Gautam Gambhir and Ricky Ponting
Gautam Gambhir and Ricky Ponting. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

‘You’ve been a bunny’ – Gautam Gambhir reveals how he sledged Ricky Ponting in Bengaluru

  • If there is one Indian batsman who knew how to give it back to the bowlers and fielders while batting, it has to be Gautam Gambhir.
  • Throughout his career, Gambhir has had some altercations on the field with players of the opposition team.
  • In the early days of his career, he had an altercation with Andre Nel. He also had on-field spats with players like Shane Watson, Simon Katich, Kamran Akmal, and Shahid Afridi.
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Sachin Tendulkar wasn’t enjoying his cricket at all when I arrived in India as the coach: Gary Kirsten

  • Gary Kirsten became the head coach of the Indian cricket team in early 2008. He was only the third overseas coach which India had.
  • One of them was John Wright, under whom Indian cricket reached several heights. However, it was the period of Greg Chappell between 2005 and 2007 which hurt Indians a lot.
  • The spirit of the team was gone and no player came out of the Chappell’s reign praising him.
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‘Team was so strong in 2000s’ – Mohammad Kaif explains why he and Yuvraj Singh couldn’t make it big in Tests

  • Mohammad Kaif made his way into the Indian team after being the captain of the India U19 World Cup-winning team in 2000. Yuvraj Singh was also part of that tournament.
  • After the World Cup, the two young cricketers were fast-tracked into the Indian team with Kaif being the first to get a call-up.
  • He made his Test debut in 2000 at a very young age but ended up playing only 13 Tests for the Indian team.
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Moeen Ali returns as England announce 30-man training squad ahead of West Indies Tests

  • Ahead of the iconic Test series against West Indies, England have announced a 30-member training squad.
  • The English players will kick off their training at the Ageas Bowl from June 23 ahead of the first Test, which is slated to start from July 8.
  • The series is anticipated to be one-of-a-kind as it will denote the resumption of international cricket amid the COVID-19 debacle
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‘Not sure if KL Rahul has the gifted wicketkeeping ability’ – Syed Kirmani believes Rishabh Pant should be properly groomed

  • Over the years, there has been a significant change in the role assigned to a wicketkeeper. Along with donning the gloves, a modern-day wicketkeeper also has the responsibility of contributing with his willow.
  • Earlier, wicketkeepers were judged only on the basis of their work behind the stumps.
  • However, with the passage of time and the increase in the level of the sport, teams are now more inclined towards picking a wicketkeeper on the basis of his batting exploits.
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Team India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun explains reason behind the success of Indian pace attack

  • For years, Indian cricket has desired to have a good fast-bowling unit. We have had many great fast-bowlers through the times but India never really had an attack which could cause trouble for batsmen. In recent times, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah have come together and formed a formidable line-up.
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When we cross that line, you just see Jofra Archer as another Englishman: Jason Holder

  • Jofra Archer is yet to face something which Kevin Pietersen did back in 2005 when he went on the tour of South Africa playing for his new adopted home, England.
  • But, for Archer, when England and West Indies come face to face next month for the Test series, it will be a matchup for him against his former teammates.
  • He was born in Barbados. In 2014, Jofra Archer even represented the West Indies U19 team three times.
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‘It has given reassurance to all cricketers’ – Irfan Pathan reacts after Sourav Ganguly issues statement over the fate of IPL 2020

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the sporting scenario to a standstill.
  • With over 7 million positive cases across the world, the coronavirus outbreak has emerged as a roadblock in the commencement of all cricketing activities.
  • BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, amid all the uncertainty, stated that the board is trying its best to host the tournament in the latter stage of the year.
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‘I became overconfident’ – Fakhar Zaman admits to have taken his place in Pakistan team for granted

  • Fakhar Zaman made a sparkling entry in international cricket. He scored a hundred just in his fourth ODI innings and that came against India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
  • He had also scored consecutive fifties in crucial matches against England (semi-final) and Sri Lanka.
  • In the following year, he became the first Pakistan batsman to score a double century in the ODIs as well.
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‘New generation bowlers will be inspired by him’ – Mashrafe Mortaza questions omission of Mustafizur Rahman from Tests

  • Despite the breakthrough of bowlers like Abu Jayed and Ebadat Hossain, Bangladesh is yet to develop a pacer who can lead their pace battery across all formats.
  • Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza also opened up on the issue and said developing pace bowlers for Test format should be in the top of the team management’s agenda.
  • According to Mortaza, the board needs to assign specific roles to the pacers and inform them regarding the format they are hoping them to perform.
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