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Shaun Tait announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Shaun Tait, the Australian fast bowler, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday (March 27). The 34-year-old pacer played three Tests, 35 One-Day Internationals and 21 Twenty20 Internationals for his country. Tait, who was nicknamed as “The Wild Thing” for summoning quick spells with his singly action, stated that he took the decision to hang up his ... Read More »

Brazil On Brink, Lionel Messi Revives Argentina

Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup finals on Thursday as Lionel Messi got Argentina’s faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile. A superb hat-trick from China-based midfielder Paulinho powered Brazil to a 4-1 drubbing of the Uruguayans in Montevideo to leave the five-time world champions all-but-certain of a ... Read More »

India vs Australia: ICC needs to crack down on personal abuse and curb double standards on sledging

Test cricket has no parallel in modern sports. No other sporting contest is spread out over one and a half months where one team is touring another country and playing the same opposition over and over. A Test series isn’t just a sporting contest, it’s almost a mini siege. No wonder you hear terms like “conquer” and “fortress” thrown around ... Read More »

India vs Australia: Media focus on controversies and conspiracies rather than great cricket is disgraceful

As India were taking England apart last November, Australia were being clinically outclassed by the South Africans at Perth and then in Hobart, which prompted many observers – Australian, Indian and otherwise – to quickly channel their inner McGrath and pronounce that the Aussies would do well on their Indian tour in 2017 to lose only 0-4 without completely disintegrating ... Read More »

Dustin Johnson going for a World Golf Championships sweep

Dustin Johnson is one victory away from something not even Tiger Woods has accomplished: a sweep of the four World Golf Championships. All that remains is the Dell Technologies Match Play, and Johnson has to be considered a strong favorite. He is the No. 1 seed for the first time. He is coming off consecutive victories at Riviera and the ... Read More »

India Vs Australia: Mitchell Johnson Takes Dig At Virat Kohli’s Side After Ranchi Draw

A superb 124-run fifth-wicket partnership between Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb ensured that Australia held on for a draw in the 3rd Test against India. Virat Kohli’s men failed to drive home the advantage they got in the initial stages of the Australian innings and were found way short when it came to running through the visitors’ middle-order. Australia were ... Read More »

Did the broadcasters give ICC a reality check?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) resistance at the International Cricket Council (ICC) in not allowing the latter to go ahead with the policy changes in finance and governance structures, may not have been the only factor putting pressure on the game’s parent body. While it’s not known yet why Shashank Manohar put in his papers as ... Read More »