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
Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne have masterminded this brilliant tribute to the game's best Even as we begin the countdown to the final match in the All Stars T20 series which will be played in Los Angeles, the verdict is out on how it has fared; the only word that comes to mind is 'BLOCKBUSTER'. This blast from the past is the brainchild of arguably the game's greatest ambassadors, Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. This en
Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne with the Citi Cricket All-Stars Cup 2015 When I first heard about the Cricket All-Stars, the only thing that excited me, being an Indian, was to see Sachin Tendulkar take guard again. But then I saw the line-up with the likes of Warne, Lara, Ganguly, Wasim, McGrath, Walsh, Ambrose, Murali, Kallis and Donald and I thought to myself – this is not just about Sachin, it’s a c
Cricket has been the real winner from the All-Stars event There are two things which have always amused mankind - the past & the future. On one hand, we love to relive old memories and at the same time we want to know about the future. With due regards to the astrologers, for a common man it is not easy to see the future. But the advent of technology has ensured that we can always re-live those wonderful memories of the past with ease.
Sachin and Sourav batted together again Warne’s Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the Cricket All-Stars series as they thrashed Sachin’s Blasters by 57 runs at the Minute Maid Park in Houston. After being put into bat, Warriors posted a mammoth 262-5 thanks to notable contributions from every batsmen. Kumar Sangakkara led the charge with 70 off just 30 balls and was ably supported by Jacques Kallis and Ricky Ponting, who both got fort
Sachin’s Blasters lost again Warne’s Warriors took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Cricket All-Stars series as they thrashed Sachin’s Blasters by 57 runs at Houston. Kumar Sangakkara’s 70 off 30 balls was ably supported by forties from Jacques Kallis and Ricky Ponting as the Warriors scored 262, while Andrew Symonds was once again the pick of the bowlers as he finished with four wickets in the match. After winning t
South African cricket gems for India The number of legends in cricket produced by South Africa is immeasurable. Each player whom they hope to represent the country, invariably becomes a notable name in the cricket circles, sometimes even from a very young age. From Allan Donald to AB de Villiers, the variety of talent sourced from South Africa is innumerable. Fans belonging to other countries have often indulged in wishful thinkin
Tendulkar love In an epic career that spanned 24 years, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar enthralled the fans with his many blazing knocks against the strongest of opponents. One particular side Tendulkar loved facing was South Africa. In all, Tendulkar has scored 12 centuries against one of the best bowling line-ups in the world, playing against them since 1992. Of all his 12 knocks, to pinpoint only five occasions where Tendulkar absolute
The typical Indian cricket fan’s second favourite team is South Africa The quintessential Indian fan swears by the fact that he/she loves their team and supports them during victory or defeat. But dig deeper, and one would know about the fire that burns in the heart of every Indian cricket fan when their team fails to deliver the desired results. Having said that, the average fan loves supporting other teams too like South
India and South Africa are expected to put up a great fight in the upcoming series The India-South Africa rivalry spans more than two decades. There have been some terrific encounters that have engraved their place in the hearts of many fans around the world. Be it Sachin’s superman innings in Gwalior or Dale Steyn’s fiery spell at Nagpur, matches between the two nations have always produced some fine moments that have glori
India and South Africa have fought some epic ODI battles in the last two decades. Both the nations have played some hard-fought cricket on the field which has entertained the fans from both the nations. There has been no shortage of skill and determination from both the sides whenever these two teams have met on the cricketing field. The reason behind these epic battles is the quality of players from both the sides.The fast bowling battery
Kohli described his cricket journey so far as “surreal” Virat Kohli described his journey in international cricket so far as “surreal”, IBN Live reports. India’s Test skipper also opened up on his approach for the series against South Africa but refused to pinpoint any particular player as the biggest threat. Kohli was earmarked for bigger things right from a young age and his stellar performances in leading th
Klusener believes MS Dhoni is best wicketkeeper-batsman in the world at present Former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener claimed MS Dhoni was the best all-rounder in the game over the past few years, Times of India reports. Klusener made the bizarre call while speaking on South Africa’s upcoming tour of India. The 44-year-old, who is currently coaching the Dolphins side in South Africa, who recently announced the capture
Pietersen poses with Dolphins coach Lance Klusener after being unveiled as the side’s new signing South Africa-born England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has signed to play for Durban-based Sunfoil Dolphins in their Ram Slam T20, campaign, according to ESPNcricinfo. Though the maverick batsman has played for the team earlier for a short term period, it will be the first time he will don the team’s jersey in T20 match
Klusener during 1999 World Cup campaign A champion of a cricketer considered one of the greatest all-rounders of all time, South African great Lance Klusener turns 44 today. Having made his one-day international (ODI) debut against England in January 1996, he represented South Africa in 171 ODIs, scoring 3576 runs at a healthy average of 41.10 and a strike rate of 89.91 - which makes him one the most accomplished modern-day batsmen.