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The Other Side of Rahul Dravid

Here are few unknown stories about “The Wall” which you might not know. The reason Rahul is respected by all cricketers, he is a very good human being, very down to earth and very humble. 1. When a young cancer patient who was a big fan of Rahul Dravid wanted to talk to his god, Rahul talked to this guy for over an hour on skype. Here is the video if you want to watch. 2. Rahul Dravid received Arjuna award on 1998, but do you know the story behind the Arjuna award? Rahul Dravid got to know that he

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Dear MSD, you are and will always remain a hero for a Billion like me

I spent most of my childhood in a small town in Bihar, watching cricket. Passionate for Indian Cricket, I used to adore all the legends of my time… Kapil Dev, Gavaskar, Tendulkar, Srinath, Kumble,Jadeja, Ganguly, Dravid, Laxman, Sehwag, Yuraj to name a few. They all were equal to me as they all played for my country, my team, Team India. Meanwhile I grew older and had to move out of Bihar in order to pursue higher education and earn a living. As on this day, I have lived in 5 states of India, been to almost all the states and

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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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An Insight into the minds of Pakistani hockey players

Sporting encounters between India & Pakistan are the epitome of fierce rivalry. Over-the-top & exaggerated celebrations by the winning team are very common. But the ‘celebrations’ carried out by Pakistan hockey team after the semifinals match against India in Champions Trophy held recently crossed all the limits of exuberation and decency. Spirit of sports was sacrificed at the altar of a ‘middle-finger’. Pakistan hockey team thereafter is in the eye of a storm and has received a lot of flak from sports lovers all across the world, particularly from India. But before we go ahead with the criticism of Pakistan

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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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Rehan Poncha’s Open Letter To Narendra Modi

A letter to the most powerful man in the country! I would appreciate it if you could share this post so it reaches many! Thank you! Dear Mr. Narendra Modi, I write to you as an athlete of the country you lead and have been elected to better. Amidst the hysteria around the football World Cup, a news channel broke the story of a few MLA’s who were going to Brazil to watch the World Cup under the pretext that they needed to see how an event as big as the this was being managed. A day later, after much

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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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