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
Sometimes, a great beginning is all that kickstarts a career. It builds the platform for a player to launch his/her career, it certainly does boost the confidence. Some players start their career in the most blistering fashion. They explode to the scene, like the second-coming of a Big Bang, to make themselves known as the next big thing. Some do justice to their starts and become elite figures of the game. The others, however, disappear into ob
Ajit Agarkar surprised as Rahane selected as captain Former Indian bowler, Ajit Agarkar, expressed his astonishment, after Indian selectors named Ajinkya Rahane as the captain for the Zimbabwe tour, which starts on the 10th of July. The news of Rahane being selected as captain has come as surprise because he lost his spot in the playing XI in the ODI team after Dhoni stated that there were aspects in his batting that he
Rahul Dravid (R) celebrates victory in Adelaide with Ajit Agarkar As a bonafide stickler for storytelling, I love it when cricket tells a story. It adds so much depth to a rudimentary bat and ball game and gets nations invested with all their hearts – so much so that a victory is treated with an exuberant celebration tantamount to an Independence Day one. The Australia vs India Border-Gavaskar series of 2003-04, was in