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Shoaib Akhtar believes this generation is missing out on the beauty of the India-Pakistan rivalry
Shoaib Akhtar believes this generation is missing out on the beauty of the India-Pakistan rivalry

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

Feb 4 2016
5 instances of sportsmanship between rival countries
5 instances of sportsmanship between rival countries

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

Jan 30 2016
Cricketing rivals who went on to become great friends
Cricketing rivals who went on to become great friends

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.

Jan 22 2016
10 instances of cricketers being named intriguing nicknames
10 instances of cricketers being named intriguing nicknames

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

Jan 21 2016
5 cricketers who came back strongly after being banned
5 cricketers who came back strongly after being banned

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

5 instances when cricketers crossed the line while being on air
5 instances when cricketers crossed the line while being on air

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

Jan 11 2016
Will do best to save Yasir Shah's career, insist PCB
Will do best to save Yasir Shah's career, insist PCB

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

Jan 5 2016
10 cricketers who have been banned for drug use
10 cricketers who have been banned for drug use

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

Jan 3 2016
Christmas Special: 10 rare photos of cricketers celebrating Christmas
Christmas Special: 10 rare photos of cricketers celebrating Christmas

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

Dec 25 2015
5 instances when the 10th wicket stand scored half the runs of a team total
5 instances when the 10th wicket stand scored half the runs of a team total

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

Dec 25 2015
10 Cricketers who overcame physical barriers
10 Cricketers who overcame physical barriers

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,

Dec 14 2015
5 cricketers who had trouble with dope tests
5 cricketers who had trouble with dope tests

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.

Dec 12 2015
Flying bird assists Neil Wagner to touch 160kph
Flying bird assists Neil Wagner to touch 160kph

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

Dec 11 2015
5 surprises from the Masters Champions League auction
5 surprises from the Masters Champions League auction

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

Dec 9 2015
10 great bowlers and their most feared batsmen
10 great bowlers and their most feared batsmen

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

Dec 3 2015
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