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AB de Villiers

Proteas SuperMan turns 33

The Protea superman, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, who chose to grace cricket fields turns 33 today. This man could have played any sport from tennis, rugby, soccer or swimming, having represented South Africa at various junior levels, but chose to set cricketing fields on fire with his genius. After playing just 16 first-class matches, AB […]

Rajiv Gandhi International stadium, Hyderabad

International cricket finally returns to Hyderabad

On 9th February 2017 at 9:30 AM, someone around the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium might be saying 2 years, 61 days, 12 hours, 35 minutes and 30 seconds since the last ball in international cricket was bowled in Hyderabad; the cricket fanatic city replicating a famous movie dialogue. There is no special reason for Hyderabad […]

Cricket

A hectic day in International cricket with 5 matches slated today

January 22nd of 2017 will become the first ever day to witness International cricket played in 5 different countries, that too in a space of 18 hours. It is also one of the rarest of days in International cricket which will be witnessing 5 International games. This is only the 4th occasion of 5 or […]

India v England 1st ever Test cricket match on Indian soil

The story of India’s first ever Test match on home soil

15th December 1933 – It was on this day, 83 years ago, the first ever touring team – England arrived in India to play Bombay Gymkhana in what was the first-ever formal Test on Indian idol. It was a special piece of history of Indian cricket. For the first time, India was playing at ‘home’ […]

AB de Villiers strike rate

AB de Villiers makes some startling revelations in his autobiography

AB de Villiers, batting maverick of the modern era, has given his fans some deep insight about his cricketing career in his just released autobiography AB: The Autobiography. The book begins with De Villiers declaring his Christian faith at the fore and later provides the readers with an insight into a childhood and growing years. […]

India Fans

The historical weekend that ended as a damp squib

August 27 and 28th were marked as important dates on the smartphones by cricket fans in the United States of America. Team India was officially going to step on the American soil for the first time. The excitement was palpable as they were set to become a part of history. Most of the Indians there […]

Quinton de Kock cricket

Tenth time in international cricket that matches of all the three formats begin on the same day

International cricket is witnessing a lot of changes. With the change in the generation of players, viewers and followers of the game, it has adapted to the 21st century. Modern day cricket as they call it is fast. Things change in a matter of overs. Twenty20 cricket, the youngest son of the sport is the […]

Olympics cricket

Cricket’s unconditional love affair with the 1900 Olympics

The 1900 Olympics in Paris was a groundbreaking event in the history of the Olympics. Although it denotes cricket as a part of the events scheduled to take place in Vincennes, France, it was hoped by one and all that the sport was indeed expected to stay on in the Olympic games for the future […]

Donald Bradman

On this Day in 1948, Donald Bradman scores a duck in his Farewell Test

On this day in 1948, Sir Donald Bradman nicknamed ‘The Don’, was dismissed for a duck in the final match of his career. Coming into the match he was averaging well over hundred -101.39 to be precise. In his last innings, he just needed to score 4 runs to become the first player to retire […]

India Test cricket

Test cricket and the dying art of its warfare

In the last couple of years, many have voiced their concerns about the dying art of Test match cricket. Legends to fans to players and patrons of the game have stated publicly from time to time that Test cricket quite effectively is on the verge of extinction. The pink ball and playing under the lights […]