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5 reasons why Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers are the Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi of the cricketing world
5 reasons why Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers are the Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi of the cricketing world

De Villiers and Kohli are in the form of their lives at the momentTwo of the best batsmen in the world right now, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are in the form of their lives and they are reigniting the long debate of ‘who is the best batsman in the world’ with their stellar performances in the IPL 2016. The duo, who play for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, are surely redefining the art of batting with their stupendous&nb

May 26 2016
IPL 2016: Snubbed by Royal Challengers, Yuvraj Singh seeks to redeem himself with Sunrisers Hyderabad
IPL 2016: Snubbed by Royal Challengers, Yuvraj Singh seeks to redeem himself with Sunrisers Hyderabad

Yuvraj top scored with 44 against Knightriders to take his side to a formidable total.Yuvraj Singh has been nothing short of an enigma when it comes to the Indian Premier League. The icon player of Punjab in the inaugural 2008 edition has since then played for 5 IPL teams in the 8 editions of the tournament. The stylish southpaw spent three seasons with Punjab, and two with the now defunct franchise Pune Warriors India. Although his IPL numbers t

May 26 2016
5 IPL teams who had contrasting fortunes after revamping their jerseys
5 IPL teams who had contrasting fortunes after revamping their jerseys

Captains of all the eight teams of the IPL 2016 The game of cricket has evolved immensely in the last four decades or so. The advent and development of the shorter formats have totally changed the way the game is followed by the supporters and played by the stars.With time, the outfits of cricketers have also changed drastically from those days when cricketers only used to wear white. The limited-overs cricket first brought the colourful jer

May 26 2016
IPL 2016: AB de Villiers can predict what the opposition will do, says Dale Steyn
IPL 2016: AB de Villiers can predict what the opposition will do, says Dale Steyn

Both de Villiers and Steyn have been superb for South AfricaSouth African fast bowler Dale Steyn has reportedly commended AB de Villiers' ability to read the minds of the opposition following the latter's match-winning knock against his team, Gujarat Lions. Royal Challengers Bangalore made it to their third IPL final riding on an unbeaten 79 from de Villiers in the first qualifier of the VIVO IPL 2016. Steyn, who was not picked to play in

May 26 2016
Virat Kohli speaks about his fitness mantra for explosive power
Virat Kohli speaks about his fitness mantra for explosive power

Virat Kohli has scored four centuries in the IPL this seasonRoyal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has been in magnificent form in this season’s IPL, having scored 919 runs in this year’s tournament with an unprecedented four centuries in this edition.  He gave a hint to the secret of his explosive power and run making in an interview with the Royal Challengers Bangalore mascot, Mr. Nags on the official Royal Challengers

IPL 2016: Yuzvendra Chahal apologises to AB de Villiers for inadvertent on-field accident
IPL 2016: Yuzvendra Chahal apologises to AB de Villiers for inadvertent on-field accident

Chahal has 20 wickets playing 12 matches this seasonRoyal Challengers Bangalore bowler Yuzvendra Chahal on Tuesday apologised to his teammate AB de Villiers on Twitter after their match against Gujarat Lions on May 2, as the leg-spinner had unintentionally hurt the ace batsman while celebrating. RCB won the first qualifier against GL  to enter the finals of the ongoing edition of the IPL.After a rare failure from the team's powerhouse Vi

May 25 2016
Virat Kohli and his blinder catch controversy, GL vs RCB IPL 2016 Qualifier
Virat Kohli and his blinder catch controversy, GL vs RCB IPL 2016 Qualifier

Virat Kohli took a magnificent catch yesterday, but his demeanour following the act led to confusionGiven the current manner in which RCB is headed, Virat Kohli’s blinder catch may have been a make-it-or-break-it moment for his team. It ended up having a huge impact on Kohli’s image, which we can be sure of.The entire controversy is nothing but unnecessary confusion; a confusion between Virat Kohli and the umpires at the first IPL 201

May 25 2016
I loathed Virat Kohli, now I love him - How I became a Kohli fan
I loathed Virat Kohli, now I love him - How I became a Kohli fan

Virat Kohli has won lot of admirers and changed the perception of many in recent timesI remember hurling abuses at Virat Kohli when he was standing outside the boundary ropes. Back then, in 2010, he was the 12th man for India as they were playing their first test of the series at Chittagong against Bangladesh.Looking back at my actions, an overwhelming wave of regret washes over me. It was uncalled for, a classless move by a hot-blooded 17-y

May 25 2016
IPL 2016: AB de Villiers delighted after taking RCB to their second final
IPL 2016: AB de Villiers delighted after taking RCB to their second final

AB de Villiers en route his match-winning knock last nightOne of the greatest batsman in the world, AB de Villiers said he feels privileged to be on the winning side and be a part of the Indian Premier League final. He has not played in an IPL final in his six years with RCB, and was ecstatic about their win at the post-match press conference. In a thriller of a game last night, Royal Challengers Bangalore beat the G

May 25 2016
 Chris Gayle Sexism Row: Rajiv Shukla to take up the issue post IPL 2016
Chris Gayle Sexism Row: Rajiv Shukla to take up the issue post IPL 2016

Chris Gayle is in a soup once againControversies seem to follow the swashbuckling West Indies batsman Chris Gayle and another issue seems to have put his IPL future in doubt after the batsman allegedly made lewd remarks to a female journalist in an interview published by the Times. IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla has said that he would look into the matter soon. Speaking to female reporter Charlotte Edwardes, Gayle claimed to h

May 25 2016
Another Keralite who defied the football craze and became a cricketer - the story of Sachin Baby
Another Keralite who defied the football craze and became a cricketer - the story of Sachin Baby

Sachin Baby’s emergence has been one of the many feel good stories in the RCB camp this seasonMay 1, 2016.RCB Vs SRH12.3 Overs.“Me – Wow! Look at that 80m six from Sachin Baby! That too off Mustafizur’s ball.Mom– Sachin Baby?! When did Arjun Tendulkar start playing the IPL?Dad – Baby?! Is RCB playing a batsman younger than Sarfaraz Khan too?”When Sportskeeda narrated this brief blather between a cricket-l

May 25 2016
Indian Premier League (IPL): Evolution of the world's biggest cricketing extravaganza
Indian Premier League (IPL): Evolution of the world's biggest cricketing extravaganza

AB de Villiers hits a pick-up sweep – a shot unheard of beforeRewind to the 1970's –  A time when all whites and cigarettes were the norms at a cricket match. When precedence was given to the finer nuances of the game and sportsmanship over inventiveness and glory. When money meant "barely" a couple of hundred dollars a week, in came a certain Mr. Kerry Packer with his brand of "pyjama cricket" and th

May 25 2016
5 players with a history of disciplinary issues in the IPL
5 players with a history of disciplinary issues in the IPL

The Indian Premier League has always produced entertainment since its inception in 2008, with some super exciting cricket. But the aggressive mode of the cash-rich T20 league sometimes goes beyond the spirit of the game.While most play the tournament with great sportsmanship, there are some players who have been involved in disciplinary issues over the years. The on-field aggression sometimes takes control of the person and leads to unwarran

May 25 2016
5 memorable moments from the Gujarat Lions-Royal Challengers Bangalore match that don't fade away
5 memorable moments from the Gujarat Lions-Royal Challengers Bangalore match that don't fade away

The Royal Challengers won a close matchIf Sir Alex Ferguson was somehow related to cricket, the first thing he would have said after witnessing this game would be, “cricket, bloody hell!”This was a game that defied all the norms. It is not normal for a team to post a target of 159 after their top order being dismantled to put them in an adverse position of 9/3. It is not normal for Virat Kohli to get out for a duck.And it is certainly

May 25 2016
Virat Kohli says AB de Villiers is the best batsman after RCB's win
Virat Kohli says AB de Villiers is the best batsman after RCB's win

AB De Villiers came into his own again to take RCB to the Finals Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli gave his final word on the raging debate over who is currently the best batsmen by claiming that South African AB De Villiers is the best batsmen in the world currently. An overjoyed Kohli heaped praise on the South African after the latter scripted a miraculous turnaround with an unbeaten 79 for Bangalore in the first qualif

May 25 2016
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