Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (1931 – 2015) India lost one of it’s greatest visionaries last evening when Dr. Abdul Kalam died during a lecture at IIM Shillong. According to doctors at the Bethany hospital, Kalam suffered a massive cardiac arrest. Kalam was the 11th president of India and occupied the post between 2002 and 2007. Known as the people’s president, Kalam’s ideals stand to this day. This was his last tweet.
Not quite the acclaimed ones Indian bowlers - The first response that would be evoked from many cricket aficionados would be disparage. In a country where bowlers are seen as the blue-collar workmen who act as a sideshow to the home-grown white-collar batting immortals, there have been quite a few bowlers who have managed to captivate the attention and instill buoyancy amongst the people. We take a look at the top ten such bowlers who have
Between January 2 and January 6 in 2008, India and Australia clashed at the SCG – a match more memorable for the umpiring decisions than the actual cricket played. It was the 2nd Test Match of famous Border-Gavaskar Series, being played well before DRS was brought into implementation in Test Cricket. In cricket, you lose the match because either you played bad or the other team played much better. But there is another reason
Amit Mishra impressed at the T20 World Cup last year but has since fallen out-of-favour with the selectors Leg-spinner Amit Mishra is hopeful of making a comeback to the national team by impressing for the India A team which will take on Australia A in a two-match series, starting July 22. Speaking to reporters ahead of the first match which will be played at the at the MA Chidambaram stadium, the 32-year-old feels a good performan
Anil Kumble revealed that MIT engineers are upgrading DRS technology Anil Kumble, former Indian captain and ICC Cricket Committee Chairman, on Thursday, stated that engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), are working on a technology that will help in improving the efficiency of the Decision Review System tools such as the ball tracker. He personally dropped in at one of the labs at the MIT to assess the progress
That sledging is threatening to mar the gentleman's game has been a cause for concern for quite a few years now. There is no harm in engaging in friendly banter but players should know where to draw the line. Not every act of sledging is done in ill-spirit. When a fast bowler has been steaming in on a long spell, he is bound to let his expression show at times if things do not go his way. Others believe it is an art form which if done in a s
Injuries have always been a part of the game in cricket or in any other sport. We have seen broken jaws and limbs as a result of players colliding with each other or getting hit by the ball on several occasions. We all remember the tragedy that took the life of Raman Lamba. One more recent bad memory is that of Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who collapsed on the field was later declared dead. Sometimes, however,
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Ajinkya Rahane has been declared as the captain for the Indian team for the upcoming Zimbabwean tour which came as a big surprise for the fans. Many of the top players have been rested which makes the way for the Mumbaikar to lead the team. This is not the first time when an unexpected decision have been made for the role of captaincy. There have been many other players who got this rare and prestigious opportunity under various circumstanc
Younis Khan became fifth Pakistani player to play 100 Tests Not enough foreign tours, no International cricket at home, no International cricket against India, not enough Tests in a calendar year; despite all this, if a Pakistani cricketer manages to appear in 100 Tests, it is an achievement like no other. Definitely a bigger achievement than it is for cricketers from other test playing nations. Especially the ones from the so-called "B
India’s new lethal pair? After the Test match at Dhaka, there has been a lot of talk about whether the ploy of playing five bowlers will continue in the longer run or not. It’s difficult to come to a conclusion after playing against relatively a weaker team in the longer format of the game, but from what we have seen at Dhaka, it seems Kohli is likely to continue with the five bowler strategy. Kohli believes in the performance
It is hard not to romanticise a game like cricket. There is so much involved at so many different levels, you cannot quite put your finger on just one aspect that you could do with or without. Some players were gifted with a lot of talent and very little temperament. Some were not naturally gifted. They didn’t come with a silken touch or natural swing. Yet, would you really call them not gifted because some of them went on to become legend
BCCI is bothered about its image more than the development of the sport The Indian cricket board is bothered about its image more than the development of the sport or the promotion of players. It wants to project itself as a modern cricket power with a feudal mindset. If the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) thinks it is modern and a superpower, then it should first drop the world "control" and with it the acronym. Lik
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
Harbhajan Singh appearing for India in 2011 As India gear up to face Bangladesh in a single test from June 10-14, the big talking point has been the inclusion of Harbhajan Singh after a two-year gap. He last played for India in March 2013 in the famous series where India blanked Australia 4-0. Harbhajan was dropped after the 2011 England tour where India lost 4-0 and he got injured in the second Test of that series after which he returned