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Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?

Raina should be given a chance to prove his game "I have not been given enough chances to prove my calibre as a Test cricketer. You can't judge a player on the basis of just one match after a hectic series of one-day and T20 games. I am not asking for five Test matches to prove myself. Give me two-three games. And if I don't perform, drop me forever," Raina said recently. There is no doubt that he is one of the best I

Jul 31 2015
Why Stuart Binny should be given a long run
Why Stuart Binny should be given a long run

Binny is yet to cement his place in Indian team Neither supremely talented batsman, nor a great bowler. At best, Stuart Binny is an average cricketer with obvious limitations. So, how does he manage to push himself in the Indian side? While cricket pundits have had no hesitation in saying Binny will be everyone’s bunny in World Cricket, he has shown great character by saving India’s face by handful contributions for the

Jul 29 2015
Fake FB Wall: Sreesanth checks into Wankhede, gets trolled by Dhoni and others
Fake FB Wall: Sreesanth checks into Wankhede, gets trolled by Dhoni and others

Disclaimer: This wall is not real and is meant just for humour. This has nothing to do with reality.

Jul 29 2015
The making of Captain Kohli
The making of Captain Kohli

Virat Kohli after being dismissed. Adelaide, 2014. December 2014. Peak Summer in Melbourne. Pleasant temperature. Glorious sunshine all over the city. It was against this kind of a backdrop that India and Australia took the field in the Boxing Day Test, the third in a series of four. Australia were leading 2-0. It was not fair, the scoreline. Not fair at all. India had lost but they were not beaten. One shot had made the difference. 2

Jul 28 2015
India-Pakistan series in doubt
India-Pakistan series in doubt

India-Pakistan played during 2015 World Cup in Australia The most awaited cricket series between India and Pakistan is likely to get scrapped because of the political turmoil between the two countries. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur said that a bilateral series between the two neighbours was unlikely because the political condition is still not stable between the neighbours. "Ev

Umpiring at its Worst - The 2008 India-Australia match with nine wrong decisions
Umpiring at its Worst - The 2008 India-Australia match with nine wrong decisions

Between January 2 and January 6 in 2008, India and Australia clashed at the SCG – a match more memorable for the umpiring decisions than the actual cricket played. It was the 2nd Test Match of famous Border-Gavaskar Series, being played well before DRS was brought into implementation in Test Cricket. In cricket, you lose the match because either you played bad or the other team played much better. But there is another reason

Jul 25 2015
'Conflict of interest' issue returns to hound new India captain Virat Kohli
'Conflict of interest' issue returns to hound new India captain Virat Kohli

New India Test captain Virat Kohli also gets embroiled in ‘conflict of interest’ controversy After N Srinivasan and MS Dhoni, the ‘conflict of interest’ issue that has hounded Indian cricket in the last few years has caught up with new India Test captain Virat Kohli. BCCI is currently getting a ‘no-conflict-of-interest’ undertaking signed by all Board members, and will ask all the players to follow su

Jul 25 2015
MS Dhoni 9th most marketable sportsperson in world, says study
MS Dhoni 9th most marketable sportsperson in world, says study

MS Dhoni According to a list released by the London School of Marketing, MS Dhoni is the ninth most marketable sportsperson in the world. The 34-year-old is ahead of sports superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kobe Bryant, Maria Sharapova, Usain Bolt, Neymar and the like. Roger Federer has been named the world's most marketable athlete.  The list took into consideration athletes' brand value, their annual income from sp

Jul 24 2015
Roger Federer is the most marketable sports star in the world
Roger Federer is the most marketable sports star in the world

Roger Federer has been named most marketable sports star by London School of Marketing He is no stranger to being on top of a list. Roger Federer, who enjoyed an incredible 302 weeks as World No.1 in the ATP rankings is now the most marketable sports star in the world. In a list compiled by the London School of Marketing, Federer leads the pack ahead of 14-time Major winner Tiger Woods. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has the company of si

Jul 23 2015
World T20 venues announced - Eden Gardens hosting final
World T20 venues announced - Eden Gardens hosting final

 

Jul 22 2015
Why the Indian cricket team isn't as likable as it was earlier
Why the Indian cricket team isn't as likable as it was earlier

Tendulkar, Dravid and Co. made spectators stick to their television sets Constants. This universe was built and runs on constants, yet nothing is constant here. The only thing that is constant is change – and time is the factor that controls it. What once wasn’t as appealing could very well become the most coveted thing, and it is time that plays this funny old game. The opposite could also happen. Something that was once loved

Jul 21 2015
5 Cricketers whose autobiographies we would love to read
5 Cricketers whose autobiographies we would love to read

The lives of cricketers are eventful with lots of ups and downs. As audience, we hardly seem to know what truly happens on the inside. As a blessing to the cricket fans all over the world, many cricketers resort to penning down their lives in the form of their autobiographies, either after they retire, or while they are still playing. These autobiographies become an instant hit among the fans, who long to know what actually happens on the o

Jul 20 2015
Robin Uthappa complains about Zimbabwean pitches, talks about 'second string India XI'
Robin Uthappa complains about Zimbabwean pitches, talks about 'second string India XI'

Robin Uthappa behind India’s stumps during the first T20I against Zimbabwe Robin Uthappa, part of the Indian team dispatched on the tour of Zimbabwe, refused the notion of him being part of a second string India XI, said that pitches in Zimbabwe were unsuited to T20 matches, and talked about his position in the batting order. In the first T20I on Friday, India won by 54 runs thanks to a string of top order 30s that saw them post 178 f

Jul 18 2015
Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni -  Saga of a Creator and a Finisher
Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni - Saga of a Creator and a Finisher

Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni – two pillars of Indian cricket Travel into the 90s, the page of Indian cricket was still under construction. We were those set of good boys who were there to participate.The curve was perfectly sinusoidal. We were not someone who the world could rate as the dominators. Playing abroad was a challenge, it still is (pun intended). It would not be wrong to state in simple sober words that we were certainly not

Jul 17 2015
CSK suspension: 5 players other teams would love to have
CSK suspension: 5 players other teams would love to have

The Lodha Committee has delivered its judgment recommending BCCI to terminate the two franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, although a slight confusion still prevails. Only BCCI can take that action given it is out of the disciplinary committee’s ambit. While the court encourages termination, it is up to the BCCI to take the call. In such a scenario, future of the players belonging to these two franchises remains in doubt. G

Jul 17 2015
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