India may have made a flying start in the T20 format when they won the inaugural edition of the World Twenty20, but post that their performance in T20 cricket has been quite a mixed bag. However, there have been a number of spectacular displays of individual brilliance by Indian players, both with bat and ball. The bowlers, in particular, have produced some memorable spells in India’s 9-year T20 history. Some of these performances have com
Mitchell Starc is the leading ODI wicket taker in 2015 The first ODI cricket match was played between Australia and England on 5th January 1971. To date, 3703 ODI matches have been played and many records have been created and broken in those ODI matches. We know that cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the playing eleven. It is the d
The prestigious honours board at the Lord’s pavillion It is every cricketer’s dream to score a hundred or take a 5-wicket haul, at the Mecca of world cricket-The Lord’s. The names of few great cricketers have proudly been displayed on the Lord’s honours board, by virtue of either scoring a brilliant century or for their wicket taking spree. While most names aren’t uncommon, it is however, surprising
Undoubtedly, like many other sports, cricket is also a game of numbers and records. There are many well-known records that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Bradman’s 99.94 Test average or Sachin’s 100 international centuries. Every cricket fan has an idea about Murali’s international wicket haul or Sir Jack Hobbs first class records. But there are few records that we may have not observed of certain players or te
Ganguly scored a century on his Test debut International cricket is a strange monster. Some started with greatness all over them and never went too far. Some looked mediocre but went on to become greats. Very few looked great, started great and ended great. Much of it is because of the rigors of competitive international cricket which is like the ocean that you can never gauge until you dive into it. Some learn and adapt while some perish.
Tendulkar is currently playing in Cricket All-Stars Series in the United States British Airways were trolled everywhere on social media on Friday after Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his disappointment with the airline's service while on his visit to the United States. Here’s is a humour filled fake Facebook wall on the incident: Disclaimer: This is a fake presentation and has nothing to do with reali
Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne with the Citi Cricket All-Stars Cup 2015 When I first heard about the Cricket All-Stars, the only thing that excited me, being an Indian, was to see Sachin Tendulkar take guard again. But then I saw the line-up with the likes of Warne, Lara, Ganguly, Wasim, McGrath, Walsh, Ambrose, Murali, Kallis and Donald and I thought to myself – this is not just about Sachin, it’s a c
Cricket has been the real winner from the All-Stars event There are two things which have always amused mankind - the past & the future. On one hand, we love to relive old memories and at the same time we want to know about the future. With due regards to the astrologers, for a common man it is not easy to see the future. But the advent of technology has ensured that we can always re-live those wonderful memories of the past with ease.
Rohit Sharma celebrates his century South Africa defeated India by 5 runs in the first one-day international of the 5-match series at the Green Park in Kanpur. Rohit Sharma’s heroic 150 runs went in vain as India failed to successfully chase the 304 runs target set by the Proteas. Rohit almost led India to victory, but the double strike by Tahir changed the equation and South Africa didn’t fail to capitalize on that. Di
Dhoni's limited overs form has waned recently Former India medium-fast bowler Ajit Agarkar believed that it was high time the Indian national team selectors observed limited overs captain MS Dhoni's performances more closely and come to a decision on his role in the team. Agarkar felt that Dhoni should not be picked just because he is the captain and because he performed for the Indian squad in the past. Agarkar was speaking to
The victorious 2007 T20 World Cup squad Three hours might not seem much to many, but in cricket, three hours can change your entire life. Three hours can make a hasty decision to appoint a wicket-keeper as captain look like a master plan. Three hours can turn nobodies into superstars. Three hours can give the world a new champion. On this day – 24th September – eight years ago, India won the inaugural ICC World T20 and history wa
Ramakant Achrekar A student is only as good as their teacher. The old axiom says that if all fails, do what your teacher once told you. Even in the sport of cricket, it holds firm. On the special occasion of Teacher’s day, we take a minute to honour one of the most successful teachers to have graced the game – Padma Shri Ramakant Achrekar. Born in Maharashtra, Achrekar quickly found out that he was not cut out for playing the g
Cricket is such an overwhelmingly large beast. It is so incredibly large that it is a wonder most fans haven’t taken a moment to think about the scale of operations. There is organised cricket in all corners of the world, in all formats of the game, at any given time – to say nothing of informal games in the gullies of the subcontinent or the beaches of Australia. International, county, state, school level – you name it, there&
The game of cricket portrays emotions in a beautiful canvas. The reactions of each team that plays the game is mirrored by its fans on a huge scale. Cricketers have immense potential to draw out emotions from the spectators of the sport, and their actions can make the entire world beam with joy, be it a cheeky gesture on-field, a witty remark during the presentation ceremony, a show of sportsmanship, or even an expressive celebration.
It’s no secret that Cricket is a batsman’s game. Flat pitches, short boundaries, broad bats, fielding restrictions are all equally responsible for this tilt in balance towards the batsmen. With the advent of T20 cricket, the bowlers have been made to suffer even more. All the spectators want to see are fours and sixes. However, there are some bowlers who manage to attract crowds, who manage to steal the limelight. Bowlers such as Bre