Month: June 2023

Virat Kohli gave me 7 ways to play that one ball: R. Ashwin recalls India’s famous victory over Pakistan at the MCG

When I looked into Virat’s eyes, he was possessed, he was on another planet, it was Virat’s amazing serve, one of the greatest matches in history.

Virat Kohli single-handedly led India to an epic four-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan with a magnificent score of 82 not out off 53 balls in a T20 World Cup match.

Pakistan recovered from an uncertain start to scor…

Watch: Joe Root strikes twice, picking up Travis Head and Cameron Green during the 2nd Ashes Test

However, the Australian all-rounder could not find the middle of the bat and was caught by James Anderson in the middle of the outfield.

Despite Root’s double, day one belonged to Australia as Steve Smith scored an unbeaten 85 to lead Australia to 339-5, while England squandered favorable bowling conditions.

England captain Ben Stokes won the toss under gray skies and…

Ashes: David Warner beats through pain to come close to saying goodbye to Sidney

After scoring 43 points in the World Test Championship final and 36 points in the first test, Warner feels his playing form is on an upward trajectory.

For the last six to eight months, I’ve been in complete control of my game, he told reporters.

I’m moving to the ball, my feet are moving. I’m giving my best effort. I’ve really worked on myself to have that movement …

Ash’s 2nd test: Australia showed it can shift between different gears and made it 339/5 on Day 1 at Lord’s vs. England

On the eve of Lord’s Test Ollie Robinson and Zack Crawley talked a good game, to the extent that one wondered if it was England 1-0 up; the idea being that the hosts were somehow the moral winners of the thriller at Edgbaston for the exciting and entertaining cricket they played. But when Usman Khawaja and David Warner put their heads down after being sent into the game by Ben St…

Must soon take up politics in Andhra Pradesh to serve the people: Ambati Rayudu

While the right-handed batsman is keeping everyone in suspense, his meeting with Reddy has got the rumor mills buzzing that he might join Yuwajan Sramik Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP). The attacking batsman recently wrote a series of tweets in support of Reddy.

Former Indian national team captain and popular former cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin of the Congress was known to su…

Dulip Trophy: Harshit Rana aims to develop as a versatile player after impressing with bat and ball

Yes! It’s my natural game. I played the whole Ranji season (2022-23) that way. I concentrate on my game all the time. That doesn’t mean the match situation doesn’t matter, but my game plan is to execute my shots if the ball is in my strike zone. My coaches from club level always told me I could hit, Rana said after his second game of the day.

However, Harshit’s main specia…

Watch: The Delhi Capitals shared a video of Rishabh Pant doing stretches on the road to recovery

Pant, who was in a terrible accident on Dec. 30 when he was driving home alone to Uttarakhand and wanted to surprise his mother for the New Year, has the original birth date of Oct. 4, 1997.

On January 5, Pant, 25, was flown from Dehradun, where he was being treated after a road accident, and admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.

After undergo…

Steve Smith has stamped his greatness on the game – and on the statistical books – with his latest ton of ball

Smith’s second century at Lord’s after his victorious 215 knockout in 2015 was also for statistics buffs.

He moved up to fourth on the Ashes cricket list with a score of 3,176, surpassing compatriot Steve Waugh (3,173). He became the fourth Australian to break the 9,000 Test runs mark in his career.

His century also made him the fastest batter to ever achieve 32 hundr…

Maharashtra government approves drastic reduction in police protection fees for cricket matches in the state

Additional bandwagon fees will be considered depending on the threats, but that amount will not exceed 25 percent of the fee set for a particular match, the AG said.

State Police Director General (DGP) approval must be obtained for the additional fee to be applied to bandobusting in and out of stadiums.

The order also states that the new fees were set to run from 2019…

Dulip Trophy: One hundred Dhruva Shori, fifty Nishanta Sindhu reinforce the North Zone on Day 1

In fact, the 31-year-old had the fourth most runs in the Ranji Trophy the previous season, and all that form and experience was reflected in his pitching that day.

Shori took time to settle in on a clear day in Bengaluru, as NE’s pacers, Jyotin Singh, Palzor Tamang and Dippu Sangma, found some help.

They didn’t have enough pace to crack Shori and his partner Prashant …

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