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2019: When IPL Indian captains (even Dhoni!) totally lost their cool...

2019: When IPL Indian captains (even Dhoni!) totally lost their cool...

IPL 2019 saw a record number of Indian captains losing their cool. Maybe because they’ve come after a long international tour in Australia and New Zealand or maybe it’s because the World Cup is coming up. Either way, fans saw some unusual leadership behaviour on the field. Now Indian patriarch and s...

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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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Bharat Ratna for MS Dhoni?

Bharat Ratna for MS Dhoni?

Is it time for Indian cricket legend and patriarch MS Dhoni to be given the Bharat Ratna? As Mahi turns 37, it is definitely something worth considering. At this stage probably nobody deserves it more than this man who has carried the hopes of the nation for quite a long time now. But first of all,...

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Yuvi, Gambhir and other poor IPL farewells

Yuvi, Gambhir and other poor IPL farewells

​​​For the first four years of IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders failed to reach even the finals of the premier tournament even as co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was always in the news for all the wrong reasons. Then Gautam Gambhir captained KKR to two title victories in 2012 and 2014.​It didn’t make any differen...

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10 best finishers of IPL 2018

10 best finishers of IPL 2018

Every batsman dreams of staying till the end in a chase and hit the winning shot, but that’s probably the toughest thing to do in international cricket. That way this year’s IPL was a good one for exciting nail-biting chases. A look at 10 of the best finishers of 2018… Dinesh Karthik (Kolkata Kni...

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CSK vs SRH, IPL Final - Watson dhamaka: Top 10 Talking Points

CSK vs SRH, IPL Final - Watson dhamaka: Top 10 Talking Points

1. Both teams were facing jinxes: This is the first time that nobody was really favourites in the final. Chennai Super Kings are by far the kings of IPL, but they had lost three finals in a row. That means they were invincible only from the beginning of the tournament to the beginning of the final. ...

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Can Dinesh Karthik take on MS Dhoni in IPL 2018 Final?

Can Dinesh Karthik take on MS Dhoni in IPL 2018 Final?

1. Battle of the shadow leaders Both Ajinkya Rahane of Rajasthan Royals and Dinesh Karthik of Kolkata Knight Riders have lived in the shadows. Rahane is in and out of the international shorter formats and played his last international T20 in 2016. Did you now that Rahane is only one of the four cap...

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IPL Snippets: Will this 'ring' help Virat Kohli break title duck?

IPL Snippets: Will this 'ring' help Virat Kohli break title duck?

Image Courtesy: BCCI, AP Marriage seems to do the trick, at least for IPL captains. In 2010, former India skipper MS Dhoni tied the knot and in 2011, Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings to its second title. In 2011, Gautam Gambhir got married and come 2012, Gauti captained Kolkata Knight Riders and ...

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The Ashwin-Gibbs fight, a mini match-fixing controversy & the perils of Twitter

The Ashwin-Gibbs fight, a mini match-fixing controversy & the perils of Twitter

Twitter was alight with yet another cricketing controversy, this time between ace Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and South African Herschelle Gibbs. It all started harmlessly enough with Ashwin Tweeting… Hey Guys! Just got my hands on the new NIKE React. It’s got a stunning design and the foam ...

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Book Review: The Great War on Prithvi: A unique mythological experience

Book Review: The Great War on Prithvi: A unique mythological experience

Title: The Great War on Prithvi Author: Sunil Rajguru Publisher: PK Enterprises Pages: 288 pages In the crowded world of Indian mythological fiction, author Sunil Rajguru's The Great War on Prithvi turns out to be a roller coaster of a thriller. We meet a 16-year-old Vishnu Shastri who is pull...

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