Latest Stories
Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla
Down the memory lane: Remembering Anil Kumble's perfect ten at the Kotla

On this day, Anil Kumble became the second player in the history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings.Before February 7th, 1999 not many Indians would have heard about Jim Laker. But a certain turn of events on that foggy day in India’s capital New Delhi, meant that Laker was now a household name and a new phrase- perfect 10- was a part of the vocabulary of an Indian cricket fan. The protagonist of this event

Feb 7 2016
10 greatest ODI performances of all time
10 greatest ODI performances of all time

Penning down a list of top sporting performances isn’t as easy a task as it might seem on the surface. And if the game happens to be Cricket, the complexity simply compounds. With over 3,700 ODIs being played since its accidental inception in 1971, the genre has witnessed several legends. Records have been created and erased, and benchmarks have been elevated in the midst of an ever evolving game. And needless to say, every decade has had i

Feb 2 2016
Virat Kohli promised Wasim Akram to score 2 centuries against Australia
Virat Kohli promised Wasim Akram to score 2 centuries against Australia

Virat Kohli is halfway through fulfilling his promiseVirat Kohli likes to keep his word. He scored 117 runs on 117 balls in the 3rd ODI of the Victoria Bitter series against Australia. This marked his 24th ODI century. It is also his first century against Australia in Australia.India scored 295 runs for a loss of 6 wickets in that match but Australia successfully chased the target. India is on a five match ODI tour of Australia and there are stil

Jan 19 2016
Video: When Lionel Messi met Wasim Akram
Video: When Lionel Messi met Wasim Akram

One’s a five-time Ballon D’Or winner. The other is one of the best fast bowlers in the history of cricket. Both are considered among the greatest at their respective games, and the FC Barcelona forward met legendary Pakistani pacer Wasim Akram as the pair shot a commercial.Lionel Messi is currently in the prime of his career, winning laurels for himself and his club, while Akram, who retired from professional cricket in 2003, most rec

Jan 13 2016
Sunil Gavaskar worried about Steven Smith's continued success against India
Sunil Gavaskar worried about Steven Smith's continued success against India

Steven Smith played a match-winning knock of 149 against India at Perth on TuesdaySunil Gavaskar bemoaned the failure of the Indian bowlers to get rid of Australian skipper Steve Smith who played a match-winning knock of 149 in the ODI series opener at Perth on Tuesday. The legendary batsman feels that the visitors should chalk out a plan to dismiss the 26-year-old to prevent the Australians from running away with the series. Despite posting

5 memorable Indian ODI performances in Australia over the years
5 memorable Indian ODI performances in Australia over the years

Ravi Shastri's finest hour came during the World Championship of Cricket in 1985 With the arrival of 2016, one of cricket's most talked-about rivalries will be renewed when India lock horns with an in-form Australian side. While the latter does seem to be clear favourites despite missing some key players, the former has more than a point to prove to its detractors.  For beleaguered captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, nothing less tha

Jan 9 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
5 instances when the 10th wicket stand scored half the runs of a team total
5 instances when the 10th wicket stand scored half the runs of a team total

In the 3rd innings of the recently concluded Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan opening partnership scored 71 runs while all other 9 wickets could gather only 62 runs. It is however not the first time that a single partnership has scored more runs than all the other partnerships could put on collectively in a single innings whether it be Dravid-Sehwag partnership vs Pakistan or Jayawardene-Sangakkara partnership vs South

Dec 25 2015
10 greatest fast bowling pairs of all time
10 greatest fast bowling pairs of all time

Shoaib Akhtar once said that you have to be mad to be a fast bowler. To see the new ball bowlers send down the red cherry at lightning pace is one of the most riveting sights in cricket. Fast bowlers hunt in pairs, they say. There have been numerous new ball partnerships over the years, the success of one bowler rubbing on the other, or egging him on for a better performance. Here’s a list of the ten best new ball bowling pairs over the y

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
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket in each year starting from 1971 to 2015
Stats: Highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket in each year starting from 1971 to 2015

Mitchell Starc is the leading ODI wicket taker in 2015 The first ODI cricket match was played between Australia and England on 5th January 1971. To date, 3703 ODI matches have been played and many records have been created and broken in those ODI matches. We know that cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the playing eleven. It is the d

Dec 19 2015
Top cricketing nations and the trait they are associated with
Top cricketing nations and the trait they are associated with

Cricket is a game of diversities which may pertain to its various different aspects such as playing conditions, style of play and approach towards the game. While the sport remains the same anywhere it is played, it is these small diversities that make it look different across the different cricket-playing countries. Over the past several years, some of the top cricketing nations have been linked to certian traits which seemingly set them apart

Dec 15 2015
5 less noticed cricket records that may surprise you
5 less noticed cricket records that may surprise you

Undoubtedly, like many other sports, cricket is also a game of numbers and records. There are many well-known records that most of us have heard of. Many of us know about Bradman’s 99.94 Test average or Sachin’s 100 international centuries. Every cricket fan has an idea about Murali’s international wicket haul or Sir Jack Hobbs’ first class records. But there are few records that we may not come across or

Dec 14 2015
Wasim Akram believes Pakistan should not boycott Twenty20 World Cup
Wasim Akram believes Pakistan should not boycott Twenty20 World Cup

Wasim Akram hopes that Pakistan will not boycott matches at World Twenty20 Pakistan bowling legend, Wasim Akram expressed his opinion about the ongoing turmoil about the India-Pakistan bilateral series, telling that Pakistan should not boycott the World Twenty20. There has been speculation about Pakistan skipping the T20I World Cup scheduled to be held in India in February-March 2016. India has been delaying their response with regard to wh

Dec 13 2015
How Wasim Akram didn't let diabetes ruin his career
How Wasim Akram didn't let diabetes ruin his career

Wasim Akram was one of the most feared bowlers of his time Wasim Akram was one of the greatest fast bowlers of the modern era and did amazing things with the cricket ball, which were pleasing to watch. His match-winning efforts for his team Pakistan helped them win a World Cup and made them a formidable unit away from home too. During his great career, Wasim had to face a battle with diabetes. However, like the fighter he is,

Dec 3 2015
Load More