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TGIF: Twitterati’s Take on Sreesanth and His Towel Antics

here   Sir Ravindra Jadeja  (@SirJadeja) Is a Towel ok? to  get the Aadhar Card picture clicked? – #Sreesanth NimS ‏(@NimsPatel) “Dupatta for ladies and shirts for men mandatory for Aadhar Card.” #Sreesanth can use his towel as a Dupatta no? # Aadhar Card Atiya Zaidi (‏@atiyaz) Dear Shakespeare, There does seem to be something in a name. Sree+santh Sri+nivas Kamaal R Khan – KRK (@kamaalrkhan) If #Sreesanth is innocent as he is claiming then Sunny

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Twitterati On N Srinivasan and his Defiance

Here are 10 awesome tweets on Srini uncle’s power love and his inability to move away from his chair.  The UnReal Times (@TheUnrealTimes): N Srinivasan: “Rochelle Rao will be the third person on the 3 member commission probing spot fixing scandal” 😛 Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt): N Srinivasan is a power hungry enthusiast. And, everybody else is his resignation enthusiast. Faking News (@fakingnews): Disclosure: I’ve no business relations with N Srinivasan. I’m just a Srini Enthusiast. Alternative Cricket

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Twitterati On Dhoni Playing ‘The Silencer’

  These are 10 great tweets about Dhoni’s Silence act at the Press Conference today. Must read.  Kunal Pradhan (@_kunal_pradhan): Another demonstration of how nothing will ever change in the Indian cricket. #ipl #Dhoni #Srinivasan #bccirot Eagle Eye (@Eagleeye47): #Dhoni #Tendulkar & the greats of the cricketing fraternity all surprisingly silent, on Spot Fixing & the BCCI ; Strange & Pathetic ! Shashank Sourabh (@shankyn): @bhogleharsha so do u jst write moral stories in ur books or do

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Rajasthan Royals: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

  Having had its best year in the last five years, the Rajasthan Royals definitely won many a hearts during IPL 6, even with Spot-Fixing allegations initially surfacing from their own premises.  Rahul Dravid was very clear from the outset that they were the underdogs and moneyball team in front of the mighty Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier. The fact that his team actually stretched the game to the last over from a position

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Leaving Cricket be-Sahara?

  Sahara pulling out of the IPL as well as the Team India contract at the end of the year comes almost as a natural sequence to the fixing scandal and potential threats of more exposures, says Jaideep Ghosh The Sahara India Pariwar isn’t quite in the best of health financially, that is no secret. On the contrary, what surprises people is the fact that they seem to be able to conjure up immense amounts of money from the

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Blaming IPL for Spot-Fixing is Hypocritical

  The latest spot-fixing saga involving Test cricketer S Sreesanth and two other players has brought the negative focus back on the IPL. A tournament which could otherwise be such a great one internationally to unearth exceptional talent is being bashed for poor governance. I still feel, blaming the IPL for something that has plagued the sport for decades is hypocritical to say the least.  Now let’s be honest, when was the last time we

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Zero Tolerance and Zero Credibility

BCCI boss N. Srinivasan, in a pretty hastily-organised press briefing, reiterated what we already know, while it also threw up a few more enlightening points. Let’s start with the two statements of novelty. The first jewel is that the Indian Premier League is not corrupt, cricket is. Thank you sir, for making that distinction. We were seriously beginning to presume that IPL indeed WAS cricket. Now we know better. The second is the expression of

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