It has been a few days since MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket. However, the praises haven't stopped coming in. Now, Dhoni's first captain Sourav Ganguly has also come out in praise of the retired wicket-keeper batsman.
Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar marks 30 years of his first Test century on Friday, August 14. It was on this day that a 17-year-old Tendulkar tamed a strong English attack at Old Trafford in Manchester to help India save the Test under tough circumstances.
While Sachin Tendulkar is often termed as the greatest batsman of all time, the underrated Rahul Dravid has been finally given his due of sorts. The unassuming Dravid has been voted as the greatest Indian batsman in Test cricket in the last 50 years in an opinion poll by Wisden India.
India’s domestic cricket legend Rajinder Goel, often referred to as one of ‘India’s nearly men’, died on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Goel was 77. A left-arm spinner, Goel picked up a massive 750 first-class wickets in a career that spanned two and a half decades
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who potrayed the character of former Indian captain MS Dhoni in the acclaimed movie ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, committed suicide at his residence in Mumbai at the age of just 34. Apart from Bollywood and his fans, the cricketing franternity too has been left stunned by the shocking turn of events.
India’s oldest first-class cricketer, Vasant Raiji, passed away in the early hours of Saturday at the age of exactly 100. A right-handed batsman, Raiji made his debut for Cricket Club of India against Central Provinces and Berar in Nagpur in 1939. Raiji made his Mumbai debut in 1941 for Western India with Vijay Merchant as captain.
Former India cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who played a fair amount of his cricket in the 1990s, has reiterated that Indian cricket was way too dependent on Sachin Tendulkar the batsman back in the era. Speaking to Ravichandran Ashwin in 'Reminisence with Ash' show on Instagram, Manjrekar admitted what a lot of other experts have also spoken about.
It is a known fact that Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar is not a fan of sledging. In fact, recently former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq had revealed how he was left embarrassed after trying to have a go at the Master Blaster. However, Tendulkar recalled an incident in which he was the one to initiate a war of words.
Former New Zealand fast bowler and cricket commentator Simon Doull feels that Rohit Sharma is a better one-day batsman than Sachin Tendulkar. According to Doull, Rohit has the ability to maintain the tempo of his innings even while approaching a landmark. Tendulkar, on the other hand, was known to slow down as he approached a hundred.