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Tendulkar made adjustments across all formats easily: Richards

Legendary West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards is of the opinion that Sachin Tendulkar is probably one of the two batsmen in modern era who had seamless adjusted their game according to their needs across all three formats. For Richards, the other batsman apart from Tendulkar, who can be lauded for his flexibility is Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara. “It ...

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Dhoni calls it quits from Tests, Kohli to lead

Mahendra Singh Dhoni today surprised the cricket world with his sudden announcement of immediate retirement from Test cricket, making way for Virat Kohli to don the mantle of captaincy. Announcement of Dhoni’s retirement after the wicketkeeper-batsman had played in 90 Test matches, 60 of them as captain, was made immediately after India lost the current Test series to Australia following ...

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Dhoni led by example not by rhetoric: Dravid

Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid said Mahendra Singh Dhoni would go down as a captain who led “more by example than by rhetoric or by words”. “One of the things I really liked about playing under MS was that he never asked you to do anything that he himself didn’t do,” he said. Dhoni retired from Test cricket at the ...

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Century at last for Sehwag, Delhi in command

Virender Sehwag played an innings in complete contrast to his school of batsmanship as his 40th first-class century put Delhi in a comfortable position at the end of the second day in their group league match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here today. Courtesy Sehwag’s 105 and an equal contribution from Unmukt Chand (105), who scored his second successive ...

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Australia set India a target of 384 at lunch on day 4

Shaun Marsh missed his century by a whisker as Australia set India a daunting target of 384 after declaring their second innings at 318-9 on a rain-hit final day of the third cricket Test here today. Marsh’s 99-run innings was studded with 11 fours and two sixes as he took Australia’s lead to 383 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ...

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Disappointed to not get a big score: Chris Rogers

He cracked a half-century to lay the foundation for Australia’s first innings but opener Chris Rogers said he was “frustrated” and “disappointed” to miss out on a big score on the opening day of the third cricket Test against India in Melbourne on Friday. The hosts finished at 259/5, thanks to Steve Smith’s 72 not out and Rogers’ 57 runs, ...

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I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar

Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar today regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part. In the 1981 series that had been dogged by some inconsistent umpiring, a Dennis Lillee in-cutter caught Gavaskar plumb in front ...

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Atwal credits Tiger Woods & family for Dubai Open triumph

Indian golfer Arjun Atwal has credited his friendship with Tiger Woods and the strong family support for restoring his former glory after he won the Dubai Open last weekend. Victory at the inaugural USD 500,000 Asian Tour event was especially sweet for the 41-year-old as it has been four years since his historic win at the 2010 Wyndham Championship on ...

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Shane Watson shaken after being hit on helmet

Shane Watson was struck on the helmet by a James Pattinson bouncer at Australia’s training session at the MCG on Tuesday, leading to both men leaving the nets. The early indications were that Watson was not injured by the blow, but he and Pattinson both appeared shaken by the incident, which was not surprising given the events of the past ...

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Josh Hazlewood picks five-wicket haul on debut

Australian speedster Josh Hazlewood made a memorable debut in the second Test of the ongoing four-match series against India where he picked a five-wicket haul in the first innings of the Gabba Test. Hazlewood looked Australia’s best bowler on Day 1 where he scalped two wickets but struggled towards the end with cramps and had to leave the field minutes ...

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