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featurecricket15 days ago

Do we regard Chris Gayle enough

The first T20 globetrotter and the finest T20 generation has ever seen - it is not a surprise that Chris Gayle is the Man Friday for teams he represented in his glittering 15-year T20 career. But do we respect him enough for his contributions in other formats?
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newscricket20 days ago

My biggest legacy was I left a side who went on to win 2011 World Cup, admits Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly has admitted that his biggest legacy was that he left a team, that had at least seven-eight players who started their career under the former skipper. He also reckoned that MS Dhoni’s 2011 WC winning six will forever remain immortal in the Indian cricketing history.
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newscricket23 days ago

Reached with the Kings XI Punjab’s kit minutes before 2008 CSK clash, recalls Neil Maxwell

Neil Maxwell has recalled an interesting story from Kings XI Punjab’s inaugural appearance in the Indian Premier League, where he reached with the team’s kit just minutes before their opener. He has also narrated the story, where the then KXIP skipper Yuvraj Singh walked to toss in shorts.
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newscricketa month ago

Yuvraj Singh issues apology after alleged ‘casteist’ remark triggers controversy

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, on Friday, issued a heartfelt apology on Twitter, after he faced backlash for an alleged ‘casteist’ remark on Yuzvendra Chahal, during an Instagram chat with Rohit Sharma. Yuvraj, in his statement, clarified that he has ‘never believed in any kind of disparity’.
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newscricketa month ago

Switching from white ball to red ball cannot be done overnight, feels Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has opined that it requires at least a couple of weeks of practice to curb the white-ball instincts and do better in red-ball matches. Raina further added that he probably struggled to find that balance which eventually resulted in his ousting after the 2014 tour Down Under.
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newscricketa month ago

Sreesanth picks Kohli, Dhoni and Sachin in all-time ODI XI; names Ganguly captain

Indian pacer S Sreesanth named his ‘All-time ODI XI’ and decided to opt for the gigantic quartet of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly, naming the now-BCCI President as the side’s skipper. Sreesanth, who’s played 53 ODIs, picked himself as the side’s 12th man.
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newscricketa month ago

MS Dhoni supported me because he knew I have talent, proclaims Suresh Raina

After Yuvraj Singh alleged that MS Dhoni had favouritism towards Suresh Raina, the latter has claimed that Dhoni had immense trust in him because he knew his talent. Raina has further added that Dhoni threatened to take ‘big steps’ if he doesn’t score in a couple of matches but he repaid the faith.
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newscricket2 months ago

Andrew Flintoff’s ‘cut your throat’ comment fueled me to hit six sixes, reveals Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh has revealed that poor choice of words from Andrew Flintoff, who apparently threatened to cut off the former’s throat, is what angered him and made him maul Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over. Yuvraj further revealed that he first glanced at Mascarenhas after hitting the sixth six.
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newscricket2 months ago

Team management ought to blame for Pant’s brain-fade in World Cup semi-final, opines Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh, in an Instagram chat with KP, stated that it was the inexperience of Pant that got the better of him in the semi-final against Kiwis and blamed the management for drafting in a rookie. After initially steadying the ship, Pant perished after a mistimed slog-sweep found the fielder.
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newscricket2 months ago

Loss to India in Natwest final gave me lot of sleepless nights, reveals Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain has admitted that the pain of losing to India in the 2002 Natwest final was difficult to fathom and he believes it was a game that England should have won. Hussain has further stated that after getting rid of India’s top five, it was a game for them to lose but they messed up.
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