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Jacques Kallis "embarrassed" to call himself South African, fans not happy

Jacques Kallis at the end of his farewell Test matchFormer Proteas all-rounder, Jacques Kallis has expressed his discontent at the official announcement that was made by the South African Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula regarding the rainbow nation’s future bidding for a number of major international sporting events, including that of rugby and cricket.Last Monday, Fikile Mbalula made an announcement which stated that Athletics South Africa

Apr 26 2016
5 players who made their former IPL franchises regret
5 players who made their former IPL franchises regret

In 2008, when IPL started with eight franchises, every team’s squad looked different from its current roster. The players were acquired by the franchises via an auction. While some of the players proved to be an essential part of the team with their performance and continued their collaboration with the team, some were allowed to leave.In a professional cricket league like IPL, players have to move on and perform whenever they get a chance,

Apr 21 2016
Who has been the best IPL all-rounder till date?
Who has been the best IPL all-rounder till date?

Some of the greatest modern day allrounders have enthralled the cricket fans with their all round brilliance on the field, ever since the initiation of IPL in 2008. Fine allrounders like Kieron Pollard, Albie Morkel, Shaun Pollock, Irfan Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja have shown their mettle with both the bat and the ball for their respective franchises.However, three prominent and deserving names come to mind when we start debating about who th

Apr 17 2016
Virat Kohli reveals he had demanded a promotion in the RCB batting order
Virat Kohli reveals he had demanded a promotion in the RCB batting order

Virat Kohli has always taken care to write his own scriptsVirat Kohli, while speaking at the Chinnaswamy Stadium ahead of Royal Challengers’ opening IPL game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, revealed some details about his earliest days at the franchise. With the dissolution of Chennai Super Kings, Kohli is one of the few remaining players who have always played for a single IPL franchise.Also read: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers

Apr 12 2016
10 all-rounders who played for a long time
10 all-rounders who played for a long time

It requires tremendous amounts of fitness, and a consistent grip over your game to play international cricket for a long time. While fast bowlers break down easily, and have relatively smaller careers due to the physical stress involved, batsmen are generally able to stretch their career longer, often by giving up one form of the game.All-rounders are one of the most fascinating species in cricket; they fit easily into the team, do double th

IPL 2016: Shakib Al-Hasan feels Sunil Narine's clearance a huge relief for KKR
IPL 2016: Shakib Al-Hasan feels Sunil Narine's clearance a huge relief for KKR

Sunil Narine in action for the Kolkata Knight RidersThe International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to clear the bowling action of West Indies spinner Sunil Narine has come as a huge relief to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), said Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.Narine, who has played a key role in KKR's success in recent years, was cleared by the ICC on Friday. The mystery spinner successfully underwent tests at the Sri Ramacha

Apr 8 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 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket
5 highly successful Captain-Vice Captain pairs in Cricket

The Indian Captain and the Vice-Captain complement each otherIn cricket, a captain is undoubtedly the boss as he is the one who runs the team. He is the one who decides what’s good and what’s bad for the team. It is also expected that he will lead from the front and set examples for his other teammates. But as a family can’t be run by a single person, a cricket team also needs someone other than the skipper to hold the team toge

Apr 2 2016
5 players who left the game better than how they found it
5 players who left the game better than how they found it

Over the years, the game of cricket has dished out greats who even after they have bid adieu to the game have not been forgotten. This is due to their belligerence, their defiance, their astute cricket brains, their bull-minded approach and their superhuman abilities.These players inherited a game they loved, and by their own contributions left an indelible impression both on the game and on the general public. No wonder when they look back at th

Mar 12 2016
 5 instances when cricketers walked out before an ICC tournament
5 instances when cricketers walked out before an ICC tournament

West Indian Darren Bravo is the latest cricketer to have pulled out of an ICC event A global stage. The worlds toughest competitors fighting it out for the elusive title. An opportunity to make the nation proud by emerging victorious after beating the best in the business. Accolades, fame, glory and a new found respect from contemporaries to follow. Every sportsperson, before embarking on his journey, has the ultimate vision to shine on th

Feb 29 2016
5 memorable performances in farewell Tests
5 memorable performances in farewell Tests

New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum chose just about the perfect way to bid farewell to international cricket by scoring a blistering world record 54-ball century against Australia in the 2nd Test of the Trans-Tasman series. The Kiwis were struggling at one stage when they were reduced to 74 for 4 in their 1st innings. However, McCullum produced a masterclass in counter-attacking batting on a lively pitch to propel them to 253 for 5 a

Feb 20 2016
5 Great Cricketers who never scored a test century at Lord's
5 Great Cricketers who never scored a test century at Lord's

Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, England Scoring a test hundred at Lord’s – The Home of Cricket has always been special for every player who ever played at the venue, after all who would not like to have his name inscribed on the Lord’s honours board. A century at Lord’s highlights the entire career of a player and then he is looked upon as a special player. Many players have scored centuries at Lord’s and

Feb 17 2016
Hardik Pandya wants to be the Jacques Kallis of India
Hardik Pandya wants to be the Jacques Kallis of India

Hardik Pandya has transformed his career in the last one yearHardik Pandya stormed into the Indian national side with some blistering performances in the domestic competitions, especially the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where he was the top run-getter as well as finished with a good number of wickets.Also read: Asia Cup T20 2016: Full SchedulePandya's all-round performance has been witnessed by all fans who might have followed the Mumbai In

Feb 17 2016
MCL: Capricorn Commanders thrash Libra Legends by eight wickets
MCL: Capricorn Commanders thrash Libra Legends by eight wickets

Captain Collingwood walked away with the Man of the Match awardUnbeaten half-centuries from captain Paul Collingwood and opener Andrew Symonds helped Capricorn Commanders comprehensively beat Libra Legends by 8 wickets and 22 balls to spare. Legends failed to capitalise on a good start and only made 154/7, which was never going to be enough on a flat track and so it proved.After winning the toss for the first time, Kallis had no hesitation in bat

Feb 6 2016
MCL 2016, Match 8: Brilliant ton by Jayawardene powers Strikers to 63-run win over Legends
MCL 2016, Match 8: Brilliant ton by Jayawardene powers Strikers to 63-run win over Legends

Jayawardene on his way to a brilliant knock of 124 off 60 ballsIn the first match of Thursday's doubleheader in the Masters Champions League (MCL), the Sagittarius Strikers took on a winless Libra Legends. The Strikers were hoping to get their second win of the season after losing their previous game. The Jacques Kallis-led Legends were looking for their first win of the campaign.With the Pakistan Super League (PSL) that is scheduled to be pl

Feb 4 2016
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