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Sunil Gavaskar denies role in dropping Kapil Dev for 1984 England Test
Sunil Gavaskar denies role in dropping Kapil Dev for 1984 England Test

Sunil Gavaskar has denied his involvement in dropping Kapil Dev for the Eden TestControversies have always been a major part of Indian cricket and recently the ghost of the most infamous controversy of Indian cricket surrounding two former greats, Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, was exorcised when Sunil Gavaskar clarified his stance in the saga. It was believed that then Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar had played a key role in dropping 

May 21 2016
Kapil Dev compares Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli on their talent
Kapil Dev compares Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli on their talent

Kapil Dev pointed out the difference between Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod KambliIndian cricket legend Kapil Dev, who led India to their maiden world cup title in 1983, feels that talent alone cannot guarantee success. According to him, there are other things too which help nurture talent and growth in the right direction.He took the example of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and his childhood mate Vinod Kambli, who started their cricket

May 8 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

Apr 12 2016
IPL 2016: Harbhajan requests media to leave Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma alone
IPL 2016: Harbhajan requests media to leave Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma alone

Harbhajan Singh watches the game during the ICC World Twenty20 2016 match between India and Bangladesh.Ace Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has requested media to keep away from Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's relationship, saying that it is their personal life and it should not be discussed in public.Virat Kohli had earlier slammed the trolls on social media for cyber harassing Anushka Sharma during the T20 World Cup. He had posted an image o

Apr 11 2016
Unfair to compare Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, says Kapil Dev
Unfair to compare Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, says Kapil Dev

Virat Kohli with Sachin TendulkarIndia's first cricket World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev on Saturday said it is unfair to compare batting icon Sachin Tendulkar with current national superstar Virat Kohli at the present moment."Why do you need to compare the two? Sachin is a legend. Kohli is still playing at an early stage. I believe at present it is wrong to compare the two," Kapil said here at an event.Asked if Mahendra Singh Dho

5 great cricketers who struggled in the role of coach
5 great cricketers who struggled in the role of coach

Even if you excel in doing something, it does not necessarily mean that you can effectively help others in doing the same. On the other hand, people who perform averagely at a certain task may be able to teach others to do it far more efficiently.In cricket, there are a number of examples of how players with none-too-great track records have gone on to lead teams extraordinary heights as a coach. But you will also find quite a few instances of le

Apr 4 2016
5 most memorable performances by Indian players that helped them #ClingOnToVictory
5 most memorable performances by Indian players that helped them #ClingOnToVictory

India pulled off a heist against Bangladesh in the ongoing World T20 thanks to a last ball thriller and some brain-fade from Bangladesh batsmen. However, over the years, some Indian players have given us some phenomenal performances against all odds to take the team to victory.These are performances which stand out and enjoy the limelight because they came against all odds, when the chips were down. Although it is hard to call one more important

Mar 25 2016
5 Instances when India won a game by 1 run
5 Instances when India won a game by 1 run

India celebrate their 1 run win over BangladeshOn Wednesday, we had the best nail-biting finish of the T20 World Cup so far. India faced Bangladesh in a must-win game.. After Pakistan’s comfortable victory over Bangladesh and then Pakistan’s defeat against India, Bangladesh were considered a weaker opponent given the home ground advantage of India and absence of two main bowlers from the Bangladesh team in Arafat Sunny and Taskin

Mar 25 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Virender Sehwag added to CAB's felicitation list during India-Pakistan match
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Virender Sehwag added to CAB's felicitation list during India-Pakistan match

Virender Sehwag set to be felicitated by the CABThe Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will felicitate legendary batsman Virender Sehwag during the India vs Pakistan World T20 match on March 19 alongside others greats of the game.Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram and Intikhab Alam would be handed over mementos prior to the start of the high-voltage game that is expected to draw huge crowds

Mar 16 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
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
Kapil Dev expresses displeasure about MS Dhoni's on-field behaviour
Kapil Dev expresses displeasure about MS Dhoni's on-field behaviour

Dev, however, also said that Pakistan would become a world beating side only if they had a captain like DhoniThe Salaam Cricket Conclave, organised by Aaj Tak, was attended by many former cricket stars, who held forth on their opinions on a variety of topics, mostly regarding what will transpire at the World T20. Sourav Ganguly, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Kapil Dev, Md Azharuddin, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, RP Singh and Joginder Sharma wer

Mar 9 2016
India, Pakistan cricket legends unite in praise of 'special' Virat Kohli
India, Pakistan cricket legends unite in praise of 'special' Virat Kohli

Kohli came in for high praise from Kapil Dev, Ganguly, Akram and InzamamIndia’s star batsman Virat Kohli, who is gearing up for the World Twenty20, has come in for lavish praise from cricket legends like Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Wasim Akram and Inzamam-ul-Haq.The yesteryear stars were speaking at the ‘Aaj Tak Salaam Cricket Conclave’ in New Delhi and were united in their assessment of the 26-year-old, with India’s 1

Mar 8 2016
5 epic India-Pakistan encounters
5 epic India-Pakistan encounters

A cricket match between India and Pakistan is a dream match for everyone involved; be it the broadcasters, the fans, the media or the players. Many players from both the nations have gone on record to say that the pressure of an India-Pakistan match surpasses everything else in comparison. When these two teams meet, the past record hardly matters and the players know that a loss against the arch-rival will not go down well with the supporte

Feb 27 2016
Kapil Dev plays golf near Taj Mahal
Kapil Dev plays golf near Taj Mahal

Kapil Dev playing golfLegendary cricketer Kapil Dev on Saturday played a round of golf at a tournament being held in Agra alongside the ongoing Taj Mahotsava.He said he was happy and proud to be playing golf close to the Taj Mahal at one of the good golf grounds. Playing here would be a great experience for any player, he added.The three-day tournament has been organised by the All India Amateur Golf Tournament Committee.Uttar Pradesh Police

Feb 21 2016
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