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5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement
5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement

A camaraderie between players is one of the essentials for building a great team. However, at the end of the day, a team consists of individuals who have their separate identities and may have diverse opinion on matters. Two players who are part of the same team may seem to share a good understanding of each other in their playing days. But there may be a few skeletons in the cupboard which mostly tend to come out when one or both the players ha

Feb 9 2016
10 greatest ODI performances of all time
10 greatest ODI performances of all time

Penning down a list of top sporting performances isn’t as easy a task as it might seem on the surface. And if the game happens to be Cricket, the complexity simply compounds. With over 3,700 ODIs being played since its accidental inception in 1971, the genre has witnessed several legends. Records have been created and erased, and benchmarks have been elevated in the midst of an ever evolving game. And needless to say, every decade has had i

Feb 2 2016
5 Indian cricket captains whose captaincy tenures had abrupt endings
5 Indian cricket captains whose captaincy tenures had abrupt endings

MS Dhoni has arguably been India’s most successful captain across all the formats of cricket. Be it the T20 World Cup, 50 Over World Cup or the ICC Champions Trophy; under his captaincy India has won all the major ICC tournaments.  It was under him that India also became the number one Test side in the world. Despite these achievements, off late he has been at the receiving end of both fans and former cricketers. The reason behin

Jan 27 2016
Ian Chappell launches scathing attack on MS Dhoni, says he has outstayed his welcome
Ian Chappell launches scathing attack on MS Dhoni, says he has outstayed his welcome

Chappell said that Dhoni was “overstaying his welcome” as skipper of India in the shorter formatsPopular cricket commentator and former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has joined the chorus of former cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, who feels the time has come for Indian limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni to step aside and let Virat Kohli assume captaincy in all three formats of the game, The Hindu reports.Expressing his view

Jan 24 2016
VVS Laxman picks his Dream India XI to take on Australia in Australia
VVS Laxman picks his Dream India XI to take on Australia in Australia

VVS Laxman with Sourav Ganguly (left) and Sachin Tendulkar (right)Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman is known to every cricket fan as the “very very special” batsman. A part of the famed fabulous four who played for India, Laxman’s record against Australia is something to look up to, especially in Australia.He picked his “Dream India XI” to take on Australia in Australia as a part of Star Sports’ idea under

Indian legends feel it's time for MS Dhoni to make way for Virat Kohli
Indian legends feel it's time for MS Dhoni to make way for Virat Kohli

Kohli is the current Indian Test captain while Dhoni is the limited-overs captain.Indian cricket team is currently in Australia for a five-match ODI series and a three-match T20 international series but they have failed to register a single win over the course of four matches. They have already lost the ODI series after being defeated in four consecutive matches. This is India’s third successive series loss in ODIs under the leadership of M

Jan 23 2016
India in search of fast-bowling all-rounder
India in search of fast-bowling all-rounder

From Ganguly to Pathan to Pandya, India have frantically searched everywhere, but didn't find one.1When we roam around India and watch youngsters play cricket, one thing that remains common is that in every team there are four-five players who bat, bowl and also field well. They perform day in and day out as all-rounders for their team.As they get a little older, some among those four-five players get selected for their school/

Jan 15 2016
5 early-career comparisons of cricketers that failed to live up to expectations
5 early-career comparisons of cricketers that failed to live up to expectations

Legends are a rarity in Cricket. As is the case with most other sports, Cricket too suffers from the void created when a true gem of the game bids farewell. And when a bright spark emerges on the horizon in the form of an energetic youngster, the scouts rejoice in unison. Every time a young left-arm pacer runs in and swings the ball, comparisons with Wasim Akram are evoked. And when an all-rounder earns an international cap, we yearn that he mig

Jan 2 2016
When Kapil Dev asked Dawood Ibrahim to leave the Indian dressing room
When Kapil Dev asked Dawood Ibrahim to leave the Indian dressing room

Kapil Dev had once asked Dawood Ibrahim to leave the Indian dressing roomIn 1986, before an India-Pakistan Champions Trophy match in Sharjah, Indian captain Kapil Dev had asked India's most wanted criminal, Dawood Ibrahim to get out of the Indian dressing room. Dawood had offered Toyota cars to every Indian player if they were to beat Pakistan in the match that was to be held the following day.However, Kapil did admit to not knowing who the p

Dec 28 2015
Kapil Dev believes Dhoni's fitness will be key, not his ability
Kapil Dev believes Dhoni's fitness will be key, not his ability

Kapil believes Dhoni's fitness will be the deciding factorFormer Indian Captain, who led India to their first World Cup, Kapil Dev believes that quitting Test cricket will not help MSD’s position in the team as reported by NDTV Sports. But he also added that his fitness will determine how long he keeps going.Dhoni will lead India in upcoming limited overs tour of Australia, having quit Test cricket on Boxing Day last year at the MCG. Dh

Dec 26 2015
Kapil Dev compares Yuvraj Singh to McEnroe and Maradona
Kapil Dev compares Yuvraj Singh to McEnroe and Maradona

Kapil Dev hails Yuvraj’s returnIndia’s World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev termed Yuvraj Singh as a “crowd puller like John McEnroe” and hailed the 34-year-old’s comeback into the T20 team for the tour of Australia in January 2016 after his impressive performance in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy.“Yuvraj Singh is an exciting cricketer. He is a genuine crowd puller. Just like you wanted to see John McEnroe or D

Dec 23 2015
Why all Indian sports should be thankful to Kapil Dev and the ICL
Why all Indian sports should be thankful to Kapil Dev and the ICL

Subhash ChandraThe ads for the Pro Wrestling League are being aired on TV. The Haryanvi accent mocking men and women who have gone soft and need to be made ‘fauladi’ is enticing.The contests have been exciting so far, given Indian wrestlers who have exceeded expectations at every sporting event in the last decade, their few moments of spotlight – moments that were until a few years ago proprietary to the cricketers alone –

Dec 21 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in Test cricket in each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in Test cricket in each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Ashwin is the leading Test wicket-taker in 2015 The first Test match was played between Australia and England from 15th March to 19th March 1877. To date, 2194 Test matches have been played and many records have been created and broken in those Test matches. We know that cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the play

Dec 20 2015
Stats: Highest individual ODI scores for each year starting from 1971 to 2015
Stats: Highest individual ODI scores for each year starting from 1971 to 2015

Tendulkar's unbeaten 200 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2010 There are many well-known ODI centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Sachin Tendulkar’s 200 runs or Saeed Anwar and Charles Coventry’s 194 runs each. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Rohit Sharma’s two double centuries in ODIs or Kapil Dev’s 175* runs

Dec 19 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket in each year starting from 1971 to 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket in each year starting from 1971 to 2015

Mitchell Starc is the leading ODI wicket taker in 2015 The first ODI cricket match was played between Australia and England on 5th January 1971. To date, 3703 ODI matches have been played and many records have been created and broken in those ODI matches. We know that cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the playing eleven. It is the d

Dec 19 2015
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