Where does "break a duck" come from?
QuestionToday, I’m breaking my duck on “Mystery Hour”. Where does the phrase “break my duck” come from. Obviously cricket, but why do they call 0 runs a duck?
Answer** Definitive **
Name: John, Edgware
Qualification: Breaking my Mystery Hour duck
Answer: Duck is short for duck’s egg, which is the shape of a 0. So a duck is 0.