The India – South Africa bilateral series has been renamed as “The Mahatma Gandhi – Nelson Mandela Series” and the Test series will be played for the “Freedom Trophy” Confirming what had been reported earlier, The Board of Cricket Control in India and Cricket South Africa have announced that all future Test series between the two nations will be called “The Mahatma Gandhi – Nelson
Sports are a big part of India, and the players who represent the game gain celebrity status depending on their performance. While most of the players are judged based on their on-field statistics, it is their contribution to society off the field that determines their status in history. Players can have a successful career in sports such as cricket, football, hockey, and athletics, but they will only be remembered by the fans for ages to come b
Ajantha Mendis, the mystery bowler whose decline was as sharp as his rise Ajantha Mendis, the army man from Sri Lanka whose ‘mystery spin’ bamboozled batsmen all over the world during a magical spell of time between 2008 and 2011, before disappearing from the international scene as rapidly as his rise had been, has told Mumbai Mirror that Indian batsmen MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag played his bowling the best. “Of all the
India walk off the field after winning the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka The seer and soothsayer, each indignant at being clubbed with the other, hardly get it right in India. The world, for example, hasn’t ended yet, though some might believe we have tried very hard. And the rupee like a fallible child, always goes the other way. And yet here I am taking a call on the future of Indian cricket. Truly as modern rhapsodists have said,
Shastri believes that Dhoni took the correct decision by handing over the reigns to Virat Kohli Team India director Ravi Shastri has revealed his take on MS Dhoni’s sudden from Test retirement last year, IBNLive reports. The 53-year-old believes that Dhoni made the right call as Virat Kohli was ready to take on the skipper’s role and also felt that the move would help prolong Dhoni’s career in the other formats of the game
The game of cricket portrays emotions in a beautiful canvas. The reactions of each team that plays the game is mirrored by its fans on a huge scale. Cricketers have immense potential to draw out emotions from the spectators of the sport, and their actions can make the entire world beam with joy, be it a cheeky gesture on-field, a witty remark during the presentation ceremony, a show of sportsmanship, or even an expressive celebration.
Team Director Ravi Shastri and Test captain Virat Kohli might just be a flawed combination “The only coach a cricket team needs is the one which carries it to the ground,” – this is what Shane Warne felt about coaches. The year was 2000. John Buchanan had taken over as Australian coach at the end of 1999. He was not a legend, he wasn’t even a Test player. He was not like Bob Simpson and Geoff Marsh, w
Sports, in many ways, mirrors reality television. Emotions run high, and the desire to succeed burns like a flame in the minds of players. Cricket is by no means an exception, and with the extent of hard work and determination that players show on the field, coming in at second place is no compensation. The level of competitiveness in professional sports reaches great heights, and when both sides give their all, end up as the second-best, i
CSK and RR’s suspensions has thrown the IPL’s future into a limbo The BCCI working panel, which was formed after the Lodha committee suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, is planning on recommending that the two teams be managed by under a new management for the next two years. ESPNcricinfo has also learnt that outright suspension is not even part of the plan. Running the franchises under a new independent manageme
Indian fans demonstrate about DRS during the tour of Australia in 2014/15 Anurag Thakur, the BCCI secretary, has said that there will be no change in the board’s stance over the Decision Review System (DRS), reports ESPNcricinfo. "BCCI's (technical committee chairman) Anil Kumble and others had gone to the US to look at the system and see if we can improve it further," Thakur said. "I think there are areas where we
M.S. Dhoni completing his Air Force para-training Indian limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who led the side to victory at the 2011 World Cup at home, was conferred the honorary title of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Indian Air Force following the World Cup win. Dhoni completed his para-jump at the Agra base after undergoing a two-week training programme at the Paratroopers Training School in the no
Leader and the think tank An urgent team meeting was called to chew over the game plan before the 2nd Test. It’s not so often we see a team losing after taking a first innings lead of about 200, as it needs some rare and mysterious skill to lose the ground after being in such commanding position most of the time. Losing Test matches one after another for at least a year, is probably the one and only way to acquire this unique ski
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Cheteshwar Pujara in action for India against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI If we can use just one word to describe life, that word would probably be ‘uncertain’. It’s a mixture of good and bad, this thing that we call life. We have good phases, and then we have a few bad ones. Sometimes, when these phases last for periods longer than usual, they make the good appear great and the bad appear