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newscricket3 months ago

SL vs IND | Feel Hardik Pandya couldn’t make an impact because of the injury, opines Muttiah Muralitharan

Shutting down criticism for the all-rounder Hardik Pandya, Muttiah Muralitharan opined that he feels Hardik Pandya couldn’t make an impact because of his concerns with injury. While stating that, Muralitharan also insisted that Hardik should continue playing in his own aggressive manner.
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newscricket8 months ago

Yusuf Pathan, Vinay Kumar, Jayasuriya and Tharanga to feature in Road Safety World Series

The recently retired trio of Yusuf Pathan, Vinay Kumar and Upul Tharanga will feature in the Road Safety World Series, while they will also be joined by Naman Ojha, who retired last week. Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya has also been roped in to play in the star-studded exhibition tournament.
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newscricketa year 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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featurecricket2 years ago

Broken first, made next: A Muttiah Muralitharan revolution

While some revolutions last thirty-forty years, this revolution in Sri Lanka lasted and ruled the World for 19 long years, with a rather polarised opinion attached to him. Some might say he is a chucker, he is a cheat and a disgrace while the others consider him as cricket’s very own, ‘Bowling God.’
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 years ago

Viv Richards, Jayasuriya and de Villiers redefined batsmanship, opines Inzamam-ul-Haq

Inzamam-ul-Haq has picked Viv Richards, Sanath Jayasuriya and AB de Villiers as batsmen who redefined the game of cricket for their respective generations. While he credited de Villiers as the inventor of fast-paced cricket, he hailed Richards and Jayasuriya for their attitude to attack pacers.
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newscricket2 years ago

VIDEO | 'Left-armer' Ravichandran Ashwin gets pink ball to turn in Sanath Jaysuriya style

After adding leg-spin to his armoury, left-arm spin is something that Ravichandran Ashwin seems to have mastering lately as he was seen practising with the pink ball using the action of Sri Lankan legend Sanath Jayasuriya. India are set to play their first-ever pink-ball Test in Kolkata.
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newscricket2 years ago

8 things you missed | From Ravidra Jadeja imitating Kuldeep Yadav to Hardik Pandya's sportsmanship

Welcome back! What if I tell you that you missed a lot of things in the match between Sri Lanka and India because of unseen circumstance? Oh. stop crying! We are here for you. We collected all the things that you missed during the match, so don't worry. Here are 8 things you missed.
Srijith Gopal
newscricket3 years ago

ICC anti-corruption unit ban Sanath Jayasuriya for two years

After months of non-cooperation with ICC’s anti-corruption unit (ACU), former Sri Lankan World Cup-winner Sanath Jayasuriya has finally been banned with a two-year ban following the investigation. The southpaw has been accused by ACU for breaching rules on two counts that resulted in the ban.
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newscricket3 years ago

VIDEO | Glenn Maxwell impersonates signature shots of MS Dhoni, AB de Villers to perfection

Despite struggling of late to cement his place in the national team, there is no denying that Glenn Maxwell is counted amongst the most innovative cricketers in the world. It was evident when the all-rounder imitated signature shots of MS Dhoni, AB de Villers, Kevin Pietersen among others.
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newscricket3 years ago

Sanath Jayasuriya accused of breaching the ICC's anti-corruption code

Former Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged with two counts of breaching the ICC's anti-corruption code as per recent official reports from the international body. The former Sri Lankan selector has a total of 14 days from October 15 to respond to the charges filed against him.
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