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Saturday, 22 March 2014

A Photo Quiz on Cricket

Before this becomes a famous sports / cricket quiz question, let me jump the gun and put it in my blog.

What are we referring to here?

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Answer Below:

These are the latest 4 cricketers to have played first class cricket with along their fathers. There have been 19 such pairs, with the Chanderpauls being the latest. Relevant details from:

16. Bhagwant Singh and Arvind Singh (1961-1962) – Bhagwant Singh, Maharana of Mewar, played for Rajputana and later Rajasthan with limited success. His son, Arvind Singh, made his debut in the winter of 1961 and turned out alongside his father in four matches before the Maharana busied himself in the affairs of the state. Together they played 52 matches in all, managing a paltry four half centuries between them.
 17. Lala Amarnath and Surinder Amarnath (1963) – With the Sino-Indian War raging along the border, five Defence Fund Matches were organised showcasing the brightest cricketing talent of India. In the fourth of these games, Maharashtra Chief Minister’s XI took on Maharashtra Governor’s XI at Poona. Fifty two year old Lala Amarnath played for the Governor’s XI while 15-year old Surinder Amarnath turned out for the opposition. Both father and son managed an attractive forty plus innings apiece.
 18. Denis Streak and Heath Streak (1996) – Denis Streak belonged to a period before Zimbabwe had achieved Test status, but managed to represent the country at lawn bowls. Son, Heath, however did much better, scoring almost 2000 runs and picking up 216 wickets for Zimbabwe. In 1996, Denis returned to First-class cricket after a gap of eleven years to bowl alongside his son as Matabeleland beat Mashonaland Country Districts to win the Lonrho Logan Cup.
And the 19th pair can probably do one better. With Tagenarine Chanderpaul doing well in the latest Under-19 World Cup at the tender age of 17, and with father Shivnarine still at his best, they have a chance of playing togetehr in a test match for the West Indies. Wouldn't that be an awesome sight to behold!