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Spidercam: Villain or Hero?

Allergic to the use of Decision Review System in international cricket, the Indian cricket Board will probably a heave a sigh of relief that Lokesh Rahul was not on the wrong side of another technological marvel being used in the current India versus Australia Test series. The Spidercam, that provides a bird’s eye view of the action in the middle, has now spun a new web of controversy. The use (or not use) of technology

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Normal is Boring, Will Virat’s ‘mindset’ bring Acche Din Overseas?

Sydney has been the perfect place to experiment with an evolving Test side. If that’s the mindset with which Virat Kohli has approached a dead Rubber, he has made the right start as India’s official Test captain. They say: “Normal is boring, being weird and crazy makes you happy in life.” If there is design in asking Lokesh Rahul to open the innings and promote Rohit Sharma as No. 3, Kohli much-hyped ‘aggression’ has been

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Bowling, Experience India’s biggest challenge for World Cup 2015 defence

Not many surprises found its place in a script that selectors wrote for the World Cup down under. As India enter cricket’s battle royale, trying to defend the trophy, the challenge to the batting order will be huge. Add inexperience to the woes, considering 11 out of 15 selected have never played a World Cup, and for a majority this would also be their first tour to possibly the toughest cricketing country. For a refresher

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Ravi Shastri, one itch too many for MS Dhoni?

Media bashing has become a favourite pastime for cricketers. With lack of transparency on contentious issues, Indian cricket has been shrouded in secrecy and the latest in a series of turbid topics that has left scribes bewildered is Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s sudden decision to quit Test cricket. It is the media’s job to ask questions. In an environment of murkiness and information blockade, speculations are inevitable. To call reporters “screenplay writers for thrillers” may sound

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MS Dhoni Quits: The Untold Story

MS Dhoni’s decision to quit Test cricket and his reluctance to talk about the suddenness of this massive career call has fuelled speculation on his future. Having being bred in a system that lacks transparency, Dhoni’s silence reflects the current state of flux in a leaderless Board of Control for Cricket in India. Given the fact that Dhoni is India’s most successful captain, he deserved a fitting farewell. After guiding India to a face-saving draw

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Dhoni retired in the style he played, no emotions, just went off

It was sad seeing journalists who have possibly achieved nothing in their LIVES, not devoted a single second for bringing smiles to the faces of tired, fatigued Indians, haven’t made this country any better by any stretch of imagination, bashing Dhoni and his retirement timing. India’s most successful cricket captain and undoubtedly our best wicketkeeper batsman retired without creating any noise. He did not ask for a farewell game, he had no emotional speeches to

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Australia win match, India win hearts

Any tour Down Under elicits high expectations among Indian fans, given the recent high voltage clashes between India and Australia in the recent past in different formats of the game. This time too it was no different. But those expectant talks remained subdued for a while with the sad incident of Phil Hughes passing away. A blooming Aussie cricketing talent was nipped in the bud by the cruel hand of fate. With change of match

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India vs Australia: Down Under 2014: The Tour that matters

There is a saying we often use in our day-to-day lives. “The Show Must Go On”. On most occasions, this phrase is used after some tragedy, be it a calamity or the loss of a dear one. Yesterday when Michael Clarke in a tribute to his friend Phil Hughes, used a line “See you in the middle my little brother”, that has now become part of cricket Folklore. International cricket will return in Australia from

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Why Indian Team Was Supposed To Lose and How Can They hit Back: Analysis

That moment when Ishant Sharma tamely chipped the delivery in the air for Moeen Ali to complete the catch, the humiliation was well & truly complete. What started as a tour where India started to look as favourites after the Lords win to outsmart England given their vulnerability as a test team after their recent losses against Sri Lanka & Australia in the Ashes, ended without a whimper. Indian fans found themselves on familiar territory

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