored 300, 400, and 500 runs in first-class cricket. This achievement demonstrates his exceptional skill and consistency as a batsman. Lara is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the sport, and his ability to score such high runs in first-class cricket further solidifies his reputation.

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  • 9. 

    Who is the only Indian cricketer to be part of both the 300 run partnerships in One Day Internationals?

    • A.

      Virender Sehwag

    • B.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    • C.

      Sourav Ganguly

    • D.

      Rahul Dravid

    Correct Answer
    D. Rahul Dravid
    Explanation
    Rahul Dravid is the only Indian cricketer to be part of both the 300 run partnerships in One Day Internationals. This means that he has been involved in two separate occasions where the batting partnership that he was a part of scored a combined total of 300 runs or more. This is a remarkable achievement and showcases Dravid's ability to contribute significantly to high-scoring partnerships in ODIs.

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  • 10. 

    Which Indian bowler took 18 wickets in 7 matches against the New Zealanders in 2002-03?

    • A.

      Javagal Srinath

    • B.

      Venkatesh Prasad

    • C.

      Manoj Prabhakar

    • D.

      Rajesh Chauhan

    Correct Answer
    A. Javagal Srinath
    Explanation
    Javagal Srinath took 18 wickets in 7 matches against the New Zealanders in 2002-03.

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  • 11. 

    For how many days was the England vs. South Africa Test match played at Durban in 1938-39?

    • A.

      5 days

    • B.

      9 days

    • C.

      8 days

    • D.

      6 days

    Correct Answer
    B. 9 days
    Explanation
    The England vs. South Africa Test match played at Durban in 1938-39 lasted for 9 days. This indicates that the match was a long and closely contested one, as Test matches typically last for 5 days. The extended duration could be attributed to factors such as weather interruptions, high scoring rates, or tight competition between the two teams.

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  • 12. 

    Who played for India in the Davis Cup in 1922 and in 1936 also represented India in Test cricket?

    • A.

      Cotah Ramaswami

    • B.

      Lala Amarnath

    • C.

      Farokh Engineer

    • D.

      Rusi Surti

    Correct Answer
    A. Cotah Ramaswami
    Explanation
    Cotah Ramaswami is the correct answer because he played for India in the Davis Cup in 1922 and also represented India in Test cricket in 1936.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these Indian cricketers played for Queensland in Sheffield Shield in late 1960s and early 70s?

    • A.

      ML Jaisimha

    • B.

      Rusi Surti

    • C.

      Lala Amarnath

    • D.

      Mohinder Amarnath

    Correct Answer
    B. Rusi Surti
    Explanation
    Rusi Surti is the correct answer because he is the only Indian cricketer among the given options who played for Queensland in Sheffield Shield in the late 1960s and early 70s. ML Jaisimha, Lala Amarnath, and Mohinder Amarnath did not play for Queensland during that time period.

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  • 14. 

    Who was India's first cricket captain post-independence?

    • A.

      Nawab of Pataudi, Senior

    • B.

      Lala Amarnath

    • C.

      Vijay Hazare

    • D.

      CK Nayudu

    Correct Answer
    B. Lala Amarnath
    Explanation
    Lala Amarnath was chosen as India's first cricket captain post-independence. He led the Indian cricket team in their first Test series against England in 1947-48. Amarnath was a talented all-rounder and played a crucial role in India's victory in their first Test match against England. He was known for his aggressive batting style and his ability to take wickets with his medium-pace bowling. Amarnath's leadership skills and contributions to Indian cricket make him the correct answer to this question.

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  • 15. 

    Under whose captaincy did India play the first ODI in 1974?

    • A.

      Ajit Wadekar

    • B.

      Kishan Rungta

    • C.

      Sandeep Patil

    • D.

      Chandu Borde

    Correct Answer
    A. Ajit Wadekar
    Explanation
    Ajit Wadekar captained the Indian cricket team in the first-ever One Day International (ODI) match played by India in 1974. This match was against England at Headingley, Leeds. Wadekar led the team to a victory in that historic match, making him the first captain to achieve an ODI win for India.

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  • 16. 

    Under whose captaincy did India win its first ODI?

    • A.

      S Venkataeaghavan

    • B.

      Chandu Borde

    • C.

      Nawab of Pataudi Jr

    • D.

      Ajit Wadekar

    Correct Answer
    A. S Venkataeaghavan
    Explanation
    S Venkataeaghavan is the correct answer because he was the captain of the Indian cricket team when they won their first ever One Day International (ODI) match. Venkataeaghavan led the team to victory against East Africa in the Prudential World Cup in 1975.

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  • 17. 

    Who is the 4th cricketer to score 10,000 runs in the ODI International cricket?

    • A.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    • B.

      Ricky Ponting

    • C.

      Inzamam-ul-Haq

    • D.

      Sanath Jayasuriya

    Correct Answer
    D. Sanath Jayasuriya
    Explanation
    Sanath Jayasuriya is the 4th cricketer to score 10,000 runs in ODI International cricket. Sachin Tendulkar was the first to achieve this milestone, followed by Ricky Ponting and Inzamam-ul-Haq. Jayasuriya, a former Sri Lankan cricketer, reached this milestone on July 5, 2005, during a match against Australia. He was known for his aggressive batting style and played a crucial role in revolutionizing the role of the opener in limited-overs cricket.

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  • 18. 

    Who was the first Asian to play for Yorkshire county?

    • A.

      Habibul Bashar

    • B.

      Inzamam-ul-Haq

    • C.

      Sanath Jayasuriya

    • D.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    Correct Answer
    D. Sachin Tendulkar
    Explanation
    Sachin Tendulkar is the correct answer because he was the first Asian cricketer to play for Yorkshire county. Tendulkar, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, joined Yorkshire in 1992 at the age of 19. He played for the county team for a short period of time, gaining valuable experience and exposure to different playing conditions. His stint with Yorkshire helped him develop his skills further and lay the foundation for his illustrious international career.

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  • 19. 

    Who, among these Indians, was the youngest cricketer of the 2003 Cricket World Cup?

    • A.

      Ajit Agarkar

    • B.

      Dinesh Mongia

    • C.

      Parthiv Patel

    • D.

      Virender Sehwag

    Correct Answer
    C. Parthiv Patel
    Explanation
    Parthiv Patel was the youngest cricketer of the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

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  • 20. 

    How many boundaries were hit by Kapil Dev during his innings of 175 vs. Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup?

    • A.

      10 fours and 8 sixes

    • B.

      16 fours and 7 sixes

    • C.

      16 fours and 6 sixes

    • D.

      20 fours and 5 sixes

    Correct Answer
    C. 16 fours and 6 sixes
    Explanation
    Kapil Dev hit 16 fours and 6 sixes during his innings of 175 against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup.

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  • 21. 

    Why was the second day of the India and England Test in 1980 was declared a rest day?

    • A.

      Due to extreme heat

    • B.

      Due to solar eclipse

    • C.

      Due to illness of umpires

    • D.

      Due to terrorist attack

    Correct Answer
    B. Due to solar eclipse
    Explanation
    The second day of the India and England Test in 1980 was declared a rest day due to a solar eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, causing a temporary blockage of sunlight. This natural phenomenon can be quite significant and may affect visibility and playing conditions, making it necessary to suspend the match for safety reasons.

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