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featurecricketa year ago

Say hello to Ben Stokes 2.0: the run accumulator

It is not every day that a Ben Stokes hundred gets overshadowed. But the second day of the Old Trafford Test was one of those days. Perhaps for the first time in his career, as he was headed towards a fabulous ton, there were no journalists or commentators gloating over the all-rounder’s greatness.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

More time and less hype need of the hour for ‘generational talent’ Cameron Green

Historically, Australia might have England’s number, but for four decades, they’ve failed gloriously in their quest to unearth ‘The perfect all-rounder’.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

Alex Hales saga a lesson for every young cricketer on ruthlessness of modern society

‘I snort some. I ease back on the couch and consider the Rubicon I've just crossed. There is a moment of regret, followed by vast sadness. Then comes a tidal wave of euphoria that sweeps away every negative thought in my head. I've never felt so alive, so hopeful -- and I've never felt such energy.’
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

Andrew Flintoff’s ‘cut your throat’ comment fueled me to hit six sixes, reveals Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh has revealed that poor choice of words from Andrew Flintoff, who apparently threatened to cut off the former’s throat, is what angered him and made him maul Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over. Yuvraj further revealed that he first glanced at Mascarenhas after hitting the sixth six.
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newscricketa year ago

Tim Paine needs to be slapped with 18-month ban, jokes Andrew Flintoff

Legendary English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff has hilariously remarked that Tim Paine needs to be handed an 18-month ban, after the latter admitted to soiling his pants in the Old Trafford Test last year. Flintoff joked that Paine’s ‘disgusting behaviour’ was completely unacceptable.
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newscricket2 years ago

Steve Smith took ‘sandpaper-gate’ blame to save his team, believes Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff believes that being the captain of Australian, Steve Smith had taken the blame for the Sandpaper gate, during their tour of South Africa in 2018, to save his team. According to the former England all-rounder, the whole team could not have been unaware of the ball tampering case.
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featurecricket2 years ago

The differences between Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly that no one talks about

To the fans and the world, Sachin Tendulkar and his captain Sourav Ganguly were the closest of friends but there was more to that friendship that meets the naked eye. Rajeev Shukla, India’s former Team Manager, had shed light on how the foundation of that bond wasn’t as strong.
Sritama Panda
newscricket2 years ago

Rohit Sharma’s IPL captaincy record talks for itself, admits Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting pointed out that Mumbai Indians’ skipper Rohit Sharma’s record as a skipper in the IPL talks for itself, with three titles as a skipper. Further, he also talked about the challenges of coaching an IPL team amidst many other things in his Q&A on Twitter between the BBL game.
Srijith Gopal
featurecricket2 years ago

Recipe for a disaster buy in Indian Premier League ft. Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat, Andrew Fintoff

The Auction table is perhaps not the best place where Delhi Daredevils did their business, selling some of the most iconic players including AB de Villiers, David Warner amongst the others. Bangalore, on the other hand, trusted Tymal Mills for 12 crores leaving fans to ask ‘Yake?’
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 years ago

Twitter reacts as Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes in a row on this day

Twelve years of Yuvraj Singh's six sixes in an over in T20 World Cup 2007, when the southpaw had the world at his feet. Yuvi achieved this against Stuart Broad to etch his record that will live forever in cricket history. Yuvraj was the first Indian to do this and Twitterati reminisced on same.
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