Born on December 19, 1987 in Lyon, France, Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French profession footballer of Algerian origin. He plays as a striker for Spanish Club Real Madrid and the France national Team. Karim has been described as an "immensely talented striker" who is "strong and powerful" and "a potent finisher from inside the box".
His accomplishments so far:-
Received the "Bravo Award" by an Italian Magazine Guerin Sportivo
Scored a total of 32 goals helping Real Madrid win the Copa del Rey in 2011 and the 2011-12 edition of LaLiga
Named as "French Player of the year" for the year 2011, 2012 and 2014
Also played on the U-17 team that won 2004 UEFA European U-17 Championship
Ricky Thomas Ponting, born on 19th December 1974, is a former cricketer from Australia who has captained the national cricket team of the country in Test cricket during its “golden era”, which was from 2004 to 2011 and between 2002 and 2011 in One Day International.
A glimpse at his achievements:-
He holds the record for most number of World Cup matchesplayed with 46 matches.
He was the captain of 2003 and 2007 World Cupwinning team and also a member of the 1999 winning team captained by Steve Waugh.
Under his captaincy, the Australian team has won 48 Test matches out of 77, 164 ODIs out of 229 and 7 Twenty20 from a total of 17 matches.
He is also the most capped captain of Australian Cricket Team in the history of ODI.
He owns the record for scoring most runs in the ODI history as a captain with 8497 runs.