The eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is underway and this summer has been brilliant with 8 teams competing for the title. The tournament will see the teams playing 60 matches in 11 venues for 47 days. The teams have restructured after the auction and this is how they look: Continue Reading..
The God of Cricket is finally retiring. And what will cricket be like for Tendlya fans, once he hangs his cricketing boots.
Close your eyes, and think of an important cricket match and then imagine that Sachin will no longer be playing, ever. You will be opening your eyes immediately in disbelief. This, even when you know that Sachin has not been playing one day international cricket for quite some time now. It did not matter that he was scoring less runs over the past few games. The entire country was ready to forgive him, and smilingly approved his mere appearance. That is the power of Sachin Tendulkar and the sheer joy that he has given us over the past more than two decades. That is Sachin Tendulkar for you.
Why and how did this mass hysteria scale up to this level ? As a country, we have been a very poor sporting nation. Our sporting prowess has some how always dodged the correlation to our population and what we could have possibly done. Continue Reading..
The statistics alone are truly mind boggling. By the time he decided to hang up his boots, he had scored a whopping 13,288 runs in Test cricket, behind only Tendulkar’s 15,470. He had notched up 36 tons at an impressive average of
52.31. Besides, perhaps, his world record of 210 catches may never be broken. Furthermore, in the history of the game, only three Indian batsmen have retired with a higher away average than at home. The other two were Sunil Gavaskar (52.11), the original Little Master, and Mohinder Amarnath (51.86), one of the greatest come-back men. What is amazing is that Dravid did even better than them. He averaged 53.03 abroad. His highest score was recorded at Rawalpindi, where he scored a brilliant 270.