On This Day

Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka

Jayawardene moved on from the agony of World Cup final defeat, says it’s in the past now

Jayawardene believes the Sri Lankans lost to a better team on that day.

Sachin Tendulkar India

On this day: Sachin Tendulkar recorded his only duck in Indian first-class cricket

Indian cricketing demigod Sachin Tendulkar would rather not like to remember this day in particular as 8 years ago on this very day, the batting maestro was dismissed for a duck for the very first time in his Indian domestic first-class career. Tendulkar who is undoubtedly one of the greatest batsmen to have ever graced […]

VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid

The innings that changed the way I looked at Indian cricket forever; all 281-degrees of it

There are some moments in your life, some very very special moments that make such a humongous impact on you that you can never let them go. About 15 years back, to this date, that moment happened with me, and, as I am certain, with innumerable other Indian cricket fans as well. I remember that […]

On This Day: Dennis Lillee walked in to bat with an Aluminium bat

Dennis Lillee was known for the sheer pace that he bowled with and tormented the batsmen in every condition. But he made the headlines for his batting too. His batting was not the art to be credited but the fact that he actually stepped in to bat with an Aluminium bat! On 15 December 1979, […]

On This Day: Brian Lara hit Robin Peterson for 28 runs in an over

On this day, West Indies batting maestro Brian Lara set a new world record by hitting South African left-arm spinner Robin Peterson for 28 runs in an over. The Test match was played at the Wanderers in 2003. The over was the final of the day, but Lara was in no mood to just play […]

Virat Kohli

On This Day in 2014: Virat Kohli scored twin tons on Test captaincy debut

On This Day in 2014: Virat Kohli scored twin tons on Test captaincy debut: On this day a year ago, Virat Kohli was met with distress as he ended as the second best in his first Test as Indian captain. It was a massive test of emotional outlooks for the Australian team, as it was […]

On This Day: Virender Sehwag tore into the West Indian bowling with a magnificent 219

December 8, 2009: It took nearly four decades for a batsman to score the first double-century in the history of ODI cricket but less than two years for the second one. Virender Sehwag was touted to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the highest individual ODI score at that time, and he did so in some style. […]

Rohit Sharma

On this Day: Rohit Sharma Smashed World’s Highest Individual Score in ODIs

On this Day: Rohit Sharma Smashed World’s Highest Individual Score in ODIs: Exactly a year ago, on this day, Rohit Sharma smashed world record 264 run knock (highest ODI individual score by any batsman) against Sri Lanka at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Though, the top-order batsman is playing for India for more than […]

Cricketers and the brands

On This Day: Sachin Tendulkar scored 175 v mighty Aussie bowling attack

November 5, 2009: I still remember that date like it was yesterday. It has been six years and yet I can’t get over one of the most amazing innings I have seen.  If you hear the commentators when you watch the highlights, the sentence “what a privilege we’ve had to watch this man bat today” […]

Virender Sehwag

On This Day: Virender Sehwag Made his test debut in 2001

On This Day: Virender Sehwag Made his test debut in 2001: Exactly 14-years back on this day; the first test between India Versus South Africa was underway at the bouncy track of Bloemfontein. It was Day 1, Shaun Pollock decided to field first on winning the toss forcing Indian cricket team to bat first. Indian […]

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