Wack Stat

For those times when real stats just won't do

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67
Number of excuses that have emerged after Australia's Ashes loss. Cricket Australia's ranking of James Sutherland blaming Clarke and Hughes' breakfast engagements on Test-match days for the loss: 1
Jan 15, 2011
11
In millions, number of people disgusted by the IPL auction but who can't stop watching it. Those who'd rather watch the auction than the IPL itself: 27 million.
Jan 9, 2011
88
In millions, number of people who agree with Afridi's claim that Pakistan are better in one-dayers than Tests; those who believe that's because the white ball is more appetising than the red: 16 million
Jan 3, 2011
6
Number of Indian batsmen fearing their careers will end after the South African tour. Bowlers dreaming of ICC awards and captaincy offers: 3
Dec 28, 2010
3
In millions, number of fans who want Tendulkar's name to be changed to God in scorecards; Number of fans who'd like to see "Smith" changed to "Warne" in scorecards: 44 million.
Dec 22, 2010
36
In thousands, studies that have shown that lie detector tests, which the MCC's cricket committee wants to use to eradicate match-fixing, are largely inconclusive. Number of MCC members who watch too many crime dramas: 12
Dec 16, 2010
66
Percentage of Kolkata's population planning a massive attack on Knight Riders' offices for letting Ganguly go. Percentage praying Rajasthan is expelled so KKR can bid for Warne: 87
Dec 10, 2010
3700
Number of people calling up lawyers in their families to explain the IPL mess. Number of people buying gaming devices, home-entertainment systems, indoor pools etc to deal with the Ashes run-fests: 3 million
Dec 4, 2010
3
In millions, number of people across the world who have now heard of Kochi in India. Those who think it's a war-torn region: 1 million; those who think it's Lalit Modi's Twitter handle: 50,000
Nov 28, 2010
79
Likelihood, in percentage, of NZ cricketers getting the Victoria Cross for New Zealand if they draw the series in India. Likelihood of India's cricketers being stoned, lynched and ridiculed if that happens: 99%
Nov 22, 2010
24
Number of days before Harbhajan Singh demands to bat at No. 3. Number of days before he gives batting tips to Sachin Tendulkar: 25
Nov 16, 2010
36
Number of hours Sarfraz Nawaz's conspiracy theory linking Zulqarnain going awol, fluoride levels in water, and alien abductions is overdue by. Number of people who wish it was Ijaz Butt who had disappeared instead: 36 million
Nov 10, 2010
817
Number, in millions, of people wondering why there isn't yet a talking Glenn McGrath doll on the market that says "5-0" repeatedly, even when punched.
Nov 4, 2010
68
Likelihood, in per cent, that a journalist will soon solicit Sourav Ganguly's views on John Buchanan, dating from his IPL stint. Chances that the word "twit" will feature in the assessment: 93
Oct 29, 2010
0
Number of people who understand just what the issue is with the IPL's Kochi franchise. Chances in percentage that Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis will soon be called on to provide a solution: 78
Oct 23, 2010
94
Chances, in percentage, that New Zealand are wishing for a Jesse Ryder incident to deflect attention from their thrashing by Bangladesh. Chances they wouldn't have been thrashed if people back home were given to burning cricketers' effigies and homes to "express disappointment": 98
Oct 17, 2010
2
Number of people who expected Tendulkar to get to his 49th hundred with a six: Virender Sehwag and Sachin's son. Number of newspaper sub-editors planning to use "The new Sehwag?" headlines in tomorrow's edition: 47
Oct 11, 2010
17
The number of spectators in the ground at Mohali for the first day of the Test. The number of angry emails, tweets and blog posts doing the rounds about the low attendance at Mohali: 5346
Oct 5, 2010
570
Number of people who believe sending the England team to the home of another old enemy for a bonding trip will stand them in good stead for the Ashes. Number who believe the fact the trip to Bavaria happened to coincide with Oktoberfest was wholly unintentional: 0
Sep 29, 2010
48
Number of people who have shed a nostalgic tear at Ijaz Butt's pronouncements over the last week. Number of those people who are not Sarfraz Nawaz or his fans: 0
Sep 23, 2010

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