2 opposing captains in a test who had at least 2 exceptionally common things (may not have been necessarily present at the time of the Test)between them. Both illustrious in their own right !! One has a record that cannot be erased !! What is the record ? Who are they? Common things ?
Q 1 Was the common thing their date of birth ? Yes
Q 2 were they an Englishman and an Aussie ? Yes
Q 3 Was the Englishman knighted later for his non-cricketing activities ? Yes
Q 4 Did he serve in India ? Yes
Tapioca " The Captains are Stanley Jackson and Joe Darling
Q 5 Has the common record got something to do with captaincy ? No. (Please read the question carefully !! )
Regarding his luck in winning the toss in those 1905 Tests , Jackson said that at Scarborough, when captain for the seventh time against the Australians: I found Darling stripped to the waist. He said, ‘Now we’ll have a proper tossing, and he who gets on top wins the toss.’ So I said to George Hirst, ‘Georgie, you come and toss this time.’ Darling then said, ‘All right, we’ll toss in the old-fashioned way!’ Again Jackson winning the toss.
Q 6 Is the common thing something related to cricket ? No
In 1927 he went out to India as Governor of Bengal. There he proved equal to the most trying situation, behaving with splendid nerve and authority when he nearly fell a victim to attempted assassination by a Calcutta girl student who fired five shots at close range, narrowly missing Sir Stanley when presiding at a meeting. His London home was bombed in 1940.
Q 7 Something connected to their death ? No.
Q 8 Darling hit the first six in test cricket in 1897-98. In those days they had to hit the ball out of the ground to get six runs. Is this the record ? NoOriginally Posted by Tapioca