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Andrew Flintoff says he played for England while drunk, also got a Test century
Andrew Flintoff says he played for England while drunk, also got a Test century

Andrew Flintoff admits that he scored his second Test hundred while being drunkFormer England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has admitted that he played Test cricket for his nation while being under the influence of alcohol. The former Three Lions all-rounder not only played international cricket while being drunk also revealed that he scored a Test hundred while drunk.I was drunk when I ended up getting my second test century The flamboyant cric

Feb 8 2016
5 instances of sportsmanship between rival countries
5 instances of sportsmanship between rival countries

The history of cricket has been witness to several great rivalries over the years, the most epic ones being those involving some of the popular cricketing nations. When you think of rivalry between teams, the first two that instantly come to mind are the iconic Australia-England rivalry and the fierce India-Pakistan rivalry. Other than that, there have also been other memorable ones such as the ones India and Pakistan have had with the Australia

Jan 30 2016
10 instances of cricketers being named intriguing nicknames
10 instances of cricketers being named intriguing nicknames

Shakespeare has said that if a rose were called by any other name, it would smell just as sweet. Although one may beg to differ in case of some of the names bestowed upon the cricketers in this list. Nicknames are sometimes earned through performance, sometimes on the basis of physical characteristics and sometimes on far fetched connections.   Cricket is undoubtedly a gentleman's sport. But you would be surprised at some names even se

Jan 21 2016
Chris Gayle lashes out at former players who proved themselves to be hypocrites
Chris Gayle lashes out at former players who proved themselves to be hypocrites

Chris Gayle has said he will return to AustraliaChris Gayle has had a very eventful Big Bash League season, and he has saved his biggest killer blows for the very end. After smashing a 12-ball fifty on Monday, the world record for the fastest fifty, Gayle signed off from the BBL with a stinging social media rant against his critics.Gayle claimed in his post that there were several players who had criticised him in public, but had spoken to him in

Jan 19 2016
#NoMatterWhat - Andrew Flintoff: The player who changed how English Cricket was perceived
#NoMatterWhat - Andrew Flintoff: The player who changed how English Cricket was perceived

Andrew Flintoff was instrumental in England regaining the Ashes in 2005It was seven years before 2005 that Andrew Flintoff made his Test debut. The year is mentioned here specifically, in the beginning because that year divided his career, and the English cricket at large, into two different eras.Like it was before 1947 and after in India, before July 4 and after in America, English cricket post the Ashes of 2005, were looked at through different

#NoMatterWhat - 5 reliable big-hitters in modern-day Cricket
#NoMatterWhat - 5 reliable big-hitters in modern-day Cricket

The advent of limited-overs cricket dates back to 1971, but its version that we see now has gone through several changes through the filters of those who pioneered it at various stages. One-day cricket, in its nascent stage was a shortened version of Test cricket. It was like a Test match of three sessions played in two equal phases. Touch-play and timing were the tunes of those days, as some of the most classical batsmen to have graced the

Dec 18 2015
Andrew Flintoff jokes that England cheated in Ashes 2005
Andrew Flintoff jokes that England cheated in Ashes 2005

Andrew Flintoff wants England to adopt day and night Test format Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff agreed on a TV interview that his side had cheated in the fourth Test of Ashes 2005. Host Waleed Aly was referring to England’s use of Gary Pratt as a substitute fielder. Aly, co-host of Channel 10’s ‘The Project’, questioned Freddie, “Remember in 2005 when you got that guy who was a gun fielder and he ran

Dec 2 2015
Reliving the 2005 Ashes: One of the greatest Test series ever
Reliving the 2005 Ashes: One of the greatest Test series ever

England team celebrating the Ashes 2005 victory Some sporting contests leave an everlasting impression on the minds of sports lovers. They transcend the individual sport and go on to acquire bigger importance. The 2008 Wimbledon match between Federer and Nadal, the “Rumble in the Jungle” boxing fight between Mohammad Ali and Joe Frazier, the World Cup win of Argentina in 1986 delivered almost single-handedly by Maradona, all the

Nov 28 2015
5 players we would have loved to see in the All-Stars T20
5 players we would have loved to see in the All-Stars T20

The All Stars T20 cricket tournament has put together the largest ensemble of legendary cricketers in cricketing history, an ensemble which includes as many as 29 great players who have retired in the past decade or so. Although the rosters of the two participating teams, Sachin's Blasters and Warne's Warriors, have most of the biggest stars from the 1990s and the 2000s, there are still some names which we would have loved to watch in th

Nov 8 2015
An all-time ODI XI with players from all ten major ODI nations
An all-time ODI XI with players from all ten major ODI nations

Only one of Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan made it to the XI Disclaimer: This team selection is entirely based on the writer's opinion.  ODI cricket is now being played by a number of nations around the world with the 2015 World Cup witnessing as many as 14 teams contesting it out for the biggest prize in the sport. But ten nations have had a considerable history in ODI cricket. These nations are Australia, New Zealand, Pa

Oct 29 2015
8 moments on the cricket field which won the hearts of fans
8 moments on the cricket field which won the hearts of fans

Faf du Plessis had a very special physio in MS Dhoni as he suffered from cramps Cricket is a sport which rules the heart of millions of people who are in love with this game. It is a fiercely competitive game in which every cricketer steps on to the field to only win it. However, there is something called spirit of cricket which goes beyond everything and asks every individual to play the game fairly and respect the opponents.

Oct 26 2015
Kevin Pietersen names his Dream Cricket XI
Kevin Pietersen names his Dream Cricket XI

Pietersen hailed Kallis as the greatest player to have ever played the game South Africa-born English cricketer Kevin Pietersen has named his dream Cricket XI, The Telegraph reports. The team named not specifically for any format features legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, Kumar Sangakkara and Jacques Kallis, who Pietersen hailed as the greatest player to have ever played the game. Pietersen’s former Hampshire teammate

Oct 21 2015
6 of the most successful farewells in ODI history
6 of the most successful farewells in ODI history

Don Bradman – arguably the best batsman who ever lived – had a forgetful last innings Cricketers come and go, some leave on a high while others on a low. Everyone has bad days and sometimes those performances make you question your ability. But when a cricketer finally decides to leave the game, a fitting farewell is always in order, especially if they’ve served their country well. There have been many legends through

Oct 18 2015
5 interesting comments caught on the stump microphone
5 interesting comments caught on the stump microphone

MS Dhoni has often been caught by the stump mic The gentleman’s game has evolved over the ages and a little banter on the field is no longer frowned upon. In fact, it livens up the game and calls for some healthy competition, as long as it’s not offensive. Over the years, players have exchanged conversations, but before the advent of stump microphones, these moments could neither be heard, nor be recorded. The microphones have a

Oct 13 2015
Andrew Flintoff reveals he once could not complete a run because of Viagra
Andrew Flintoff reveals he once could not complete a run because of Viagra

Flintoff had to go through tough times in his career due to depression Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff revealed that he was once run-out while playing for England, owing to having Viagra the previous night. He mentioned that the effects of the erectile dysfunction drug were too much, leading to him not being able to run well enough to save himself from getting out. According to a report on The Independent, Flintoff was spea

Oct 11 2015
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