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newscricket2 months ago

Legends react to 'forever friends' Dhoni and Raina bowing out of international cricket on same day

MS Dhoni's retirement took the cricket world by surprise on Saturday when he made the announcement on his official Instagram handle and, within minutes, Raina too, announced his retirement. Reactions started pouring in from the cricketing fraternity soon after the duo made their big announcement.
Soumil Khare
newscricket4 months ago

Piyush Chawla names three Indians in all-time Test XI; no place for Dhoni or Kohli

Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla, on Saturday, picked his ‘All time Test XI’ and interestingly only opted for three Indians in his XI - Sachin Tendulkar, Sehwag and Kapil Dev. Chawla, who played three Tests himself, picked four Australians in his XI, including Hayden, Ponting, Gilchrist and Warne.
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newscricket4 months ago

Ricky Ponting behaved like umpire in 2008 Sydney Test, claims Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh has revealed that in the infamous 2008 Sydney Test, he felt Ricky Ponting was taking the shots and pronouncing the verdict like an umpire. Harbhajan also added that none of the players barring him and Andrew Symonds knew what completely went on in the 'Monkeygate' scandal.
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newscricket4 months ago

Gilchrist and Dhoni revolutionized the role of wicketkeepers, states Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson has stated that Adam Gilchrist and MS Dhoni are the two cricketers who changed the way a wicketkeeper’s role in the side is looked at. For a long time in cricket, wicketkeepers weren’t among the top batsmen in the team, but according to Samson, the Aussie revolutionized it.
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newscricket5 months ago

Adam Gilchrist considered Harmeet Singh as Deccan’s lucky mascot, reveals RP Singh

RP Singh has revealed that Adam Gilchrist, who led Deccan Chargers to the IPL title in 2009, considered right-arm pacer Harmeet Singh to be the side’s lucky mascot. Harmeet featured for Deccan Chargers in seven games in IPL 2009, including the final, versus RCB, where he claimed two wickets.
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featurecricket5 months ago

Can we stop glorifying the 2003/04 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, please

Nostalgia is quite a powerful drug: it zaps us back in time, brings warmth to our heart and makes us reminisce about the good ol’ days, making us realize how good, easy and simple things were back in the day. But what’s undermined is its ability to create a false perception.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket5 months ago

Playing under Adam Gilchrist in IPL was dream come true, reveals David Miller

David Miller, who made his IPL debut with Kings XI Punjab in 2012, has labelled the experience of playing under Adam Gilchrist as a dream come true and branded the Aussie as one of his childhood heroes. Having spent eight years with the Kings XI, Miller described his IPL journey as 'incredible'.
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newscricket5 months ago

Virat Kohli only Indian in Shahid Afridi’s all-time World Cup XI; Sachin Tendulkar omitted

Shahid Afridi, on Thursday, picked his ‘All-time World Cup XI’ and decided to controversially leave out Sachin Tendulkar, picking Virat Kohli as the lone Indian in his XI. Afridi’s XI featured five Pakistan players, including Inzamam-ul-Haq, Wasim Akram, Saeed Anwar and Shoaib Akhtar.
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newscricket6 months ago

2016 IPL was a life-changing season for me, asserts Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant has claimed that his debut season for Delhi Capitals (Delhi Daredevils then), who picked him for a sum of Rs 1.9 crore, was a life-changing season for him. Pant was the highest run-scorer for the Delhi-based team that season and has become an integral part of the set-up over the years.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket6 months ago

The ‘Monkeygate’ scandal explained

The 2nd Test between Australia and India in Sydney 2008, till date, remains as one of the most controversial, scarred games in Test history, due to the atrocity of umpiring that was seen in the match. However, there was a bigger controversy that overshadowed everything else - The Monkeygate scandal.
Anirudh Suresh