Sachin's knocks went in vain as his side lost 3-0 Jacques Kallis’ all-round performance secured a 3-0 win for Warne’s Warriors over Sachin’s Blasters in the third T20 at the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. After a tight spell of fast bowling, the South African all-rounder scored 47 off just 23 balls to secure an unlikely victory for the Warriors. The first T20 in New York was comfortably won by the Warriors after they
Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne have masterminded this brilliant tribute to the game's best Even as we begin the countdown to the final match in the All Stars T20 series which will be played in Los Angeles, the verdict is out on how it has fared; the only word that comes to mind is 'BLOCKBUSTER'. This blast from the past is the brainchild of arguably the game's greatest ambassadors, Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne. This en
Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne with the Citi Cricket All-Stars Cup 2015 When I first heard about the Cricket All-Stars, the only thing that excited me, being an Indian, was to see Sachin Tendulkar take guard again. But then I saw the line-up with the likes of Warne, Lara, Ganguly, Wasim, McGrath, Walsh, Ambrose, Murali, Kallis and Donald and I thought to myself – this is not just about Sachin, it’s a c
Cricket has been the real winner from the All-Stars event There are two things which have always amused mankind - the past & the future. On one hand, we love to relive old memories and at the same time we want to know about the future. With due regards to the astrologers, for a common man it is not easy to see the future. But the advent of technology has ensured that we can always re-live those wonderful memories of the past with ease.
Warne's Warriors took an unassailable 2-0 lead over Sachin's Blasters after victory at Houston On the back of a successful start to the unique venture, the 30 retired stars of the Cricket All-Stars tournament shifted base to the Minute Maid park in Houston for the second match of the three-game series. The matches have given a large number of fans in the US their first experience of watching cricket matches i
Warne’s Warriors prior to the match The Gods descended on New York in a cricketing extravaganza on Saturday, as Warne’s Warriors beat Sachin’s Blasters by 6 wickets, taking a 1-0 lead in the series. The pretzel-chewing, nachos and hot dog-snacking American public were treated to a great match, an experience which they enjoyed immensely. They chanted Sachin’s name in unison, “Sachin for President,” r
Ajantha Mendis was a phenomenon in cricket’s spin department – variations became the need of the hour It is extremely difficult these days to make a mark for oneself as an established spin bowler unless he has a wide variety of tricks up his sleeve. It is not just enough that he bowls the conventional off-spin/leg-spin delivery well. The ability to surprise the batsman with the range of deliveries that he is able to pr
Afridi’s inclusion in the Test side is sure to invite harsh criticism Shane Warne has chosen his best Pakistan Test side over the past 25 years, Cricket Australia’s official website reports. While the spin wizard named Wasim Akram as the skipper of his side, the most surprising decision was the selection of all-rounder Shahid Afridi in favour of one of Pakistan’s greatest leg-spinners, Mushtaq Ahmed. Warne has been p
“It was Gavaskar The real master Just like a wall We couldn't out Gavaskar at all, not at all You know the West Indies couldn't out Gavaskar at all.” Quite a few people remember The Gavaskar Calypso written by Lord Relator to celebrate Sunil Gavaskar's first Test series in the West Indies in 1970-71. The lyric is particularly significant as it epitomises the powerful sense of nostalgia that cricket never fails to evoke.
Sachin Tendulkar batting against Australia The name 'Sachin Tendulkar' is enough to make people crazy in respect, admiration and happiness. That's the impact the great man has had on the game and even after almost 2 years after his retirement from international cricket, he has not lost that spark among his fans and rivals the world over. He was the flag bearer of India’s batting throughout the 90s and th
A recent picture of Jinnah Stadium Sitting in the confines of the Lord’s media centre, packed to the rafters with assorted media men from all around the globe following the newly revitalised New Zealand Test team playing against a notoriously troubled England. Watching an Emirates A380 fly by as the cricket itself isn’t as riveting as one would have thought (it was day two, OK!). A dull, lifeless, flat wicket, producing the odd
15 years after that famous India win, Kanitkar remains a down to earth personality. I had this opportunity to talk to him for a while and was lucky enough to get myself clicked as well. It was during the month of October in 2012 that Rajasthan were about to start their Ranji Trophy campaign for the 2012-13 session. Popularity of the sport in Rajasthan was at all time high because of the growth in infrastructure as well as
Vettori has retired from international cricket Jamaica, June 18 (IANS) Former New Zealand left-arm spinner and captain Daniel Vettori believes the Twenty20 format has helped spinners evolve in the long run, also adding that it has made the spinners think a step ahead of the batsman and take extra risks. Having announced his retirement following the 2015 World Cup final, Vettori is now the coach of two franchises, Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mohammed Shami celebrates with teammates after the dismissing Younis Khan India beat Pakistan by 76 runs at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, to maintain their 100% record against Pakistan at World Cups. This was the Indian cricket team’s sixth victory over their arch-rivals in World Cups, with the first victory coming in 1992. Virat Kohli was the star of the show for the Indians as he slammed his 22nd ODI century to guide the defendi
Jubilant fans storm the pitch after Bangladesh thrashed Pakistan in their Group B clash at Northampton The new rule changes in One-Day International cricket may have found their share of disapprovals from a varied set of experts (both on and off the field), but there is no denying the fact that this World Cup will go down as one of the best ones ever. I have every reason to hedge my bets on this one – because the schedule shows a lot