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Cricketers and their philosopher alter egos
Cricketers and their philosopher alter egos

If cricketers were famous philosophers Virender Sehwag Like Voltaire, Sehwag is an advocate of the basic freedoms of life – he believed in the freedom of expression and voiced this through his gusto strokeplay. A devotee of radical freedom, his career has been a refutation of the philosophy of Rene Descartes: "I [don't] think, therefore I am." He taught us that an individual’s freedom to act transcends any rule a

Jul 24 2015
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt signs confession note
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt signs confession note

Salman Butt Former Pakistan national team captain Salman Butt signed a confession note admitting his role in the spot-fixing scandal during the Pakistan versus England series in 2010. Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan confirmed that Butt has signed the confession statement.  The 31-year-old Lahore-born batsman played 33 Tests, 78 ODIs and 24 T20s for Pakistan till August 2010. The left-handed ope

Jun 17 2015
10 promising Pakistani cricketers who failed to live up to their potential
10 promising Pakistani cricketers who failed to live up to their potential

Pakistan has been blessed with cricketing talent in abundance, but has also been plagued with either that talent fizzling-out too soon or cases of premature retirement for various reasons (not in good books of selectors, match-fixing or consumption of banned drugs). ‘Stability’ has been the biggest headache for the Pakistani team for decades now. So much is expected from the 1992 WC winners. A nation that produced Zaheer Abbas, who p

Jun 11 2015
Salman Butt reportedly confesses to PCB about involvement in 2010 spot-fixing case
Salman Butt reportedly confesses to PCB about involvement in 2010 spot-fixing case

Salman Butt Banned Pakistan captain and opening batsman has reportedly made a full-fledged confession to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the very first time. Butt was found guilty of spot-fixing in 2010, when Pakistan was playing a Test series England. He was banned along with Mohammad Asif and young pacer Mohammad Amir. “Apparently Butt during his meeting made a full confession that he knew and was involved

Feb 18 2015
Mohammad Amir to make comeback in March
Mohammad Amir to make comeback in March

Mohammad Amir it set to make his comeback to cricket in Grade-II with Omar Associates Mohammad Amir has been signed by Omar Associates to play in the Patron's Trophy Grade-II national tournament which begins from March 9. Mohammad Amir was allowed by the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to play domestic cricket in Pakistan with immediate effect. The Patron’s Trophy Grade-II national

ICC allows Mohammad Amir to make immediate return to domestic cricket
ICC allows Mohammad Amir to make immediate return to domestic cricket

Mohammad Amir Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been cleared to play domestic cricket by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with immediate effect. The 22-year-old, along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, had been found guilty of spot-fixing during the Lord’s Test against England in August 2010, and was subsequently banned for 5 years in February 2011. Butt and Asif, meanwhile, had been handed out bans for 10 and 7 years, r

Jan 29 2015
Tainted Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir set for return to cricket
Tainted Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir set for return to cricket

Mohammad Amir of Pakistan looks on during day two of the 2nd Test between Pakistan and Australia played at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on July 22, 2010 in Leeds 22-year-old Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who was seen as one of his country’s most promising cricketers of this generation before getting embroiled in the 2010 betting scam and receiving a five-year ban, is set for a return to domestic cricket as early as next month, a

Jan 24 2015
Why Mohammad Amir deserves a second chance?
Why Mohammad Amir deserves a second chance?

Mohammad Amir deserves a second chance  Recently, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sent a letter to International Cricket Council (ICC), international cricket’s governing body to review the conditions of Mohammad Amir’s spot-fixing ban. As per the revised anti-corruption code, banned players could be allowed to return to domestic cricket before the end of their penalty if they meet certain criteria. According to PCB, Ami

Nov 25 2014
ICC planning reintegration of banned players
ICC planning reintegration of banned players

Mohammad Amir should soon make a return to competitive cricket   ICC chief executive Dave Richardson has said that cricket’s governing body is planning to make changes to its anti-corruption code in order to allow players that are suspended a chance to play domestic cricket within a certain period before the end of their bans. "The revised code is being discussed in the meetings and hopefully we could bring it to you i

Oct 28 2014
Video: Head-Butt in cricket - unusual rebound catch!
Video: Head-Butt in cricket - unusual rebound catch!

In the Multan Test between Pakistan and England in 2005, Shaun Udal was on his debut and got his first wicket in a freakish way. The ball hit Strauss's head and bounced up in the air. Jones, the wicket-keeper took a diving actch then and Salman Butt could not believe his luck.  

Jul 7 2014
Video: Stunning catch by Rohit Sharma against Pakistan
Video: Stunning catch by Rohit Sharma against Pakistan

Rohit Sharma is one of the safest fielders in the Indian team. Against Pakistan in the Kitply Cup in 2008 in Bangladesh, he took a stunner to remove Salman Butt off Praveen Kumar’s bowling. Super reflexes on display here:  

Jul 5 2014
Video: Rahul Dravid takes a sharp catch at 1st slip
Video: Rahul Dravid takes a sharp catch at 1st slip

In a 2005 One Day International match between India and Pakistan, former Indian batsman Rahul Dravid, widely believed to be India’s best ever slip fielder, standing at first slip, took a blinder of a catch to dismiss opening batsman Salman Butt off the bowling of fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.   

Jun 27 2014
Top 5: Highest partnerships in World T20
Top 5: Highest partnerships in World T20

In its relatively short history, the World T20 has already produced some memorable partnerships. This will give you an idea that Twenty20 is not all about hard hitting, but also about building partnerships. Lot of class batsman are in the list. Let us take a look at the all-time highest partnerships at the tournament.

Mar 19 2014
Stats: Highest partnerships in a ICC World T20 match
Stats: Highest partnerships in a ICC World T20 match

Mahela Jayawardene & Kumar Sangakkara Here is a list of highest partnerships in the history of ICC World T20s. Having scored 166 against West Indies in the 2010 World Cup, Sri Lankan pair of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara top the list. *Stats updated till January 21, 2014

Jan 21 2014
Video: Irfan Pathan's hat-trick against Pakistan
Video: Irfan Pathan's hat-trick against Pakistan

Here is Irfan Pathan’s hat-trick against Pakistan in January, 2006 at Karachi. He dismissed Salman Butt, Younis Khan, and Mohammad Yousuf.

Sep 21 2013
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