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5 Indian Spin Prodigies who failed to fulfil their potential
5 Indian Spin Prodigies who failed to fulfil their potential

There is nothing more heart-wrenching in cricket than the sight of a spectacular talent gone to waste. Here’s a list of five extremely promising spinners who failed to live up to the massive expectations heaped on them:  Rahul Sharma in action for India against Australia in 2012 Rahul Sharma Known for his ability to extract extra bounce from the wicket, this 28-year old leggie from Jalandhar was touted to be the next big thing

Jun 1 2015
7 Indian internationals who are yet to play this IPL
7 Indian internationals who are yet to play this IPL

Every franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is built around its Indian stars, who form the crux of the team and play a big role in the fortunes of the team. These players have played for India at the international level and are used to the pressure that is associated with the IPL. Since teams need to have 7 Indian players in their line-up, they prefer to have as many experienced Indian players as possible. It was believed that franchisees

May 2 2015
How a loan system could greatly benefit the IPL
How a loan system could greatly benefit the IPL

The IPL is one of the biggest sports leagues in the world The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most watched T20 tournament in the world and its commercial success is improving every year, with a recent report stating that viewership has increased by 41% over the previous year. As the tournament evolves, one thing which has not changed much is the way in which franchisees can acquire players. There are two ways by which teams can select&nb

Apr 20 2015
IPL XI that is cheaper than Yuvraj Singh
IPL XI that is cheaper than Yuvraj Singh

Despite not being a regular in the Indian side, Yuvraj Singh became the IPL's most expensive buy for the second successive auction as he made his way to the Delhi Daredevils for Rs. 16 crores. Only time will tell whether that turns out to be money well spent or an expensive mistake. But one thing is for sure, there are certainly plenty of other players that Delhi could have spent their money on. In fact, they could have bought an entire

Apr 12 2015
6 instances of 30 or more runs scored in an over in IPL history
6 instances of 30 or more runs scored in an over in IPL history

The IPL is back. Long sixes, fast fours, huge totals, high chases, fast fifties and centuries, and all the other razzmatazz. Seven seasons of IPL, but there have been no occasion of a batsman hitting six sixes in an over so far. There has been an over where more than 36 runs were scored though, courtesy a no-ball.  In all, there have been six instances where 30 or more runs were scored from one over. May there be a seventh occasion at lea

IPL 2014: Delhi Daredevils - Rally behind Kevin Pietersen
IPL 2014: Delhi Daredevils - Rally behind Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen needs to find the right team combination If an outsider has a look at the Delhi Daredevils squad, the first question that would pop up in his/her mind is who has been entrusted with the role of captaincy, given that the role of coaches in cricket has become restricted. For a case in point, look at what happens with Chennai Super Kings: Although they have a top notch tactician in Stephen Fleming, the team pretty much takes the

Apr 16 2014
IPL Auction Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL Auction Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore

A return to RCB on the cards for Robin Uthappa? Why such a fuss over the IPL auction, a pessimist asked me. After all, it’s about wealthy people who like to invest doing what they like – investing! Nothing exciting, he added. It’s probably a sentiment that would find quite a bit of support across the country. If company takeovers and real estate bidding were telecast on live television and marketed for a month in advance, the

Feb 3 2014
Video: MS Dhoni's quick hands - fastest stumping in history?
Video: MS Dhoni's quick hands - fastest stumping in history?

In a lightening fast stumping from MS Dhoni, the Indian captain took the bails off in a flash in a T20 match between India and Australia in Melbourne in 2012. Mitchell Marsh missed Rahul Sharma’s delivery and MS Dhoni was ultra quick in stumping the batsman out. Definitely one of the fastest stumpings in cricket’s history:  

Jan 27 2014
Indian spinners - A bare cupboard and an empty bench
Indian spinners - A bare cupboard and an empty bench

Harbhajan Singh (L) and Ravichandran Ashwin A young Harbhajan Singh bowls to Shane Warne. A sea of fielders are chirping around. A buzzing Eden Gardens cheers in the background. Warne pokes and prods at the ball. Sadagoppan Ramesh at short-leg holds on to the catch. A magical moment unveils as waves of ecstasy sweeps across India. A cricketing nation matures and graduates to the next level. That magic has, unforunately, gradually weaned and dis

Jan 24 2014
From national Heroes to Villains: Dingko Singh, Sreesanth, Rahul Sharma and more
From national Heroes to Villains: Dingko Singh, Sreesanth, Rahul Sharma and more

Dingko Singh Sports personalities are considered heroes of a nation. But over the years it has been seen that not all are worthy of the hero worship. Recently Asian Games gold medal winning boxer Dingko Singh of Manipur was allegedly arrested for physically assaulting a female weight lifter at Imphal. The lady stated that he was assaulted by the boxer, for scribbling his name on his car’s dust-covered registration plate. She was brutally

Jan 23 2014
Satire: How Indian cricketers celebrated New Year
Satire: How Indian cricketers celebrated New Year

1. Why didn’t Suresh Raina attend any new year party? A. He was afraid of bouncers. 2. What’s the difference between others attending a new year party and Dhoni attending one? A. Dhoni would be partying for the previous year as he likes to postpone things until the last over (in this case last hour). 3. Why didn’t anyone invite Sidhu to the new year parties? A. His loud laugh would disturb the DJ. 4. What did Gautam Gambhir do

Jan 2 2014
Who is the best spinner in India right now?
Who is the best spinner in India right now?

Oct 9 2013
TOP 5 Rohit Sharma innings for Mumbai Indians
TOP 5 Rohit Sharma innings for Mumbai Indians

  5) Match 15 IPL 2013: 62 (32)MI vs PWI  After surviving a lucky edge of Rahul Sharma early in his innings, Rohit Sharma capitalized on PWI skipper Yuvraj Singh’s decision to bring back the fast bowlers as he hit Mitchell Marsh, Mithun Manhas and Ashok Dinda for as many as 5 sixes  in his unbeaten 32 ball 62.. He was particularly hard on Ashok DInda whom he hit for 2 in the last over. MI won the game by 41 runs as the total proved too hot f

Oct 3 2013
Rahul Sharma: From losing faith to winning matches
Rahul Sharma: From losing faith to winning matches

File photo: Rahul Sharma Rahul Sharma is a very happy man today, and his family and friends must be relieved. This is not only because of his remarkable bowling spell of 5-23, but also due to bigger possibilities in the future. With this performance, Sharma has come under the limelight, and it might prove to be a crucial turning point for him. It could go a long way in fast tracking his recovery from a tainted cricketer to a regular member of t

Sep 22 2013
India A v West Indies A: Happy to regain form: Rahul Sharma
India A v West Indies A: Happy to regain form: Rahul Sharma

File photo: Rahul Sharma celebrating Bangalore: For leggie Rahul Sharma, the five-wicket haul that helped India A beat West Indies A by 93 runs in the T20 game here Saturday, was especially satisfying as it also signalled his return to form. The 26-year old Sharma bamboozled the Caribbean batsmen, but more importantly, his performance came ahead of a busy season. “I am pleased to return with good performances after the IPL in 2012. It was

Sep 21 2013
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