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SPORTS! Get ready to be quizzed!

By NORMA GODINHO
May 22, 2020 09:50 IST
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1. This Italian centre-forward played for Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and AC Milan and was his country's highest goal-scorer in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups (9 goals from 9 matches). Name this footballer whose sporting idol was Allan Border.
1. Alessandro Del Piero
2. Christian Vieri
3. Paolo Maldini
  2. Christian Vieri.
 
2. Pakistan cricketers were allowed to play only in the first season of the Indian Premier League in 2008. This bowler from across the border was the main catalyst for the Rajasthan Royals's march to victory. He was the first Purple Cap holder in the IPL, having finished the tournament with 22 scalps. Name this left-arm speedster.
1. Sohail Tanveer
2. Umar Gul
3. Shoaib Akhtar
  1. Sohail Tanveer.
 
3. He was the first Indian to win the All England Badminton Championships and achieve a World No 1 ranking in 1980. Name this badminton legend.
1. U Vimal Kumar
2. Prakash Padukone
3. P Gopichand
  2. Prakash Padukone.
 
4. In his decorated career, Balbir Singh Sr holds the record for most goals scored by an individual in an Olympic final. How many goals did he score to take India to the podium at the 1952 Helsinki Games?
1. Six
2. Five
3. Eight
  2. Five.
 
5. At the 2011 World Athletics Championships in Daegu, reigning 100 metres champion Usain Bolt was disqualified because of a false start. Who won the 100m gold that year?
1. Justin Gatlin
2. Walter Dix
3. Yohan Blake
  3. Yohan Blake.
 
6. Before Bengaluru FC became part of the Indian Super League, its current captain Sunil Chhetri played for another team in the ISL's debut season in 2015 after being bought for a whopping Rs 1.2 crores at the ISL auction. With which club did he make his ISL debut?
1. Mumbai City FC
2. Kerala Blasters
3. FC Goa
  1. Mumbai City FC.
 
7. This former England captain went on to become the highest run-getter for his country with over 12,000 runs against his name. He holds the record for scoring centuries against all Test teams and has the most tons against India. Who is this England great?
1. Andrew Strauss
2. David Gower
3. Alistair Cook
  3. Sir Alistair Cook.
 
8. This point guard is renowned for his three-pointers. He holds the record for most three-pointers in the NBA Play-offs and multiple other records for the three-pointers in his decade-long career. Name this Golden State Warrior guard and a two-time NBA champion.
1. Stephen Curry
2. Jordan Poole
3. Andrew Wiggins
  1. Stephen Curry.
 
9. Sachin Tendulkar played his final and 200th Test against the West Indies in 2013 and made 74 in his final innings. Who is the bowler who got his prized wicket?
1. Daren Sammy
2. Narsingh Deonarine
3. Tino Best
  2. Narsingh Deonarine.
 
10. It was the first time since 2008 that two clubs from the same country faced each other in the Champions League final.
In 2013, Bayern Munich edged past Borussia Dortmund 2-1 to win its 5th European title. Arjen Robben scored the 89th minute winner for the Bavarians. Who scored the opening goal?
1. Franck Ribery
2. Mario Mandzukic
3. Bastian Schweinsteiger
  2. Mario Mandzukic.
 
  

 

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