The game of cricket portrays emotions in a beautiful canvas. The reactions of each team that plays the game is mirrored by its fans on a huge scale. Cricketers have immense potential to draw out emotions from the spectators of the sport, and their actions can make the entire world beam with joy, be it a cheeky gesture on-field, a witty remark during the presentation ceremony, a show of sportsmanship, or even an expressive celebration.
Zinta called the report “completely false” and added that she is proud of her IPL team Preity Zinta, co-owner of the IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab has vehemently denied reports that had claimed her saying that some of the team’s players might have been involved in suspicious activity, The Hindustan Times reports. She stated the reports as “completely false” and added that she was very proud of her team an
Kings XI Punjab played three IPL matches in 2011 at Dharamshala Shimla, Aug 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday decided to partially waive entertainment tax imposed on Kings XI Punjab for the IPL matches played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association's (HPCA) picturesque stadium in Dharamsala. The cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, decided to waive 90 percent entertainment tax from Kings XI Punjab for th
As corruption becomes more rampant in sports, the responsibility of keeping the game clean also keeps increasing for the concerned authorities. But it is not fair to point fingers at sports authorities all the time; one must acknowledge that it is also the responsibility of a player to not bring disrepute to the sports he represents and cherishes. The problems of betting and match-fixing are not new in cricket. The popularity of the sport,
With the rise of the T20 format, modern cricket has witnessed innovative and beastly power-hitting. What India seems to lack is a maverick genius that almost every other top cricket team is capable of boasting of, someone who is in the team mainly for his big-hitting, someone who has been given the proverbial license to kill and can hit every ball without worrying about getting out. Think of a Glenn Maxwell or an AB de Villiers or a Brendo
Times are changing rapidly and so is the game of cricket. With the focus shifting towards the shorter versions of the game, it is important for the game to constantly reinvent itself and become more entertaining. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is doing exactly that. It is a pioneer in domestic sport and is the most watched Twenty20 (T20) league in the world. Since its inception in 2008, the IPL has seen many changes to
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is rightly crowned as the most popular cricket league in the world with its ability to bring about ‘Unity in Diversity’. Whether it is Sachin Tendulkar or Chris Gayle or Shane Watson, the IPL enables these players to come together and play as a unit. With players from all leading cricketing nations playing in the IPL, the league has brought to the fore the budding stars of almost all these nations.
The recently concluded IPL-2015 encountered a rather one-sided final with giant killers, ‘Mumbai Indians’, after a sluggish start, going on to crush two-time champions and tournament favourites, ‘Chennai Super Kings’. The cash-rich league is never devoid of controversies and the latest one to hit is the change in retainment policy that is proposed, which could see the likes of M.S.Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Gau
The annual extravaganza called the IPL has ended and now the focus will shift again to international circuit. India are due to play a resurgent Bangladesh side in a 1-Test, 3-ODI tour. After that a tour to Zimbabwe(3 ODIs, 2 T20Is) and Sri Lanka(3 Tests) will be followed by South Africa visiting India(4 Tests, 5 ODIs, 3 T20Is). With such a packed schedule, one can never be sure about the bowling line-up remaining the same despite the success
Virender Sehwag’s exquisite shot-range was a treat to the eyes As the saying goes, “Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people either become crazy... or they become legend.” One such crazy legend who dared to change the very gospels of the modern-day cricketing game was Virender Sehwag. With a pure heart and a devilish bat, Virender Sehwag proved hi
The Indian Premier League is one tournament which involves players from around the globe. The International players are the most prized asset to the teams as only four are allowed in the playing XI. In many editions, we have witnessed the importance of the overseas players who have had to single-handedly perform exceptionally well and help their team to qualify for the playoffs. It is their contribution which leads
Rajagopal Sathish for Tamil Nadu, Chennai Super Stars and Kings XI Punjab(clockwise left to right) A boy who used to carry his cricket bat and pedal for 20kms to play cricket in a small town called Trichy, who made his dream come true of playing on cricket’s big stage – where international stars would play alongside him and thousands watch his brilliant show in the field, the man who has left
India is a cricket frenzy nation where cricket is not just a sport, it is a religion. Here, cricketers are worshiped like Gods. Every other child in India wants to be a cricketer and play for the national team. In the pre-IPL era, it was to be done through a rather tough route of domestic cricket where years of consistency and perseverance would earn you the limelight and national call-ups. But ever since the IPL started in 2
The IPL needs to serve its true purpose The Indian Premier League has completed eight seasons now. In these eight years, the league has seen a lot of changes in the format, squads, as well as the strategies adopted by the teams. IPL has also grabbed a lot of attention due to wrong reasons with some players and officials being involved in fixing scandals. However, all these controversies helped the league grow and in-spite of contin
Mumbai Indians clinched their second IPL title on Sunday On Sunday, Mumbai Indians clinched their second IPL title after humbling the Chennai Super Kings in a one-sided final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Though the finals and the playoffs as a whole were rather one sided, the 2015 season of the IPL was arguably the most exciting season of the IPL so far. Supporters of the eight teams were on a roller coaster ride of sorts as the balance k