Cricket Writer Special Edition Weekend Quiz – April 1st 2017

Posted by on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 in Cricket




Answer: The 3 part answer from Kersi Meher-Homji is as follows:


1. Murali Vijay
2. KL Rahul (KL are the initials of KL Saigal)


3. ARRAPWRRKB Amunugama, a Sri Lankan cricketer who never played a Test. He has most initials, according to Wisden 2004.

His full name? Amunagama Rajapaske Rajakaruna Abeykoon Panditha Wasalamudiyanse Ralahamilage Ranjith Krisantha Bandara.

Friends and scorers called him Ranjith. Wisden reported him taking 12-91 for Tamil Union v. Sabastianites in 1990-91. But then he had only three initials. Every year he seemed to add an initial! He represented Kurunegala Youth at FTZ Sports Complex, Katunayake in Sri Lanka on 14 and 15 February 2003 and captured 4-39 and 4-34 against Antonians as his team won by an innings.


Winner: Kersi and I are overwhelmed by the number of people who had a go at this quiz and separately sent in their appreciation, even if they did not post answers. This was not an easy one to get completely right without cross checking (which we are so glad you did not) but the answer straight off the block from Abhishek Mukherjee was simply stunning and testament to his deep love and knowledge of the game and it’s history.


Kersi sends a special pat on the back to Abhishek all the way from Sydney with his incredibly long arms!


Congrats for being a  supporter of Cricket Writer and as the winner of the last two quizzes, Abhishek Mukherjee gets to be Quiz Master on any week he chooses before April 30th 2017. Drop us a line at and we can get you all set up!


The next quiz will be up on Saturday 8th AApril 2017 and on every Saturday thereafter! The Quizmaster for next week’s quiz will be Ritesh Misra.
Keep the participation and love coming and hope you are enjoying your time on



Hi Folks!

Welcome to the Weekend Quiz on !


We put up a quiz every Saturday which will stay up for 48-hours or when the right answer is posted in the comments section. Either way, the question stays up at least for 24-hours.


The Prize?

The Winner will be invited to send in their own Weekly Quiz question to the Cricket Writer for future inclusion in this section, and of course her/his name and picture will be displayed in the Image section where the Quiz Photo (if any) is usually displayed!

Come on folks, close that google window, and brush away the cobweb between your ears, and go for it!


This weekend we have our Special Guest Quizmaster – Kersi Meher-Homji with an unique Quiz.


Quiz Questions for Weekend of 1st April 2017

By Kersi Meher-Homji


1) Who am I?

I am an Indian Test cricketer. My first name is the surname (abridged) of a Sri Lankan Test cricketer. My surname is the first name of four Indian Test cricketers.


2) Who am I?

I am an Indian Test cricketer. My initials are those of a legendary Indian singer of 1930s and 40s. My surname is the first name of an Indian Test cricketer.


3)  Who am I?

I am a first-class cricketer from Sri Lanka, now retired. I have 10 initials before my surname. Give my initials and surname.




The usual Cricket Writer prize for the winner/s who gets all 3 questions right, that gives you the opportunity to be a future weekend Quizmaster, accompanied by pats on the back from Kersi, all the way from Sydney!


Your time starts NOW!


14 responses to “Cricket Writer Special Edition Weekend Quiz – April 1st 2017”

  1. Ramaswami kalidas says:

    Second one the answer is k.l.rahul. Other two answers will come back.ra

  2. Abhishek Mukherjee says:

    1. Murali Vijay. More than four, actually: Merchant, Hazare, Manjrekar, Mehra, Yadav, and Dahiya. If you add (Raghvendrarao) Vijay Bharadwaj then a seventh.
    2. KL Rahul.
    3. Amunugama Rajapakse Rajakaruna Abeykoon Panditha Wasalamudiyanse Ralahamilage Rajitha Krishantha Bandara Amunugama.

  3. pranay says:

    1- Murali Vijay
    2- K L Rahul
    3- i will really have to google, which i do not wish ro of course

  4. Ritesh says:

    Murali vijay
    Other 2 I do not know

  5. Soma sundaram vedula says:

    q1.Murali Vijay q.2.K. L Rahul

  6. Tanmoy Kar says:

    I think Abhishek Mukherjee has given all the correct answeres, congrats to him, the 3rd. answer was really difficult.

  7. Kk says:

    Murali Vijay

    KL Rahul

  8. Ram Vaidyanathan says:

    1. Murali Vijay
    2. K L Rahul
    3. I knew that a Sri Lankan cricketer had the longest name – the one given by Mr Mukherjee above but to be honest, I doubt if anyone can give the answer without the help of Google

  9. Debashis gope says:

    1.murli vijay 2.k l Rahul 3.unable to answer

  10. Kersi Meher-Homji says:

    Thank you all for the response.
    Anindya will declare the winner.

    No need to google, Ram Vaidyanathan. The name of the 10-initialled Sri Lankan cricketer can be found in a book “Cricket Quirky Cricket” published in 2011.

  11. Ritesh says:

    Super Quiz Kersi.

  12. Kersi Meher-Homji says:

    Thanks, Rikesh and all of you for participating in my quirky quiz.
    And thank you, Anindya for your idea of a weekly quiz and for making my arm super long!

    • Anindya Dutta says:

      It’s Cricket Writer’s honour to have you with us and participating regularly, sharing with our readers the deep knowledge of Cricket History you have gained over the years Kersi. Thank you.

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