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featurecricketa month ago

MS Dhoni’s best moments in an Indian shirt

Ever since making his international debut in 2004 against Pakistan as a 23-year-old, MS Dhoni has given many a memorable moment for Indians fans to cherish.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

Shade of Virat Kohli's Adelaide romance in Ben Stokes' captaincy debut

Focused, Over-my-dead body attitude to go with the eternal charisma they radiate on a cricket field. Sometimes, when watching Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes go about their business, it is easy to forget we are witnessing two cricketers in action, as we’re glued to a gladiatorial contest of surreal kind.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 months ago

Will Covid-19 pandemic turn out to be a blessing in disguise for BCCI

The IPL is uncertain and international cricket is virtually a thing of the past, with players no more rushing to the airport for the next game, rather hitting their apartment gym to keep the body in sync. They are waiting for the government guidelines more than the news from the selection boardroom.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 months ago

Legalised ball tampering need of the hour but can cricket avoid its repercussions

Football is a simple game at the core. The style of football may have changed over time but the core of it remained the same. However, unlike the beautiful game, Cricket reached the crescendo only to evolve further and the memories of the past hold no value in parlance with the way it is played now.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 months ago

The ‘Monkeygate’ scandal explained

The 2nd Test between Australia and India in Sydney 2008, till date, remains as one of the most controversial, scarred games in Test history, due to the atrocity of umpiring that was seen in the match. However, there was a bigger controversy that overshadowed everything else - The Monkeygate scandal.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket5 months ago

Michael Clarke’s ignorant comments an evidence to his disconnection with the cricket world

It’s 2020 and the world has overseen scientific and technological advancements that have changed our lives. To quote Eric Cantona, ‘Soon the science will not only be able to slow down the ageing of the cells, soon the science will fix the cells to the state and so we will become eternal’.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket6 months ago

Steve O’Keefe’s unceremonious axing - a potentially fatal error that demands self-introspection

1136 days ago, Pune was witness to what was the single greatest bowling performance by an overseas spinner on Indian soil. On a minefield that was prepared to rattle and dismantle the visitors, Steve O’Keefe turned the tide to hand India just their second defeat on home soil in over 13 years.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket6 months ago

The story behind MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot

Why is it called a Helicopter Shot? Who named it? This is a question that keeps popping up in the many Barbershop discussions I have been part of. But do you know, the shot made famous by MS Dhoni, a throwback to his maidan days in Ranchi, has an interesting backstory - a kind of Bollywood script.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 months ago

Kuldeep Yadav - an unfulfilled dream in whites

The ball leaves the hand, draws Glenn Maxwell forward, and before he could realise anything, it turns the other way to leave him flummoxed. The dismissal was Kuldeep Yadav’s Test debut in a nutshell - more of a spin masterclass than relying on his mystery factor.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 months ago

The Test - A deep dive into shimmering Australianism and the story of one fine resurrection

Australia’s National Trust has elected over 100 people as National Treasure and Justin Langer is not one among them. Douglas Walters, Ian Chappell, Mark Waugh and Bill Lawry are part of the prestigious list by the way, yet Langer has racked up more Test hundreds than any of them. A statement?
Bastab K Parida