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#Playingitmyway: The Sachin Tendulkar Autobiography Review

“This book all in all is pretty dry, but for some strange reason in the end it still made me cry”. It perhaps is my little way of being privy to the journey of the hero we have revered so much. The book in itself traverses his journey in finest detail. It starts with his childhood and ends at that speech he delivered at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai last year. For most of us in our thirties and forties this book has very little to offer. There is a sense of Deja Vu, while reading this book in its entirety.

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Statistically Also Sachin Is Far Ahead If Compared To Any Virat

Now that 200 has been breached thrice, all three times by an Indian batsmen, I have a simple question. Was Rohit Sharma’s 200 greeted with the same aplomb as Sachin’s? A definite answer is no. And that is why Sachin Tendulkar’s numbers, especially those which came pre 2003 make them so special that no newbie, no matter who he is, can come closer to the master class. Here are 5 reasons, simple ones why Sachin’s comparison to Virat Kohli is rank stupidity even if its done by the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. 1. Let’s start with this series since it’s a

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A letter from Virat’s “Late father” to his coach and the Indian Fan

HE WILL have to learn, I know, that all cricket fans are not just; all cricket fans are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a genuine hero worth emulating; that for every selfish manipulator, there is a dedicated follower. Teach him that for every critic there is a friend. It will take time, I know; but teach him, if you can, that the respect earned the hard way is far more valuable than a million earned through just fame. Teach him to learn to lose and also to enjoy winning. Steer him away from

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Dhoni: The Untold Story
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The Untold Story: Dhoni’s Biopic and what his fans want in it.

What is common between George Best, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mahendra Singh Dhoni? Besides all of them being legends in their sport they have all played a crucial role in making the number 7 a mythological shirt number in the world of sports. Outside the world of sports, the number 7 has a rich historic significance with many meanings that contribute to making the number loaded with references in the world of sports. There have been the Seven Wonders of the World, seven seas, infact humans can see atleast seven planets with the naked eye, and the PH value of water

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Dhoni’s top 5 behind the wicket statements

Its nice hearing Dhoni after the match but do you wonder what Dhoni says to his mates during the match, how does he encourage them, does he sledge opponents or not? How does he strategizes while playing, how he inspires or encourages his mates? Here are some funny and interesting comments by Dhoni while playing on the ground 1.  Third Australia-India Test in Mohali in 2013 : Michael Clarke came to the field after the dismissal of the last batsman. Because of the good innings by the last batsman Australia was in a good position. Dhoni knew Michael Clarke was

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Sledging – Cricket’s ‘not so soft’ skill

Cricket, deemed famously as a ‘Gentleman’s game’ has seen some drastic changes over the past 2-3 decades. Not only has the game changed with multiple formats (read ODIs, T20s) coming into existence, but also with the way the game is played. The term Sledging has been coined predominantly in the era where the Aussies began their dominance in world cricket between the mid 90s up-to the 2007 World cup in all formats of the game. However this is not a very recent phenomenon and has been around for ages. Some call it ‘gamesmanship’ while many others, especially Australians; call it ‘mental disintegration’.

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Happy Bday Jonty
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Is it a Bird? Is it a plane? No, Its Jonty.

Jonathan Neil “Jonty” Rhodes (born 27 July 1969) is possibly the best fielder in the history of cricket. He as we all know played for the South African cricket team between 1992 and 2003. In cricket good, rather brilliant fielding is synonymous with Jonty. He is probably the only cricketer who is not remembered for his batting or bowling but for his fielding which is still possibly considered a secondary skill as compared to the other two. True to his reputation, on 14 November 1993, he created a world record in fielding which has stood unabashed for the last 20

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एपीटीएन, रॉयटर और हाँ टाइम्स नाउ का बाप

पूरे देश का मीडिया जिस ललित मोदी के पीछे पड़ा है, वही ललित मोदी ट्विट करके मीडियाकर्मियों को बता रहे हैं कि तुम्हारे बॉस ने अपने फायदे के लिए तुम्हारी वो कई सारी स्टोरी दबाकर बैठ गए जिसमे उनका नफा-नुकसान छिपा था..ऐसे मीडिया को लात मारो और हमें ज्वायन करो. आपको याद है आज से कुछ महीने पहले अरविंद केजरीवाल भी इसी तरह के स्वयंभू ब्यूरो, न्यूज एजेंसी हो गए थे और ऐसा माहौल पैदा करने की कोशिश की थी कि लोगों को मेनस्ट्रीम मीडिया की स्टोरी बेहद फीकी लगने लगी थी. कभी रिलांयस इन्डस्ट्रीज का काला चिठ्ठा लेकर प्रेस रिलीज

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Is Dhoni going the Napoleon Way?

When MS Dhoni burst on the international scene in 2004 to debut against Bangladesh, he was force of nature. He was young, raw, and uninhibited. His fearless stroke play made him darling of the nation and won applauds from the President of Pakistan. He was efficient behind stumps and was blessed with a no fear, no non-sense attitude. He didn’t speak much, and that helped. Much has changed since that day in December 2004. Dhoni’s ability to impose his will on the outcome of the game was second only to the legendary Shane Warne. Both seemed to have had an

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Why it is ridiculous to blame MS Dhoni for the Mustafizur incident

So MS Dhoni and Bangladesh new pacer Mustafizur Rahman collided mid pitch and it seemed Dhoni had committed a murder. In all the taste of blaming a captain who possibly is also going through the worst time of his career, the entire media made it look like Dhoni intentionally became Zinadine Zidane and head butted Rahman out of the ground. So let’s take another look at what happened exactly. In the 25th over of India’s batting, Dhoni ran into Mustafizur while taking a quick one, and looked as if he shoved him out of his way with his forearm. One

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