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newssports11 days ago

Rohit Sharma capable of replacing Ajinkya Rahane and handling vice-captaincy role in Tests, says Ian Chappell

Ian Chappell believes that Rohit Sharma has the capability to become India's Test team vice-captain in case Ajinkya Rahane is dropped in future. Chappell also reckoned that Virat Kohli's highly successful team can be improved with the inclusion of Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing eleven.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresports6 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | India shouldn't rush back R Ashwin in white-ball cricket yet

Perception. Nothing changes as quickly as this phenomenon. One good knock, a fine spell or a series and boom, old opinions go for a walk in the park. The same Ravichandran Ashwin, who not many even wanted in the SENA Tests, is now the most wanted not only for Tests but across formats.
Harshit Anand
featuresports7 months ago

Overreaction Monday ft. Michael Vaughan’s BCCI tirade, Yuvraj Singh's big claim and the Steyn-Doull saga

The last few days have been crazy. The whole cricketing world has gone bonkers like never seen before ever since the much anticipated pink-ball Test has been played in Ahmedabad. So without wasting much time, let us present to you the latest edition of our weekly segment - Overreaction Monday. 
Harshit Anand
featuresports7 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if CSK retained R Ashwin instead of Jadeja in 2018 auction

Dhoni might have attended an insane cult following in Chennai, but Ashwin is the original Chennai Super King. Inarguably he is the greatest cricketer to have come out of Tamil Nadu and his Veera Level performance in the lengths and breaths of the country has made him a true giant of Indian cricket.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports8 months ago

Satire Saturday | Underrated Rohit Sharma deserves Indian Test captaincy after spending 14-day quarantine alone

'It’s incredible how the Indian fans have the perception that Rishabh Pant can’t keep and Wriddhiman Saha can’t bat,' tweeted Aakash Chopra after day two’s play. But what remains the ultimate truth is Rohit Sharma’s leadership allowed India to make a comeback into the game.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports9 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | India should risk four pacers instead of taking safe Ashwin route to go 1-0 up against Australia

Ahead of India’s first day-night Test against Australia, in Adelaide, the popular opinion seems to suggest that Ravichandran Ashwin should be part of the playing XI purely on the basis of his performance against the Kangaroos at the venue last year. That’s where we almost get it wrong.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports10 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Delhi Daredevils bought Deepak Chahar in 2018 IPL Auction

Welcome to a series, where we look back at a mind-puzzling moment in the history of the game and tweak it a little bit to make it mind-boggling. This week, we are looking at what would have happened had Delhi Daredevils bought Agra pacer Deepak Chahar ahead of CSK in the 2018 IPL Auction.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
sportsa year ago

What if Wednesday | What if Ravichandran Ashwin opened for India in 2006 U-19 World Cup

Just before the 2006 U19 World Cup, news came in the Indian camp that Ravi Ashwin, who was by then the first-choice opener in the U-17 age group, was dropped for Rohit Sharma. We all know what followed that decision. But what if, in a parallel world, the Indian management had opted for Ashwin?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresportsa year ago

Overreaction Monday ft. Irfan Pathan’s farewell desire and Ricky Ponting’s hypocrisy

The MS Dhoni euphoria has died down and we are into the IPL-sized world now where many things make sense and so many things don’t. What would we do then? Wait and see the wind having its own discourse and fuel some ironical overreactions to its own cross-board. Let’s start then.
Bastab K Parida
featuresportsa year ago

Overreaction Monday ft. Adil Rashid’s excellence, Aditya Verma’s IPL plea and Ravi Ashwin’s innovation

There are two kinds of people in this world: one, those who love some good controversy and gossip and two, liars. Hence it is a no-brainer to start the week off by overreacting and squashing overreactions to the rather ‘bold’ statements that were made last week by people associated to the sport.
Anirudh Suresh