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India may well have clinched victory in the first Test of the ongoing series against New Zealand but for two or three marginal umpiring decisions that went against the visitors: Rahane being adjudged LBW although there were signs of a faint inside edge, for instance. However, since the BCCI is opposed to the technology that [...]

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Having run out of excuses for his bowlers’ failures, MS Dhoni finally blamed partition and the Radcliffe line which carved out Pakistan from British India for Team India’s perennial bowling woes. “How come Pakistan manages to produce a factory line of quality swing bowlers and spinners? Why is Pakistan blessed with Muhammed Irfan while India [...]

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Initially, BCCI mandarins were quite eager to push through a proposal for restructuring global cricket administration including two divisions in cricket, more share of revenues by the big three and so on. However, they have modified requirements, given the dire straits to which the Indian ODI team has plunged, not winning even one of their last [...]

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Arvind Kejriwal has regained his sheen and mantle as the middle class darling by staging a new dharna, this time demanding suspension of Ishant Sharma from the Indian cricket team. Unlike the demand for suspension of SHOs, which evoked mixed responses when clubbed with his threat to disrupt the Republic Day function, his new demand, [...]

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In a bid to beat the profanity record set by Martin Scorsese’s latest blockbuster, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” totalling over 500 utterances of the F-word, Bollywood has decided to rope in young cricket superstar Virat Kohli to reprise the role played by Leonardo Dicaprio. Directors Anurag Kashyap and Abhinay Deo, who directed the expletive-laden [...]

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At 197-4, with 261 more to get and the awesome threesome of Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan and er..Ishant Sharma bowling at the South Africans, it seemed it was only a matter of time before Team India would wrap them up to notch a famous victory. AB de Villiers and Du Plessis naturally had other ideas, [...]

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Moments after the BJP offered a ticket to former Indian cricket icon Sourav Ganguly for the 2014 LS polls, the Congress has approached Ganguly’s bete noire, former Indian coach Greg Chappell, in order to pitch him against the prince of Kolkata. “Yes, it is true. We have approached Gregji to take on Dada. He was [...]

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Date: 18th November, 2031 Occasion: Last match of the “243rd ODI series” between India and Sri Lanka. Venue: Presentation, Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Ravi shastri (yes, it’s still him): Now I’d like to invite the living legend, the man who has played for India for over 20 years, Viraaaaat Kohli! (Kohli walks up to the stage). Virat, [...]

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India required another 5 runs from 11 balls to be crowned world champions. Dhoni took strike as Nuwan Kulasekara, with the look of a deer caught in the headlights, began his run up. A nation held its breath. Would Dhoni finish it off in style? “We want sixer, we want sixer,” the crazed crowd in [...]

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“Honey, it’s getting late! Did you even see the time?” She nagged. He ignored her. “Don’t you have to get to work?” She persisted. He groaned. “Will you get off the couch?” She demanded with her hands on hips. He didn’t respond, and eventually She left in a huff. “Phew!” exhaled God in relief, as [...]

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