Atherton Slips on 99: One of the Most Painful Runouts in Cricket

+5 The Lord’s Cricket Ground, also known as the ‘Mecca of Cricket’, honours the heroes of the game by engraving their name on the board hanging in the dressing rooms. They call it the ‘Lord’s Honours Board‘. Players consider it a great achievement to be named on the honours boards of the Lord’s. The honours board commemorates the players who have scored a century, taken … Continue reading Atherton Slips on 99: One of the Most Painful Runouts in Cricket

When Stuart Refused to Walk in ‘Broad’ Daylight

+5 Stuart Broad may have reached a milestone of 500 wickets in Test cricket, but he cannot escape being the culprit in a popular cricket story. He is remembered for being the “The Man Who Refused to Walk” at Trent Bridge in 2013. The first Test of Ashes 2013 was being played at Trent Bridge where England was halted at 215 on day one. Then, … Continue reading When Stuart Refused to Walk in ‘Broad’ Daylight

When Sachin Tendulkar was accused of Ball Tampering

+6 If you are an Indian, you would be aware of the stress and strains the umpires have to face in ‘Gully Cricket’. One wrong decision from the standing umpire and there is a furore on the pitch. All the fieldsmen encircle the umpire and heated arguments take place which mostly end with the ‘change in the decision‘. But fielding sides in international matches have … Continue reading When Sachin Tendulkar was accused of Ball Tampering

The Ashes, Walters, Boon and a Drinking Record

+4 Keep all the cricket records aside, because this article will leave you awestruck as it details the incredible record set by cricketers off the field. Doug Walters was an integral and an incredible part of Australian Cricket till the very end of his career. His cricket records, on and off the field have entered grandly into the chronicles of the world cricket. He arrived … Continue reading The Ashes, Walters, Boon and a Drinking Record

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Missing Mayanti Langer: It Isn’t The Same These Days!

+15 Why on earth do we over-rate the human brain? It is incompetent in matters of the heart. Conveniently taking a back-seat or in some cases, it resorts to escaping from the narrow lane when emotions take over our sensibilities. Fit and anger compel us to make strange decisions. In fact, most emotions do except the soft ones. What’s more fatal is the non-realization of … Continue reading Missing Mayanti Langer: It Isn’t The Same These Days!

Parthiv Patel: The Baby-Faced Assasin

+5 Recently, Indian wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel announced his retirement from all forms of the game. He was one of India’s youngest debutant. He was also a wicket-keeper who was a victim of the colossal talent of MS Dhoni. Here’s the hard-fought story of what could’ve been a remarkable career of Parthiv Patel : The Horrific Incident During his Childhood  Like many cricketers, Parthiv Patel too … Continue reading Parthiv Patel: The Baby-Faced Assasin

Patrick Patterson: Finding Cricket’s Lost Legend

+13 Back in 2016, Lords hosted a ‘Legendary Wicket-Keepers Dinner’ which was graced by few of the finest keepers from the 1980s and prior to that. As part of a QnA session, when someone asked Jeffery Dujon as who was the fastest bowler he kept wickets to, he immediately answered, “Patrick Patterson“. He went on to say: Patrick Patterson was the quickest of the lot. … Continue reading Patrick Patterson: Finding Cricket’s Lost Legend

Suryakumar Yadav: An unlucky prodigy of Indian cricket fraternity…

+7 “Just got done with BCCI awards here in Chennai..some exciting cricketers coming up…Suryakumar Yadav from Mumbai to watch out for in future!” Rohit Sharma, current skipper of Mumbai Indians at an award ceremony way back in 2011. There have been numerous cricketers who came up and performed in the domestic arena to stake a place in the Indian cricket team. Some successfully managed to … Continue reading Suryakumar Yadav: An unlucky prodigy of Indian cricket fraternity…

Kieron Pollard: MI’s MVP for ages

+14 Mumbai Indians has always been one of the strongest teams in the history of IPL. Its core members are dynamic cricketers. They know how to handle the intense and crucial situations and they know how to win from thereon. Four times champions, Mumbai Indians are invincible in every department. The balance which the players give to the side only makes the team stronger. Many … Continue reading Kieron Pollard: MI’s MVP for ages