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featurecricketa year 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
featurecricketa year ago

Steve Bucknor’s erroneous decisions cost Sachin Tendulkar his wicket

One of the most experienced umpires in the world, Steve Bucknor was constantly the name on all lips for many cricketing controversies around the world. One of the cricket’s darkest days was when Bucknor umpired in the Test matches that Sachin Tendulkar was part of in the early 2000s.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa year ago

Super Sixes SRL | Preview: India vs Pakistan

This is one of the most awaited rivalries in world cricket and the Simulation Reality League is no different. While India have been hot and cold in the second round of the International Super Sixes, their disastrous start to the tournament has actually made this game an interesting affair.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa year ago

Butcher – Surgeon: An Ode to the Best

Great are the words that are impromptu, yet carry wholesomeness and significance of an era. Butcher & Surgeon were once used by Harsha Bhogle for two of the most influential cricketers to have served the sport, Sachin Tendulkar & MS Dhoni. But, the depth of that exists beyond one particular innings.
Manmath Behera
featurecricketa year ago

Why Pakistan is so obsessed with Babar Azam phenomenon

If there is a culture that defines you, if there is a culture that makes you think in a particular way and especially acts as a negative catalyst, you rise above it. It was a common theme in many Pakistani cricketers, be it Javed Miandad or Imran Khan. But Babar Azam took it a notch higher.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

Kudos to Pakistan’s ambition but can they be more responsible in hosting games

Cricket needs a strong Pakistan - a simple yet mighty line once delivered by Harsha Bhogle rings through my ears on a daily basis. They are the sport’s ultimate contrarians - enriching the sport, making us pull our hair out and adding to the chronicles.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

Stress fracture the darkest hour in my life, confesses Lakshmipathy Balaji

Former Indian speedster Lakshmipathy Balaji, who suffered a major stress fracture in 2005, has revealed that the injury was the darkest phase of his career. Balaji further revealed that the injury went undiagnosed for a good year, due to which it got exaggerated, piling more misery on the pacer.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 years ago

India should shun conventional wisdom in T20s to create their own dynasty

“Someone comes and says, I am in the team, I am not in the team, kuch farak nahi padhta (It doesn’t matter much).” These were Shreyas Iyer's exact words when he was asked about his India selection despite piling on the numbers that are rare in Indian domestic cricket and hence hard to be ignored.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

Salil Ankola - of fame and fall, and dealing with two extremes

What comes to your mind when you hear 15 November 1989? The picture of a kid walking to the ground for the first time for his country against the intimidating crowd in Karachi or that of a pace bowler, responding to the name of Waqar Younis, streaming in to bowl some devastating balls on debut?
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 years ago

PCB losing to BCCI in DRC verdict - a direct result of myopic quid pro quo

The inevitable happened, if there was any doubt regarding the result. BCCI beat PCB in the legal battle, contested in front of the ICC Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) that was led by Michael Beloff QC and legal experts Jan Paulsson and Dr Annabelle Bennett to bring an end to the fiasco.
Bastab K Parida