Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has revealed that Virender Sehwag was whistling his way into the ground when the Indian openers walked into bat in the historic 2002 Natwest series finals at Lord's. Chasing 326 to win, India were in a spot of bother as they were reduced to 146-5 before Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif took the match away from the hosts and won the match for India.
Jason Holder seeks batting improvement after Sharjah defeat
West Indies skipper Jason Holder has called on his batsmen to bat more responsibly after his team slipped to a 111-run defeat in the first One-Day International against Pakistan in Sharjah. He said, "In this situation, we need to turn things around and we really need to look at ways we can improve. Obviously one big area is the batting. We did see off the new ball [in the ODI]. It's just a matter of rotating the strike a bit better than we did today. I think once we do that we should go into the next match in better stead."
Noted commentator Harsha Bhogle has come up with a dream Indian Test XI comprising of the players he had the privilege of watching over the years. He chose iconic spinner as well as current head coach, Anil Kumble to lead the star-studded lineup.
Harsha Bhogle's Dream Test XI: Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, VVS Laxman, Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Anil Kumble (c), Zaheer Khan
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If you are at the Eden Gardens for the second Test between India and New Zealand, you can get a feel of the CAB missing their former president Jagmohan Dalmiya and their chief curator Probir Mukherjee. Cut outs of Jagmohan Dalmiya were placed on the road alongside the Eden Gardens, a sad reminder of his absence at the iconic stadium that he had nurtured for more than three decades. When you step inside the stadium, the familiar figure of Probir Mukherjee, the lanky curator, is missing too.