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featurecricket17 days ago

Satire Saturday | Sharjah’s cricketing journey from Desert Storm to ‘Graveyard’

In this week’s Satire Saturday, we have finally got hold of the most talked-about grounds in the United Arab Emirates, yes, the Sharjah cricket ground. We all know how terrible the ground is, in terms of offering something for the bowler but hear it from the cricket stadium itself.
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newscricket24 days ago

Grew up watching Dean Jones, playing against him was truly special, states Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar has stated that it was truly a special experience playing against Dean Jones as he grew up watching him as a kid. The Master Blaster has also added that Jones would have been one of the most sought-after players in the T20 cricket world as he was an innovative stroke-player.
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newscricketa month ago

Flaw in technology or players' non-familiarity with it could have resulted in failed 2008 DRS trial, feels Sachin Tendulkar

Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that, back in 2008, either India didn't know how to refer DRS decisions or there was something wrong with it. DRS, known as UDRS back in 2008, was first used in an India-Sri Lanka Test series, where India were left livid with many decisions. 
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Mumbai Indians will win IPL 2020 amid severe competition, predicts Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, who captained the Mumbai Indians from 2008 till 2011 has predicted the franchise under Rohit Sharma’s leadership will win the 2020 edition of the IPL. However, at the same time, he also admitted that the competition this year will be quite close, as all sides are equally strong.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Sachin has Mumbai and Kolkata, Kohli has Delhi and B'lore but whole India loves MSD, opines Gavaskar

Former Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar feels that MS Dhoni is loved across the nation, which isn't the case with greats of the game like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. MS Dhoni is the only skipper to have won his country all the major ICC trophies across all formats of the game. 
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings' rivalry boosted IPL’s success, reckons Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar has reckoned that for the success of any tournament rivalries are crucial and IPL owes its success to Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians rivalry. Tendulkar added that with the introduction of Chris Lynn and Nathan Coulter-Nile in the squad MI has become stronger. 
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newscricketa month ago

Going after the total made me hit Abdul Qadir for four sixes, recalls Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar has recalled the time he hit Abdul Qadir for four sixes in an exhibition match, stating that going after the huge total made him connect the shots. Tendulkar revealed that he had a discussion with Kris Srikkanth about going after the total to get some practice for the next game.
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featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | Why your team sucks - Mumbai Indians

Many people are fans of the Mumbai Indians but I’m still struggling to find out why, given that they don’t even play beautiful cricket and often are helped by their back pockets. This is perfect for the other percentage of people, who hate the franchise, including me, so hop on this ride!
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newscricketa month ago

Was misunderstood as degrading Jadeja due to English; Indians are sensitive to criticism, claims Sanjay Manjrekar

Axed BCCI commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has remarked that his comment on Ravindra Jadeja was blown out of proportion as English isn't even second language for most of the Indians. Besides, he asserted that people in India are too sensitive to criticism and misunderstand English at times. 
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newscricketa month ago

Wasn't supposed to bowl in Colombo Test but Sachin Tendulkar brought me on, recalls Nilesh Kulkarni

Former India spinner Nilesh Kulkarni has recalled the time when he became the first Indian to take a wicket off the first ball in Test cricket and revealed that he was not supposed to bowl but Sachin Tendulkar asked him to do so. He added that he was more terrified of the prospect of batting.
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