When Sport Triumphed Victory

sachin dejected after getting out

Every once in a while, cricket has personified the coveted title of ‘Gentleman’s Game’. We have witnessed moments when on-field actions have transcended the mind-barriers of victory and defeat, thus helping capture the true essence of sport. The 1999 Chennai test between India-Pakistan was one such classic. Which truly lived…

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Aussies “Fair” Play – The ball-tampering saga!

Steve Smith Ball Tampering

The recent ball-tampering incident, also known as “Sandpaper-gate” is arguably the second most controversial cricketing incident, as the ‘underarm bowling incident’ still tops the list. Trevor Chappel would be a relieved man, after getting some company on the list of the most embarrassing sporting moments for Australia. There has been…

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Is this Indian team the greatest Indian team ever?

Indian team looks like they belong in there, whether it is a do-or-die game in a world tournament, a morning session on day 1 against seaming ball, a last day against a dust ball pitch, a spell of tiring overs against a pinch-perfect batsman on a flat track, or during…

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Can this Indian team be greatest of all time?

Over the years, if there is one thing the greatest teams in the history of our sport have had in common is that they have had a bunch of great players to choose from. At any given moment, that team has had more than just 11 players itching to get…

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Triangular Test Series – the way ahead?

The last time this was experimented in was in 1912, before the advent of television and internet or even floodlights and before there was money pouring into cricket. The Triangular Test Series played between England, Australia and South Africa, with England winning the series was largely deemed a failure owing…

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Away Tests : Kohli or Rahane?

  Indian test team is now in the safe hands of players who are young, aggressive & have never say die attitude. Since the retirement of fab four (Sachin,Sourav,Rahul & VVS), with Sachin being the last addition to that list, India has won 5 test matches outside their home turf…

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