Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad The technical committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) meets at the end of each season to hear out coaches and captains of Ranji Trophy teams on the ills of domestic cricket. A lot of noises are made on scheduling of matches, quality of pitches and balls and the standard of umpiring. The people attending the meeting may change with new captains and coaches coming in
Tim Southee and Karun Nair caught one of the best catches in IPL history “The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible” - Arthur C. Clarke Tim Southee had gone beyond the realms of possibility when he saved a certain six by taking one of the better catches of the tournament near the boundary rope. And it became one of the best in the IPL history when Karun Nair with his quick
MS Dhoni has often been heard spouting out quirky comments from behind the stumps The stump microphone has been a great boon to cricket – helping umpires hear a knick, providing commentators with things to talk about, documenting evidence in case of conflict. At the same time it has also been a constant source of entertainment for the more discerning cricket viewer (or listener), thanks to the endless babble of wicketkeepers. You h
Here is a compilation of 10 of the best run-outs in the history of the game of cricket. Jonty Rhodes
The first ever One Day International (ODI) was played between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on 5 January 1971. In 43 years of ODI cricket since, there have been plenty of great ODIs that instantly come to mind. In recent years, though, there has been a bit of cynicism surrounding the future of ODI cricket especially due to the boom in popularity of T20 cricket. The nature of ODI
Over the last two and a half decades, Indian cricket has seen it all; the 90s were perhaps the darkest years in modern cricket history where India won only one away Test, that too against Sri Lanka, and was then dragged into the quagmire of match-fixing towards the end of the millennium. 2000-2010 was a definite high, with India registering several overseas victories under the able captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, and later A
Sourav Ganguly The Natwest 2002 series final was, in many ways, India’s emphatic announcement to the world that their new brigade had arrived, and a world existed beyond Sachin Tendulkar. The architects of this victory were not rookies – Yuvraj Singh was a star since his debut, and Mohammed Kaif had already positioned himself as a consistent middle-order batsman. But the manner in which the two combined to snatch vict
Pravin Amre Former Indian batsman Pravin Amre, who is credited with reviving the career of Robin Uthappa and fine tuning Ajinkya Rahane by working on their batting technique, has said that Indian cricket team needs a psychologist to come out of this troubling period. MS Dhoni’s men looked like they have turned a corner after their historic win at the Lord’s in the second of the 5-match Test series against England,
Mohammad Kaif Former Indian international Mohammad Kaif is all set to play for Andhra Pradesh from the 2014/15 Ranji season, Andhra Cricket Association’s director MSK Prasad confirmed. Speaking on signing the 33-year-old, who had a disappointing outing with Uttar Pradesh in the 2013/14 tournament, Prasad said his experience would matter a lot to the team. Prasad, a former Indian wicket-keeper hims
In a Test match between India and Australia in 2004, former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist said these famous words in response to Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif’s refusal to walk after edging a ball behind: "The whole world is watching champ". In his playing days, Gilchrist was known to walk at once he realised he was out.
In 2005 Test series between India and Pakistan, there was a funny incident where Mohammad Kaif sledged Mohammad Yousuf in Hindi. Kaif says: "87 ball khel lee, ek bhi chauka nahi maara....” (You’ve faced 87 deliveries, but haven’t hit a single boundary)
Sportspersons are used to competing on the field, but here we take a look at some of the sportpersons who will be competing this year in a different realm altogether. The General Elections of 2014 are under a month away and here we take a look at 5 distinguished sportsmen from different sports who have decided to take the political plunge this time around.
Film star Nagma was furious the other day with a television anchor when he questioned her credentials to get a ticket to contest for a Lok Sabha seat and reminded him that she has been working for the Congress for over a decade and has campaigned in every election. She may be one of those rare exceptions, but political parties turn to film and sports personalities only during the election time to cash in on their popularity. Yet, not many wit
Mohammad Kaif Crikey! 342-8 from 50 overs - we don’t often make that score in high summer, let alone in the first game of the season. A terrific first day by Derbyshire, led by 94 from Wes Durston, 72 from Stephen Moore and 47 from Billy Godleman. Having said that, all the batsmen got in and got going, so Graeme Welch will be very pleased with this initial effort. I’d hope we could defend such a total, but it will be good to see th