12-11-2004, 04:32 AM
Hall of Fame Member
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Mumbai India
CRICKET QUESTION # 1 A cricketing great, there is something peculiar about my name ? Who am I and whats the peculiarity about my name.
Q1 Is he a great Batsman from the past ? YES
Q2 Did he play for a southern hemisphere team? ....NO
Q3 Did he play international cricket for England?....NO
Q4 Is he from the subcontinent?....YES
Q5. Is he from India? ... YES
Q6: Did he ever open the innings for India?....YES
Q7 is it Farokh Engineer...NO
Q8 is his name peculiar because he was actually an engineer...No (naturally)
Q 9 Did he play for Karnataka in Ranji Trophy....NO
Q 10 Was his career cut short by a Charlie Griffith delivery resulting in life threatening head injury and requiring multiple surgery ?......NO
FIRST HINT : He was from Bombay.
Q11 Is the peculiarity about his name to do with a girl's name (his first name I mean)?…..NO
Q12 Did he score 65 and 67 no on debut (in Tests) ?....NO
Q 13 Was the peculiarity with the name to do with a world famous musician?....NO
Q14 and Q15 : am i vijay merchant? for the following reason?
Like when Marathi novelist N.S. Phadke happened to meet Vijay Merchant around the time Kamalatai Phadke was expecting. Phadke reportedly said to Merchant, "During the coming Kanpur test if I get a don and you score a double century, I’II name him Vijay."
The rest was naming history: The Phadke household got a son, Vijay Merchant did score a double century, and Kamalatai’s son did get named Vijay. ….NO( Answering your post in totality)
SECOND HINT : Part of the last answer is correct