Anil Kumble’s 10 wicket haul against Pakistan

Certain records in cricket are nearly impossible to break. One of such a record was made in the year 1956, Jim Laker made it to the record books by taking all the 10 wickets in a single inning. It was one amazing feat which people thought wouldn’t be repeated but one leg spinner replicated the same 43 years later. It wasn’t Shane Warne, his name … Continue reading Anil Kumble’s 10 wicket haul against Pakistan

Baskaran: Official Cobbler of Indian Cricket Team

Batsmen, Bowlers, Umpires, Coaches, we come across so many people whose lives are dedicated to this gentleman’s game, but in this post, I will talk about another such person who has been serving the Indian Cricket Team for multiple decades- Baskaran, the official cobbler of the Indian Cricket Team. Baskaran sits outside the iconic Chepauk stadium in Chennai. He started this work in 1993 and … Continue reading Baskaran: Official Cobbler of Indian Cricket Team

SA vs IND Johannesburg Test 2013

Some people who don’t regularly watch Test cricket ask, “You play for five days and don’t get a result. What is the point of such a game?” But there lies the beauty in the longest form of the game. The match- SA vs IND Johannesburg Test 2013 remains one of the most legendary drawn test matches of all time. Build-up The Proteas had beaten India … Continue reading SA vs IND Johannesburg Test 2013

Netherlands VS Ireland T20WC 2014 Qualifier

The World Cup’s format is often regarded to be cruel for that one associate nation which is a part of every group. “How would this associate nation beat all the top-ranking teams and qualify to the next stage?”, is one thought that strikes most of us. But we often undermine the path they’ve treaded and the matches they’ve played to reach there. This is one … Continue reading Netherlands VS Ireland T20WC 2014 Qualifier

Dale Steyn 5/23 against India

South Africa’s 2007–2008 tour of India is definitely one of the most memorable Test series of all time and three of the biggest highlights of this series would be, Virender Sehwag’s triple century, AB de Villiers’ double century and Dale Steyn’s extraordinary spell of 5/23. Relive Dale Steyn 5/23 here. Embed from Getty Images Handed over a humiliating defeat in the first game of the … Continue reading Dale Steyn 5/23 against India

Michael Hussey 60*(24) against Pakistan

It was the 2nd Semi-Final of the 2010 T20 World Cup between Australia and Pakistan. The Australian captain, Michael Clarke, won the toss and decided to bowl first amidst the wet outfield and the outcast conditions. Dirk Nannes gave a brilliant start to the Aussies as he started the match with a maiden over. Things were looking bright for the Aussies but Pakistan shifted gears … Continue reading Michael Hussey 60*(24) against Pakistan