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Vikram Rathour – Former Indian Right-handed Opening Batsman

Vikram Rathour was born on 26 March 1969, in Jalandhar, Punjab. The former Indian right-handed opening batsman played 6 Tests and 7 ODI's from 1996 to 1997. At first-class level, he was a prolific run-scorer, scoring 11,503 runs with...

M.L Jaisimha – First Batsman Who Batted On All Five Days of a Test...

Motganhalli Laxminarsu Jaisimha was born on March 5th, 1939, in Hyderabad, India. M.L Jaisimha showed his class while at school. He assisted the mighty Marred palli Cricket Club in the local 'A' Division League Championship and caught the eyes...

INDIA vs ENGLAND – When is a Stand not a Partnership?

This is the match report of the Fifth Test between India vs England at Chidambaram Stadium at Madras Jan, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 1983. This was a Test of records, and inevitably a draw, to make four in...
Ian Botham giving cap to Sunil Gavaskar during his one season of county cricket, 1980

Sunil Gavaskar – The Maharaja of Mumbai

The curtain fell on the Reliance World Cup it was time to salute a retiring hero whose final game was played in its urgent rush. Sunil Gavaskar has never been a run machine. Despite those 10,000 Test runs he...

The Twin Identities of Lala Amarnath

Lala Amarnath is the most romantic figure of early Indian Test cricket. As a young tearaway, he scored a century on debut for India against England in Bombay in 1933. He was later sent home for indiscipline by his...

Ajit Wadekar – The Man Led India to First Ever Series Wins in Eng...

The dressing room was very quiet. Not a word was said as he came in and sat down. He removed his cap and took off his gloves and leg-guards. He stretched his legs, shook his head slowly from side...
A typically brilliant Solkar catch: Basil D'Oliveira the victim at Lord's, 1971

Sunil Gavaskar Goes On – Solkar Goes

Sunil Gavaskar appointment as captain for the inaugural Test and three one-day internationals against the touring Sri Lanka team was but to be expected. Speculation about a new captain had sprung from concern over the great opening batsman's physical...

India vs Pakistan – World Championship of Cricket Final 1984-85

David Frith reports from Melbourne on the climax of the World Championship of Cricket Final 1984-85. The tournament staged by the Victorian Cricket Association to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the State AWA the world was...

Arshad Ayub – Unathletic, Little Overweight But Effective

Profile Arshad Ayub is born on 2nd August 1958 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He’s a former off-spinner who played for India in 13 Test matches and 32 One Day Internationals between 1987 to 1994. The mini all-rounder Arshad Ayub normally...
In the first inning, he took 8 for 61, and 8 for 75 in the 2nd inning and finish the match figures of 16 for 136.

Narendra Hirwani – The Man Who Created History on Test Debut

Narendra Hirwani is mainly remembered for his extraordinary success on his Test debut against West Indies in 1987-88. He is born on 18 October 1968 in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. His main ability to bowl leg-spin, who played 17 test...

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The First Decade of Pakistan Cricket

At the outset, let it be appreciated that the task of any historian or chronicler attempting to condense seventy years of Pakistan cricket into...

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