Pakistan’s Arshad Khan celebrates the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar in 2006 Pakistani off-spinner Arshad Khan made his debut for Pakistan in 1997-98 against West Indies, going on to feature in 9 Tests and 58 ODIs till 2006 for his country. A lot has changed in Pakistan cricket and the world in general in the last decade, and the former international can now be seen driving an Uber taxi in Sydney. On Monday, a social media use
Naman Ojha and Kusal Perera (not in picture) made debut in the third Test between Sri Lanka and India In the third Test between India and Sri Lanka played at Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo both the teams bring in players who are making their debut in Tests and they are the wicketkeepers as well. For Sri Lanka, as Kumar Sangakkara has retired after the second Test, he is replaced by Kusal Perera. They do have their wicketkeeper-
Pathan’s first over havoc in 2006 Karachi Test India has always been a powerhouse in the World cricket. They have been world-beaters and have proved consistently that they are one of the best in the business. Though India has been blessed with talented batsmen who have set the bar extremely high, the same has not been the case with the bowlers. While the trend is changing in the recent past with 140kmph+ becoming a common affair,
The Rahul Dravid signature shot - the Cover drive In the winter of 2010-11, India set off on a 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and one T20 tour of South Africa. The tour had everybody in the cricketing fraternity in bated breath as all eyes were on Sachin Tendulkar, who was one shy off reaching his 50th Test century. But one corner of an eye was also on another batsman, who was coming off a pretty good home series against New Zealand.
Inzamam-ul-Haq and Sourav Ganguly’s leadership skills were tested throughout the series Traditionally, whenever subcontinent powerhouses and arch-rivals India and Pakistan have squared off on the cricket field, the excitement generated among fans and spectators alike is enough energy to light up a few thousand villages back home in the two countries. As former wicket-keeper & captain Rashid Latif once pointed out, both sides give
The butterfly effect is the theory that one small incident can ultimately cause a massive event elsewhere. For example, a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon rainforest could end up causing a hurricane thousands of miles away. The concept that a seemingly minor happening can actually change everything is also applicable to sport. Sport is very fickle in its nature. When dissecting a contest, wins or losses can generally be pinpointed on o
Being a fan of the Indian cricket team isn’t easy. It’s a roller coaster journey, with many highs and many lows. It is exhilarating, really. Better than any drug. The highs, when they come, are powerful and unadulterated. They are so much more than just wins to celebrate for the fans. Rather, they are moments of pride for the entire country to revel in, to puff out their chest, look the world in the eye and say, “We are the cham
For a cricket fan, there are very few things that bring more joy than seeing a wonderfully executed delivery that completely bamboozles the batsman and goes past his defences. Whether it is the ball which starts on off stump and ends up as a toe-crushing yorker, or the ball which pitches on leg stump and turns past the outside edge to hit the top of off-stump, the art of bowling is a joy to behold. While the game of cricket has seen many bowlers