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newscricket2 days ago

Saliva ban for ball shining just an interim measure, reveals Anil Kumble

ICC Cricket Committee chairman Anil Kumble has attested that the ban on saliva for ball shining purposes recommended by the committee is only an interim measure until things go back to normal. Recently, the committee has suggested the usage of sweat for the same to control the spread of the virus.
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newscricket7 days ago

ICC Cricket Committee allows use of sweat instead of saliva to aid swing bowling

The Anil Kumble-led ICC Cricket Committee has unanimously recommended the usage of sweat instead of saliva in the post-coronavirus world but was not in support of using artificial substances. The committee has also recommended that home umpires will temporarily replace neutral umpires.
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newscricket9 days ago

Standing with Rahul Dravid at slip for RCB was surreal, asserts Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey, who has idolised Rahul Dravid since he was a kid, has stated that standing at the cordon alongside the former Indian skipper was a surreal moment for him. Pandey also shed light on the conversation with Anil Kumble before he became the first Indian to score a century in the IPL.
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featurecricket14 days ago

Anil Kumble’s 17th-year captaincy jump a mixture of disciple and discipline

Since making his debut in the 90s, when Indian cricket was just recovering from the heroics of Kapil Dev from the '83 World Cup, Anil Kumble has created a ruckus in the country with his spin bowling. Very often, he has been right amongst the mix of being hailed as one of the best in the country.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket23 days ago

Would give Anil Kumble my life for the way he backed me, states Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir was full of praise for former Indian skipper Anil Kumble and attested that he would be ready to give his life to the latter for the sheer support the leg-spinner provided as captain. Gambhir further opined that Kumble would have had 900 Test wickets had DRS existed back in the day.
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newscricket24 days ago

Promised coach Kumble that I would pick a five-fer on debut, reveals Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav, who made his Test debut against Australia in Dharamsala in 2017, revealed how he’d promised the then-coach Anil Kumble that he would take a five-wicket haul on debut. Kuldeep fell short of his promise by a tiny margin, but eventually ended up taking a four-fer to rock the Aussies.
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newscricket25 days ago

Told Anil Kumble we needed to be patient in Bengaluru Test, recalls Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravi Ashwin has revealed that he had told the then Indian coach Anil Kumble that the team needed to be patient if they needed to win the Bengaluru Test against Australia. He also revealed that sledging the Australian opener Matt Renshaw by asking him to not defend ended up helping India.
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newscricketa month ago

Was planning to impress national selectors through IPL, rues Ravi Bishnoi

India’s teenage sensation Ravi Bishnoi has expressed his disappointment over the suspension of the IPL and has revealed that he was planning to impress the national selectors via the tournament. Bishnoi, who was bought by KXIP for 2 crore, ended the 2020 U19 WC as the highest wicket-taker.
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newscricketa month ago

Anil Kumble is the best captain I have played under, opines Gautam Gambhir

Southpaw Gautam Gambhir has admitted that Anil Kumble was the best captain that he has played under and not MS Dhoni, under whom he won two World Cup titles. Gambhir also revealed that if Kumble captained more, he would have broken a lot more records as the skipper, adding that he was unlucky.
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featurecricketa month ago

Nicknames of cricketers and their origin

We associate certain cricketers with their nicknames - rather than their original names - so much that it almost becomes the ‘chicken before the egg’ story. But unlike the other story, here, we have definite answers. It’s time to go back and revisit the origins of the famous nicknames of cricketers.
Anirudh Suresh