Note: Go here for answers to and our "leader board" at the end of Over #2 of "Think it Over" .
The Academy of Motion Pictures, in their newfound avatar, appreciated the cast and crew of “Hurt Locker” in a big way at this year’s Oscars earlier this month. We, in the cricket world, have not been able to appreciate the antics of our beloved Flintoffs, Lees and Bonds longer than their frail bodies and dangerous vocations would allow us to.
With our penchant for connections between seemingly far-fetched entities, we now present to you the 3rd instalment of our weekly cricket quiz, “Think it Over” that is, at once, a tribute to the aforementioned movie and a quiz about some of our beloved sport’s more famous injuries.
Take a shot at the 6 balls in this over by emailing us your answers to: FRONTFOOT@DREAMCRICKET.COM
The subject of the email should read "Think it Over - Enter the Quiz #, Enter the name of the quiz".
You will have exactly one week to do so. Entries will be closed by midnight of the Tuesday after each quiz is announced.
- This photograph was taken minutes after the subject incurred a famous injury and minutes before the start of a now-iconic match that turned a series in favour of the other team and, according to some, went a long way in ensuring that team actually won the entire series. Who is this player? What was the injury he had? What series and match are we referring to here?
- Identify the man in the picture (a cricketer, of course!). Then connect him with the other items in the picture (the words in the picture are not to be considered “items” here!) to reveal one of the most important injuries and immortalized body parts in cricket history.
- The most famous come-back from injury in Test cricket history, many would say, belonged to this man. His face has been replaced by a logo that should also serve as a hint to identify him. Who? What injury? What’s the connection with the logo?
- Ok. Even though these guys got pounded on (and off) the field by these injuries, hopefully you are not hurting from these questions at all. Here’s the 4th ball of the over ... identify the 3 gentlemen in this picture. They are connected by an injury to one of them that effectively ended that cricketer’s Test career. How?
- This next victim of anatomical mishap on the cricket field went from delivering copious measures of chin music to the batsmen in from of him to facing not-so-melodious “shin” music of his own? Consequently, this fast bowler had to stop playing cricket for almost 2 years in his absolute prime. To note that he still came back and eventually ended up with 300+ Test wickets at an average of just over 20 makes one wonder if he might actually been the first one to bag 400+ wickets in Test cricket. Who knows? But do you know who we are talking about?
- "Truth hurts", they say. So does irony, often. The cricketer in this picture started his first-class career as a replacement for an injured player. He went on to represent his country in famous Tests and even helped his side to their first ever Test win against Australia. But soon, and as things went he was in his prime at that time too, his career was ended abruptly to a delivery from the bowler in the picture. Who is the batsman? The bowler?