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featurecricket5 days ago

The myth surrounding the Gentleman’s game

Cricket has been around long since any of us were born and since with the history of the game, comes the legends and the myths too. Over hundreds of years these myths have been conveniently romanticized and turned into something that would favour the reputation of the Gentleman’s game.
Sritama Panda
newscricket9 days ago

Wasn’t able to feel my fingers or hands bowling on debut, reveals Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, who made his international debut in 2010 against Sri Lanka, has revealed how his hands turned numb just before bowling his first international over and how he initially struggled to find the rhythm. Ashwin has since represented India in 228 international matches.
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featurecricket12 days ago

Kuldeep Yadav - an unfulfilled dream in whites

The ball leaves the hand, draws Glenn Maxwell forward, and before he could realise anything, it turns the other way to leave him flummoxed. The dismissal was Kuldeep Yadav’s Test debut in a nutshell - more of a spin masterclass than relying on his mystery factor.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket16 days ago

COVID-19 isolation forces us to turn up and enjoy cricket next time, admits Ravichandran Ashwin

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin reckons the forced isolation due to the outbreak of the coronavirus forces cricketers to turn up and simply enjoy the game as there is not much to look forward to. The pandemic has claimed more than 18,000 lives around the world, with close to 600 infected in India.
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newscricket17 days ago

Cheteshwar Pujara wants to turn Saurashtra into power house, reveals Ravi Ashwin

According to Ravi Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara wanted other Saurashtra players to come down and play league cricket in Chennai to get even more stronger when they defend the title next season. Pujara finally experienced a dream come true when they lifted the maiden Ranji Trophy by beating Bengal.
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newscricket24 days ago

Poor captaincy in Ranji reason for extinction of off-spinners in India, believes L Sivaramakrishnan

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan believes that the reluctance of captains at the domestic level to trust off-spinners has led to the extinction of the latter breed in the country. Sivaramakrishnan further feels that there is no quality offie to take the reins over from Ravi Ashwin when the time beckons.
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newscricketa month ago

Still think Ravindra Jadeja is India’s best spinner, admits Dilip Doshi

Following the brutal loss at the hands of New Zealand, former spinner Dilip Doshi has revealed that left-arm spinner Jadeja is easily one of India’s best spinner and not Ravichandran Ashwin. Doshi further reckoned that Ashwin’s lack of improvement is a key concern for Team India away from home.
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featurecricketa month ago

IND vs NZ | Winners and Losers ft. Shubman Gill, India’s overconfidence and Kiwi spinners

India suffered a humiliating 2-0 loss to New Zealand, their first whitewash in nine years, and made the ICC Test Championship points table wide open. In a series where Shubman Gill didn’t get an opportunity to bat, he actually emerged as one of the winners, putting the series to perspective.
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa month ago

IND vs NZ | Rishabh Pant edges Wriddhiman Saha because of his batting, admits Ravi Shastri

Ahead of the Saturday Test in Hagley Oval, Ravi Shastri has said that Pant edges the experienced keeper Saha purely on the basis of his batting form. The Indian coach also admitted that the decision regarding Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja depends on the conditions and team combinations.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs NZ | Prithvi Shaw is ready and fit to play second Test, reveals Ravi Shastri

On Friday, Indian head coach Ravi Shastri confirmed that the opener Prithvi Shaw is ready and fit after swelling on his left foot in the training session to take part in the second Test. Shastri has also affirmed that the Indian team is mentally and physically tuned in for the Saturday Test.
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