Which airborne bird was killed by a cricket ball at Lord's Cricket Ground in the year 1936?
Dr. Mohammad Jahangir Khan played cricket for India during British rule and after independence served as a cricket administrator in Pakistan. He was a right-arm medium fast bowler.
While playing against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Lord's in 1936, he bowled a ball to Tom Pearce that struck and killed an airborne sparrow. The bird was subsequently stuffed and mounted on the same ball which is currently exhibited in the MCC Museum at Lord's.
A cricket ball is a hard, solid ball used to play cricket. It consists of a cork core wound with string over which a leather cover is stitched, and the manufacture is regulated by cricket law at first-class level. The trajectory of a cricket ball when bowled, through movement in the air, and off the ground, is influenced by the action of the bowler and the condition of the ball and the pitch, while working on the cricket ball to obtain optimal condition is a key role of the fielding side.