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
Adam Gilchrist, who tormented the best of bowlers during his time, is missing out on this year’s All-Stars tournament Adam Gilchrist, the former Aussie explosive wicket keeper-batsman and by far one of the most destructive batsmen in the world, has come out on Twitter to state that he could not make time for the All-Stars event which is taking place in the United States. The first match which took place in the CITI Field in New York
Sachin’s with his son Arjun Tendulkar Cricketers have very interesting on-field stories, be it a fight with an opponent player, controversies within the team or making a comeback after a bad patch. Their off-field stories are equally intriguing. These players share a very special bond with their children, often post pictures or videos of their little ones on social media sites to share the joy with everyone. The c
Brett Lee in action in the Big Bash League earlier this year Former Australian speedster Brett Lee on Thursday advocated on field aggression by players such as Virat Kohli and Dale Steyn, saying it makes cricket more exciting. He however pointed out that the players should know how to curb their aggression and learn to limit themselves, reports IBNLive. Recently, Indian bowler Ishant Sharma was suspended for a match as his on-fiel
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.
Cricket is called the gentleman's game, but that doesn't stop cricketers from taking a dig or two at their opponents. A word for verbal anti-social behaviour often known as ‘sledging', it is a tactic used by players to provoke their opponents to commit a mistake. Here are 5 classic instances of sledging from the world of cricket, when batsmen had the last laugh over the bowlers by replying to their sledges with a six.
Afridi has conceded the most number of runs in ODI cricket After a silent two-week period without international cricket, Pakistan and Zimbabwe kicked off the return of cricket at the highest level with the first of the two T20s on Sunday. The stakes will be raised even further in the coming weeks when India and South Africa battle each other in a three-match T20 series followed by a five-match ODI series. Some might argue that the 50-
The trio were a treat to watch The romantics that follow the game of cricket talk endlessly of surreal moments that make the game a truly great spectacle. More often than not, it’s the batsmen that fuel the imagination and fantasy of both fans and connoisseurs alike. An elegant straight drive past the bowler; a flowing cover drive; a booming pull-shot; these are just some of the stroke filled moments that draw endless praise while el
Michael Clarke’s expression sums up the Australian mood at being denied this wicket International batsmen are no longer afforded the luxury of having a runner for them in case of injuries, but as can be seen from one of the last incidents of a runner being allowed to feature in an international match, what they imparted to the game was a lot of confusion, other than their obvious contribution of helping out a batsman in pain. This fu
The crowd is a strange entity, ruled more by emotions than by facts. It doesn’t always support the legends, sometimes it roots for the underdogs. It loves some greats, others always keep thirsting for its approval. Across more than a century, it is hard to find a pattern to how some players always received love from the crowds and some players only drew hatred. Ask that to Novak Djokovic, who in the US Open was battling a great called Roge
Tendulkar represented the modern right-handed cricketing greats in recent times Left-handed batsmen bring a certain flair and sense of style to the game of cricket. What makes it even better is the presence of the opposite side - the right handed section, a more common sight seen in the hallowed portals of the Gentleman’s Game across all formats. This unit, comprised of a bunch of extremely skilled individuals, are alike, a
Brett Lee announced his retirement from the game in January 2015 Brett Lee was undoubtedly one of the fastest bowlers in the history of cricket. His bowling action was very simple, smooth and effective at the same time. From the initial few small steps to the gradual build up of speed and the final release, it was all very rhythmic. Brett Lee, a real speed demon Bret Lee is a very interesting case study for a fast bowler. He was clearly on
In today’s era of specialization and hardcore professionalism, it’s hard to find cricketing personalities who’ve expressed themselves in multiple areas. But once in a while comes around the true-blue allrounder who’s not just content in excelling in any one department, but explored multiple avenues and disciplines with glittering success. Here’s a scout over the entire last century, to bring to you the top 5 of
Steve Waugh was a surprise omission from both sides in which his twin brother Mark was included Shane Warne has picked his Australian Test & ODI XI featuring the best players over the past 25 years. The spin wizard chose Allan Border as the captain of his team for both formats while he had no hesitation in including himself as a part of both teams. The 45-year-old announced his selections on his official Facebook page and added th
When Gibbs made it look too easy in the greatest ODI match of all time On 12th March 2006, the World witnessed the greatest cricket ODI game ever played between South Africa and Australia in Johannesburg where more than 850 runs were scored in the match. Australia batted first and posted a logic-defying total of 434 runs in 50 overs, the first time ever a total of 400 or more was posted in an ODI game - Ricky Ponting leading the way with a