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Was once scared that Ponting would hit me with his bat, reveals Harbhajan Singh

Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh recalled an incident from his early days when he thought Ricky Ponting would hit him after he gave a send-off to the Australian after getting him out stumped. Harbhajan also recalled another incident where he gave a ‘special send-off’ to Ponting.
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newscricket21 days 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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newscricketa month ago

Winning the 2003 WC final could have been feather in my career, reckons Javagal Srinath

Javagal Srinath has stated that winning the 2003 World Cup against the then Australian team would have been a real feather in his cricketing career. However, he also accepted defeat in a fine fashion, admitting that Australia were better and that the Indians needed to play atl twice their potential.
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newscricketa month 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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newscricketa month ago

Jokingly bragged to Ponting that I had scored more Lord’s hundreds than him, reveals Ajit Agarkar

Ajit Agarkar, whose only 50+ score in Test cricket was a century at Lord’s, revealed that in his stint with KKR in the IPL, he had mocked Ponting for not having scored a ton at Lord’s. Batting at No.8, Agarkar scored a blistering 109* against an England attack that comprised Hoggard and Flintoff.
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newscricketa month ago

Ricky Ponting was like a father-figure in Mumbai Indians camp, reveals Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya has admitted that it was former Mumbai Indians head coach Ricky Ponting who looked after him in the best possible way and was a father figure to him. The 26-year-old all-rounder played his first season with the Mumbai-based franchise in the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League.
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newscricketa month 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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newscricket2 months ago

Ricky Ponting is the best coach I’ve ever met, admits Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma has revealed that the Australian Ricky Ponting is the best coach that he has ever met before adding that he boosts him with confidence. He also reckoned that the players will have to get adjusted to the changing conditions after COVID-19 break, including changes to ball shining.
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newscricket2 months ago

Ability to make practical decisions is reason behind Mumbai Indians’ success, opines Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir is of the opinion that the Mumbai Indians franchise have been largely successful in the IPL due to their ability to make practical decisions rather than being driven by emotions. Gambhir has pointed out naming Rohit Sharma as captain midway in IPL 2013 as one of the examples.
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newscricket2 months ago

Australian players always stayed away from Harbhajan Singh, reveals Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina recalled that during his playing days, the Australian players were most afraid of fellow Indian cricketer, Harbhajan Singh due to his wicket-taking ability. Irfan Pathan, meanwhile, admitted that the former off-spinner is a legend, having played 100 Test matches for India.
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