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Timeless dignity: My Rahul Dravid timeline
Timeless dignity: My Rahul Dravid timeline

If in 1999 someone would have walked up to me and told me that Rahul Dravid scored the most runs in the World Cup that year, I would have laughed him off. I faintly remember the day from 1999. Pakistan were playing India, and I was two months shy of turning seven. The colour television was a luxury during those days, and being a proud owner of one made me feel superior to my cousins next door who still had to do with a monochromatic one

Feb 13 2016
Our romance with Yuvraj gets a new chapter
Our romance with Yuvraj gets a new chapter

Flamboyance is attractive, isn't it?It was not much, but  at least, it was something. It was a high-profile comeback. Any comeback for a player of his stature has to be high profile. It had been his third since 2012. The previous match he had played was still on everyone's mind. It was 660 days ago, on 6 April 2014. It was a final, the World T20 final. Half the world felt his career was over after the match.They had reasons to.

Feb 1 2016
VVS Laxman picks his Dream India XI to take on Australia in Australia
VVS Laxman picks his Dream India XI to take on Australia in Australia

VVS Laxman with Sourav Ganguly (left) and Sachin Tendulkar (right)Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman is known to every cricket fan as the “very very special” batsman. A part of the famed fabulous four who played for India, Laxman’s record against Australia is something to look up to, especially in Australia.He picked his “Dream India XI” to take on Australia in Australia as a part of Star Sports’ idea under

Jan 23 2016
5 glaring charges in the Mudgal report
5 glaring charges in the Mudgal report

Justice Mudgal, a retired Delhi High Court-appointed observer has released a 27 page report citing shortcomings with the DDCA (Delhi and District Cricket Association) “I learnt the complexities of how a Test match is organised but also gauged some very good people in the DDCA who were dedicated to the game,” he said. But that was mostly the extent to which he had anything positive to add about the DDCA. "Justice Mudgal has submi

Jan 19 2016
ODI centuries by Indian players in and against Australia
ODI centuries by Indian players in and against Australia

Rohit Sharma played a marvellous innings of unbeaten 171 runs in 1st ODI game against Australia but ended on the losing side. This is not the first time that an Indian player has struck a century against Aussies in their homeland and could not see their team winning the day. Rohit Sharma’s 171* was the 50th century for any player and 8th for Indian players against Australia in Australia, and overall there are 40 players incl

5 Indian cricketers who made their first impression in Australia
5 Indian cricketers who made their first impression in Australia

Barinder Sran made his debut in the first ODI against Australia at the WACA For India's limited-overs tour of Australia, the Indian selectors named quite a few names in the ODI squad – Barinder Sran, Manish Pandey, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, and Rishi Dhawan. It shows the intent of the Indian management to give opportunities to players who have been performing well in the domestic arena. However, it is not the first time that India has

Jan 12 2016
5 best counter-attacking innings in Test cricket in recent times
5 best counter-attacking innings in Test cricket in recent times

In some ways, Test cricket is reminiscent of a boxing match. The combatants are too exhausted to throw solid punches at each other, yet they are still on their feet. One leads by points, already savouring the sweet scent of victory. The other is, for all practical purposes, down and out.  Then something changes. A shift in thought occurs. A last, desperate step is taken, backed by newfound energy and a never-say-die attitude. The rival is t

Jan 8 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
Laxman's 281 the best Test innings in last 50 years
Laxman's 281 the best Test innings in last 50 years

This capture has been the cover picture of Indian Cricket for many years nowIn the game’s timeline, there have been etchings made by its practitioners that have marked the onset as well as the culmination of different eras. The game, at times, has been defined in the name of legends who pioneered their art, let it thrive and enrich the sport, and left a memory to be looked at for ages.When Jacques Kallis made his final Test hundred in his f

Jan 4 2016
Australia's former nemesis VVS Laxman has a word of advice for Indian pacers
Australia's former nemesis VVS Laxman has a word of advice for Indian pacers

Laxman advised Indian pacers against bowling the short balls to the AussiesFormer Indian batting legend VVS Laxman has strongly suggested Indian bowlers to be wary of bowling the short balls to the Aussie batsmen and pointed out that their batsmen were naturally good players of bounce, reports Indian Express.The 41-year-old who was a nightmare for the Australian bowlers, during his prime, reasoned out that the Indian pacers bowled a lot of short

Dec 24 2015
Raina needs to have a lot of clarity, says VVS Laxman
Raina needs to have a lot of clarity, says VVS Laxman

Suresh Raina has struggled against the short ball for a long time in his careerIndian maestro VVS Laxman has had his say on Suresh Raina after he was dropped from the one-day side of India’s tour of Australia. Laxman who was known for keeping his best for the Australians said that Raina “needs a lot of clarity” on how to fix his problem of facing the short ball.Laxman thinks that Raina’s non-selection will act as a negativ

Dec 24 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015
Stats: Highest individual Test scores for each year starting from 1877 to 2015

Sehwag's 319 turned out to be the highest score of the year 2008 There are many well-known Test centuries made by players that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Brian Lara’s 400* or Matthew Hayden’s 380. Every die-hard cricket fan will know about Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag’s two triple centuries in Tests or Mahela Jayawardena’s 374 against South Africa 

Dec 20 2015
Shane Warne picks his greatest Indian Test XI
Shane Warne picks his greatest Indian Test XI

Shane Warne names Sourav Ganguly as the captain of his greatest Indian Test XIFormer spin-whiz Shane Warne has recently named his version of Indian test cricket’s greatest XI. The leg-spinner has continued his series of naming the best XI from countries he has played against and has now turned the spotlight on India with some surprising selections.The Australian has already named his greatest Test XIs for Pakistan, England, S

Dec 15 2015
Stats: Kraigg Brathwaite almost breaks 138-year-old record
Stats: Kraigg Brathwaite almost breaks 138-year-old record

Brathwaite almost broke a record that has stood since the first Test in 1877 Although West Indies lost by an innings and 212 runs to Australia on day three of the Hobart Test, opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who top scored with 94, almost broke a 138-year-old record set by Australia’s Charles Bannerman. West Indies were bowled out for 223 earlier on day three, in response to Australia’s 583/4 declared. Darren Bravo completed his

Dec 12 2015
Ajinkya Rahane - Anchor of a sinking ship
Ajinkya Rahane - Anchor of a sinking ship

Ajinkya Rahane scored a brilliant century in Delhi to anchor a sinking Indian ship It is a sheer delight to watch Ajinkya Rahane bat. And when he bats the way he did at Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in Delhi against South Africa, eyes gaze at the diminutive batsmen’s austere mightiness and admirable forbearance. It was not a brutal assault characterised in the batting of a Kohli or a Sharma, it was a gradual prickling of an insidiou

Dec 9 2015
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