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14,000 completed now. What next?

Yes, the Man in fact, the God of Cricket makes new history by scoring 14,000 Runs in International Test Cricket. From being a young lad to becoming the God,  from Nothing to 14,000 test runs, he duly is a Specialist, the Best Cricketer according to me in this world. Read the rest of this entry

Very Very Special Laxman

This bomb-shell from the Deccan has been one of the best player that the Indian side has had ever since. He is mainly known for his stroke play and leg glance. One of his favorite rivals who he would love to play against are the Aussies. We cannot forget any of the innings that he played against this Kangaroos. Read the rest of this entry

Cheteshwar Pujara: Mr. Classic

Now comes the call for Cheteshwar Pujara. As usual would he get a place in the Final Playing Eleven is a question. It is common in recent times that a Player is given a debut call and after the Series, he is dropper just like Abhimanyu Mithun. What wrong did Mithun do to be dropped?

Ok. Let me not get into this debate as this mainly focuses on Pujara- his style, temperament and mainly his class. Oh! This Batsman can also be tagged as Mr. Patient. In these days of T20 power hitting, Pujara is a player with patience along with aggression. I believe, he is completely a tailor made player for Test Cricket.

Pujara has been knocking the test door since some time now. He has been signed up by the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. After his excellent performance in Domestic Circuit, he went on to score a triple century in Ranji trophy and even in CK Nayudu U-22 tournament for Saurashtra.

He has played 49 Domestic 5 day matches scoring a whooping 3925 with 60.38. This is a great average for Test game. Not only this, in One Day domestic he has played 44 matches with an average of 57.08 scoring 1941 runs. This is purely

From the stat, we find a Great batsman with terrific  skills in Cheteshwar Pujara with temperament, technique, style. Will he be the next big star is a question and will be answered in Indo- Aus series.

He is going to play in the team in the likes of Sehwag, Tendulkar, Laxman and Dravid. Yes, they are big huge names. But, there will be some tears shed for Yuvraj as Pujara has taken his place.

But Yuvraj didn’t do enough to cement his place once Ganguly retired. Now, he has payed the price for it. Suresh Raina recently replaced Yuvraj and did excellently well but not strong enough.

Hoping that Cheteshwar Pujara gets to play in the XI and does well.

The Smiling Assassin- End of an era

So an era in Sri Lankan cricket finally comes to an end. Correction! An era in International test cricket finally comes to an end.

Muttiah Muralitharan. A name which sent a severe chill down the spine of the best batsmen around the globe finally calls it quits. He has been quite a name to reckon with throughout his august career. Read the rest of this entry

Sachin Tendulkar-The Living Legend

Sachin Tendulkar’s life can be summed up quite rightly in one sentence. From Tendulkar to Ton-dulkar to End-ulkar to Ton-dulkar again. Such has been his importance to the game that it had be quite an achievement to find an Indian cricketer who says that he has not been inspired by Tendulkar. For the past two decades, Sachin Tendulkar has quite successfully handled the magnanimous task of living upto the expectations of a billion people. Read the rest of this entry

Muralitharan to retire from Test after 1st game

Highest Wicket taker in Cricket, Muttiah Muralitharan has announced his retirement from Test matches Yesterday bringing an end to 18 years of bowling career. Read the rest of this entry

MCC wants immediate D/N tests

Cricket under lights

The Marleybone Cricket Club thinks that the future of test cricket is endangered since T20 and One Day is become a common trend and the Tradition tests are forgotten. Read the rest of this entry

Pink ball has both plus and minus

The pink ball test which happened yesterday had a mix bag of replies. The players playing with it has told its fine but the Spectators and those outside the field are not able to spot the ball from the distance.

Both, Michael di Venuto and Kyle Coetzer found it easy to play with the Pink ball and both went on to score hundreds against MCC.

The Pink ball is been tested as a part of making five day test cricket under lights.

The game started on Monday at 2.30 pm local time and the ball became a deep reddish hue by the time the lights came on.

Durham finished on 3 overs, with Michael di Venuto making 131 and Kyle Coetzer 123 not out.
The players wore whites and the sightscreens were also the usual white during the game

Waugh wants Clarke as Captain

Former successful Australian Captain, Steve Waugh has backed Michael Clarke and wants him as the Captain of the Aussie side. He said that Clarke’s ability should be as a Captain and not in personal life.

WHAT HE SAID ABOUT CLARKE ?

Clarke’s took right decision to leave in between the New Zealand tour to handle his personal life matters which should not affect his game.

It’s a personal matter. I think all captains have had issues they’ve needed to deal with. You look at Ricky Ponting when he was in the Australian side he had the personal issue when he was at Kings Cross and he gained a black eye, yet he went from strength to strength afterwards

ON HIS T20 SKILLS:-

You need to lead a normal life as well. I think Michael will show what kind of leader he is by the way he plays his cricket.

He’s done very well as captain for Australia in the Twenty20 and also the one-days and I don’t think it should affect his Test captaincy chances one little bit.

ON TIGHT SCHEDULES:-

I don’t think it’s a scheduling issue. I think the way of the world now is cricketers are high profile and when you have a high-profile partner, all of a sudden it can be hard.

HE FURTHER ADDED:-

I think ever since David Beckham and Posh, every country has wanted their own version of Posh and Becks. Unfortunately someone has to carry that mantle and it was Michael and Lara, and I don’t think they understood how big it was going to get and the burden it was going to become

Brett Lee went back due to Security Concerns

The Australian Speedster, Brett Lee who was an integral part of the Kings XI Punjab team in IPL 1 and IPL 2 pulled out of the tournament even before the start of it.

Actually, Lee was to miss the starting games because he was suffering from an elbow injury and remain in India to play rest of IPL.

The Veteran had announced his retirement from Test Cricket recently this summer and wanted to concentrate in shorter versions of Cricket- ODI and T20.

He wanted to get back to the T20 World Cup Team and play in T20 World Cup starting April end in the Caribbean Islands by performing well in the Indian Premier League tournament.

But, his manager had told in an Australian Daily that- Lee was preferring to wait in Australia rather than staying in Chandigarh, from a security point of view.

The Kings XI Punjab team are undergoing a disastrous period with a low bowling attack in the IPL 3.

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