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Minutes after Ishant Sharma bounced (yeah, read that again) the English batsmen out to secure a famous victory for Team India at the mecca of world cricket, mails from one and all poured in. Unable to manage the flood of emails, Ishant put his man Friday, Chintu Chitamani, on the job. Chintu, who’s a regular reader [...]

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Anderson may be guilty of offences graver than “pushing and abusing” Sir Jadeja, which is a level 3 offence under the ICC Code of Conduct. The England fast bowler allegedly failed to address Sir as Sir during the course of a colorful exchange of views. Anderson may face a mere two Test ban for the [...]

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Millions of Indians in the wee hours of dawn grooved to the beats of the samba as the curtains fell on the 2014 Football World Cup. They were celebrating not because Germany had triumphed but because they could finally stop pretending to be crazy about the beautiful game and get back to their usual pastime [...]

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After two consecutive massive, match-altering last-wicket partnerships between India’s Bhuvaneshwar Kumar-Mohammad Shami and England’s Joe Root-James Anderson tested the patience of the limited audience that watches Test cricket, the ICC has decided to do away with last-wicket partnerships for the remainder of the ongoing India-England series, on an experimental basis. The number of runs for [...]

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Banned New Zealand cricketer and swashbuckling opening batsman Lou Vincent, has been upset over not having received an invitation to participate in India’s most-watched reality show, Bigg Boss, thus far, even a week after boldly confessing his involvement in match-fixing. “What the hell is this, yaar? Sreesanth didn’t openly confess, but he’s been banned and [...]

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Ahead of the first Test between England and India, skipper MS Dhoni commenced mind games, claiming its the English batsmen who were under immense pressure to find form against Ishant Sharma or kiss goodbye to their careers. “Well, of course, the whole world knows how Ishant Sharma bowls,” a calm and cool Dhoni said ahead [...]

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In the midst of football fever, thanks to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2014, it was a rather lukewarm affair that transpired during the first ODI of the India vs Bangladesh series. With India fielding a totally rejigged side against the hosts and having had to chase a total of 272, under the captaincy of [...]

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The West Bengal government’s love affair with SRK’s IPL franchise and two time IPL champions, the Kolkata Knight Riders, may be on the cusp of an irrevocable breakdown. This comes in the wake of Didi discovering  that KKR is owned by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainments, which has aroused suspicions in the over paranoid [...]

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Chief Minister of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, made a blunder during a felicitation ceremony organised by the state government at the Eden Gardens  to celebrate Kolkata Knight Riders’ triumph in the recently concluded 7th edition of the IPL. The Trinamool Congress chief congratulated team owner Juhi Chawla instead of Piyush Chawla for playing a crucial cameo [...]

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KKR’s memorable win in a hotly contested final over pre-match favorites, KXIP, thanks to the last over pyrotechnics by the prodigiously talented Piyush Chawla – who rounded off a dream day by attempting a header to snag a memorable caught and bowled in the first innings – may have warmed the cockles of KKR and [...]

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