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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
5 instances when Indian batsmen played for a spot on the team
5 instances when Indian batsmen played for a spot on the team

Batsmen head out to the crease with a two-fold purpose. To score runs and avoid getting out. Sometimes circumstances demand that one of those concerns outweigh the other. If a team is chasing a high score and overs are scarce, a batsman is expected to allow the importance of scoring runs outweigh the risks of getting out. That is what the team requires at that point, a slight reckless abandon in batting.   Sometimes though the batsman allo

Jan 18 2016
5 former Indian cricketers who are currently coaching foreign teams
5 former Indian cricketers who are currently coaching foreign teams

The trend of foreign coaches in cricket has been around for quite a few years now and it has only grown in the recent past. The hiring of coaching staff from other countries became prevalent in Indian cricket primarily at the turn of the millenium.  However, there have also been instances when former Indian cricketers have been hired by teams from other countries for coaching jobs. Even in the present day, there are quite a few Indians who

Jan 7 2016
Manoj Prabhakar appointed as Afghanistan's bowling coach
Manoj Prabhakar appointed as Afghanistan's bowling coach

Manoj Prabhakar has been appointed as Afghanistan Cricket Team’s bowling coach. Former India all-rounder, Manoj Prabhakar has been appointed as the bowling coach of the Afghanistan Cricket Team. His term would continue until the T20 World Cup to be held in India next year. Prabhakar is currently training the Afghan bowlers for their upcoming series against Zimbabwe, at the Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex

Dec 17 2015
5 bowlers who defended less than 6 runs in the last over of an ODI
5 bowlers who defended less than 6 runs in the last over of an ODI

Kagiso Rabada bowled very well in the last over to help South Africa win the first ODI As much skewed as the game may appear in the batsman’s favour, tight chases and last over results have often amounted to the best of matches and made unlikely heroes out of bowlers.The ever changing fielding restrictions and the advent of T20 might have made life difficult for them, but bowlers have had their share of last over he

Manoj Prabhakar: Virat Kohli has to learn how to face moving ball
Manoj Prabhakar: Virat Kohli has to learn how to face moving ball

Virat Kohli Former India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar has said that Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan need to leave the ball better in England to find success. Both Delhi batsmen have struggled to score runs on the England tour so far.  Prabhakar explained that the batsmen need to judge which balls to leave. Further, he emphasized that Kohli and Dhawan’s stance needs to be more side-on. Being side-on will ensure that they are ab

Jul 25 2014
Lack of enough match-winners is what is compounding problems for Team India
Lack of enough match-winners is what is compounding problems for Team India

Immensely talented, but he isn’t a ‘match-winner’ as yet Indian sides over the years have always been chock-a-block with talented cricketers coming through the ranks, and we’ve always had the pedigree of producing talented cricketers like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Sourav Ganguly, Mohammed Azharuddin and the list can go on. But, the underlining factor is that whenever an India

Feb 6 2014
Manoj Prabhakar wants MS Dhoni to drop Ishant Sharma
Manoj Prabhakar wants MS Dhoni to drop Ishant Sharma

The calls for Varun Aaron are getting loud Former Indian fast bowler Manoj Prabhakar has said that the new entrant Varun Aaron must be given a chance in place of Ishant Sharma, who has been hit all around the park by the Kiwi batsmen in the ongoing bilateral series in New Zealand. According to a story published in the Times of India, Prabhakar said that a team comprising of incompetent pacers and spinners shouldn’t be playing at the high

Jan 23 2014
Top 5 all-rounders in Indian cricket
Top 5 all-rounders in Indian cricket

1. Vinoo Mankad Vinoo Mankad Vinoo Mankad was probably the finest all-rounder of the era that is known for the likes of the Pataudi’s and Gavaskar’s. An attacking batsman who was extremely versatile and was made to keep changing batting positions depending on the need of the team. As a batsman, Mankad scored 2109 runs at a healthy average for that time of 31.47 from the 44 matches he played for India. He was also more than handy bowler

Jan 11 2014
Top 5 India vs Zimbabwe ODI matches in ODI history
Top 5 India vs Zimbabwe ODI matches in ODI history

An India-Zimbabwe ODI match is always given a step-motherly treatment these days. The mighty Indians are always expected to crush the little minnows from the African subcontinent. Yes, India have got the better results out of the clashes, but there have been some nail-biting finishes in the past. Taking a look at history, one is forced to sit up and take notice of some amazing clashes between the two sides. Zimbabwe have sprung more than a surpr

Jul 25 2013
Top 5 Indian cricketers who failed to make the most out of their opportunities
Top 5 Indian cricketers who failed to make the most out of their opportunities

Rahul Dravid has always said in many of his interviews that he was lucky to have found a place in the Indian cricket team and was fortunate to have scored so many runs for the country. When a batsman of such a stature, who has amassed more than 13000 runs in Tests and 10,000 runs in ODIs, makes such a statement, it shows how humble the guy is, in spite of having achieved so much in his profession. Yes, we all know he has always been humble and th

Feb 2 2013