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MS Dhoni and Shoaib Akhtar
MS Dhoni and Shoaib Akhtar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

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I purposely bowled a beamer to MS Dhoni: Shoaib Akhtar

  • The Jharkhand-born swashbuckling batsman got the chance of facing the venomous Shoaib Akhtar in the three-match Test series in Pakistan.
  • It was revealed by Shoaib himself and he also admitted to have done it on purpose, though he had apologised to the then youngster.
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Adidas and Puma to bid for Team India kit sponsorship rights

  • The global giant, Nike had also proposed to extend the contract as they did in 2016 but BCCI has denied it.
  • With India becoming a preferred choice to invest in global companies, cricket is always a great prospect.
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PCB planning to fly-out Shoaib Malik on August 15 for England T20Is

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is contemplating flying out Shoaib Malik on August 15 to join the national team for the three-match T20I series against England.
  • Malik has already retired from Test and ODI cricket and at the fag end of his career, he only plies his trade in T20I cricket.
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Shahid Afridi and I thought Rahul Dravid would spoil our Friday night: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Rahul Dravid was someone, who could wear the oppositions down with his defensive stroke-play.
  • Pakistan and Shoaib Akhtar were pretty much aware of it before the 1999 Pepsi Cup final against India at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
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‘Don’t worry about it’ – Simon Taufel recalls Sachin Tendulkar’s reaction after he was wrongly given out in 90s

  • When we talk about the best umpires that officiated in International cricket, there are few names who have made their mark in our hearts and also our cricket addicted brains
  • He was awarded for his astonishing work as he won the best umpire award by ICC for five straight years, 2004-2008.
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Reports: Chinese brands likely to stay away from IPL sponsorship and on-air advertising

  • The league has never dealt with the problem of getting sponsors due to its immense popularity.
  • The cash-rich tournament has been watched all over the world and players are always eager to somehow be a part of it.
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