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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
Rohit Sharma - Shikhar Dhawan partnership: What numbers say?
Rohit Sharma - Shikhar Dhawan partnership: What numbers say?

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have accumulated 2450 runs in 54 opening stands so far.There have been many great opening pairs in the ODI cricket. One such great pair was that of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes. They held the record for the most successful opening pair- in terms of runs scored together- for a long time and their exploits as openers paved the way for West Indies’ dominance in Worl

Feb 9 2016
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes sixth-fastest to get to 25 Test centuries
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes sixth-fastest to get to 25 Test centuries

Is Amla finally getting back to his best?The second of Hashim Amla’s back-to-back hundreds was scored at Centurion on day one of the fourth Test between South Africa and England. Although he got out almost immediately after getting to his 25th Test ton, that was not before he became the sixth-fastest to 25 Test centuries. It was his sixth hundred against England in Tests and he achieved his century in a manner that spoke volumes about

Jan 22 2016
Ravi Shastri defends Indian batsmen on charges of being 'selfish'
Ravi Shastri defends Indian batsmen on charges of being 'selfish'

The tea India director, Shastri, has vehemently supported the Indian cricketers.Ravi Shastri, the former Indian cricketer who is also the team director for India has defended the Indian batsmen against the charges of being selfish labelled upon them.  Shastri came down heavily upon the bowlers of the team after they had failed to defend scores of 309, 308 and 295 in the three consecutive matches in the Victoria Bitter ODI series in Aust

Jan 20 2016
5 unexpected hobbies of famous cricketers
5 unexpected hobbies of famous cricketers

The gentleman's game has been the platform for many cricketers to come into the limelight. They came, they performed and they conquered the world with their on field exploits. However, their lives off the pitch remains a mystery to many, until of course, controversy strikes. Cricketers too have hobbies, their ways of spending time off the pitch and some of them have hobbies that we could never imagine, given their personality on the cricket

5 memorable Indian ODI performances in Australia over the years
5 memorable Indian ODI performances in Australia over the years

Ravi Shastri's finest hour came during the World Championship of Cricket in 1985 With the arrival of 2016, one of cricket's most talked-about rivalries will be renewed when India lock horns with an in-form Australian side. While the latter does seem to be clear favourites despite missing some key players, the former has more than a point to prove to its detractors.  For beleaguered captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, nothing less tha

Jan 9 2016
Christmas Special: 10 rare photos of cricketers celebrating Christmas
Christmas Special: 10 rare photos of cricketers celebrating Christmas

Professional sport can appear to be a tireless endeavour which is why it is essential for sportsmen to take some time off at times and indulge themselves. Just like any other festival, Christmas is celebrated by cricketers with much fun and frolic. Some love to party hard while others try to go easy knowing that they have a match to play soon. In this Christmas special story, we would like to bring to you 10 rare photos of cricketers which show

Dec 25 2015
 5 unorthodox fielding positions set by different captains that resulted in a wicket
5 unorthodox fielding positions set by different captains that resulted in a wicket

Like unorthodox batting stances of batsmen and unorthodox bowling actions of bowlers in cricket, there were many instances that we have seen unorthodox fielding placements from captains. It is one of the tactics that most captains of modern cricket have used to get set batsmen out. However, these tactics aren't completely failure-proof. They sometimes work and the captain is praised for it, but when they backfire, the captain is forced

Dec 22 2015
Stats: Players with most Test centuries in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings
Stats: Players with most Test centuries in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings

Ricky Ponting is the player who has scored most centuries in 1st innings in Tests Every cricket player’s dream is to represent his country at Test level. After this achievement, every player’s dream is to make a century for his country in the longest format of the game and first Test century is always special. Every Test century gives the player a newfound confidence and in Tests, he has the opportunity to make a

Dec 22 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Sehwag's 319 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2008 There are many well-known Test centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Brian Lara’s 400* or Matthew Hayden’s 380. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag’s two triple centuries in Tests or Mahela Jayawardena’s 374 against South Africa 

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
Matthew Hayden lashes out at Ravi Shastri over comments on pitches
Matthew Hayden lashes out at Ravi Shastri over comments on pitches

Ravi Shastri’s dispute with the Australian players over pitches carries on The pitched debate surrounding the nature of pitches used in the India-South Africa series boiled over on Tuesday, with Matthew Hayden taking offence at India Team Director Ravi Shastri’s swipe at the Australians asking them to mind their own business. Reacting to Shastri, Hayden said that he had a right to comment on the quality of cricket on the virtue

Dec 2 2015
Stats: Highest Test scores at each age starting from 14 to 52
Stats: Highest Test scores at each age starting from 14 to 52

Sachin Tendulkar is the player who had made highest score at the age of 17 in Tests There are many well-known Test centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Brian Lara’s 400 runs or Matthew Hayden’s 380 runs. Every die-hard cricket fan has an idea about Sachin Tendulkar’s first century in Tests or Sanath Jayasuriya’s triple hundred against India in Tests. But do you know the

Nov 30 2015
The modern cricket willow - A batsman's game
The modern cricket willow - A batsman's game

Former SA batsman Barry Richards highlighting the thickness of the modern bats A few centuries ago when cricket was first brought to the masses, one could see an equitable battle between the bat and ball. It was an entertaining battle, with great shots being played, supplemented by equally top-class bowling. The modern form of cricket however, has become a lop-sided contest. Bats nowadays are made of massive willows and any

Nov 30 2015
Satire: The Demons of the Indian Pitch
Satire: The Demons of the Indian Pitch

Are the demons in the pitch or in the minds? Note: This article has been written in a light-hearted and satirical way, and not meant to cause harm or hurt. The Nagpur Test ended on the 3rd day of play with the Indians wrapping up the match by 124 runs and clinching the series 2-0. The match was unique in its own ways, as for the first time in close to 3 years, a loss has been credited to the pitch rather than Kohli’s lack of

Nov 28 2015
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