One of the best cricket batsman that Pakistan has produced, former captain Inzamam Ul-Haq had a great career and was known for his ability as a player of fast bowling, particularly off the back foot.
Inzamam did receive criticism for his weight, and in 1997 during a Shara Cup match between Pakistan and India, one spectator Shiv Kumar Thind yelled offensive names with a megaphone, calling him different kinds of potatoes. Inzaman went after Thind with a bat but thankfully was restrained by security.
NBA Superstar Kevin Durant got his nickname ‘Durantula’ from Thunder fans while he was playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is lanky with long limbs, hence the insect inspired nickname.
Durant’s height is officially listed as 6’9″, which has never seemed accurate when compared to other NBA players. Durant has admitted that his actual height is 6’10 3/4″ without shoes and a full 7′ with shoes. The NBA’s height listings are generally listed with shoes, therefore Durant should be a 7 footer in NBA standards.
When Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016 to join the Golden State Warriors, there were many social media comments referring to him as a snake.
Maria Sharapova was born on April 19, 1987 in the western Siberian town of Nyagan. Sharapova got the nickname ‘The Siberian Siren’ for the loud grunting sounds which accompanies her strokes. Her loudest grunts get as loud as 105 decibels.
Maria signed her first deal with Nike in 1997 when she was only 11.
London is one of her favorite cities, and she finds British accents sexy.
Yellow and pink are her favorite colors.
She likes Russian and Thai cuisine.
She was the most searched athlete on Yahoo in 2005 and 2008.