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‘He is way above everybody else,’ Kevin Pietersen picks greatest batsmen of modern-day cricket

‘He is way above everybody else,’ Kevin Pietersen picks greatest batsmen of modern-day cricket

The debate for the greatest batsmen in modern-day cricket has been raging on for years. The names of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root, Rohit Sharma, David Warner usually crop up during these conversations due to their consistency and tendency to come up with match-winning innings. The usual consensus generally comes into the […]

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Didn’t want to tour Pakistan in 2003: Irfan Pathan on series with India U19 that changed his life

Didn’t want to tour Pakistan in 2003: Irfan Pathan on series with India U19 that changed his life

Irfan Pathan swinging his way to become the second Indian to claim a Test hat-trick and the first to do it outside home against Pakistan in Karachi is one of the most cherished memories of Indian cricket fans. Pathan, who toured Pakistan for the first time with the senior Indian side under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy […]

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FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India postponed to February 2021

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India postponed to February 2021

FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup has new dates, thanks to the global pandemic that has brought the sporting world to a halt. The tournament, which was earlier scheduled to be held in India in November this year, will now be played in February 2021. It will kickstart on February 17 and will conclude on March 7. The […]

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‘He does get angry’: Irfan Pathan recalls incident when MS Dhoni lost his cool

‘He does get angry’: Irfan Pathan recalls incident when MS Dhoni lost his cool

Former India skipper MS Dhoni has always been regarded as one of the coolest personalities in the Indian team setup. However, there have been instances when ‘Captain Cool’ has lost his temperament, leading to an outburst on the pitch. Dhoni’s former teammate Irfan Pathan, who is well known for his hattrick against Pakistan, recently shared a […]

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‘Worst decision ever, by any captain’: Shane Warne slams Ricky Ponting’s 2005 call

‘Worst decision ever, by any captain’: Shane Warne slams Ricky Ponting’s 2005 call

When Mike Gatting’s England defended the Ashes crown after winning the MCG Test in 1986, little did England’s cricketers and the fans know that it would take two decades for the Three Lions to get their hands on The Urn again. Australia won 8 Ashes series on the trot from 1989 to 2002, dominating England […]

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India ready for quarantine Down Under to help tour proceed

India ready for quarantine Down Under to help tour proceed

SYDNEY: India captain Virat Kohli and his team-mates would be ready to spend two weeks in quarantine in Australia if that helped the tour go ahead as planned later this year, a top official of the Indian board has said. A cash-strapped Cricket Australia (CA) is banking heavily on the series, reportedly worth A$300 million […]

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An IPL can change mood of the country: Sanju Samson

An IPL can change mood of the country: Sanju Samson

Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson would have been on the non-stop IPL treadmill with the Rajasthan Royals if the pandemic hadn’t brought life to a stop. The 25-year-old is innovating when it comes to practice but is also learning to do nothing and enjoy the idleness. In a chat with The Indian Express, the talented youngster talks about being moved […]

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Will produce more aggressive fast bowlers: Shoaib Akhtar on coaching India pacers

Will produce more aggressive fast bowlers: Shoaib Akhtar on coaching India pacers

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said that he is open to coaching Indian bowlers and he believes that this spreading of knowledge will be beneficial for the game. In an interview on social networking app Helo, Akhtar made it clear that he has never stepped back from sharing his knowledge of the sport and […]

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‘Bit too much’: Gautam Gambhir and Brett Lee against splitting T20s into four innings

‘Bit too much’: Gautam Gambhir and Brett Lee against splitting T20s into four innings

Innovation has been a constant with the gentlemans game. From starting off with Test cricket, it has now come to T20 cricket on the international stage. And recently there were talks about splitting a T20 match into four innings, but the idea hasn’t impressed either former India opener Gautam Gambhir or former Australia speedster Brett […]

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J&K cricketer Parvez Rasool working towards India team comeback

J&K cricketer Parvez Rasool working towards India team comeback

“You cannot control the uncontrollable” is a lesson which J&K Ranji team captain Parvez Rasool learned on the cricket field at a young age from his Guru and former India captain Bishen Singh Bedi. So when faced with a “challenging situation” due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 31-year-old doesn’t want to spend time thinking about […]