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Sunil Gavaskar and his career's 10 magnificent stats
Sunil Gavaskar and his career's 10 magnificent stats

The Little Master – Sunil Gavaskar Sunil Manohar Gavaskar was just 5ft 5in tall when he debuted for India in 1971. That era was regarded as the most fearless bowling period where the tall West Indies bowlers were just unstoppable and unafraid of bowling deadly bodyline bouncers. The Caribbean island team was ruling the 22 yards cricket pitch. Gavaskar was definitely at the disadvantage side while facing these bowlers with the height

Jul 15 2015
IPL 2013 spot fixing controversy: Timeline
IPL 2013 spot fixing controversy: Timeline

CSK have been suspended from the IPL for two years Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) were on Tuesday suspended for two years by the Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee in the 2013 IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal. Former CSK team official Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra were suspended for life from any cricketing activity un

Jul 14 2015
5 most selfish acts in the history of ODI cricket
5 most selfish acts in the history of ODI cricket

It is a rare occurrence but occasionally cricketers or teams come down with a bout of selfishness, and when it happens, it is generally rather ugly. Protecting self-interest is perhaps natural, as much as cricket is a team game an individual is always desperate to make their own case, whether it is to preserve their place in the side or to achieve personal goals. Sometimes it’s harmless but there are examples where a player’s action

Jul 14 2015
5 players who used their lucky break to carve a great career
5 players who used their lucky break to carve a great career

It is said that “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”. It’s almost as if the quote was coined for Cricket. Such is the nature of circumstances that govern the sport that without an opportunity, all the skill a cricketer possesses is rendered futile. Padmakar Shivalkar waited 20 years for an international cap but was denied one despite a stellar career that reaped 589 First Class wickets. There were others ho

Jul 8 2015
Ajinkya Rahane will give us reason to be proud of him: Sachin Tendulkar
Ajinkya Rahane will give us reason to be proud of him: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar and Ajinkya Rahane playing for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy Sachin Tendulkar had words of praise for India’s stand-in captain for the Zimbabwe tour, Ajinkya Rahane, wishing him the best on his promotion. Rahane will be the first India captain from Mumbai in 15 years since Sachin himself was temporarily named captain in 2000. India have had captains from Mumbai for the majority of the 70s and 80s in Ajit Wadekar and

Interviewing a cricket ball from the England-New Zealand ODI series
Interviewing a cricket ball from the England-New Zealand ODI series

The white ball took a beating in the recently concluded series It was my great pleasure to meet with one of the unsung heroes of the recent England-New Zealand one-day international (ODI) series – a cricket ball. The chat took place at the Oval, the ground where a total of 763 runs were scored in 96 overs of cricket as the Kiwis edged a narrow victory on the pesky Duckworth-Lewis system in the second ODI. Upon my arrival, t

Jun 26 2015
MS Dhoni needs to encourage bowlers more, says Sunil Gavaskar
MS Dhoni needs to encourage bowlers more, says Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar thinks Dhoni needs to do more to boost confidence in bowling line-up One of the greatest openers of all time, Sunil Gavaskar thinks Indian ODI team captain MS Dhoni needs to step up to encourage bowlers when they are having difficult time in a match. Indian bowlers failed to take wickets in regular interval which costed India the series against Bangladesh. "Every member of the team wants the captain to be by his side, be

Jun 26 2015
Lodha panel may have more on restructuring BCCI
Lodha panel may have more on restructuring BCCI

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha Committee going into a whole gamut of issues involving the Indian cricket board has now confirmed that the president of the world's richest cricket body, Jagmohan Dalmiya, is ill and in no position to discharge his duties. The three-judge committee, headed by former Supreme Court chief justice, reportedly wondered who is managing the affairs of the Board o

Jun 25 2015
Bangladesh are no more 'bachchas' of Cricket : Sunil Gavaskar
Bangladesh are no more 'bachchas' of Cricket : Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar and MS Dhoni Former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar applauded Bangladesh for their stunning performance in the ongoing series against India, saying that the neighbour has indeed moved on to the next stage. The 66-year-old legend admired the team for the historical bilateral series win over India, pointing out the margin of victories as proof that this was no fluke. "The Bachcha has grown up and

Jun 23 2015
Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan become fifth most successful Test opening pair for India
Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan become fifth most successful Test opening pair for India

Shikhar Dhawan is congratulated by Murali Vijay on completing his century on Day 1 against Bangladesh Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay were unvanquished by Bangladesh at the close of play on Day 1 in the ongoing Fatullah Test, scoring 239 runs in 56 overs before the rains came on – scaling several new records in the process. Their unbeaten partnership of 239 has only been bettered by an Indian opening pair thrice in history – Vi

Jun 11 2015
Media laps up Kohli's old quotes as oven-fresh
Media laps up Kohli's old quotes as oven-fresh

Virat Kohli thinks Ravi Shastri is the right person for team India The immediate reaction to India Test captain Virat Kohli saying that Ravi Shastri's presence as the team director is a massive boost to the side was whether it was timed to get the former India all-rounder an extension. One thought Kohli had no business to go public on an appointment which clearly does not fall under his domain. At best he could have discreetly conveyed

Jun 6 2015
Can Indians ever forgive Mohammad Azharuddin?
Can Indians ever forgive Mohammad Azharuddin?

Mohammad Azharuddin batting for India against England in 1990 A recent survey conducted by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) states that an urban Indian household pays around Rs 4,400 as bribe annually. But when it comes to judging other people the barometer changes and we all try to become the ideal honest citizen. The same Indian who would not mind paying few thousand rupees as bribe to get his day-to-day work done,

Jun 3 2015
Humour: How to become a Cricket Commentator - Schools of Thought
Humour: How to become a Cricket Commentator - Schools of Thought

There is no doubt that cricket is a religion in India. Consequently there is no lack of cricket pundits in the country. From a chaiwallah to your boss, everyone comments on the Gentleman’s Game. However, cricket commentary is not as simple as watching the game and saying whatever you feel like. It is actually much easier than that. Do not believe me? Check out the following School Of Thought’s (SOT) and know how to b

Jun 1 2015
The coach or mentor debate featuring Sunil Gavaskar
The coach or mentor debate featuring Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev Since the term of Duncan Fletcher ended on March 31 right after the end of World Cup 2015, the BCCI has been on a frantic search for a head coach of the Indian Cricket team. Adding to this, the recent remarks of Mr.Gavaskar during the release of another former Indian opener Madhav Apte’s autobiography, ‘ As Luck Would Have Had It,’ saying that the issue is whether the Indian Cri

Jun 1 2015
Luck played a big part at the start of my career, says Sunil Gavaskar
Luck played a big part at the start of my career, says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar represented India in 125 Tests and 108 ODIs between 1971 and 1987 Great Sunil Gavaskar said luck has played an important role in his life and his career proves it. He went down to memory lane to talk about his cricket's 16 years. Gavaskar talked about a couple of incidents that happened during his Test career. Especially he spoke about the India tour of West Indies in 1971 where he made his debut. "I am here today o

May 30 2015
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