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10 things you should know about Gundappa Viswanath
10 things you should know about Gundappa Viswanath

Gundappa Vishwanath  Very few batsmen have shown their wizardry with the willow, the way Gundappa Viswanath has. He emphasized timing rather than power and his elegant square cuts and wristy shots translated into poetry at the crease.   Making his debut in 1969 against Australia, he went on to play 91 Test matches, scoring 6080 runs for India. If anyone could come close to his artistry, it was the Hyderabadi duo of Mohd. Azha

Sep 1 2015
Quiz: Which legendary Indian batsman are you?
Quiz: Which legendary Indian batsman are you?

Indian cricket’s modern Big 5 – Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid, Laxman and Sehwag Indian cricket has contributed some of the greatest batsmen to have ever played the game. From players like Sunil Gavaskar and Mansoor Ali Pataudi who played in the era without helmets to the modern greats like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, the number of batting records that batsmen from the country possess is proof enough of the dominance. T

Aug 26 2015
Muttiah Muralitharan predicts Ravichandran Ashwin can get to 700 wickets
Muttiah Muralitharan predicts Ravichandran Ashwin can get to 700 wickets

Does Ashwin have 700 Test wickets in him? Ravichandran Ashwin, whose heroics during the second Test in Colombo helped India secure a win and draw the series, has been praised by the “Wizard” Muttiah Muralitharan, reports sports.ndtv.com. Muralitharan, a legend who is the world’s highest wicket taker with 800 Test scalps, has said that Ashwin has the potential to get to somewhere between 600 to 700 wickets. Ashwin, who

Aug 25 2015
From Dhyan Chand to MAK Patuadi: A look at the Top 10 Indian Sporting families
From Dhyan Chand to MAK Patuadi: A look at the Top 10 Indian Sporting families

Sports are integral to any society; different sports are given importance in various countries. Families which tend to have a sportsperson in them see the future generations also turn into Sportspersons.  There are a many of sporting dynasties in the world with the younger generations following in the footsteps of their parents. Here’s a look at some Global sporting families: 1.The Alis(boxing) – Muhammad Ali was one of the gre

Aug 24 2015
Top 10 greatest Test innings by Indian batsmen
Top 10 greatest Test innings by Indian batsmen

India, over the years have produced some great cricketers that has matched the very best in the world. With the completion of 69 years of independence, here is a look at some of the finest knocks by some of the greats in our country that had forced the world to stand up and acknowledge batsmanship in its true form-Test cricket. While some have come in foreign soil and some in the sub-continent, it had ensured the fact that we are no gimmicks in T

Sunil Gavasakar criticises decision to promote Ajinkya Rahane to No 3 spot
Sunil Gavasakar criticises decision to promote Ajinkya Rahane to No 3 spot

Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed for just four runs after coming in to bat at the No 3 position on Day 1 of the 2nd Test Sunil Gavaskar has criticised the move to send in Ajinkya Rahane at the No 3 spot on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka, NDTV reports. The batting legend feels that Rahane’s unselfishness was being exploited by the Indian team management and that he ended up being a scapegoat.  The experimen

Aug 21 2015
Mayank Agarwal indebted to Dravid and Gavaskar's advice
Mayank Agarwal indebted to Dravid and Gavaskar's advice

 Mayank Agarwal was named Man of the Series Mayank Agarwal the man of the series during the recent Tri series tournament has shown his true potential. Amassing 409 runs in five innings, he showed his hunger to play more matches and a chance to even make it to the senior team. It was a turnaround of sorts for the young Karnataka batsman who was dropped from the Karnataka Ranji team, before the start of the tournament. Rahul Dravid the

Aug 18 2015
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

Jun 30 2015
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
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