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Humiliating 319 Run Defeat – Time For Dhoni to introspect

It was worst ever humiliation. India, till yesterday the No.1 Test time team, today in tatters! The much-trumpeted M S Dhoni’s star-studded Indian team with world class batsman like Tendlkar, Dravid and VVS Laxman failed to do what lesser known Pieterson, Bell or Broad could do for England. These days England is on cloud ‘9 […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: August 2, 2011 | Categories: Cricket

Has Dhoni Lost Midas Touch?

The humiliating defeat at the hands of England at ‘Mecca of cricket” Lord’s, Indian skipper M S Dhoni’s leadership qualities come under screening. Not so long ago, he had been lifted to the hilt by the game legends world over as the best skipper India has ever produced. But, with the historic match loss at […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: July 26, 2011 | Categories: Cricket

Dhoni Third Test Drama Exposes His Chicken-Hearted Nature

Well, India might have won the Test series against West Indies 1-0, yet it lost the image of ‘aggressive India’ with players of ‘quick-fire’ calibers like young Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina, besides skipper M S Dhoni, in its ranks. What pains me as an Indian supporter is skipper Dhoni’s justification deciding to go slow […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: July 13, 2011 | Categories: Cricket

Gavaskar To ICC – Stop Serving Water To Batsmen On The Field

The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) recent decision to bring in certain changes in rules for ODIs has kick off unsavory arguments among veterans. Gavaskar was more vocal to oppose the ICC decision not to allow ‘runner’ to an injured player during the match. He shot back countering such in-human decision by saying ‘also stop serving […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: July 1, 2011 | Categories: Cricket

Young Indian Cricket Team Proves Their Critics Wrong

Who says Indian cricket team under Suresh Raina is depleted? Their three comprehensive wins over West Indies on latter’s home soil – first in T-20 match and later the first of five ODI series, the team played like real ‘champs and looks good and strong. Well, one may argue that the new-look West Indies team […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: June 12, 2011 | Categories: Cricket

Chennai Crush Challengers Retain IPL 2011 Crown

Though, many expected the IPL-4 final between defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), at Chidambaram stadium in Chennai, it turned out to be one sided. The Challengers, under the captaincy of most successful, if not ‘lucky’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni, indeed played like champions from the word go. On winning the […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: May 29, 2011 | Categories: Cricket, IPL 2011

Royal Challengers Storm Into IPL 2011 Final Beating Mumbai Indians

It was yet again Chris Gayle, who single handedly fought the battle for Royal Challengers Bangalore, with his quick-fire 89 which was decorated with five sixes and as many as nine fours in 47 ball innings. Gayle, who got out early in the last match against Chennai Super Kings, was at his best, scoring 27 […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: May 28, 2011 | Categories: Cricket, IPL 2011

Mumbai Indians Keep Finals Hopes Alive Beating Kolkata

It was a repeat of sorts performance by the ‘master blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar-led Mumbai Indians. It pushed Gautam Gambhir’s Kolkata Knight Riders, out of IPL-4 contention, as they succeeded in defeating them yet again by four wickets. Mumbai will now lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday in the qualifier-II, the winner of which […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: May 26, 2011 | Categories: Cricket, IPL 2011

Raina Takes Chennai To IPL 2011 Finals

A fine 73 by Suresh Raina helped defending champions Chennai Super Kings storm into the IPL-4 finals, defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore, in a well fought match in Mumbai on Tuesday night. Chasing 176 for victory, Chennai managed to recover from a shaky start to snatch an incredible victory riding on Raina’s stunning stroke play and […]

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Mumbai Indians Pull Off Sensational Win Over KKR

It was James Franklin, who struck a brilliant 45 in 23 balls helped Mumbai Indians pull off a sensational five wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in their last league match of the IPL Sunday at Eden Gardens. Ironically, KKR pacer Laxmipathy Balaji turned as the villain as he could not restrict Mumbai Indians score […]

Posted By: Kalyan | Date: May 23, 2011 | Categories: Cricket, IPL 2011