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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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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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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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Kaun Banega Coach? Can Ganguly, Dravid Work Under Ravi Shastri?

Dean Jones has made an out-of-the-box “two-coach” proposal to India’s cricket bosses who sit down later this month to choose Duncan Fletcher’s replacement. The Zimbabwean, who replaced Gary Kirsten after the 2011 World Cup, ended his tumultuous assignment with BCCI after India bowed out in the semifinals of the World Cup Down Under. Jones pointed out India have some great options in Sourav Ganguly (for shorter formats like T20s and ODIs) and Rahul Dravid (Tests). The Aussie said Ravi Shastri should be appointed as the high-performance manager, who will oversee everything. This is typically an Australian format. Will it work

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The Helicopter that never took off

The Mahabharata had a character called Abhimanyu-son of the warrior prince Arjuna. Abhimanyu was known for his prowess in slicing through army formations, but had an Achilles heel that let him down in the war. He did not quite know to end his way through, out of an army formation. He basically did not finish well if we could say so, keeping the context on cricket. Talk about finishing well, the 90’s generation would auto point their memories to the unassuming man from New South Wales called Michael Bevan. The current generation would just look at M. S. Dhoni after

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It wasn’t the Indian team but Times Now that shamed the nation

The year was 2005; Liverpool was playing AC Milan in the champion’s league final. At half time Liverpool was trailing 3-0. On their way out, during the break the AC Milan players kissed the trophy, believing that it was theirs. Then in the second half with fourteen minutes to play, Liverpool did the unthinkable. They scored three goals and eventually won the game on penalties. The significance of this story in today’s context is that at no point did my friends and I lose hope when ‘Team India’ was chasing an improbable target. Yes! Sadly we lost the game but

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Rampaging India up against struggling Zimbabwe

5 wins out of 5 games, and India seem raring to go in this edition of the world cup. They’ve been skating on ice gracefully, and hope that the last leg of the league phase will continue being on ice, and not potentially be a banana skin to step on. Zimbabwe have been a competitive side in this edition of the World Cup and would well know that but for a different decision of Sean Williams (In the Ireland v Zimbabwe game), this could have still been a game that mattered for a quarter final spot. Zimbabwe, though have been

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