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Which is the national sport of India? Hockey
First Indian batsman to hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket Mahendra Singh Dhoni (January 19, 2017)
When did India win the hockey gold medal in the Olympics for the first time? Amsterdam (1928)
Which was the first year after 1928 when India did not get any hockey medal in the Olympics? Montreal (year 1976)
How many times has India won the Asia Cup of Hockey? Twice
Which Indian player has represented India in both hockey and cricket games? Morappam Joysam Gopalan
Who is called the magician of hockey? Major Dhyan Chand Singh
Aga Khan Cup is related to which sport? Hockey
What is the name of the autobiography of Major Dhyan Chand? Round
Which was the first hockey tournament played in India? Baton Cup, Kolkata (1895)
In which year All India Hockey Federation was established? In the year 1925
When did the Indian hockey team play an international match for the first time? Indian Army Team (1926)
How many medals has India won in hockey so far in Olympics? 8 Gold + 1 Silver + 2 Bronze = 11 Total Medals
What is India's longest unbeaten record in Olympic hockey? Unbeaten in 30 matches from 1928 to 1960
Most goalscorer in an Olympic hockey match Roop Singh, 11 goals, against America, in 1932
How many gold medals has India won in Olympics so far? 9
First Indian woman to reach Olympic Athletics final P T Usha
Who was declared by the Indian Olympic Association as the best 100 km runner of the 20th century? P T Usha
Which Indian male sprinter has scored the best ever Olympic event? Milkha Singh 1960 400m in the race
Name of the woman who reached the Olympic final in long jump Anju Bobby George, Athens, 2004
Which Indian female sprinter won the first gold medal in the Asian Games? Kamaljit Sandhu, 1970, Bangkok
First grandmaster in chess Viswanathan Anand
First Indian woman to win Junior World Championship in Chess Koneru humi
First Indian woman to get the title of Chess Grandmaster? S.Vijay Lakshmi
Name of the first international chess player of India Manuel Aron [in 1961 AD]
First Indian to win World Junior Chess Championship Viswanathan Anand
Name of the player who became the youngest Indian Grandmaster of Chess Parimarjan Negi [13 Years, 4 Months, 22 Days]
Which Indian won the Chess Asian Chess Junior title for two consecutive years? Viswanathan Anand 1984 ,85
First Indian to get a medal in Chess Olympiad Rafik Kha
Youngest Indian player for the World Cup of Chess Dronavali Harika, 11 years 9 months
Players who won the Chess World Cup twice in a row Viswanathan Anand
India's biggest sports award Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
In which year Arjuna Award was instituted? 1961
Who got the first Arjuna Award in Cricket? Salim Durrani 1961
Who got the first Arjuna Award in Tennis? Ramanathan Krishnan 1961
First Arjuna Award Winner in Football P.Ki Banerjee 1961
First Arjuna Award Winner in Badminton Nandu Patekar
Name of the woman who won the first Arjuna Award in Badminton Meena Shah
Arjuna Award Winner First Runner Gurcharan Singh Randhawa
First Arjuna Award Winner in Chess Manual aron
First Dronacharya Award Winner in Wrestling Bal Chandra Bhagwat
Dronacharya Award is given to whom? Best sports coaches
In which year Dronacharya Award was started? in 1985
Santosh Trophy is related to which sport? Football
Name of the first runner to get Padmashree Milkha Singh 1961
Which basketball players got Dhyan Chand Lifetime Excellence Award? Aparna Ghosh and Ram Kumar
Which boxer received the Dhyan Chand Lifetime Excellence Award? Sahaj Grover
Who has won the national title of table tennis the most times? Kamlesh Mehta 8 times
Who won the title of the first national champion in table tennis M.Ayub. 1938 in Calcutta
First Indian to get the title of World Champion in Billiards Wilson Jones [Kolkata, 1958]
First player to receive Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar [2013]
First to score more than 10,000 runs in ODIs Player Sachin Tendulkar
First Indian player to score more than 20 thousand runs in international cricket Sachin Tendulkar
When and against whom did India play its first test match? 10 February 1952, against England
First batsman in the world to complete 10,000 runs in test cricket? Sunil Gavaskar
In which year did cricket win the world cup for the first time in India? 1983, against West Indies at Lord's
What is the name of the Garden of Eden? Ranji Stadium
First Indian player to hit sixes in an over in first class Tilakraj
First Indian player to take a hat-trick in Test cricket? Harbhajan Singh
Where is Chepauk Cricket Stadium located? Chennai
Who was the youngest captain in Indian test match cricket? Mansoor Ali Kha Pataudi
First Indian to take a hat-trick in International Cricket World Cup Chetan Sharma
First Indian captain to be ranked in Wisden Cricket's Almanac Mr Ranjit Singh
Where is KD Babu Stadium located? Lucknow
Which Indian player played the first test match at the age of 15? Parthiv Patel
In which city is the Brabourne Cricket Stadium located? Mumbai
Which cricket ground is located nearest to Chandigarh? Mohali
First Indian woman player to score a double century in a cricket test match Mithali Raj [against England, 214 runs]
Fastest player to score 8000 runs in ODIs Sourav Ganguly
First Indian player to take 300 wickets in ODIs Anil Kuble
First cricketer to score a century in ODI matches Kapil Dev [175 runs, 1983]
First cricketer to play for MCC Mr Ranjit Singh
The earliest description of the game of cricket in India dates back to British merchants playing in Kembe in 1721
When is the details of the first cricket club formed in India? Oriental Club in Mumbai in 1848
When was the first cricket tournament held in India? Between the Zoroastrians and the Europeans in 1892
When did the foreign team come to India for the first time? In 1892
In which year did India win the test series for the first time? 1952-53, against Pakistan
In which year did India win the series for the first time on foreign soil? Against New Zealand in 1968
Oldest Indian player to score a century while playing Vijay Merchant 40 years 25 days
Which Indian cricketer has led the team in most Test matches? Mahendra Singh Dhoni 53 matches
Which Indian batsman has become the second Indian opener to score centuries in two consecutive Test matches against South Africa? Mayank Agarwal
Which player was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Indian Sports Awards 2019? Milkha Singh
Which IPL team became the first IPL team to include a woman in the support staff? RCB
In which city the organizing committee of the Games launched the logo of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in the year 2024? Paris
India's top spinner Ravichandran Ashwin equaled the record of which Sri Lankan great spinner with the fastest 350 wickets? Muttiah muralitharan
Virat Kohli has become the first Indian and only the second cricketer to score how many international hundreds as a captain? 40
Which Mumbai opener has become the youngest cricketer in history to score a double century in 50-over cricket? Yashasvi Jaiswal
Which football player has won the 2020 Golden Shoe title? Lionel Messi
Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has become the fastest left-arm bowler to take how many wickets in Test cricket? 200
Which Indian cricketer has become the first Indian batsman in history to be stumped in both the innings of a Test? Rohit Sharma
ICC has announced by which rule the winner will be chosen instead of the maximum number of boundaries in case of a tie? Super over
Mithali Raj has become the first captain of Indian women's team to win how many matches in international cricket? 100 matches
Which badminton player has supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Bharat Ki Laxmi' campaign in 2020? PV Sindhu
Which cricketer has made the record of playing 100 international T20 matches for the first time in India? Harmanpreet Kaur
Which Indian player has qualified for the men's 3000m steeplechase event at the Tokyo Olympics? Avinash sable
Which Indian player has won the 2020 Dutch Open badminton title? Lakshya Sen
Which Indian cricketer became the third batsman in the history of cricket to hit two sixes in his first two balls while batting in a Test against South Africa? Umesh Yadav
Which Indian opener has scored the first double century of his Test career in 249 balls in the third Test against South Africa in Ranchi? Rohit Sharma
Which female player has won the fourth gold medal in the 100 meters race at the World Championships? Fraser-price
Where has India's first floating basketball court started in 2020? Mumbai
Which Indian female runner broke her own national record to win the gold medal in the women's 100m event at the 59th National Open Athletics Championships? Dutee Chand
Which player has got the opportunity to debut for the Indian team at the age of 30 in the final match of the Test series between India and South Africa to be played in Ranchi? Shahbaz Nadeem
Which cricketer has become the second Indian opener to score 3 centuries in a Test series in 2020? Rohit Sharma

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