Question about cricketer being forced to retire after losing 1 eye in hunting expedition asked for ₹50 lakh in ‘KBC’

Question about cricketer being forced to retire after losing 1 eye in hunting expedition asked for ₹50 lakh in ‘KBC’

A cricket-related question was asked during a recent episode of the popular Indian quiz show ‘KBC: Kaun Banega Crorepati’.

Episode 52 of the 15th season of the quiz show, a ‘Parivaar’ (family) special, featured the Chattopadhyay family on the ‘hot-seat’ in front of host Amitabh Bachchan. The ₹50 lakh question was about a player who had to retire from the sport because he injured his eye while on a hunting expedition.

The question read:

“Which of these cricketers lost an eye after an accident during a hunting expedition, leading to his retirement?”

The four options for the question were Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Gulabrai Ramchand, and Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji.

The correct answer was Option D: Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji. However, the Chattopadhyay family was confused looking at the options with regard to the answer and chose not to take a risk by deciding to quit the game and take home ₹25 lakh. 

After they had quit, the Chattopadhyay family were asked what they thought would be the correct answer. They guessed that Option D would have been the correct choice and were left bitterly disappointed knowing it was the right answer to win ₹50 lakh.

Who is Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji? All you need to know about the former England cricketer

Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji, also known as Ranji, was indeed a significant figure in the history of cricket. He was one of the early Indian cricketers to represent England at the international level. His impact on the sport and his role in popularizing cricket in India earned him the title “Father of Indian Cricket.”

Ranjitsinhji played 15 Test matches for England between 1896 and 1902 and was a prolific batsman known for his elegant and stylish stroke play. He achieved considerable success in English county cricket while representing Sussex. Ranji Trophy, one of India’s premier domestic cricket competitions, is named in his honor to recognize his contributions to the sport.

His role as an ambassador for cricket and his success in the international cricket arena helped lay the foundation for the sport’s growth in India, and he remains an important figure in the history of Indian cricket.

India’s premier first-class test tournament, the Ranji Trophy was named after Ranjitsinhji and inaugurated in the 1934-35 season. Several Indian legends have reached the national team through the Ranji Trophy pipeline.

Unfortunately, Kumar Ranjitsinhji’s career was cut short because he lost one eye during a hunting expedition and he played his last first-class match in 1920. While representing England in international cricket, Ranjitsinhji scored 989 runs in 15 Test matches at an average of 44.95, including two centuries.

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