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Sachin tendulkar tried to help When Guru Greg was ” MENTALLY FRAGILE”

So Greg Chappel is at it again. The man born with the “foot in the mouth disease” ,which also became “finger in the public” disease provisionally, has created another controversy. The former Australian Cricketer who was [...]
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An interview with Kiran Sir

Fondly called Kiran sir is the head coach of Symbiosis International University and Bharti Vidyapeeth. He also has his own club to train young cricket talent. Crickethighlights.com had a chance to interview him and talk to him about his vision [...]
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Corporate Cricket : Raheja Cup 2011

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing. This is absolutely true for Sachin Khurana CEO of Turf Sports Management. For he ventured into an unknown territory [...]

India vs England : Man of the Series ; Playing Conditions

The return series between India and England is just two matches old but all the psychological edge/upper hand which the Britishers may have gained during India’s ordeal over 120 days in U.K. seems to have evaporated already. And the reason [...]

The India Versus England “Revenge Series”. Or what?

So the “Revenge Series”  as some are billing it begins with india drawing a first blood.  Frankly, I am not sure if one can really call this a “Revenge Series”.  I am not sure how one can avenge a complete mauling [...]
Virat Kohli was the only player retained by RCB and he is repaying the faith

Nokia Champions League Final: Royal Challengers Bangalore is the team to beat

Lightening doesn’t strike twice but on friday it did and how. For the second game in a row involving Royal Challengers Banglore a total in excess of 200 was chased, for the second game in a row a player in spite of scoring a century saw [...]

Shoaib Akhtar : The art of book launching

So Shoaib Akhtar is at it again. After being in the wilderness for some time the Rawalpindi Express ( sometime he makes all of us feel that this name was bestowed on him by…who else..the man himself). Anyways so the maverick is back in [...]
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Shoaib Akhtar comments on Sachin and Dravid

Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar criticized Sachin and Dravid the previous day by saying that Sachin and Dravid were not match winning players and that they were afraid of his deliveries. Pakistan pacer said “I think players like Sachin and [...]
Mahendra singh Dhoni is rated one of the most successful captain of India cricket Team in recent times. He won many series and made his name propel to the new heights in world of cricket. He added another gem in his crown when India team won the all important world cup in 2011, under his captaincy. Things were falling in right place for Indian cricket team before they came to England to play 5 test matches, 1 T20 match and 5 One day international matches. Neither Indian team and nor Indian fan had thought the outcome of the English tour will be such a horrendous one. The Indian team remained winless. They lost 4-0 (whitewash) in test matches, 1-0 in T20, and 3-0 in ODI’s,  1st ODI washed out and 4th ODI, result was declared as tied by D/L method.  The world champions got a hammering just because they took this English trip very easily, where as England was well prepared to face the Indian team. MSD had commented that reason for his team loss was Injuries to key players and bad luck. I don’t know why Dhoni is making such comments, India team always boosted about their bench strength, but what happened to that bench strength in England, or Dhoni was just riding his lady luck to win his matches before this English tour.  The Batting Postmortem: Apart from Sachin tendulkar, Dravid, Sehwag, Gambhir and laxman, India batting lineup is completely exposed. The youngsters don’t have confidence to play and perform consistently at International. Our BCCI is just making money by making players play around the year without giving any proper rest. BCCI is not helping the cause of youngster by investing into a dedicated schedule for every player. Talent like Yusuf Pathan is biggest example of BCCI wrong policies. BCCI should identify players and their playing style to invest time and money on them to make them specialist in that version of the game.  The Playing eleven Selection Postmortem: India tour to England saw total downfall of Dhoni and his men. Dhoni didn’t pick his team on the merit and fitness of the player. Why R.P Singh was picked in the team when he was out of cricket for more than a year. Why Raina was given chance in test matches ahead of Kholi when Raina was not able to score any runs. Why Irfan Pathan was not called back into the side. Why Indian fastest bowler was made to sit in all the ODI matches, while bowlers like R.P Singh were leaking runs. The answer is simple; Dhoni was favoring his best friends R.P Singh and Raina, instead of thinking how to win a match with available team.  Mr. Dhoni, let me remind you, that you are the Captain of India cricket team, people worship you as god and you have no right to play with the emotion of the people of India, by favoring your friends. Indian team selectors open your eyes and see what your captain is doing, and take action before India slum down further in the world Ranking. Varun Aaron was the lethal weapon for India cricket team, who could have given the taste of their own medicine to English players, but Dhoni just ignored him.  The Bowling Postmortem: I fail to understand why India cannot produce lethal fast bowler who can just bowl fast to send terror down the spin of the opposition batsman. Since my playing days I have seen coaches of cricket camps concentrating hard to train batsmen, and very few tips are given to blowers. If a bowler is trying to work on his bouncer then the coach will scold him and say to bowl driving length so that batsmen can learn to play short on front foot. Why coaches forget that a cricketers should know how to play back foot short also. Bowlers should be given licenses to bowl fast and any length, then only aggression will come in our bowlers to tear apart any opposition batting lineup.  The fitness Postmortem: I think Indian team thought all is won after winning the world cup, but they forgot that retaining the number one slot is tougher than reaching to that position. Indian team was not at all prepared for English tour. Player like Zaheer and Harbhajan were not match fit. Sehwag was roped in to England to rescue the team but was not fit too. The players seemed to have forgotten the basic formulae of training, that for playing a 5 day test match, one should train for 50 days to get that kind of stamina and fitness to sustain 5 days of a test match.  This England tour was an eye opener for Dhoni and his men, if they are serious about playing for their mother land, like our hockey players then Dhoni should stop favoring his friends and give a fair thought to the team selection process and BCCI should schedule the cricketing calendar with keeping the player rest time in mind.

India tour to England: The Postmortem

India tour to England 2011:Mahendra singh Dhoni is rated one of the most successful captain of India cricket Team in recent times. He won many series and made his name propel to the new heights in world of cricket. He added another gem in his [...]
Rahul Dravid walking back to the Pavilion after his last ODI innings

Rahul Dravid – A tribute to the Wall of Indian Cricket

Rahul dravid…….  He is not the highest run maker or  the highest century maker in either limited over Cricket or in Test Cricket. But yes he is a champion who has been a thorough professional and gentleman of the game. And one [...]
The Natwest trophy and the two competitors. Cook ( England Captain) and Dhoni ( India Captain)

Top 5 tweet on first ODI match played between India and England

India tour to England 2011: 5 ODI match series: Played at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, England: Dated: 3rd September 2011. Indian batsman finally did well and scored 275 runs in their quota of 50 over in first ODI match played between [...]