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Graeme Smith is an “Idiot” now, chosen as “Mampara of the Week”

Graeme Smith is an “Idiot” now, chosen as “Mampara of the Week”

Johannesburg, June 12 (PTI): Test captain Graeme Smith has been chosen for the “Mampara of the Week” title from a leading newspaper here, joining top politicians and businessmen who get the dubious but widely acclaimed title each week. “Mampara“, an indigenous colloquial word, roughly translates as “idiot“. “Our mampara cricket captain just doesn’t get it [...]

Sports Minister Summons CSA Officials to discuss Bonus Row

Sports Minister Summons CSA Officials to discuss Bonus Row

Johannesburg, June 13 (PTI): South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has summoned the country’s Cricket Board officials to discuss the latest row over huge bonuses paid to CEO Gerald Majola and two other top CSA officials. Chief financial officer Naasei Appiah and Brand and Corporate Communications Manager Kass Naidoo are also under the scanner along [...]

Kirsten Keen to Rope in Rhodes, Upton

Kirsten Keen to Rope in Rhodes, Upton

Johannesburg, June 13 (PTI): Former India coach Gary Kirsten is in the hunt for a top-class support staff for the South African team and is keen to rope in mental conditioning expert Paddy Upton and legendary fielder Jonty Rhodes. Kirsten, who was appointed as the new Proteas coach last week, said he would look to [...]

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Duncan Fletcher to Coach Team India

Duncan Fletcher to Coach Team India

The contract with Fletcher is for two years. He may not join the team in the West Indies as he has some prior commitments” – N Srinivasan

‘Ind-Eng tie shifts from Kolkatta to Bangalore’

‘Ind-Eng tie shifts from Kolkatta to Bangalore’

The ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat confirmed of shifting the India-England game to Bangalore from Kolkatta Venue. The match will be played as per the schedule that is Feb 27, 2011.

‘I still want to achieve something and everyone knows that’ – Sachin

‘I still want to achieve something and everyone knows that’ – Sachin

“After losing the first Test in Nagpur, we got to hear that soon we will lose the number one spot. But here I am standing today after almost a year and we are still number one. To get there is wonderful but to stay there for a year in this competitive era is just fantastic.”

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England made to bite the dust again

England made to bite the dust again

When England won the Ashes and followed it with a whitewash against India, the British media went over board and claimed that this team is well poised to dominated the world cricket over the next decade. However as expected the things started to fall apart when they started playing in the sub-continent tracks. They were white washed [...]

Vernon Philander – Are We Seeing a New Champion?

Vernon Philander – Are We Seeing a New Champion?

Vernon Philander broke in to the international scene in 2007 in ODIs and T20s as an all rounder, but was dropped after some not so impressive performances.  His recent return to the international cricket and that too in test matches is nothing short of phenomenal. His achievements in otherwords are  Bradmanesque. Today with his ‘yet another [...]

Pollard Blasts his Second Ton – West Indies Takes Lead

Pollard Blasts his Second Ton – West Indies Takes Lead

Last year I wrote an article about Pollard ( The Joy of Watching Pollard) on how he makes cricket simple and beautiful. Lot of people did not agree with that and said that he is not a cricketer at all (just like what Michael Holding often says). Today he proved yet again what a player [...]

IPL 2012

Mumbai Indians Trash Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians Trash Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings is always a treat to watch. They are evenly matched and the head to head shows it. However this match was pretty an one sided affair, thanks largely to some splendid fielding and the powerful striking of Richard Levi. This match is a testimony to the planning behind the [...]

Tendulkar, Federer are my Role Models: Valthaty

Tendulkar, Federer are my Role Models: Valthaty

New Delhi, June 8 (PTI): Seven weeks of Indian Premier League has turned from a rank outsider to a household name and he is enjoying every bit of his stardom but is keen to retain the humility which has been the hallmark of his two role models Sachin Tendulkar and Roger Federer. “I have always [...]

Mixed results for players at auction

Mixed results for players at auction

It was a pay day for few and a day to forget for few others.

Cricket Coverage

Mumbai Indians Trash Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians Trash Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians Vs Chennai Super Kings is always a treat to watch. They are evenly matched and the head to head shows it. However this match was pretty an one sided affair, thanks largely to some splendid fielding and the powerful striking of Richard Levi. This match is a testimony to the planning behind the [...]

Pakistan – The New Asia Cup Champions

Pakistan – The New Asia Cup Champions

Many cricket pundits and commentators termed this Asia cup as boring and as ‘yet another subcontinent tournament’. The only highlight for many before the tournament started was the clash between India and Pakistan after a year. However Bangladesh turned things around and sent India and Sri Lanka packing and gave this tournament a new meaning. This [...]

Rise of the Minnows – Bangladesh and West Indies

Rise of the Minnows – Bangladesh and West Indies

To put the once mighty West Indies in the bracket of minnows is going to hurt many fans around the world. For more than three decades West Indies remained the second favorite team for all cricket fans around the world (after their home team), and its decline robbed the cricket fans of the beauty and [...]

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A Tribute to the Leader, MSD – JUST DHONIT!!

A Tribute to the Leader, MSD – JUST DHONIT!!

Stubborn critics would still say, “He is just lucky to have a team that does the job for him most of the times” but in reality, they are forgetting one of the most fundamental axioms in cricket – ‘A captain is always as good as his team’.

Sachin Tendulkar – An Ode To You God!!

Sachin Tendulkar – An Ode To You God!!

“It was so heart wrenching to see the younger members carry him on a victory lap through the perimeters of the Wankhede, as if to say, this one is for you Sachin, the 37 year old grandpa of Indian cricket, for you Mumbai, for gifting us the son of the soil and for you India, for giving us its most precious jewel ever.”

Adieu to a crackling journey!!

Adieu to a crackling journey!!

“So, here ends an eventful chronicle in the history of Indian Cricket. Sachin’s Mumbai fairy tale finally comes true. And I bet it will take another ‘280’ years in the minimum to get tired of seeing the winning clicks.”

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Saeed Ajmal and the Controversy of Chucking

Saeed Ajmal and the Controversy of Chucking

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Over the past 24 hours media reports say that the Indian players are not happy with the action of Saeed Ajmal and are terming it as illegal. There are speculations that BCCI might take this issue to ICC. Before reacting like this one should be very objective in understanding what chucking is. During the early [...]

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Virat Kohli – A Legend in the Making

Virat Kohli – A Legend in the Making

| March 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Virat Kohli today equaled the record set by the Indian captain Dhoni. The record for the highest score while chasing a target by an Indian (Narrowly missed the all time record set by Watson which is 185). He is in such a great form which has no parallels in the history of ODIs. Despite being in such a [...]

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Sachin Tendulkar – The Real Hero

Sachin Tendulkar – The Real Hero

| March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

“A hero comes across everything,  he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted.” True to this saying, Sachin Tendulkar has seen it all and he was defeated and made to look mediocre on several occasions, but he never once relented. Never gave up once. Constant focus from the media and the arm chair critics [...]

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