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IPL 2016: The cricketing world celebrates Virat Kohli's hundred on Twitter
IPL 2016: The cricketing world celebrates Virat Kohli's hundred on Twitter

Virat Kohli after reaching his hundred against KXIP at BengaluruVirat Kohli’s superhuman effort last night helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to register a comprehensive win against Kings XI Punjab at Bengaluru. The star Indian batsman played a majestic knock of 113 off just 50 balls in a rain-affected match which was reduced to 15 overs a side.Banking on Kohli’s yet another master-class, RCB posted a mammoth 211 on the board and

May 19 2016
10 players who performed well in IPL after retiring from international cricket
10 players who performed well in IPL after retiring from international cricket

Due to the intense competitiveness and high octane action, the shortest format of the game is deemed suited for the younger generation, and ageing legs are thought to be more of a liability on the field. However, there are a few gentlemen, who even after having retired from the rigours of international cricket, managed to conjure instances of magic with bat or ball. Here’s a list of ten such players: Michael HusseyHussey was an integra

May 16 2016
BCCI delighted with Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble appointments in ICC Cricket Committee
BCCI delighted with Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble appointments in ICC Cricket Committee

Dravid at a press conferenceThe Indian cricket board on Friday welcomed the extension of Anil Kumble's term as International Cricket Council (ICC) cricket committee chairman for three more years and Rahul Dravid's appointment to the panel.Former Indian Test captain Kumble, who was appointed the chairman in 2012, was given a three-year extension at the top post, the ICC said in a statement on Friday.Meanwhile, Dravid and former Sri Lanka s

May 14 2016
All time Royal Challengers Bangalore XI
All time Royal Challengers Bangalore XI

 Royal Challengers Bangalore play their home matches at the M. Chinnaswamy StadiumRoyal Challengers Bangalore have been, without a shade of doubt, one of the most exciting teams to watch throughout the nine editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Although the Bengaluru-based franchise haven’t had much success to boast about, it is one of the original eight franchises in the tournament which had been runner

May 13 2016
Rahul Dravid elected as current player representative in ICC Cricket Committee
Rahul Dravid elected as current player representative in ICC Cricket Committee

Rahul Dravid is part of the Delhi Daredevils staff in the IPLFormer India captain Rahul Dravid and ex-Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena have been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee, adding even more cricketing experience to the list of eminent people already on the committee. Dravid and Jayawardena have played 1,161 international matches between them from 1996 to 2015, and each has been appointed for a three-year term. They will attend the

5 best bowling performances in the IPL that came in a losing cause
5 best bowling performances in the IPL that came in a losing cause

Adam Zampa registered the second best figures in the IPL history(Image Credits: NDTV Sports)Rising Pune Supergiants leg-spinner Adam Zampa became a household name in India when he picked up 6 wickets for just 19 runs in his second IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2016. The 24-year-old leggie deceived the batsmen with his guile and loop and registered the second best figures in the IPL history.However, despite his efforts, he had t

May 13 2016
5 Best bowling figures in IPL history
5 Best bowling figures in IPL history

Despite ending up on the losing side, Rising Pune Supergiants' Adam Zampa did something that had only been done once before in the history of the Indian Premier League. Zampa's six-wicket haul gave him the best bowling figures by an Australian in a T20 match beating Ben Laughlin's 6/28 but where does his figures rank among the best in the IPL?There have been some legends of the game who have taken part in the tournament but have any o

May 11 2016
SK Glossary: What is a googly in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is a googly in cricket?

Shane Warne is easily one of the greatest exponents of the googlyThe art of leg-spin bowling is undeniably one of the most intriguing ones in cricket. For decades, countless leg-spin bowlers have enthralled us with their guile and dexterity. Of the myriad variations that a leg-spinner has, the googly is perhaps the one which fascinates us the most. This is one art form which is extremely difficult to perfect, but when it comes off, it can bambooz

May 6 2016
SK Glossary: What is a flipper in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is a flipper in cricket?

Anil Kumble was a perfect exponent of the art of a flipperYou would probably know something about the ‘Flipper’ if you have keenly followed any one among Anil Kumble, Shane Warne or Brad Hogg. Essentially, the second best option for a wrist spinner after his stock delivery is a ‘flipper’. The ball is bowled from out of the front of the hand, mainly using the thumb and the first two fingers. The speciality of the

May 3 2016
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

Apr 5 2016
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
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