Cricket Quiz: The Inventors and The Firsts

Cricket is one of those few games in which innovations have been welcomed over the years. Be it in batting or in bowling, few of these innovations have evolved to become part and parcel of the game. So, how many inventors do you know of a few cricket shots and deliveries. Take this quiz to find out! Featured Image: BCCI | Twitter Akhil KintaliI am … Continue reading Cricket Quiz: The Inventors and The Firsts

The Sydney Saga: Ashwin and Vihari’s Resilient Partnership

Let me ask you one question? Embed from Getty Images Have you been able to get over this picture? I guess, most of you haven’t. India managed to pull off a blinder, a dream became reality with everyone’s resilient efforts. There were so many brilliant performances in the series by the Indian players which guided them to crush Australia in Australia in the absence of … Continue reading The Sydney Saga: Ashwin and Vihari’s Resilient Partnership

Top 5 Indian Batting Performances Against Australia in Tests

While the clash between India and Australia doesn’t get the popularity of The Ashes or the Indo-Pak Series, this clash has often seen some brilliant individual performances from both sides. There have been some exceptional performances by the batsmen, as well as, bowlers from both India and Australia. Let us have a look at the top 5 Indian batting performances against Australia: 5. Cheteshwar Pujara: … Continue reading Top 5 Indian Batting Performances Against Australia in Tests

Hardik Pandya: The New Finisher

Hardik Pandya has been one of the most promising all-rounders India has had since Kapil Dev, who retired way back in 1994! Hardik Pandya had a few spectacular performances as a finisher and as a middle-order batsman till the 2019 World Cup. But he was largely working under the shadow of MS Dhoni who retired after the 2019 World Cup. Frequent injuries at that time … Continue reading Hardik Pandya: The New Finisher

IPL Throwback: Chris Gayle’s Stunning 175*

It was one of the most dominating displays of batting in the history of cricket. The ‘Gayle’storm had struck Bengaluru when the mighty Chris Gayle was batting against the Pune Warriors India, and it was an innings worth remembering. Chris Gayle was going through a great form this season. The match started off with rain interrupting the match after just having completed one over. Some … Continue reading IPL Throwback: Chris Gayle’s Stunning 175*

Sachin Tendulkar’s Memorable Knocks in the 2003 World Cup

Sachin Tendulkar…the name synonymous with cricket at that time was the driving force of the Indian ODI team in the 2003 World Cup. He was the only batsman to score more than 10,000 runs in ODIs then and there were lots of expectations from him to score loads of runs on the bouncy pitches of South Africa and slow pitches of Zimbabwe. And he did … Continue reading Sachin Tendulkar’s Memorable Knocks in the 2003 World Cup

The Best Sportsman: A Tribute to Suresh Raina

A couple of days ago, MS Dhoni left us teary-eyed when he announced his retirement from international cricket. There were so many tributes for him from people who summed up his legacy and praised him. Just an hour after Dhoni announced his retirement, Suresh Raina too followed suit and he also chose to retire from international cricket. ‘Chinna Thala‘ followed ‘Thala‘ in retirement. Modern-day cricket … Continue reading The Best Sportsman: A Tribute to Suresh Raina

Graham Gooch: Cricket’s Grandest Batsman

There is a saying that “Maturity comes with experience, not age” and Graham Gooch proved it as a cricketer for England. Graham Gooch had the maturity needed in his veins whether it was him as a batsman, captain or as a batting coach for England and it just grew as he became older! His professional cricket career took off in 1973 in a first-class match … Continue reading Graham Gooch: Cricket’s Grandest Batsman

VVS Laxman and the under-rated art of playing with the Tail

In 2010, when Australia toured India for a Test series, India was neck-deep in troubles during the 4th innings. Laxman was in no condition to play as his back troubles pestered him again, he had already batted at the 9th position in the previous innings. India had 140 runs to score to win that match when Zaheer, who was promoted up, walked back, and Laxman, … Continue reading VVS Laxman and the under-rated art of playing with the Tail