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newscricket2 days ago

Loved watching Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar bat while officiating, reveals Ian Gould 

A former member of the ICC elite panel of umpires, Ian Gould, has revealed that Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are among the batsmen he loved watching the most while officiating. Gould has also hailed former South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis as someone he could watch batting all day.
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newscricketa month ago

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers right up there as best in the world, feels Kane Williamson

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, in an instagram chat with David Warner, opined that Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are among the best batsmen in the world, and labelled the duo ‘special’. Warner, meanwhile, stated that Jacques Kallis is the best cricketer he has ever witnessed.
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newscricketa month ago

MS Dhoni named captain of Virat Kohli and AB de VIlliers’ combined India-South Africa ODI XI

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, on Friday, on Instagram chat, picked their combined India-South Africa ODI XI and decided to name wicket-keeper MS Dhoni as the skipper of the side. The star-studded side included the two players themselves and the likes of Sachin, Rohit Sharma and Jacques Kallis.
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newscricket2 months ago

First time I saw CSK crumble in IPL final under pressure, recalls Manvinder Bisla

Manvinder Bisla has revealed that in 2012, he saw the reigning IPL champions CSK crumble under the pressure for the first time in the tournament. He also added that his 136-run partnership with the South African Jacques Kallis was the best partnership, which led KKR to their first IPL win.
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newscricket2 months ago

Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli make it to Michael Clarke’s top seven batsmen

Michael Clarke has revealed that both Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli makes it to his list of top-seven batsmen he has played with or against in his career. Surprisingly, there was only one Australian - Ricky Ponting - on the list while two South Africans and one West Indian also made the cut.
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featurecricket3 months ago

It’ll take more than three absolute legends to change South Africa cricket system, feels Wayne Parnell

In the wake of recent crisis management in the Cricket South Africa, former South African all-rounder Wayne Parnell feels that it will take a lot ‘more than three absolute legends’ to change an entire system. Parnell, however, feels that AB de Villiers’ return to the side is almost absolute.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 months ago

AB de Villiers and a long-standing soap opera in South African cricket

Drama, excitement and controversy - name it and you will find it all in this episode of AB de Villiers’ return to the South African national team. It has been a really really long soap-opera now, running almost for two editions of Cricket World Cup, with dialogue and a place closer than ever.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket5 months ago

SA vs ENG | Mark Boucher is hungry to pass on knowledge to youngsters, says Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar feels that their head coach Mark Boucher is having the hunger to pass on his cricketing knowledge to the new talents in the team. Boucher was appointed as head coach last month after a period of turmoil that saw South Africa Cricket Board in direct conflict with players’ association.
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newscricket5 months ago

SA v ENG | Can’t let Test Championship table put unnecessary pressure on us, says Kagiso Rabada

South Africa’s leading fast bowler Kagiso Rabada does not want his teammates to be distracted by the unnecessary pressure of the ICC Test Championship points table, in which they are bottom-placed. Instead, Rabada has called on his teammates to execute their roles well in the Tests against England.
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newscricket5 months ago

Having Jack Kallis, Mark Boucher around will speed up learning process, opines Kagiso Rabada

South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada gave a ringing endorsement of the new coaching structure around the national team which includes Jack Kallis and Mark Boucher. Rabada also welcomed the chance to continue working alongside Charl Langveldt (bowling coach) and Enoch Nkwe (assistant coach).
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