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newscricket9 days ago

Lord’s name Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli in Non-Honour’s board XI

Sachin Tendulkar has finally found his name associated with the Lord’s Cricket Ground in some way as the club released a Non-Honours board XI which also included Virat Kohli's name. Apart from the two, arguably, greatest Indian opener Virender Sehwag has also been named in the list.
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newscricket10 days ago

Worked out Virender Sehwag after initially bowling too short to him, claims Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has admitted that he initially erred in his plans to the explosive Virender Sehwag, but stated that he worked out the right-hander with time. Akhtar also revealed that he found his own teammate Inzamam-ul-Haq as the toughest batsman to bowl to, in his career.
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newscricket19 days ago

Sunil Gavaskar picks combined India-Pakistan XI; no place for Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni

Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has picked his combined India-Pakistan XI and has made some surprising choices, including picking Virender Sehwag to open, whilst omitting both Dravid and Dhoni. Gavaskar’s XI features five Indians, including Sachin, Kapil Dev and Syed Kirmani.
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newscricketa month ago

Sehwag would have scored 10,000 runs had he played for any other country, opines Rashid Latif

Former Pakistan wicket-keeper Rashid Latif heaped praise on Virender Sehwag and opined that the explosive right-hander would have easily scored over 10,000 runs had he played for any other country. Rashid stated that Sehwag’s career was overshadowed by big names such as Sachin and Dravid.
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featurecricketa month ago

The other side of Joy

We all danced, we all hopped, we all celebrated. India are not Australia, we don’t win World Cups with an insane regularity. This moment was ours and only ours to make it a golden day for us. It was all dramatic. It was surreal. It was beautiful. It called for a party.
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa month ago

Mahmudullah is VVS Laxman of Bangladesh team, hails Mashrafe Mortaza

Mashrafe Mortaza, who stepped down as Bangladesh skipper in March, hailed veteran Mahmudullah as the VVS Laxman of the Bangladesh side for the all-rounder's tendency to perform during crisis situations. The pacer further discussed the Tigers’ infamous upset over India in the 2007 World Cup.
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newscricketa month ago

Replicating Viru’s approach helped me score 25-ball 87 against KXIP, reveals Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina, in an instagram chat with his former CSK teammate Ravi Ashwin, revealed that it was Virender Sehwag who inspired him to go bonkers and smack the 25-ball 87 in qualifier 2 of IPL 2014 against KXIP. Eventually, CSK fell short by 24 runs in a game which witnessed 428 runs being scored.
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featurecricket2 months ago

The differences between Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly that no one talks about

To the fans and the world, Sachin Tendulkar and his captain Sourav Ganguly were the closest of friends but there was more to that friendship that meets the naked eye. Rajeev Shukla, India’s former Team Manager, had shed light on how the foundation of that bond wasn’t as strong.
Sritama Panda
featurecricket2 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Virat Kohli was picked by Delhi Daredevils

Welcome to our series ‘What If Wednesday,’ where we turn around the cricketing world and look at it from a never-seen perspective, one that slipped away from the grasp of reality. In this edition, we look at how a simple decision could have changed the entire IPL scenario for many franchises.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

Sachin Tendulkar suggested left-right combination be unperturbed in 2011 final, reveals Virender Sehwag

Amongst other things Sachin Tendulkar was right about on 2011 World Cup final day, according to Virender Sehwag, was the suggestion to maintain the left-right combination during the chase. Mahela Jayawardene’s 103 had led Sri Lanka to a decent total and India had lost both its openers quite early.
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