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IPL 2015: CSK will be in full of confidence after beating MI comprehensively!

CSK’s last win against the Mumbai Indians came on yesterday night at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, chasing a formidable total of 183/7. The men-in-yellow (CSK) got over the line with ease with six wickets and 20 deliveries in hand. Rajasthan Royals on the other hand had to face a few setbacks in their hunt … Continue reading

“We did not fight back!” – World Cup Semi-Finals’ against Australia!

(Semi Finals: India Vs Australia, 26 March, WC 2015) So what went wrong? Indian captain MS Dhoni had the answer. “Over 300 is always a difficult score, I felt it [328] was just over par”. He then went on to explain exactly why. “Shikhar [Dhawan]’s dismissal was slightly on the softer side, at a time … Continue reading

Indian Super League (ISL) – New Beginning of the Indian Football?

India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani has hailed the start of a glamorous new football league that organisers hope will trigger an explosion of interest in the game, long sidelined in favour of cricket. Ambani, who is bankrolling the Indian Super League (ISL), said after Sunday’s launch in the eastern city of Kolkata that he hoped … Continue reading

BRAZIL World Cup 2014 starts Today night : Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo duel for Cup stardom!

(The weight of Argentinian hopes rests on Messi’s (L) shoulders. Portugal are desperate for Ronaldo’s (R) goals to get out of one of the most difficult groups in the contest. (Source: AP) One player is the world’s best known footballer, the other the most valuable. They have scored the same number of Champions League goals … Continue reading

Onward to South Africa – Skipper M S Dhoni with his team !

Nine hours before flying out of Mumbai, Dhoni was reminded — not for the first time — that a certain Sachin Tendulkar wouldn’t be on that plane to South Africa. “I think what’s fairly important is that they have good amount of exposure even though it’s ODIs outside India. That always helps you adjust to … Continue reading

Oh ! What a speech, Sachin ! You thanked them ALL !! Did not miss anyone .. (Video)

Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell speech – on Nov 16, 2013 at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai, India

Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell speech – on Nov 16, 2013 at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai, India * Friends please settle down, I’ll get more emotional! It’s hard to believe my wonderful journey is coming to an end. * I have got a list of people to thank because sometimes I forget. * I would like thank everyone … Continue reading

Cricket match@Eden Gardens dominated by the Test debutants !

Mohamed Shami followed up his 4/71 performance in the first innings with a 5/47 show in the second innings to claim an enviable match haul of 9/118 in all – the best ever by an Indian pacer on debut. Mohamed Shami’s performance propelled India to an innings and 51-run victory in the first Test at … Continue reading

Was Sachin Tendulkar really LBW out yesterday ?

West Indies team batted first, much to the disappointment of Sachin Tendulkar fans. But on Day Two, the little maestro Sachin Tendulkar ( often referred to as the ‘God of Cricket’ ) arrived to a reception that seemed … as if the whole of Kolkata were giving him a standing ovation. The decibel level of … Continue reading

Sachin Tendulkar will retire from Test Cricket after 200th test (in Mumbai) !!

Sachin Tendulkar has decided to call it quits. In a media statement released through the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday (today) afternoon, the 40-year-old Tendulkar said his 200th Test will be the last time he will be seen in India colours. This milestone match, against the West Indies, will most probably … Continue reading

Tendulkar’s Prophecy – India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will contest for World Cup 2015 !

‘International cricket’s top run-scorer Sachin Tendulkar believes sub-continent teams will be hard to beat in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Tendulkar, who helped India to win in 2011 on home soil, quit one-day cricket last year after scoring 18,426 runs. At a ceremony marking 500 days until the tournament’s start, the … Continue reading

Oh ! What a fabulous ‘Captain’s knock’ by M S Dhoni at Ranchi !

Finally, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s home crowd got to see first-hand what the world has known all along – that Mahi hitting the best of bowlers around the park can be an awe-inspiring sight. Coming in typically with only five-and-a-half overs left against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday, the Chennai Super Kings captain hit only one boundary. … Continue reading

CSK Captain MS Dhoni lauds Suresh Raina, Michael Hussey after win !

CSK Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised Suresh Raina and Mike Hussey for setting up Chennai Super Kings’ comfortable four-wicket win over Titans in a high-scoring Champions League Twenty20 match in Ranchi on Sunday,Sept 22, 2013. Michael Hussey (47) and Raina (47) swung the match decisively in CSK’s favour with their 89-run stand in just 44 … Continue reading

India’s Cricket Captain M S Dhoni’s new Hairstyle !!

At his home ground in Ranchi on Sunday, Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni who is leading Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League T20 against South African side Titans sported a new hairstyle. The 32-year-old was seen with a bald buzz cut look when he took off his wicket keeper helmet between overs after winning … Continue reading

Leander Paes – remarkably wins the U.S Open Doubles Title !

I started playing the game of Lawn Tennis at the Indian club, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman (1994-95) and so I know the game reasonably well to figure out .. how difficult it is to play the game, especially after one crosses the age of 40 years. But, Leander Paes seems to be an ageless warrior … Continue reading

Indian fast-pace bowler Sreesanth claims to be innocent !

Banned Indian fast-pace bowler S. Sreesanth claimed innocence in a letter to the BCCI’s disciplinary Committee and said his confession to Police in the spot-fixing saga was under duress. ‘Under the threat of arrest of my close relatives, a statement was forcibly taken in the manner directed by the police,’ said Sreesanth, who was banned … Continue reading

MS Dhoni beats the pulp out of Aussies !!

A lot was said and written about Dhoni the batsman ahead of the test series against the Aussies in India. Many said : ‘A captain may be as good as his team, but it’s no one’s fault if he fails with the bat, ball or both’- Whew ! that’s being really nasty to him. Dhoni’s … Continue reading

Captain Dhoni proves ‘well’ with his leadership skills!

Yesterday, History repeated itself!! On Saturday, 2nd April 1983 – Kapil Dev and his devils (as they were called then!) picked up the ICC World Cup trophy for the first time ever, after defeating the then cricket favorites West Indies team! Indian Cricket Captain ‘Cool’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni and company defeated the defending champions’ Australian … Continue reading

Indian Premier League (IPL) – 4th edition Auction!

Lalit Modi, the man behind conceptualizing the IPL, is in hiding somewhere in London or UK. He is not very comfortable to come back to India, at the moment, since he is not sure of justice being meted out to him in the case of alleged misappropriation of funds and conflict of interest in business. … Continue reading

Sach a Long Journey!

On Sunday (Dec 19), Sachin Tendulkar got his 50th Test Century in the match against South Africa played at the ‘aptly named’ Centurion, SA! During my younger days, Sunil Gavaskar, Viv Richards and Gundappa Vishwanath enthralled me with their master strokes termed as text-book style – while I watched the game ‘cricket’ with great awe … Continue reading

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