After becoming just the second pair of brothers in history to open the batting in a Test, Sadiq and Mushtaq Mohammad managed another rare feat seven years later on this day in 1976.
For only the second time ever, a pair of brothers scored hundreds in the same Test innings, with Sadiq smashing 103 runs and Mushtaq hitting 101 to lead Pakistan to a winning total of 473 declared over New Zealand in Hyderabad. The pair were in fine form and peppered the boundaries, with Sadiq clobbering 14 fours and Mushtaq adding another nine.
Before them, the first pair of brothers to accomplish matching centuries in the same Test innings were Greg and Ian Chappell.
More memorable events on this day:
1992: Australia beat Great Britain 10-6 to claim the 10th Rugby League World Cup.
1996: Pakistan’s Hasan Raza becomes the youngest to ever play Test cricket, aged 14 years, 227 days.
2004: Michael Schumacher wins the 55th Formula One world title.
2013: The St. Louis Cardinals tie the World Series with the Boston Red Sox at one game apiece.
He may be struggling for club and country right now but there is no doubting the career achievements of ‘Wazza’.
The Englishman turns 31 today, but it feels like just yesterday when he made his professional debut with Everton at the age of 16 in 2002. His stunning goal that season against Arsenal put him on the map and it wasn’t long before Manchester United came calling.
Rooney has thrived at Old Trafford, winning the Premier League five times, the Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, two League Cups twice and one the FA Cup. Despite his current lack of form, the striker is expected to break Bobby Charlton’s club goals record of 249, being only three behind.
Last year Rooney surpassed Charlton’s England record of 50 goals while his 118 caps is second only to goalkeeper Peter Shilton.
More sport star birthdays on this day:
1926: Y.A. Tittle, former NFL quarterback who is tied for the record with seven touchdown passes in a game (90).
1966: Roman Abramovich, Russian businessman and owner of Premier League club Chelsea (50).
1986: John Ruddy, English footballer for Championship club Norwich who has earned one England cap (30).
1989: Eric Hosmer, American baseball player for the Kansas City Royals and a 2016 All-Star (27).
The Al Ain International Kids Jiu-Jitsu Championship came to a close on Sunday after a series of adrenaline pumping performances at the United Arab Emirates University in Al Muwaiji.
The two-day championship saw over 1,500 young Jiu-Jitsu players from across the UAE and 15 other countries take to the mat, with Emirati participants winning 474 medals.
The event included more than 650 female participating on day one, while the male category on the second day featured over 800 participants.
HE Abdul Moneim Al Hashemi, chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, said: “We are incredibly proud of all the participants who showcased their immense talent and skills. It was especially fantastic to see such a strong participation from the younger generation of female Jiu-Jitsu athletes.
“Our Emirati players also performed remarkably and we are extremely proud of their achievements.”