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Sunil Gavaskar believes Yuvraj Singh is a necessity in the Indian World T20 squad
Sunil Gavaskar believes Yuvraj Singh is a necessity in the Indian World T20 squad

Yuvraj Singh (left) and Suresh Raina (right) celebrating after they guided India towards victory at SCGOn January 31, India registered their first ever clean sweep against Australia down under in a bilateral series as they beat the Aussies by seven wickets in a last ball thriller at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). India were chasing a stiff target of 198 and started off really well, scoring 74 runs in the first six overs. Virat Kohli and Rohit

Feb 1 2016
Sunil Gavaskar praises Virat Kohli; jokes that he can score runs even in the dark
Sunil Gavaskar praises Virat Kohli; jokes that he can score runs even in the dark

Virat Kohli scored a his second consecutive fifty for India in T20I, in the second T20 match against Australia.Sunil Gavaskar, on Friday, highly praised Virat Kohli. He said that the right-handed batsman can easily bat at midnight with the lights off and will score runs nonetheless.An on-fire Kohli continued to punish the Australian side in the Twenty20 series, as India registered their second win, benefitting from his quick half-century.After th

Jan 30 2016
Ian Chappell launches scathing attack on MS Dhoni, says he has outstayed his welcome
Ian Chappell launches scathing attack on MS Dhoni, says he has outstayed his welcome

Chappell said that Dhoni was “overstaying his welcome” as skipper of India in the shorter formatsPopular cricket commentator and former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has joined the chorus of former cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, who feels the time has come for Indian limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni to step aside and let Virat Kohli assume captaincy in all three formats of the game, The Hindu reports.Expressing his view

Jan 24 2016
Indian legends feel it's time for MS Dhoni to make way for Virat Kohli
Indian legends feel it's time for MS Dhoni to make way for Virat Kohli

Kohli is the current Indian Test captain while Dhoni is the limited-overs captain.Indian cricket team is currently in Australia for a five-match ODI series and a three-match T20 international series but they have failed to register a single win over the course of four matches. They have already lost the ODI series after being defeated in four consecutive matches. This is India’s third successive series loss in ODIs under the leadership of M

Jan 23 2016
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes sixth-fastest to get to 25 Test centuries
Stats: Hashim Amla becomes sixth-fastest to get to 25 Test centuries

Is Amla finally getting back to his best?The second of Hashim Amla’s back-to-back hundreds was scored at Centurion on day one of the fourth Test between South Africa and England. Although he got out almost immediately after getting to his 25th Test ton, that was not before he became the sixth-fastest to 25 Test centuries. It was his sixth hundred against England in Tests and he achieved his century in a manner that spoke volumes about

Sunil Gavaskar slams the Indian cricket team after disappointing performances in Australia
Sunil Gavaskar slams the Indian cricket team after disappointing performances in Australia

Gavaskar was very critical of the bowlersAfter the Indian cricket team lost their fourth successive ODI match against Australia, former Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar called for harsh steps in the setup of the Indian cricket team. On January 20, he said that some of the players have not learnt from their previous mistakes despite making the trip Down Under multiple times.An uncharacteristic batting collapse pushed India 0-4 down in the five

Jan 21 2016
Sunil Gavaskar proposes getting rid of 'nothing doing white ball' for ODIs
Sunil Gavaskar proposes getting rid of 'nothing doing white ball' for ODIs

Sunil GavaskarFormer Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels that the pink ball should be used in ODI cricket to make it more competitive. He thinks that the white ball, that is used for ODIs now, leaves nothing for the bowlers in a game.  “The white ball does nothing for bowlers. I actually call it a ‘nothing doing ball’. What could be interesting is that with the success of pink ball, it may be used in limited

Jan 15 2016
10 former greats who would have failed to meet the demands of T20 cricket
10 former greats who would have failed to meet the demands of T20 cricket

Cricket in its very first form of Test matches was a game of patience and classical stoke making. Cricketers used to spend hours on the pitch without bothering to score at a healthy rate. Then came the One Day format which brought rush in the game. Results were produced at the end of every match rather than the Tests where most of the times players had to walk out without having a winner. The ODI Cricket introduced several advancements in the ga

Jan 5 2016
5 early-career comparisons of cricketers that failed to live up to expectations
5 early-career comparisons of cricketers that failed to live up to expectations

Legends are a rarity in Cricket. As is the case with most other sports, Cricket too suffers from the void created when a true gem of the game bids farewell. And when a bright spark emerges on the horizon in the form of an energetic youngster, the scouts rejoice in unison. Every time a young left-arm pacer runs in and swings the ball, comparisons with Wasim Akram are evoked. And when an all-rounder earns an international cap, we yearn that he mig

Jan 2 2016
The Curious Case of India's Test opener Kenia Jayantilal
The Curious Case of India's Test opener Kenia Jayantilal

Kenia Jayantilal, a forgotten Test opener who performed well when given his only chance for IndiaIt was a quiet Sunday morning at Bombay Gymkhana, the ground where India had played its first test match way back in 1933 under Col C K Nayudu. My father was sitting alone at a table when an elderly man came to him and asked if he could join in; to which my father willingly obliged. The man sat down and said “My name is Jayantilal”. He tol

Dec 26 2015
Best Cricket Quotes in 2015
Best Cricket Quotes in 2015

Well, 2015 has given us a lot of memories to cherish and remember in the future, but what would make these memories worth remembering are the quotes used by fellow cricketers and commentators to describe them.  This calendar year, cricket has gone through a lot of phases from Australia and New Zealand hosting the 11th ICC World Cup to the introduction of day-night Test matches for the 1st time in the cricket history. 2015 will also le

Dec 25 2015
Axar motivated by Gavaskar's criticism
Axar motivated by Gavaskar's criticism

Axar Patel wants to take all criticism in his stride and move forwardLeft arm all-rounder Axar Patel feels that he was taken aback by Sunil Gavaskar’s comments on his performances. He feels he can take this criticism by the legend to prove him wrong and perform with more consistency.If someone like Sunil Gavaskar gives a criticism to some player it actually means a lot. It acted as an eye opener for a youngster like Axar Patel.Gavaskar rule

Dec 24 2015
Stats: Players with most Test centuries in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings
Stats: Players with most Test centuries in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings

Ricky Ponting is the player who has scored most centuries in 1st innings in Tests Every cricket player’s dream is to represent his country at Test level. After this achievement, every player’s dream is to make a century for his country in the longest format of the game and first Test century is always special. Every Test century gives the player a newfound confidence and in Tests, he has the opportunity to make a

Dec 22 2015
Top 6 states to have produced the most Indian Test cricketers post independence
Top 6 states to have produced the most Indian Test cricketers post independence

Even though India has been playing Test cricket since 1932, the game only started gaining widespread prominence after India became an independent country in 1947. Since then, the country has produced plenty of remarkable players who have made a name for themselves in the cricketing world. While India have had cricketers from various different states after independence, there are some states that can be credited for producing the most players who

Dec 20 2015
Google CEO Sundar Pichai had once dreamt of being a cricketer
Google CEO Sundar Pichai had once dreamt of being a cricketer

Sundar Pichai, speaking at the ‘Google for India’ event in New Delhi Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed that he had once dreamt of becoming a cricketer, and that he admired the Indian legend, Sunil Gavaskar. The Chennai-born technocrat was in New Delhi addressing students during the ‘Google for India’ event at the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC). "When I was young I dreamt of being a

Dec 17 2015
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