Ryan ten Doeschate: A cricketer who became a diamond for Netherlands

Ryan ten Doeschate is a former Netherlands allrounder who represented the team in 33 ODI’s and 24 T20I’s. He has been one of the most decorated cricketers to have played for the Netherlands between 2006-2021. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast pacer. Let’s look at his journey in cricket. Embed from Getty Images Early Life and First-Class Career Ryan ten Doeschate was … Continue reading Ryan ten Doeschate: A cricketer who became a diamond for Netherlands

Azhar Mahmood: How A Pakistani Player Left An IPL Legacy

The Pakistani wonder-boy Azhar Mahmood can narrate his experiences in an unusual manner. He was chosen as a bowling-allrounder for the Test series against South Africa in late 1997 but ended up scoring an unbeaten 128 runs and an unbeaten 50 on his Test debut. Not only that, he smashed another 2 Test hundreds on return tour in early 1998. However, he couldn’t replicate good … Continue reading Azhar Mahmood: How A Pakistani Player Left An IPL Legacy

Tatenda Taibu: An IPL Journey That Ended Quickly

The Roller-Coaster Beginning Ever sat on a roller-coaster? The highs and lows it goes through have an uncanny resemblance with the highs and lows one goes through in their life. And when these highs and lows happen in a short duration, the story packs a solid punch. Tatenda Taibu’s story is the perfect example of such a story. It was the year 2002, Zimbabwe’s three … Continue reading Tatenda Taibu: An IPL Journey That Ended Quickly

MS Dhoni Retirement Anniversary Special: He’ll Be Forgotten!

There’s often a fine line between surprise and shock. And not many possess the ability to tread this tightrope. Magicians can. Stuntmen can. Detectives can. And ‘MSD’ is the abbreviation if one clubs the initial alphabet of these three unorthodox jobs! Call it a case of smart word-play, but MS Dhoni does possess traits that are a trademark of these men. He wears the wicket-keeping … Continue reading MS Dhoni Retirement Anniversary Special: He’ll Be Forgotten!

Shafali Verma: A Star at a Prodigy’s Age

Debut match, away game, toughest format, difficult conditions and opening batting, each of these aspects individually is enough to affect a player’s confidence. Top it with an age of only 17. Most of the players would have got frightened at the prospects of playing in such a situation. But Shafali Verma excelled in this situation. She scored 96 and 63 runs in each of the … Continue reading Shafali Verma: A Star at a Prodigy’s Age

The West Indies Pace-Quartet of the 70’s

Pace bowling is a skill in itself; a skill which is aesthetically good to see and feel. It also makes one wonder about the efforts and stress required to master that skill. And it is not just labour work or about speed; it requires a bowler to have a sound presence of mind so as to where, whom and when to bowl. The pace quartet … Continue reading The West Indies Pace-Quartet of the 70’s

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

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 5 … Continue reading Atherton Slips on 99: One of the Most Painful Runouts in Cricket

When Stuart Refused to Walk in ‘Broad’ Daylight

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, Jimmy … Continue reading When Stuart Refused to Walk in ‘Broad’ Daylight

When Sachin Tendulkar was accused of Ball Tampering

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 no … Continue reading When Sachin Tendulkar was accused of Ball Tampering

The Ashes, Walters, Boon and a Drinking Record

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 imperiously … Continue reading The Ashes, Walters, Boon and a Drinking Record