Appurv Gupta, the 24-year-old Indian stand-up comedian, has come up with yet another rib-tickling video in which he has highlighted the transitional phase of Indian cricket from the Sachin Tendulkar days to the Virat Kohli ones and how people still compare the current crop of Indian cricketers with the 'Master Blaster’ regardless of how they perform on field.In the fifth episode of his web comedy series, ‘Mudde ki Baat’, Gup
Enough has been said and written about Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's 24 years of international cricket career. An international debut at 16 is an incredible start to a cricketing journey, but sustaining on the field for such a long span is a rarity. Tendulkar made a dream debut against Pakistan in 1989 and was set to face Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Abdul Qadir, the most feared bowlers of that era. He also hit Qadir for four sixes i
Sachin Tendulkar (left) and Virod Kambi first played together as schoolboysThere have been many opinions on whether the IPL matches scheduled in Maharashtra should be shifted out of the state in light of the severe drought in the state. The court has ruled that IPL matches must be shifted out of the state, while former players such as Sunil Gavaskar have said that shifting the matches is not a long-term solution to the problem and that this is ha
Sachin Tendulkar with Ramakant AchrekarBatting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday said his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar was instrumental in making him realise the importance of fitness at the start of his career."All I am trying to tell you here is my coach (Ramakant Achrekar) was instrumental in making me realise that fitness is going to be a key factor. But he made things enjoyable for me. I never once felt that why am I doing this,&
Does Vinod Kambli has hidden intentions?Vinod Kambli thinks that his once-a-friend and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is best suited to replace Ravi Shastri as coach of the Indian cricket team. It seems Kambli can’t afford to have a dull day on Twitter.Only a day after engaging in a war of words after expressing his desire to coach the Pakistan national team on a humorous note, Kambli now chose to advise the BCCI to hire his childhood frie
Always amid controversy – Vinod Kambli. Image credit: OneIndiaVinod Kambli does it again. It seems that nowadays whatever Vinod Kambli does, it lands him in unfamiliar territory.A simple joke made on twitter by the former left-hander landed him in a situation where he had to literally fight his way out of it.The PCB has been going through a rough phase after a mediocre performance by Pakistan at the recently concluded World T20. Shahid
Vinod Kambli during his playing days Sachin Tendulkar is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in world cricket with most of the batting records to his name. And his friendship with former Indian cricketer and childhood friend Vinod Kambli was one of the most talked about friendships in Indian cricket.Also read: India vs West Indies T20 WC Semi final, Wankhede Stadium Mumbai: Seating Arrangement, Layout, Parking, Stands, Capacity, StatsT
A cricketer takes wickets, makes truckloads of runs and wins games for his country, and in the midst of flash bulbs that chase these success stories, some men fade away in the background. These men were there for the players when others weren’t. These men helped the players correct their batting stance, and suggested improvements in the wrist position. These men carried the players pillion on their motorcycles, across the city, from on
Ganguly scored a century on his Test debut International cricket is a strange monster. Some started with greatness all over them and never went too far. Some looked mediocre but went on to become greats. Very few looked great, started great and ended great. Much of it is because of the rigors of competitive international cricket which is like the ocean that you can never gauge until you dive into it. Some learn and adapt while some perish.
Yes, Sachin and Akhtar played for the same team Cricket All-Stars Series kick-off in style yesterday in New York’s Citi Field Stadium. Sachin’s Blasters and Warne’s Warriors played out one exciting game of with legends from all around the cricketing world taking part in it. Shane Warne got Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and VVS Laxman out in the space of four overs. It is unbelievable, but it happen last night when the Unite
AB de Villiers was distraught after losing to New Zealand in the 2015 WC semi-final Cricket has always been known to evoke emotions. For both the cricketer and the audience, the game lays bare the deepest of emotions. Whether it is your favourite player hitting a century or someone missing a catch, every action on the field is lived by the audince. When there is so much at stake, maybe it is not unusual to see tears once in a while on t
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Cricket has witnessed the enthralling show of greats such as Sachin Tendulkar, Don Bradman, Wasim Akram and many more such players, who have given the game their everything and lived the sport. But there are other players who were not fortunate enough to continue their cricketing careers till their prime. Injuries, poor form and various other factors have cut short the careers of many a player. But still, among such cricketers, are a few wh
Great batsmen, despite their greatness, often remind us of their all-too-human weaknesses. It is this vulnerable side of theirs that they earnestly try to cover up so it isn’t exposed, but sometimes there is no escape. The flaws are laid bare for the world to see, the weaknesses are exploited to the full and the illusion of supremacy is shattered emphatically. These weaknesses are often unhelpfully non-uniform. For some, it is an old neme
Ramakant Achrekar A student is only as good as their teacher. The old axiom says that if all fails, do what your teacher once told you. Even in the sport of cricket, it holds firm. On the special occasion of Teacher’s day, we take a minute to honour one of the most successful teachers to have graced the game – Padma Shri Ramakant Achrekar. Born in Maharashtra, Achrekar quickly found out that he was not cut out for playing the g