Don Bradman in the Ashes

Thin Bats. Huge Boundaries. Destructive Bowlers. Uncovered Pitches. The game tossed challenges after challenges but the Don, Don Bradman, absolutely owned the game in his time. In a career that extended 52 Test Matches, he had 6996 runs under his belt and yes, the most remarkable statistic of all, his batting average- 99.94. Don Bradman in the Ashes was simply phenomenal. Embed from Getty Images … Continue reading Don Bradman in the Ashes

How did the Ashes Series get its name?

The Australia-England rivalry is the oldest and the most iconic cricket rivalries of all and the cricket series between these two nations is famously known as the Ashes. But do you know how the series was given the name- ‘Ashes’? Let us see how the story unfolded: In 1882, Australia faced its arch-rival, England, at the Oval in a one-off Test, a Test which changed … Continue reading How did the Ashes Series get its name?

All About Indian Women Cricket Team

Recently the ‘Women in Blue’ made the whole country proud when they reached the finals of T20 World Cup 2020. This was a big achievement and this achievement was witnessed by 9.02 million fans in India and in fact, the 2020 T20 Women’s World Cup became the second most-watched cricket event after the 2019 ODI Men World Cup. These numbers are a testament to the … Continue reading All About Indian Women Cricket Team

CK Nayudu: The Common Man Who Became the King of Cricket

The name CK Nayudu has often remained an answer to a trivia question for us Indians. “Who was the first cricket captain of India?”, “CK Nayudu!”, people often shout this name. But do you know how difficult was his path to become the captain of India? Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu, often known as CK, was born to a wealthy landlord in Nagpur. His father, spotting the … Continue reading CK Nayudu: The Common Man Who Became the King of Cricket

Kapil Dev’s 175* against Zimbabwe

There are two kinds of memorable knocks, those which will be remembered in the history and those which influenced history. Kapil Dev’s iconic knock of 175* is of the second kind. The Context: The 1983 World Cup (then Prudential Cup) was hosted by England. This was the third time consecutively that England was hosting the tournament because no other nation could organize an event of … Continue reading Kapil Dev’s 175* against Zimbabwe

Curious Case of Muralitharan’s Chucking

It was the iconic Boxing Day match in 1995 and more than 50,000 spectators had arrived to witness the exciting clash, but this match is remembered for all the wrong reasons as to what happened between the umpire, Darrell Hair and Muralitharan. On the first day of the match, Darrell Hair called out Muralitharan a whopping seven times in just three overs for throwing and … Continue reading Curious Case of Muralitharan’s Chucking

Steven Smith: The Prodigy Spinner to World-Dominating batsman

In the entire history of cricket, there will only be a handful of cricketers whose journey is perhaps as interesting as Steven Smith. His career has perhaps had more twists and turns, and ups and downs than an average Bollywood movie. The Rookie Leg-Spinner Steven Smith started off as leg-spinner who described himself as a ‘fun’ batter. As a batsman, his technique was all over … Continue reading Steven Smith: The Prodigy Spinner to World-Dominating batsman

Ian Botham in 3rd Test of 1981 Ashes

There are very few instances in which a single match becomes a crown-jewel for a player’s career. No matter how many games he plays, how many centuries he scores or how many wickets he picks, he will always speak about that single match with the utmost pride. The third Test of Ashes in 1981 is such a game for Sir Ian Botham. Ian Botham was … Continue reading Ian Botham in 3rd Test of 1981 Ashes

Australia vs South Africa 1999, WC Semis

It was the clash between two titans of that tournament- South Africa and Australia. They were one of the best teams in the tournament and hence this 1999 WC Semis match was expected to be mouth-watering and exciting, and boy, did it deliver! Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts to witness this amazing contest: – Build-up The setting was perfect for this clash. … Continue reading Australia vs South Africa 1999, WC Semis