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Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The Timeless Legend

Do you think you are a pal do pal ka shaayar? No MS. You are timeless. Did I not see it coming? I did. To tell the truth, I started to feel that an official confirmation was no more required. But the unending speculations around MS Dhoni were troublesome. Though it’s true that his retirement has saddened his fans and ...

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The plight of a mentally scarred Glenn Maxwell- Are you listening?

Glenn Maxwell. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images) It’s calm, yet chaotic; it’s happy days, yet there’s gloom; there’s light all around, yet there’s fear of the dark; it’s heavenly, yet a living hell. Depression- It’s not tangible, but something difficult to disentangle from. It’s monster, venomous enough to rip one apart into shreds. The mind screams in utter silence and ...

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The flickering light of Mustafizur Rahman and Bangladesh pace battery

The Tigers’ premier speedster has hit a wall and it was glaringly palpable in the T20Is in India. Mustafizur Rahman. (Photo by Andy Kearns/Getty Images) The face of Bangladesh cricket has been painted, mostly, by the spinners, left-arm spinners to be precise. It became somewhat tedium and an eleven without one was alike a bolt from the blue. Mohammad Rafique ...

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What’s stopping RCB from winning the IPL title?

Even having Virat Kohli at the helm for nine seasons has kept them alienated from their maiden IPL title. Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter) AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Kevin Pietersen; the list goes on. Having had international T20 sensations as a part of their squad. Not to forget Rahul Dravid, Zaheer Khan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Manish ...

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Best Test XI of the decade

This decade in Test cricket has been eventful, audacious, colorful and innovative, bringing a whole new spectrum to the format. by Anuraag Author Published – Dec 4, 2019 7:21 pm | Updated – Dec 4, 2019 7:21 pm 285.5K Views Australia’s Steve Smith (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images) Test cricket witnessed a lot of change in this ...

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From a long-haired small-town boy to becoming the leader of Indian cricket- Reliving 15 magical years of MS Dhoni

Two moments that will best define the past ten years as far as Dhoni and Indian cricket is concerned are- Dhoni’s six to win the World Cup in 2011 and his heartwrenching run-out in the 2019 edition. On the 16th of October 1978, a young fast-bowling all-rounder from Haryana burst onto the international scene, and Indian Cricket was never the ...

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Where Virat Kohli the captain needs to step up?

Kohli is not the best tactician on the field but has been getting better in that aspect. India’s captain Virat Kohli. (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images) Champions Trophy 2017. World Cup 2019. Two big heart-breaks for Indian fans since Virat Kohli took over the charge of the Men in Blue. In his first stint as a skipper in an ICC ...

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Irfan Pathan- An unfulfilled dream, a cult hero and an enigma who slayed hearts for fun

Irfan Pathan. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) The writing was always on the wall. In fact, most of the fans had consigned to the reality that Irfan Pathan will never play for India again. On Saturday, their biggest fear- our biggest fear- finally turned into what has been a longstanding unfortunate reality- Irfan Pathan will never play for India again ...

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Gloom, dread, mayhem and the joy of Jammu and Kashmir cricket

Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo Source: Twitter) August 6, 2019- Asrar Ahmed Khan, a 16-year-old, had finished playing cricket, and like most teenagers, was about to return home with a joy-filled heart. The sun was busy bidding goodbye to the day on a picturesque evening in Kashmir. In a few seconds, billowing smoke painted a smokescreen all around. Asrar’s stunned body ...

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5 Controversies that rocked Indian cricket

These controversies, in a way, marred the image of the Indian cricket. Andrew Symonds of Australia watches Harbhajan Singh. (Photo Source: Getty Images) Indian cricket has come a long way ever since it gained its Test status back in 1932. Over the years, the cricket-tragic nation has had a plethora of memorable moments in its storied history. From winning the ...

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