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When Sachin Tendulkar was inducted among the reserves of the Bombay team last year, many cricket experts felt that he was being rushed into big cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar The Young Prodigy

When Sachin Tendulkar was inducted among the reserves of the Bombay team last year (1987), many cricket experts felt that he was being rushed into big cricket. I personally felt the same last year. How wrong the so-called ‘pundits...
Dilip Sardesai played 30 Tests between 1961 till 1972, scoring 2001 runs, including five centuries, at an average of just fewer than 40 and nine fifties with the best of 212

Dilip Sardesai – India’s Renaissance Man of 1971

Dilip Sardesai was a right-hand middle-order batsman and occasional right-arm slow bowler, who played first-class cricket in Bombay and India. Former Indian Test batsman Dilip Sardesai played 30 Tests between 1961 till 1972, scoring 2001 runs, including five centuries,...
India v Zimbabwe Match at Ahmadabad 1987 Reliance World Cup. Kevin Arnott played a sheet-anchor role collecting his 60 runs with methodical efficiency and Kapil finally had him.

India v Zimbabwe Match at Ahmadabad 1987 Reliance World Cup

This is a match report of India v Zimbabwe Match at Ahmadabad played on 26 October 1987 in the second round of Reliance World Cup. The obsession with the run rate is not restricted to the media box which abounds...
India vs Pakistan Test Series 1960-61

India vs Pakistan Test Series 1960-61

India vs Pakistan Test Series 1960-61 - Pakistan who won the toss and batted first in four of the five drawn Tests scored 2,481 runs for 68 wickets in 1,101.5 over’s at the rate of 2.25 runs per over....
Ind vs WI First Test 1958-59 at Delhi

Ind vs WI First Test 1958-59 at Delhi

The last Test of Ind vs WI First Test 1958-59 at Delhi was an exciting affair. India, after scoring 415 in the first innings, conceded a lead of 229 to the West Indies who declared their innings at 644...
Sunil Gavaskar drives down the ground, England v India, 1st Test, Lord's, 3rd day, June 12, 1982

Sunil Gavaskar – The Perfect Opener

Sunil Gavaskar is another in a long line of prolific run-makers to come out of Mumbai. Sunil Gavaskar was a little man with immense talent and determination. He had a wonderful technique, wonderful balance, and a wonderful eye for...
Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauchan score a record first wicket 213 runs partnership in englad

A Blaze of Glory

A Blaze of Glory - India, ignominious losers in the opening Test of the series, ended it in a loss of glory, coming tantalizingly close to what would have been a historic win. They would have been heroes even...
Narendra Hirwani 1987-88 India v West Indies, 4th Test, Madras India won by 255 runs and Hirwani got 16 match wickets for 136 which remains the best debut match bowling figures to this day

The Spectacular Debut of Narendra Hirwani

The debut of Narendra Hirwani is no flash in the pan. THE STORY is that, in the beginning, Narendra Hirwani could not persuade even club batsmen in C. K. Nayudu’s old town of Indore to bat against him. He...
Bundi Kunderan Disillusioned

Budhi Kunderan Disillusioned

Former Indian Test wicketkeeper Budhi Kunderan one of those who missed out, said, "I was disillusioned by the Indian Cricket Board's decision not to invite me to attend the Jubilee Test in Bombay. During my retirement from first-class cricket...

PAKISTAN v INDIA FIRST TEST MATCH Karachi 1989

PAKISTAN v INDIA FIRST TEST MATCH Karachi 1989 November 15, 16, 17, 19, 20. Indian batsman who had struggled in the first innings, applied themselves the better the second time around to save this first match of a four-Test...

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Alan Knott – Most Eccentric Characters in Cricket

The eccentricities of genius Mark Pougatch loved Alan Knott for his uniqueness. His hankie Headingley 1981 was a Test match that immortalized Ian Botham...

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