Inzamam-ul-Haq and Sourav Ganguly’s leadership skills were tested throughout the series Traditionally, whenever subcontinent powerhouses and arch-rivals India and Pakistan have squared off on the cricket field, the excitement generated among fans and spectators alike is enough energy to light up a few thousand villages back home in the two countries. As former wicket-keeper & captain Rashid Latif once pointed out, both sides give
AB looked dangerous After a gap of 13 years, Sourav Ganguly’s record of being the fastest to reach 8000 runs in one-day international (ODI) cricket has been broken by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers today. The South African batsman took 182 innings to reach the milestone whereas Ganguly belted the same numbers in 200 innings. In the match against New Zealand, De Villiers played an important innings to give a strong platfor
Mark Waugh and Sourav Ganguly – two batsmen who made batting beautiful but perhaps fell short of what they could have achieved Sportsmen are loved for various reasons; some for guts, some for style, some for heart, some for numbers. Some are loved for overachieving and some are loved in spite of underachieving. Where do Mark Waugh and Sourav Ganguly fall in that spectrum? Elegant? Definitely. Like velvet. Like they held b
Cricket is a curious game, where even a well-established and competent player suddenly performs below par against a particular team or at a particular ground. There are several instances of players who have had a fabulous overall record, but whose stats take a steep dip against a certain player or in a certain country. With the ongoing Sri Lanka vs India series in view, here is a list of a few much-acclaimed players who have set and broken many
Ravi Shastri watches over a India practice session on the tour of Bangladesh earlier this year BCCI is deliberating over the option of appointing two separate head coaches for the long and the shorter formats. Anurag Thakur, BCCI secretary, has revealed that the appointment of the coaches should happen before the South Africa series in October. The cricket advisory committee has been given full freedom to choose a coach but two coaches might
Dravid laid emphasis on footwork as key to tackling quality spin bowling Former Indian cricketer and present India A coach Rahul Dravid feels that most of the modern batsmen try to dominate spin from the beginning, thus leading to their downfall, IBNLive reported. He also laid emphasis on the importance of footwork as he talked to reporters in the wake of India’s embarrassing loss against Sri Lanka in the first Test match at The Galle
Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha have opened the bowling for captain Dhoni four times In the third innings of the Galle Test against Sri Lanka, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli introduced spinners from both ends to open the bowling. Ravichandran Ashwin (off-spinner) and Amit Mishra (leg-spinner) opened the bowling for India. It is sometimes seen that one of the opening bowlers is a spinner with a pace bowler operating from the other end.
For years, India have been a batting team. Cricket was a batsman’s game for them. MS Dhoni felt he needed the security of six batsmen apart from himself to avoid ignominious defeats. For a long time, he needed that security even with a middle order that read Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman and Ganguly, strange as that may seem. But new leaders generally come with new ideologies. And true to his style, with an air of characteristic diffidence and
For many in India, cricket is more than just a sport. The fanaticism of the quintessential Indian fan is well-known and at times well-documented thanks to some of the photographs that capture the emotions and myriad moments. Let us look at some of the most remarkable photos that show how crazy and passionate Indian fans can be about the game.
Ganguly was appointed social ambassador by Coca-Cola, one of the main sponsors of the U17 World Cup Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly has been announced as the brand ambassador of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be held in India in the year 2017, NDTV reports. The move follows the appointment of the 43-year-old as social ambassador by beverage giants Coca-Cola, who are one of the main sponsors of the event. Hailing from Kol
Coach Greg Chappell with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid Exactly 10 years after the most infamous captain-coach feud in Indian cricket broke out between Sourav Ganguly and Greg Chappell in Zimbabwe in 2005, India’s team manager from the fateful tour, BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Choudhary, has come out with some revealing details about events in the troubled India dressing room. What Chappell told Ganguly at a training session in Zimb
Indian fans will always remember the high-quality innings that have been played by our great batsmen. We have come across many of the top knocks by Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the biggest icon of the game, on numerous occasions. People also are aware of the Indian ODI Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s innings in the Wold Cup final or Kapil Dev’s 175 vs Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup. Be it Virat Kohli’s blazing centur
Who can forget Sydney 2008? Playing a cricket match is one thing. Playing a cricket match better than your opponent is another thing. Winning a cricket match is an altogether different thing from the first two. Sometimes you perform much better than the other team, but still at the end of the day, you do not have the match in your hand. Why does it go like this? The answer is simple. Generally cricket has three departments- batting, bowling