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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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newscricketa month ago

Was unsure if I would be able to handle Zaheer Khan’s pace in 2007 World Cup, reveals Tamim Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal, who starred in Bangaldesh’s famous upset over India in the 2007 World Cup, revealed that prior to batting in that match, he had doubts over his own ability to tackle Zaheer Khan’s pace. Tamim further revealed that he spent the whole match admiring his idols Sachin, Dravid and Ganguly.
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newscricket2 months ago

Have no idea why RCB bowled Virat Kohli in the 19th over, recalls Albie Morkel

Albie Morkel has stated that he had no idea why RCB skipper Daniel Vettori gave the ball to the batsman Virat Kohli, in a crucial over in IPL 2012, a blunder which led to the team's defeat. Morkel also revealed that at one point, he felt the target was way out of his reach to be chased down.
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newscricket3 months ago

MS Dhoni donned a similar role to Sourav Ganguly in grooming youngsters, admits Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan has revealed that MS Dhoni, during the latter part of his career, donned a similar role to Sourav Ganguly’s in terms of grooming the younger generation. He also added that it was quintessential for a player to get support during the initial stage of their career, to help them shape it.
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newscricket3 months ago

ICC World Cup 2011 | Yuvraj Singh gave us that balance of the fifth bowler, reveals Zaheer Khan

On India's nine-year anniversary of the 2011 World Cup win, Zaheer Khan has opined that Yuvraj Singh gave a cutting edge to the bowling attack with his full quota of overs in almost every match. Yuvraj emerged as the biggest star for India, scoring 362 runs and picking 15 wickets to go with that.
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newscricket3 months ago

Indian Cricket team wanted to win 2011 World Cup badly and we did it, reveals Zaheer Khan

Looking back at the win, Zaheer Khan has admitted that the team was desperate to win the 2011 World Cup at home, which he also saw as a great opportunity for the veterans to bow out. Zaheer added that the MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir partnership was instrumental in making his day a momentous one.
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newscricket3 months ago

Amount of freedom Ricky Ponting gives to his players is mesmerizing, believes Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer, in a Q&A session on Twitter, labelled Ricky Ponting, the coach of the Delhi Capitals franchise, as outstanding and attested that the freedom the Aussie gives to his players is mesmerizing. Iyer has further revealed that his ultimate dream was to play Test cricket for India.
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newscricket4 months ago

IND vs SA | Faf du Plessis has a chance to start off fresh sans captaincy, believes Zaheer Khan

Former India pacer Zaheer Khan feels that without the burden of captaincy on his shoulders Faf du Plessis will be back in his prime after going off tracks lately. Zaheer believes that du Plessis’ experience will help groom the youngsters in the side and get over their nerves early in their career.
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newscricket4 months ago

Twitter reacts to return of ‘fielding king’ Mohammad Kaif's return in Indian outfit

After a bummer of a first game, Mohammad Kaif returned to his fielding form after with two impressive catches during the game against Sri Lankan legends. He also was crucial to India’s chances of getting to Sri Lanka’s total by scoring a 45-ball 46 runs chasing 140 set by the opposition.
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newscricket4 months ago

Twitter reacts to Irfan Pathan’s match-winning 57* against Sri Lankan legends

At 62/4, India were ways away from their 139-run chase against Sri Lanka when Irfan Pathan walked in to bat. Immediately, he put the Sri Lankan bowlers under the pump with some dazzling shots, including scoring 26 runs off Farveez Maharoof's bowling to take India home after initial trouble.
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