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Anil Kumble not in favour of shifting IPL out of India
Anil Kumble not in favour of shifting IPL out of India

Kumble feels that IPL is a global brand which has brought in lot of revenue to the countryFormer Indian cricketer Anil Kumble said that he was not in favour of moving the IPL out of the country, during a visit to the Greenfield stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday.“IPL is a global brand which brings in lot of revenue to the country. It should not be shifted,” said the veteran spinner who was in the city to visit the Sports

Apr 28 2016
Ravichandran Ashwin picks his all-time international cricket XI
Ravichandran Ashwin picks his all-time international cricket XI

Ravichandran Ashwin named his all-time international cricket XIIndian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has picked his all-time international cricket eleven in a contest named #AskAshwinContest organised by Sportstar. Sportstar recently tweeted the same in their official twitter handle and the off-spinner has also retweeted the same.Here is the tweetCongratulations! @ashwinravi99 answers @kalamani22! Will you be next?https://t.co/EXbU4jEYCV #AskAsh

Apr 22 2016
Madhya Pradesh leg spinner Palash Kochar picks up all 10 wickets in an innings
Madhya Pradesh leg spinner Palash Kochar picks up all 10 wickets in an innings

Madhya Pradesh leg-spinner Palash Kochar picked up all the 10 wickets in an innings in a state-level game10 wicket haul in an innings! Well, the figure has become synonymous to India’s legendary leg-spinner Anil Kumble who picked up all the 10 wickets in an innings against Pakistan in a test match at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi. Now, another leg-spinner from India, Palash Kochar has emulated the legend’s incredible feat&nbs

Apr 16 2016
Is MS Dhoni not being given enough credit for his wicketkeeping?
Is MS Dhoni not being given enough credit for his wicketkeeping?

MS Dhoni has been India’s most successful wicketkeeper across formatsI was asked once about the most difficult job in cricket. The question was like a subset of a larger set of skills that together constituted the action that transpired on the field. Surely, batsmen in the 1930s and 1940s playing on uncovered wickets, tackling deliveries that could go anywhere off a length, with no helmets or protective gears would have been tough. Some wou

Apr 12 2016
5 'test-match specialists' who have done very well in the IPL
5 'test-match specialists' who have done very well in the IPL

Test Cricket is considered to be the pinnacle. In this day and age of fast paced action, there is still space and worth given to the longer version. Any cricketer around the world still hold Test Cricket to be the ultimate format, a format that demads perseverance and temperament.There are players who are cut-out for Twenty20, they play with unfiltered freedom and introduce thrill into the game. However, there have been players, and more specific

5 cricketers who battled on-field injuries with heroism
5 cricketers who battled on-field injuries with heroism

Yuvraj Singh grimaces in pain during the game against AustraliaSports is all about passion. While the passion in some sportsmen is evident through their spirited anger, there are others who put themselves on the edge to lead their teams to a victory. Despite debilitating injuries, they conquer their pain with their passion.An instance of this was evident in the virtual quarter-final last night between India and Australia in the ongoing ICC World

Mar 28 2016
Cricketer's first Tweets including Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli and more
Cricketer's first Tweets including Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli and more

Some first tweets are inexplicable, while some are funnyTwitter turned 10 yesterday and it is hard to see a medium being as important in reducing the barrier between sportsmen and their fans quite like Twitter has done in the last decade.As Twitter celebrated it’s 10th birthday, the list of players who  have made headlines on Twitter is only on the rise. So let us take a look at what the first Tweets of some of those cricketers were.He

Mar 22 2016
Top five cricketers who had excelled in academics as well
Top five cricketers who had excelled in academics as well

Anil Kumble with teammates after his farewell testThough the origin of cricket can be traced back to the early 16th century in England, it wasn’t introduced in India until the late 18th century. And in just over a couple of hundred of years, the sport has attained the reputation of a religion in the subcontinent. Here in India, we don’t really support our team- be it an international match or an IPL game- we literally worship the

Mar 11 2016
Anil Kumble feels Ravichandran Ashwin is the best spinner in the world
Anil Kumble feels Ravichandran Ashwin is the best spinner in the world

Ravichandran Ashwin is a key member of the Indian bowling attackFormer Test captain Anil Kumble has picked out India to clinch the upcoming ICC World T20 at home. Firstpost reported the iconic bowler also heaping praise on Ravichandran Ashwin as the premier spinner in world cricket at the moment.Also read: India vs South Africa ICC World T20 2016 warmup match schedule: Fixture, date, time and venue Speaking on the sidelines of a trainin

Mar 11 2016
BCCI reveals payments given to Anil Kumble and Sanjay Manjrekar for South Africa series
BCCI reveals payments given to Anil Kumble and Sanjay Manjrekar for South Africa series

BCCI reveals Kumble and Manjrekar’s commentary fees for the home series against South Africa in late 2015. The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) has recently disclosed the amount they paid to commentators for their job in the recently concluded South African tour of India.Former Indian Test captain Anil Kumble and former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar got paid approximate amounts of Rs 39 lakh and Rs 36 lakh respectively

Feb 10 2016
5 Indian bowlers who have picked up all 10 wickets in an innings in first-class cricket
5 Indian bowlers who have picked up all 10 wickets in an innings in first-class cricket

Taking 10 wickets in a first-class innings isn't easy. While the feat might have been achieved 80 times in the history of first-class cricket, that doesn't make it any less difficult. While everybody rememers Jim Laker's 10 wickets against Australia and Anil Kumble's 10-fer against Pakistan in Tests, there are plenty more, who have done that in first-class cricket. In fact, Kumble was the fourth Indian to a claim 10 wickets in an

Feb 9 2016
Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla
Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla

On this day, Anil Kumble became the second player in the history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings.Before February 7th, 1999 not many Indians would have heard about Jim Laker. But a certain turn of events on that foggy day in India’s capital New Delhi, meant that Laker was now a household name and a new phrase- perfect 10- was a part of the vocabulary of an Indian cricket fan. The protagonist of this event

Feb 7 2016
Former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq bats for resuming India-Pakistan cricket series
Former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq bats for resuming India-Pakistan cricket series

Let us not disappoint cricket fans. Let us not disappoint Saqlain.One of the finest off-spinners to have played the game, former cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq has lent his voice to the ongoing India-Pakistan series debate, saying that sporting ties should resume between the two nations and fans should not be deprived of the iconic contest.The two countries were supposed to play a bilateral series in December 2015, but it never materialised due to sev

Jan 24 2016
Cricketers congratulate Manish Pandey on his match-winning maiden ODI century
Cricketers congratulate Manish Pandey on his match-winning maiden ODI century

Pandey’s heroics drew praise from all quartersManish Pandey’s maiden ODI century, which broke a national record, helped India avert a whitewash in the ODI series against Australia and earned the young batsman plenty of praise from all quarters.Pandey, who was only playing in his fourth ODI, scored a composed century and along with MS Dhoni ensured India successfully chased down Australia's 330 after both openers, Shikhar Dhawan an

Jan 23 2016
Who said what: World reacts after Shivnarine Chanderpaul announces his retirement
Who said what: World reacts after Shivnarine Chanderpaul announces his retirement

Chanderpaul scored over 20,000 international runsAfter 22 years of international cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul finally hung up his boots. He is one of only two modern players, aside from Sachin Tendulkar to have played in two decades. He ends his career as the second-highest West Indian Test run-maker, only 86 behind Brian Lara.Chanderpaul played over 160 Tests for West Indies but hadn't played since May 2015, when he was dropped for home T

Jan 23 2016
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