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Shane Warne advises Nick Kyrgios to improve his behaviour in an open letter
Shane Warne advises Nick Kyrgios to improve his behaviour in an open letter

Shane Warne wants Nick Kyrgios to step up and earn the respect of his countrymen Australian cricket legend Shane Warne has advised fellow compatriot and rising tennis star Nick Kyrgios to improve his behaviour in an open letter penned by the spin wizard, BBC News reports. Warne urged the urged the 20-year-old to “step up” and not to “waste your talent” and added that it was more important to earn respect. Kyrgios has

Sep 3 2015
A timeline of Australian cricket from 1999 to 2015
A timeline of Australian cricket from 1999 to 2015

The Australian team celebrate with the 2015 World Cup trophy Australia is a nation renowned for its versatility and accomplishments in innumerable sporting fields. The countless victories & numerous trophies they have collected over the years have made ‘yellow’ a symbol of excellence. In cricket, they have seen many triumphs, including the saga of a decade-long unquestionable dominance. I wasn’t a cricket buff, b

Sep 1 2015
5 incidents which changed cricket forever
5 incidents which changed cricket forever

The butterfly effect is the theory that one small incident can ultimately cause a massive event elsewhere. For example, a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon rainforest could end up causing a hurricane thousands of miles away. The concept that a seemingly minor happening can actually change everything is also applicable to sport. Sport is very fickle in its nature. When dissecting a contest, wins or losses can generally be pinpointed on o

Aug 30 2015
10 instances where the ball swung/spun too much
10 instances where the ball swung/spun too much

For a cricket fan, there are very few things that bring more joy than seeing a wonderfully executed delivery that completely bamboozles the batsman and goes past his defences. Whether it is the ball which starts on off stump and ends up as a toe-crushing yorker, or the ball which pitches on leg stump and turns past the outside edge to hit the top of off-stump, the art of bowling is a joy to behold. While the game of cricket has seen many bowlers

Aug 29 2015
Top 10 bowlers with most number of international wickets in cricket history
Top 10 bowlers with most number of international wickets in cricket history

Cricket, ‘the gentleman’s game’ has always been known as a game dominated by the batsmen, but there have been many outstanding bowlers who have made life hard for the batsman at the crease. No matter how many runs a team scores in a Test match, they need to pick up 20 wickets to win the match. The case in ODI’s and T20s is not much different with the bowlers playing a crucial role in restricting the opposition by pi

5 most biased commentators in cricket today
5 most biased commentators in cricket today

Shane Warne and David Llyod during World Cup 2015 Cricket commentators are important: they are the yin to the yang, or, in cricketing terms, the Jayawardene to Sangakkara. While the action unfolds, the addition of an excellent wordsmith to describe each play just enhances the spectacle. But not all commentators make the sofa-viewing experience quite so enjoyable. Instead of explaining the game with no declared allegiance, they consistently

Aug 24 2015
Video: Shane Warne plays Aussie rules football
Video: Shane Warne plays Aussie rules football

Shane Warne poses for a team photograph Shane Warne is the pinnacle as far as leg spin is concerned at the highest level. He has the accreditation of single-handedly reviving the dying art of Leg Spin. With Warne, it was not just always about his on-field performance. He is a born entertainer on and off the field. Only a select few could match up to the flair and swag of the blonde Victorian. Knowing the true spirit of the veteran, yo

Aug 24 2015
Shane Warne: A commentator with poor taste
Shane Warne: A commentator with poor taste

Shane Warne - A showman in the commentary box It’s a path frequently taken. Reach the pinnacle of a sport. Conduct teary retirement press conference. Receive cushy commentary gig for life. This is how it works, and that’s fine. Inviting viewers to tap into the thoughts of the best in the business - especially those fresh out of the game - makes perfect sense. The problem arises in simply assembling the old b

Aug 21 2015
Australian chief selector Rodney Marsh defends presence of WAGs in Ashes tour party
Australian chief selector Rodney Marsh defends presence of WAGs in Ashes tour party

Rodney Marsh speaks to Michael Clarke and Shane Warne ahead of the opening day of the fourth Ashes Test Australia’s head of selectors Rodney Marsh has vehemently denied claims that the presence of WAGs (Wives and Girlfriends) had a role to play in their disastrous Ashes series defeat, NDTV reports. The former wicketkeeper added that imposing any sort of ban on players’ family will only worsen things and believes the team’s

Aug 13 2015
Michael Clarke strongly denies reports of team disharmony as reason for retirement
Michael Clarke strongly denies reports of team disharmony as reason for retirement

Clarke gave explicit responses to allegations of team disharmony and effects of WAG on Ashes defeat Outgoing Australian Test skipper Michael Clarke has reacted angrily to reports that disharmony among team members had forced him to call time on his career, Sky Sports reports. He was especially critical of reports that a long-running feud between the wives of two senior players had a huge bearing on his decision. The Courier Mail had claime

Aug 10 2015
Michael Clarke - Last of the Australian Mughals
Michael Clarke - Last of the Australian Mughals

Michael Clarke during a photo session on eve of the 2015 World Cup When a boyish Michael Clarke made his Test debut for Australia, in Bangalore in the winter of 2004, at least 7 players of the marauding Australian side of the last decade were still plying their trade. Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne were still a few years away from their respective retirements, Adam Gilchrist was leading the side in the interim absence of Ricky Ponting, and th

Aug 10 2015
Best quotes on fast bowling from the players in the line of fire
Best quotes on fast bowling from the players in the line of fire

“Batting may be cricket’s heartbeat, but fast bowling is its pulse” A matter that is explored in Speed Thrills, a new book released this week.  Written by ex-Australian pacer Rodney Hogg and features 17 fastest bowlers alive. Encompassing various aspects of pace bowling, the book promises to be a gripping read. The book contains many interesting examples and quotes to keep the readers glued to it. Facing qual

Aug 9 2015
Ashes 2015: Spin and swing are haunting Australian cricket
Ashes 2015: Spin and swing are haunting Australian cricket

Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke “They can deal with a great speedster with grit eventually on any fast track, but movement and slowness of the turf can change their scorecard into a telephone directory”. Australian batting line-up has some big names, mixture of talent and experience. Their resurgence after Ashes defeat in 2013 was quite scary. David Warner had a blast in that summer. Steve Smith evolved in the same Ashes

Aug 6 2015
Shane Warne started supporting Chelsea 26 years ago just to save his own life
Shane Warne started supporting Chelsea 26 years ago just to save his own life

Shane Warne also expects the Community Shield to be a competitive affair Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne had revealed his love for Chelsea and why he started following the Blues ahead of their Community Shield fixture against Arsenal at Wembley. The former leg-spinner has been Chelsea fan ever since he attended his first game at the Stamford Bridge 26 years ago. He shared a hilarious story about how he started&

Aug 2 2015
5 most successful Ashes bowlers of All Time
5 most successful Ashes bowlers of All Time

The Ashes has been a platform many bowlers to carve a place for themselves in the books of history.  For an upcoming cricketer from England or Australia, The Ashes is one of the biggest stages to perform and prove one's mettle in Test match cricket. While some players wither under the pressure of the occasion, some players manage to bring their A-game and shine! Some bowlers manage to wreak havoc in a match. Some manage to hit thei

Aug 1 2015
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