One of the best in the world The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru will play host to the second Test of the India-South Africa series from Saturday. The ground has seen many a memorable moment both in Test and ODI cricket and many of them are still remembered by fans across the globe. Here are 10 of the most memorable moments that happened at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Ganguly’s style of play was compared to England’s great early in his career Every game has its legends and cricket is no exception to this. Legends are players who not only do great service to their own country but also leave their mark all over the world for others to follow, particularly the youngsters. But what happens when a player of the current era starts getting compared to a legend of yesteryear; sometimes by the icons t
Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar during the former coaching stint with Team India in 1999 Kapil Dev, India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain, has asserted that Sachin Tendulkar never could realise his full potential as a batsman because he had been bogged down by the Bombay school of cricket, according to Khaleej Times. “Don't get me wrong, but I think Sachin didn't do justice to his talent. I always thought he could have
Only one of Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan made it to the XI Disclaimer: This team selection is entirely based on the writer's opinion. ODI cricket is now being played by a number of nations around the world with the 2015 World Cup witnessing as many as 14 teams contesting it out for the biggest prize in the sport. But ten nations have had a considerable history in ODI cricket. These nations are Australia, New Zealand, Pa
AB de Villiers is well on his way to being the quickest to reach 9000 ODI runs In the fifth ODI against India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Hashim Amla completed 6000 runs in his ODI career. He reached the milestone in 123 innings averaging more than 52. He accumulated only 89 runs in the five-match series but still reached 6000 runs 13 innings quicker than the previous record holder Virat Kohli who took 136 innings to get to the milestone
Tendulkar celebrates after scoring the first ever ODI double century There was once a time in ODI cricket when a batsman scoring an individual 200 in One-Day International cricket was out of the question. It looked way out of reach earlier, but with the advent of T20 cricket, it no longer seems a surprise if someone breaks the 200-run barrier. You will hardly find a cricket follower who does not know the fact that Sachin T
Madan Lal took the crucial wicket of Viv Richards in the final of the 1983 World Cup Clad in a crisp white shirt and immaculate sunglasses, Madan Lal looks to be reversing the clock as he seems younger than ever. The ex-India player and coach was the Chief Guest as he inaugurated the sports fest of NITIE, Mumbai. The veteran’s persona is still capable of gathering audiences and regaling them numerous tales from his playing career.
Amla reached the 6000-run landmark in his 123rd ODI innings, eclipsing Kohli’s previous record by 13 innings South African opening batsman Hashim Amla, playing his 123rd ODI innings, became the quickest to reach the landmark of 6000 ODI runs beating the previous record held by Virat Kohli. Amla, who started the 5th ODI that is currently underway in Mumbai 15 runs short of the landmark, scored the required runs at a
Cricket is called the gentleman's game, but that doesn't stop cricketers from taking a dig or two at their opponents. A word for verbal anti-social behaviour often known as ‘sledging', it is a tactic used by players to provoke their opponents to commit a mistake. Here are 5 classic instances of sledging from the world of cricket, when batsmen had the last laugh over the bowlers by replying to their sledges with a six.
Extraordinary athleticism Not often does an exceptionally talented cricketer arrive who has also had a flair for other sports. The amount of dedication and hard work required to excel in cricket these days makes it almost impossible to play other sports professionally at the same time. But, extraordinary as it may seem, there are quite a few cricketers who had originally started out their careers in some other sport. Some of them even conti
To see Dale Steyn bowling a fast-paced good length delivery or to witness a trademark cover-drive from Kohli isn’t that hard for a fan of cricket. But sometimes, as in every other sport, cricketers do things that fans are not used to seeing, and more often than not leaves them speechless. Be it a bit of plaster across the mouth, or an extremely wild celebration from a typically composed player, unexpected moments on the pit
Twenty years ago, thanks to satellite TV, cricket slowly but surely began spreading its wings across the world. Pakistan was savoring its World Cup win in Australia and Sri Lanka was at the cusp of achieving the impossible. White ball cricket was starting to dominate the game and limited overs cricket in the form of ODI was gaining in popularity. The run rates were skyrocketing and ODI teams had begun to breach the 300 run barrier. It was the ea
The crowd is a strange entity, ruled more by emotions than by facts. It doesn’t always support the legends, sometimes it roots for the underdogs. It loves some greats, others always keep thirsting for its approval. Across more than a century, it is hard to find a pattern to how some players always received love from the crowds and some players only drew hatred. Ask that to Novak Djokovic, who in the US Open was battling a great called Roge
Almost every cricket fan is familiar with Roy Harper's famous cricket song 'When an old cricketer leaves the crease'. Cricket songs are nothing new. 'Lillian Thomson', written on a mythical woman fast bowler by Stilgoe who was tired of hearing 'Lillee and Thompson through England' on the radio, proved to be quite a rage during the 1974-75 Ashes series – so much so that the commentators stopped calling t
A general view of the Old Trafford Cricket Stadium The Old Trafford cricket ground is one of the most iconic venues in sports history. It has seen many great performances with both the willow and the ball, as well as historic happenings off the field. Let us take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the best and historic moments at Old Trafford. The birth of the Ashes The birth of the Ashes, arguably the biggest prize