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To walk or not to walk - Jos Buttler's honesty and cricket's most difficult ethical dilemma
To walk or not to walk - Jos Buttler's honesty and cricket's most difficult ethical dilemma

Australia’s Peter Nevill appeals for England’s Jos Buttler’s wicket 24-year-old English wicketkeeper Jos Buttler did the unthinkable on Saturday, the Day 3 of the 2nd Ashes Test – he walked. England were batting at 210/6, Alastair Cook and Buttler patiently trying to get close to Australia’s massive first innings score of 566, when umpire Kumar Dharmasena failed to spot the England No.7 feathering an edge

Jul 19 2015
5 stand-in captains who have an excellent record
5 stand-in captains who have an excellent record

Captaincy is more than an art in Cricket. It involves mustering several elements like leadership, immense concentration and awareness, man-management, sacrifices, strategizing and empathizing on and off the field. Few captains take the role like a duck takes to water and few others learn the tricks of the trade along with time. One of the most important aspects of captaincy from a team management perspective is to identify the deputy/successor f

Jul 5 2015
10 great players who failed to make a mark in India
10 great players who failed to make a mark in India

Cricket has had its fair share of legends. There are players who have shown class irrespective of pitch, conditions and opponents. Then there are some players who have done exactly the same at all places but one. You can call it jinx or luck or anything you want to. It doesn’t take their greatness away, but it does provide a talking point on their illustrious career. India, for example, has been a tough country to visit due to its turning

Jul 3 2015
When Matthew Hayden climbed on top of a cable car to have his 'Titanic' moment
When Matthew Hayden climbed on top of a cable car to have his 'Titanic' moment

Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden on a fishing trip; the cable car on top of which Hayden had climbed Tales of the exploits of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden at the top of the Australian batting order make up a lot of the folklore in Australian cricket, but exploits of a completely different nature have surfaced – of a time in 2006 when Hayden climbed on top of a ropeway cable car travelling to a mountain, without clothes on &n

Jun 26 2015
Three Baseball stadiums in USA booked for Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne's exhibition T20 league
Three Baseball stadiums in USA booked for Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne's exhibition T20 league

Baseball stadiums booked for Warne and Tendulkar’s T20 league for retired players Three of the most famous baseball grounds in the United States of America have been booked as venues for the T20 event being arranged by legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne for retired international players, the latter confirmed. The league planned by Tendulkar and Warne will reportedly have greats like Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist,

Steven Smith is not a great batsman, says former England spinner Graeme Swann
Steven Smith is not a great batsman, says former England spinner Graeme Swann

Steven Smith during the Australia-West Indies Test series London, June 21: Former spinner Graeme Swann has criticised the technique of Australia's premier batsman Steven Smith and suggested that the prospect of facing the world's number one batsman in a forthcoming Ashes series was not giving England sleepless nights. Swann retired midway through the 2013-14 Ashes but not before dismissing the right-hander three times in 22 innings.

Jun 21 2015
Interview with MCL Chairman Zafar Shah: 'Players like Wasim Akram, Brian Lara and Adam Gilchrist still have a lot to give'
Interview with MCL Chairman Zafar Shah: 'Players like Wasim Akram, Brian Lara and Adam Gilchrist still have a lot to give'

Wasim Akram will be up against the likes of Lara and Gilly once again These days, you would have to find some old videos in order to see the likes of Wasim Akram bowl to Brian Lara or Jacques Kallis or any other retired legend. But thanks to the efforts of Mr. Zafar Shah, we will all have an opportunity to revisit the past in the sport’s most thrilling format (T20).  After launching the tournament that will feature the

Jun 18 2015
Jacques Kallis announced as fourth icon of Masters Champions League
Jacques Kallis announced as fourth icon of Masters Champions League

Brian Lara, Wasim Akram and Adam Gilchrist at the MCL press conference earlier in the month Mumbai, 15th June, 2015: Former cricket champion Jacques Kallis has been announced as the fourth icon of the Masters Champions League (MCL). Kallis joins Wasim Akram, Brian Lara and Adam Gilchrist as the icon players of the league. With a career spanning 19 years, Kallis has established himself as one of the finest all-rounde

Jun 16 2015
Video: When huge blunder by third umpire cost Adam Gilchrist his wicket
Video: When huge blunder by third umpire cost Adam Gilchrist his wicket

Over the years, while there has been no shortage of umpiring howlers in the game of cricket, one is all for umpires getting some leeway as they are often left with no more than a few seconds to make a decision. However, there are no excuses for third umpires who have the benefit of watching several video replays before having to make a decision. In an ODI match between Sri Lanka and Australia at Galle in 1999, Adam Gilchrist was at the rece

Jun 7 2015
5 Players who changed the game of cricket for ever
5 Players who changed the game of cricket for ever

Everyone has the potential to really accomplish something in life. Some people get entangled in the intricacies and give up without giving their full, while some others keep fighting till their very last breath. The ones that make use of their potential achieve the purpose for which they were sent to the earthly realm. A very rare breed of individuals fully use their potential to the fullest and make a difference by revolutionising the field the

Jun 5 2015
Masters Champions League 2016 announced
Masters Champions League 2016 announced

Adam Gilchrist and Brian Lara playing together would bring the roof down Mumbai, India: Some of cricket’s greatest former international players are due to return to competitive action in a new and unique T20 tournament, which will be held annually across three stadiums in the United Arab Emirates. The Masters Champions League, MCL, will feature a franchise format. However, unlike the IPL or Big Bash, teams will not be

Jun 3 2015
The Legends Are Back With Masters Champions League 2016
The Legends Are Back With Masters Champions League 2016

(From left) Brian Lara, Wasim Akram and Adam Gilchrist Mumbai, India: Some of cricket’s greatest former international players are due to return to competitive action in a new and unique T20 tournament, which will be held annually across three stadiums in the United Arab Emirates. The Masters Champions League, MCL, will feature a franchise format. However, unlike the IPL or Big Bash, teams will not be based on geographic location

Jun 3 2015
5 great performances by 'Bhajji' that shall give hope to Indian Fans
5 great performances by 'Bhajji' that shall give hope to Indian Fans

The cry,‘Nice bowling Bhajji! Come on Bhajji!’ shall soon be heard echoing in an international match as the ‘Turbanator’ is all set to return in the Indian white flannels against Bangladesh in a one match Test series. After a very good hunt in the Indian Premier League (IPL), his call-up was inevitable. Harbhajan, himself would never tend to erase the following fond memories and as it is said ‘A wounded Li

Jun 1 2015
Curtains on ODI career of Brad Haddin - Has he been Gilchrist's worthy successor?
Curtains on ODI career of Brad Haddin - Has he been Gilchrist's worthy successor?

Brad Haddin of Australia leads the team song on the ground at 2.15am after the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand A wicketkeeper has to prevent byes and keep on cheering his teammates. Sometimes he gets to suggest some field changes to the captain or the bowlers. When it comes to batting, it is just not their thing. Whatever runs they score is a blessing. This was a wicketk

May 27 2015
Brilliant individual performances in IPL knockout games that don't fade away
Brilliant individual performances in IPL knockout games that don't fade away

Sport is not easy. Even the masters of the game, who are incredibly deft with their skills, fail when they are presented with terribly tough situations that are bursting to the seams with pressure. A knockout game in a high-profile tournament is exactly that kind of a situation; the tension and the drama in these contests can sometimes go through the roof. Of course, some rare players have a tendency to excel in these ga

May 20 2015
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