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More like Ganguly, less like MS Dhoni: Why Virat Kohli is the perfect replacement

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Sourav Chandidas Ganguly: three Tests, six innings, 106 runs at an average 17.67, a highest score of 48. In sheer numbers, that was his contribution to India’s cause in the 2001 series against Australia. As a batsman, he was struggled badly… the Aussies were at him constantly… ex-cricketers were criticising him… but do we remember any of that? Instead we ... Read More »

Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be banned from representing India ever again

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Only two Indian Test players have ever left a series overseas – Lala Amarnath and Navjot Singh Sidhu. Both were branded as villains, and traitors… and this gentleman leaves a series, that too as captain, and is then eulogized! His seventh Test series defeat in three and a half years, and we say his ‘brand’ is still intact. He had ... Read More »

MS Dhoni should be banned from representing India ever again

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Only two Indian Test players have ever left a series overseas – Lala Amarnath and Navjot Singh Sidhu. Both were branded as villains, and traitors… and this gentleman leaves a series, that too as captain, and is then eulogized! His seventh Test series defeat in three and a half years, and we say his ‘brand’ is still intact. He had ... Read More »

Dhoni should be banned from representing India ever again

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Only two Indian Test players have ever left a series overseas – Lala Amarnath and Navjot Singh Sidhu – both were branded as villains, and traitors… and this gentleman leaves a series, that too as captain, and is then eulogized! His seventh Test series defeat in three and a half years, and we say his ‘brand’ is still intact. He ... Read More »

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Retires as Test Captain; Virat Kohli Takes Over

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retired from Test cricket with immediate effect. The decision comes after India drew the third Test in Melbourne on Tuesday. Out of the 90 Tests he played, Dhoni led India in 60 matches. Dhoni finished with most Test wins as India captain (27), beating the previous best of 21 wins held by Sourav Ganguly. (MS Dhoni, ... Read More »

Mario Balotelli Accepts FA Charge Over ‘Racist’ Post

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London: Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has accepted a Football Association charge of making racist and anti-semitic comments on social media, according to reports on Friday. Balotelli was charged a week ago after he posted a controversial image of computer game character Super Mario on Instagram. The image included the message: “Don’t be racist – be like Mario. He’s an Italian ... Read More »

Australian Open: Top-100 in ATP Rankings Enter to Play Tournament

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Melbourne: All 100 top-ranked men and 99 of the top 100 women have entered to play the Australian Open in January. Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley said in a statement on Saturday that the field for the tournament beginning January 19 was one of the “deepest and strongest” in the Grand Slam event’s history. Tiley said the only absentee ... Read More »

Injured Michael Clarke Out of India Test Series, Doubts on Future

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Adelaide: Injury-jinxed Michael Clarke says there is a chance he may never play cricket again after another setback forced him out of Australia’s first Test triumph and the rest of the India series on Saturday. The Australia skipper suffered a new injury after pulling up sharply while fielding after lunch, forcing him to watched on as his team-mates pulled off ... Read More »