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5 things every fan remembers from the 90s
5 things every fan remembers from the 90s

“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 Gavaskar's first Test series in the West Indies in 1970-71. The lyric becomes particularly significant as it epitomises the powerful sense of nostalgia that cricket never fails to evoke. T

Aug 3 2015
Former India legends' cricket involvement under conflict of interest scanner
Former India legends' cricket involvement under conflict of interest scanner

Former player like Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble are now under the glare of BCCI’s crackdown on ‘conflict of interest’ The clean-up act of Indian cricket which the BCCI is attempting to do has already had some serious repercussions, and the dual roles of former India legends like Anil Kumble, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly are the latest issue that has come under the spotlight, according to

Aug 3 2015
Soumya Sarkar speaks about converting to batting left-handed and new Bangladesh team spirit
Soumya Sarkar speaks about converting to batting left-handed and new Bangladesh team spirit

Soumya Sarkar bats during the Test series against India in June Prodigiously talented Bangladesh batsman Soumya Sarkar spoke about his cricketing influences, the new spirit in the Bangladeshi dressing room, and why he changed from being a right-handed batsman to being the classy left-hander that he is. The Daily Star reports that Sarkar said, “The batsmen who I have followed are Sourav Ganguly and Brian Lara. When I started playing c

Aug 1 2015
5 Indian players who got a lot of backing when they were going through a bad phase
5 Indian players who got a lot of backing when they were going through a bad phase

'There is a tide in the affairs of men' is one of the most famous sayings of Brutus from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Good fortune does not last long and for some, the unpredictability of human life makes it a glorious gamble just to stay alive. One of the biggest reasons of popularity of sports in human culture is because it is at best a metaphor for the human condition. And then there is cricket - the game, as they say, of glorious

Jul 31 2015
5 memorable Tests India played in Sri Lanka
5 memorable Tests India played in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan line-up, especially their batting, assumes a menacing form on home soil. Many a batting records have broken when SL has played against India on these home turfs. Despite SL’s stronghold in their fortress, India has also come back strongly in more games than one, to snatch some great victories. While on one side, SL has displayed their dominance by achieving world record batting scores and often notching up daunting total

Ganguly backs BCCI on India-Pakistan series decision
Ganguly backs BCCI on India-Pakistan series decision

Ganguly was the captain when India won the ODI and Test series touring Pakistan in 2004 Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, as reported by crictracker.com has backed the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to scrapped the India-Pakistan series. Recently, the BCCI's secretary Anurag Thakur announced that a bilateral series between the two neighbours was unlikely because of the political instability. Thakur spo

Jul 29 2015
India will do well in the series against Sri Lanka: Sourav Ganguly
India will do well in the series against Sri Lanka: Sourav Ganguly

Ganguly is optimistic about India’s tour of Sri Lanka New Delhi, July 28  Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly believes the experience of the Australia tour last winter will have matured and helped the likes of Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay and others for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will host India to play three Tests from August 12 to September 1. While the first match will be held at Galle, the la

Jul 28 2015
Abdul Kalam's simplicity touched everyone: Sourav Ganguly
Abdul Kalam's simplicity touched everyone: Sourav Ganguly

A file photo of Saurav Ganguly New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said that A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's simplicity touched not just him but everyone who met the former president of India, who passed away in Shillong on Monday night. Kalam, 83, collapsed while delivering a lecture to students of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in the Meghalaya capital when he suffered a cardiac arrest. &q

Jul 28 2015
Indian athletes pay tribute to former president Abdul Kalam
Indian athletes pay tribute to former president Abdul Kalam

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (1931 – 2015) India lost one of it’s greatest visionaries last evening when Dr. Abdul Kalam died during a lecture at IIM Shillong. According to doctors at the Bethany hospital, Kalam suffered a massive cardiac arrest. Kalam was the 11th president of India and occupied the post between 2002 and 2007. Known as the people’s president, Kalam’s ideals stand to this day.  This was his last tweet.

Jul 28 2015
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club

Tillakaratne Dilshan – Getting better with age As soon as Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first, all eyes were set on the opener Tilakaratene Dilshan, who was just 55 runs away from reaching the 10,000 runs milestone. He didn’t upset the crowd too, reaching the new height and becoming the fourth Sri Lankan to ever score 10,000-plus runs in an ODI career. The home team, Sri Lanka restore their pride by winning the

Jul 27 2015
BCCI shouldn't have problems in letting Sreesanth play: Ganguly
BCCI shouldn't have problems in letting Sreesanth play: Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly  Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should not have a problem with S. Sreesanth making a comeback, now that the bowler has been cleared of all spot fixing charges. A Delhi court on Saturday dropped charges against Sreesanth and 35 other accused in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case which also in

Jul 25 2015
Umpiring at its Worst - The 2008 India-Australia match with nine wrong decisions
Umpiring at its Worst - The 2008 India-Australia match with nine wrong decisions

Between January 2 and January 6 in 2008, India and Australia clashed at the SCG – a match more memorable for the umpiring decisions than the actual cricket played. It was the 2nd Test Match of famous Border-Gavaskar Series, being played well before DRS was brought into implementation in Test Cricket. In cricket, you lose the match because either you played bad or the other team played much better. But there is another reason

Jul 25 2015
Star Sports Pro Kabaddi: Bengal Warriors edge out Jaipur Pink Panthers 28-26 in dying moments
Star Sports Pro Kabaddi: Bengal Warriors edge out Jaipur Pink Panthers 28-26 in dying moments

Dinesh Kumar of Bengal Warriors during the match against Jaipur Pink Panthers The first match of the Kolkata leg had a brilliant end as Bengal Warriors beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 28-26 in the last second of the match. Jaipur were leading throughout the match, but the home side, buoyed by a brilliant Nilesh Shinde knicked the tie in the dying moments. The Netaji Indoor Stadium had imminent personalities like West Bengal Chief Minister&nb

Jul 22 2015
Sourav Ganguly to sing the national anthem in Kolkata at Star Sports Pro Kabaddi
Sourav Ganguly to sing the national anthem in Kolkata at Star Sports Pro Kabaddi

Sourav Ganguly   The Kolkata leg of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi will get underway after a rendition of the national anthem by one of the West Bengal’s favourite sons – Sourav Ganguly. Each day of the tournament starts after ‘Jana Gana Mana’ reverberates across the stadium and India’s cricket captain will sing the anthem on 22nd July. Before Bengal Warriors’ first home match against Jaipur

Jul 21 2015
Why the Indian cricket team isn't as likable as it was earlier
Why the Indian cricket team isn't as likable as it was earlier

Tendulkar, Dravid and Co. made spectators stick to their television sets Constants. This universe was built and runs on constants, yet nothing is constant here. The only thing that is constant is change – and time is the factor that controls it. What once wasn’t as appealing could very well become the most coveted thing, and it is time that plays this funny old game. The opposite could also happen. Something that was once loved

Jul 21 2015
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