Born on 17th April 1961, in Delhi, Geet Siriram Sethi is a professional EnglishBilliards player who has dominated various international billiards events, holding two world records. Along with former badminton player Prakash Padukone, Geet has founded the Olympic Gold Quest that works to encourage sports in the nation.
His Achievements in Billiards:-
Bagged a gold medal in the Team event and a silver medal in the singles event of billiards at the Asian Games of 1988
Secured second position at the Team event and third position at the singles event of billiards at the Asian Games of 2002
Emerged victorious at the World Professional Billiards Championship of 1992, 1993, 1995, 1998 and 2006
Won the National Billiards Championship held in 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1997, 1998
Bestowed with the Indian honours Arjuna Award and Padma Shri in 1986, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 1992 and K.K. Birla Award in 1993
Born on 17 April 1972, Muttiah Muralitharan is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who is well known for his spin skills. He is one of the greatest bowler in the history of Cricket. Murli is the all time highest wicket taker in Test cricket.
A note on his exceptional bowling record:-
Muralitharan has played in 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011Cricket World Cup tournaments
In the October 2000 ODI match against India held in Sharjah, Muralitharan achieved the best bowling figure of 7 for 30.
Achieved the feat of the most number of 10-wicket hauls of 22 in Test matches
Has the credit of the most number of 5-wicket hauls of 66 in Test matches
Muralitharan is the only player who has the 10-wicket haul against every Test playing country
Scored all 10 wickets in four consecutive matches in the Test match against England held at Nottingham in 2006
Awarded the Wisden Cricketers of the Year for the year 1999
Holds a record 11 Test cricket Man of the Series awards