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Indian cricket's glamorous heroes

Indian cricket's glamorous heroes

Sporting heroes have been glamourized from the ancient Roman times and continue till today. The feats of the famous gladiator, Spartacus or the charioteer Benhur are stories that still rekindle the glory and success that comes through when an individual is seen winning against difficult odds. Arjun...

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The Pandya-Rahul fiasco: Who is to blame?

The Pandya-Rahul fiasco: Who is to blame?

Not even Karan Johar could have wished for more melodrama in the aftermath of the January 6 episode of his Koffee with Karan show. His guests on the day were Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul. For the twenty-odd minutes of the show I could watch before it got unbearable, the two went int...

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Indian cricketers seem to prefer ODI format

Indian cricketers seem to prefer ODI format

Image courtesy: @BCCI The Indian cricket team has made history Down Under. Winning the Test series was just one part of the celebration. Beating the Australians in the ODIs, for the first time, was the icing on the cake. Although, the Indian cricket Test team is rated the best in the world, it seem...

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Dhoni much more than dot balls, fours and sixes

Dhoni much more than dot balls, fours and sixes

Ever since chairman of national cricket selectors Mannava Sri Kanth Prasad said a year and half ago that his committee will start looking at alternatives to Mahendra Singh Dhoni only if the former captain fails to perform, both have been constantly under the scrutiny of the twitterati. Former playe...

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India first team from subcontinent to create history Down Under

India first team from subcontinent to create history Down Under

India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have all won the World Cup yet they have not won a bilateral Test series in Australia. India became the first team from the subcontinent to create history and it took 71 years for them to win a series Down Under. Over the years, India and Pakistan have won Tests ...

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India in Australia: Desperate times call for desperate measures

India in Australia: Desperate times call for desperate measures

India have announced their playing eleven for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne and on paper the team looks better balanced than the sides that won in Adelaide and lost in Perth to be 1-1 in the four-Test series. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Seldom has one seen both the opening ba...

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Whom to drop for Mayank Agarwal - KL Rahul or Murali Vijay?

Whom to drop for Mayank Agarwal - KL Rahul or Murali Vijay?

Ahead of the Boxing Day Test here, festivities began on Sunday. Combined with Christmas celebrations, it is a gala time in Melbourne, especially for the Indian community for they get a chance to be up and close with their cricketing stars. At the Sunday festival on the lawns of MCG then, the India...

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Can Team India bet on chinaman Kuldeep Yadav for Melbourne Test?

Can Team India bet on chinaman Kuldeep Yadav for Melbourne Test?

India's top two spinners - Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, are racing against time to be fit for the third Test against Australia at the MCG. If the two do not regain full fitness and are forced to miss the Test, will chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav get a chance to bamboozle the Aussie batsme...

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Year-ender: Top 8 sporting controversies of 2018

Year-ender: Top 8 sporting controversies of 2018

​Virat Kohli’s Bharat Chhodo abhiyaan On his 30th birthday, Kohli decided to launch his mobile app and during that read out a Tweet… Over-rated batsman, I personally have seen nothing special in his batting. I enjoy watching English and Australian batsmen more than these Indian. After that he went O...

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Perth Test: Virat Kohli will get to do what not many Indian captains have done before

Perth Test: Virat Kohli will get to do what not many Indian captains have done before

What is the common thread between the 2018 South Africa-India Test at Johannesburg, and the 2012 Australia-India at Perth? These are the only two instances in their Test history wherein India took the field without a full-time spinner in their playing eleven. We could be in for a third instance on...

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