Interesting Facts: Bowling

March 2, 2011 | Sports

One of the most interesting sports most people would love to play is bowling .They enjoy playing this recreational sport with their friends and business partners, and even as a wholesome opportunity to bond with each other. Recently, Captain Shahid Afridi of Pakistan granted his bowlers his complete credit after a very impressive two-wicket triumph over New Zealand who had built a target of 263 for the in and had almost won the game. The visitors, however, stole the momentum with a narrow 2-1 lead in the match series and with two left to play.

Did you know that bowling was discovered in 3rd century and was known to have started in a German church? They used a ball made of wood instead of a stone, and parishioners utilized pins to replace the Kegel. This sport was played most of the time indoors roofed with shed. This is how the game of bowling began. In many countries around the world such as Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, bowling has become very popular.

In 20th century, bowling was among the top sports and has gained much popularity so that by the year 1958, it has been acknowledged as a professional sport. Bowling is played by both professionals and amateurs each having 10 frames in which every player is allowed to bowl two balls only with strikes of twelve. The objective of the game is to knock down all the wooden pins from a distance.

One of the longest championships in bowling was held in Bowling Green University where the Green Falcons represented their school in Ohio and competed with the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Team Falcons won the Frozen Four NCAA Division I championship beating the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in the longest championship game in the tournament history. The current head coach in men’s division is former Miami Red Hawks player and assistant coach Chris Bergeron.

There are many top players in bowling but only few of them have put their name above the competition: Mutthia Murali, Shane WarneGlenn ,McGrath Dennis ,LilleWasim, AkhramCurtly ,Ambrose Courtney, Walsh Anil, Kumble Waqour ,Younis, Shoiab Akthar These person has made a mark as one of the top players in bowling.


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