“Statistics are like miniskirts, they reveal more than they hide.” -Navjot Singh Sidhu
Sidhu might be a nightmare to work with, but he comes up with these beauties once in a while. Numbers can be used in the most amazing ways if we knew how to interpret them and temper our game accordingly.
Exactly where Mohandas Menon comes in. This man spends close to seventeen hours a day scanning every sports report in the world and then feeding it into his spreadsheet to come up with the most mind-boggling statistics you could think of. Here’s a compilation of some tweets to prove it to you:
After KKR’s 1-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab – this seriously brilliant statistic!
With today’s 1 wkt win – all margins of wins by wkts from 1 to 10 have been achieved in #IPL While, by runs 1 to 50, all achieved except 49— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 9, 2015
And this one.
Info about that on-field umpire officiating for the match.
Survival of the fittest.
Least number of #IPL matches missed Min 50 mts 0 S Raina (125) 1 V Kohli (117) 1 S Warne (55) 3 MSD (122) 3 A Rayudu (90) 4 S Badrinath (95)— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 8, 2015
Some trivia about the on-going events in the world.
Alec Douglas-Home, is the only British PM (1963-1964) to play first-class cricket. He played ten fc games from 1924-1927 #ukelection2015— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 8, 2015
All work and play makes Mohan a dull boy.
Today in 1954: Englishman Roger Bannister became the first person to run the mile in under four minutes (3:59.4) https://t.co/5VDJhNJ0VR— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 6, 2015
Trust him to watch each ball, each boundary.
Show me the money! #MayPac
Floyd Mayweather will make $4,994,681 per minute while Manny Pacquiao $3,329,787 per minute during the #MayPac show!— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 3, 2015
Trust Mr Menon to catch the smallest of details.
Once in a while, you’ll also read numbers about non-sport entities…
Furious 7 has taken just 17 days to break the $1 billion barrier, surpassing Avatar’s record of 19 days! http://t.co/1pU0eNc4wQ— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 29, 2015
This very interesting statistic about Pakistan’s Mohd Hafeez.
Mohd Hafeez 2773* runs – of which 2096* runs (76%) have come after the age of 30 years! #BanvPak— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 29, 2015
Random trivia, fascinating nonetheless.
According to a recent study, you will need 136 billion sheets of standard 8 by 11 paper to print the entire matter available on the internet— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 28, 2015
He just knows it all, doesn’t he?
For those asking, the doctor who oversaw the birth of Sachin Tendulkar today in 1973 is Dr Shraddhanand Thakur (now 87 years!)— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 24, 2015
The evolution of opening stands in Tests. Pattern much?
300+ opening stands in Tests…. from 1877 to 1999: 6 from 2000 to date: 7 #BanvPak— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) May 2, 2015
He just loves the numbers, doesn’t he?
On the great Richie Benaud’s passing.
Most Test wkts by a visiting spinner in Asia 127 S Warne 98 D Vettori 73 D Underwood/G Swann 71 #richiebenaud 54 L Gibbs 52 AGiles/MPanesar— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 10, 2015
Looking back at the longest bowling careers – when Vettori announced his retirement.
Most balls delivered in intl cricket 63132 Muralidharan 55346 Anil Kumble 51347 Shane Warne 43661 DANIEL VETTORI 42266 Glenn McGrath— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 31, 2015
One of most heartening statistics from WC 2015 for Indian supporters.
In #CWC15 Indian bowlers delivered most dot balls – 1256, followed by SA (1235), NZ (1229), Aus (1124) & Pak (1053)— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 30, 2015
Just before the #CWC15 final.
Another beautiful statistic about India in recent ICC tournaments.
In all ICC tournaments (CWC/WT20/CT) frm Feb 2011 %win 84.85 Ind 63.64 SL 60.71 NZ 57.14 Pak 55.56 Aus 55.17 SA 44.83 WI 40.74 Eng 38.10 Ban— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 27, 2015
After India’s tragic loss to the Aussies in the semis of #CWC15
And here even he re-iterates the dream of a summer that Steven Smith has had.
The man’s a wizard, isn’t he? All the amazing statistics you read above are only from the past 45 days on his timeline. If you want your daily dose of numbers from around the world, follow him @mohanstatsman .