Shoaib Akhtar has expressed his disappointment over the lack of matches between India and Pakistan. There has been much speculation about the India-Pakistan series whether it will occur or not. Both sets of fans are very disappointed by the lack of matches between the two arch-rivals. The last time these two neighboring nations faced each other in a bilateral series was in 2012 when Pakistan came to India, since then they have only
The history of cricket has been witness to several great rivalries over the years, the most epic ones being those involving some of the popular cricketing nations. When you think of rivalry between teams, the first two that instantly come to mind are the iconic Australia-England rivalry and the fierce India-Pakistan rivalry. Other than that, there have also been other memorable ones such as the ones India and Pakistan have had with the Australia
Over the years, there have been rivalries galore in the world of cricket. While some have been between two great teams, quite a few others have been about individual players from different teams. On the other hand, there have also been memorable friendships too, but mostly within players from the same country. However, the sport also has a number of fine examples of how some fierce rivals on the field have developed friendships worth cherishing.
Shakespeare has said that if a rose were called by any other name, it would smell just as sweet. Although one may beg to differ in case of some of the names bestowed upon the cricketers in this list. Nicknames are sometimes earned through performance, sometimes on the basis of physical characteristics and sometimes on far fetched connections. Cricket is undoubtedly a gentleman's sport. But you would be surprised at some names even se
It might have been described as “The Gentleman’s Game’ for years now, but cricket has seen a lot of controversies in the past few decades. From ball tampering to match-fixing and from drug usage to throwing, the game’s clean image has taken a nasty hit. Recently, Mohammad Amir, whose young career took a turn for the worse in 2010, made a solid comeback in the domestic circuit and clawed his way back into the Pakistani tea
With the rise of social media, cricketers have to be extra careful about how they conduct themselves as every action of theirs is scrutinised minutely. Since cricketers are very often celebrities idolised by millions, they have to be more responsible about their opinions and actions. Cricketers very often make stray comments on television and try to get away with it in the name of being funny. But most of these actions are evidently not funny, e
Yasir Shah in actionPakistani leg spinner Yasir Shah has been provisionally suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for failing a dope test conducted on November 13 during Pakistan’s one-day series against England at the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was tested positive for chlorthalidone, a diuretic used to treat hypertension. The 29-year-old had to appeared before a medical panel set up by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PC
Although the definition of doping is very elaborate in the books of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the general understanding is that the usage of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs with the intent of achieving glory amount to doping. WADA not only maintains a prohibition list forbidding the players and athletes from using banned drugs but also conducts random tests on players as part of their comprehensive dope test system. The fa
Professional sport can appear to be a tireless endeavour which is why it is essential for sportsmen to take some time off at times and indulge themselves. Just like any other festival, Christmas is celebrated by cricketers with much fun and frolic. Some love to party hard while others try to go easy knowing that they have a match to play soon. In this Christmas special story, we would like to bring to you 10 rare photos of cricketers which show
In the 3rd innings of the recently concluded Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan opening partnership scored 71 runs while all other 9 wickets could gather only 62 runs. It is however not the first time that a single partnership has scored more runs than all the other partnerships could put on collectively in a single innings whether it be Dravid-Sehwag partnership vs Pakistan or Jayawardene-Sangakkara partnership vs South
The worst thing that can happen to someone is losing the thing that helps her/him earn the bread. The thing about passion is that it does not always bring one an influx of greens and, at the end of the day, it is the only thing that can help in one’s quest for survival. For sportspersons, the greatest fear is becoming physically disabled. The hand that feeds them becoming the source of excruciating pain, both mentally and physically,
Although failed dope tests are not a common phenomenon in the cricket world, there have been a few instances every now and then when cricketers have invited doping trouble on themselves. The most recent occurence came just a few days back when Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera was sent back home before the start of his team’s tour to New Zealand for failing a dope test conducted during their previous series against Pakistan.
New Zealand bowler Neil Wagner bowling during the first Test against Sri Lanka New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner bowled a delivery on day two of the first Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Dunedin that touched 160kph. Did a bowler who usually reaches speeds in the mid-130s really touch the elusive 160kph-mark? At least, the speed gun thought so. On further investigation, Sky Sport's speed gun had clocked 160kph for the left-ar
The success of the IPL has spurred on a good movement in the world of cricket. Current players, based on their skill sets and experience, managed to find employment in cricket leagues around the world. T20 is popular amongst the crowds and that ensures that most of these leagues are not in dearth of cash or revenues. However, one category that was left out was the seniors who had retired from international cricket. But the Masters Champions Leag
In quite the same way that every batsman has at least one bowler who made life difficult for him during his career, bowlers too have have their own share of nightmares against some batsmen. This is true for almost every bowler who has ever played the game of cricket. Many of the bowling greats have been quite open when it comes answering questions about their most feared batsmen and more often than not they name some legend of their era. Here ar