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Rohit Sharma became the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs

On Wednesday at the PCA Stadium, the current India ODI skipper played another gem of an innings. Stats will tell you that he became the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs.

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Nobody can pace an innings better than Rohit Sharma, and, on Wednesday, the opener and stand-in Indian cricket team skipper gave Sri Lanka a taste of his talent with a mammoth knock of 208 in 153 balls that included 13 fours and 12 massive sixes.  Continue reading

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BCCI should take positive stand on bowler Sreesanth issue

In 2000, India skipper, Mohammad Azharuddin, who was banned for life for match-fixing, urged the BCCI on Wednesday to take a positive stand in resolving the issue of pace bowler S Sreesanth.

Former India bowler Sreesanth, who played 27 Tests and 53 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals, was slapped a life ban after being charged with spot-fixing while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 IPL. Continue reading

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Government can legalize online betting and regulated betting on cricket

NEW DELHI: The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has sought a central legalisation allowing online betting and regulated betting on cricket, saying the government stands to earn thousands of crores in tax and revenues every year.
On Monday, the federation submitted a white paper to the Law Commission, which is working on a draft law in this regard. Betting on sports, except horse racing, is banned in India but it happens illegally in an unorganised and underground manner. Continue reading

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Ravi Shastri is confirmed head coach of Indian Cricket Team after Anil Kumble

NEWDELHI: On Tuesday Mr. Ravi Shastri was confirmed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team. Former India pacer Zaheer Khan will be the bowling coach while Rahul Dravid, the India A and U-19 coach, will be batting consultant on overseas tours. Continue reading

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Focus on Yuvraj ahead of 2nd ODI

Yuvraj Singh’s patchy form and fear of inclement weather will be paramount when India take on the West Indies in the second One Day International, here on Sunday . The first ODI was abandoned after 39.2 overs with India reaching 199 for 3 when persistent showers played spoil sport.

Shikhar Dhawan’s 87 and comeback-man Ajinkya Rahane’s 62 were the highlights of the Indian innings. Continue reading

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‘Kumble-Kohli were not on talking terms’

NEW DELHI: The BCCI top brass had an inkling that all was not well but was taken aback that Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble were not on talking terms for the “last six months”.

Another point that has come out was that the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman, also didn’t give the green light to Kumble’s extension.

“There had been reports that the CAC had okayed Kumble’s extension. They had said that Kumble should be retained provided Indies is offering discounts on ticket prices and offer on purchases just to boost the sales.

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Detailed Description of India Pakistan Match ( Champions Trophy Final)-Oval

LONDON: A fearsome burst of pace bowling from Mohammad Amir consigned India to a horror 180 run defeat at The Oval on Sunday as Pakistan won their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title with plenty to spare.

Chasing Pakistan’s 338 for four, India went down without a fight as the defending champions lost three in-form batsmen in the first nine overs. Hasan ‘bomber’ Ali took three wickets for 19 to polish off the Indian tail. Pakistan won with 117 balls to spare.

Hardik Pandya’s 43-ball 76-runs was the alone bright spot in India’s batting, but his run out gave Pakistan an easy passage to victory. Continue reading

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England Rising Star Zafar Ansari in shock retirement

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London:  Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari  unexpectedly announced his retirement from Cricket at the age of 25, just six months after making his England Debut.

Ansari who had been with Surrey since the age of eight, said he wanted to pursue other opportunities and was contemplating a career in law.

” After seven years as a professional cricketer and almost two decades in total playing the game, i have decided to bring my cricket career to an end,” he said in a statement released by surrey. ” This has been a very difficult decision to make and i have not made it lightly.  It is with great sadness that i say goodbye.

“Nevertheless, i have always been clear that when the time was right for me to move on i would, and that time has now come.

” while the timing may come as a surprise, i have always maintained that cricket was just one part of my life and that i have other ambitions that i want to fulfill.

“With that in mind, i am now exploring another career, potentially in Law, and to achieve this i have to begin the process now.”

Ansari was first capped by the hand injury sustained while fielding at Old Trafford in late 2015. He eventually won his first test cap against Bangladesh last October.

Ansari has combined his cricket career with academic studies. he secured a degree in politics, philosophy and sociology from Cambridge university in 2013 and was awarded a Master’s degree in History by Royal Holloway, University of London last year.

 

 

 

 

 

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