Wednesday, December 08, 2010


In a benefit match against the 1948 Australians, Ikin had reached 90 when Bradman took the new ball and instructed his fast bowler to bowl. However the fast bowler refused to bowl and gave a reason for the same. Who was the fast bowler and what was the reason?

Answer to previous question
Apparently it wasnt that difficult a question. 

Ameya, Sudhin , Pinko , Dhruv , Hari get it right.

As Ameya put it -- "Beethoven originally dedicated the symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte. Beethoven admired the ideals of the French Revolution, and Napoleon as their embodiment, but the composer was so disgusted when Napoleon crowned himself Emperor of the French in May 1804, that he went to the table where the completed score lay, took hold of the title-page and scratched the name Bonaparte out so violently that he created a hole in the paper. He later changed the title to Sinfonia eroica, composta per festeggiare il sovvenire d'un grand'uomo ("heroic symphony, composed to celebrate the memory of a great man").


Unknown said...

Keith Miller. Because Ikin was part of Rats of Tobruk, which held the Libyan port of Tobruk against the Afrika Corps, during the Siege of Tobruk in World War II.

Arun R said...

Keith miller , Jack Ikin was one the brits who fought with Australians against the Jerry's Africa Corps