By Raj Bhandari: This is perhaps the most befitting answer to all the critics we have ever come across. Of course, yet again Sachin has given the message loud & clear (through his bat) and proved that nothing is ruined so far, as believed by some. The extreme bias shown against Sachin, by some ‘experts’ has clearly shown their naivety.
A quick online search on Sachin Tendulkar shows up over 20 million results. As one of the hardcore Sachin fan observed clearly – it has become more of a fashion than a passion to jump in the ”Free for all” fray, criticising the Master Blaster for such a petty gain of drawing popularity.
24 glorious years, hell of a consistency, tons of records, universally acclaimed gentlemen cricketer, still delivering even after 40, role model for youngsters (off/ on the field), revolutionised the concept of brand value & endorsement, heart throbbing star of millions, most sought after media personality, famous for keeping a low profile despite sky rocketing achievements – what more does one really expect from a sportsperson?
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Inexperienced Australian Batting Could Be Crucial In England Retaining Ashes
By Richard Smith: You could be forgiven for forgetting given recent weather but the English ‘summer’ is fast approaching and the highlight for the majority of sporting fans will be the upcoming Ashes series. Australia are heading to England with the aim of winning back the famous urn but the bookmakers believe the tourists stand little chance.
England of course have home advantage this time around which should help but there is an even more glaring disparity between the two nations than where the fives tests are being played.
The Aussies have announced their 16 man squad for the tour but only five of the party have played a test match in England, which has to be a worry for their army of fans. Captain for the visitors, Michael Clarke, is the leading light of the team having played and had success in England, but there are a whole host of other names who will be stepping out for the first test at Trent Bridge on July 10th with next to no experience.
Phillip Hughes (24 caps), Ed Cowan (17 caps), David Warner (19 caps), Usman Khawaja (6 caps) and Chris Rogers (1 cap) will travel with just 67 caps between them.
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Shane Watson helps Rajasthan beat CSK
By Praveen Nvs: The Chennai Super Kings are a formidable team with many match-winners but not all that firepower was enough to breach the fortress of the Royals at Jaipur!
With eight wins in as many matches, the Royals have a perfect home record in this IPL!
At the halfway stage in their chase, the Royals were in a spot of bother but Watson, their most valuable player, played a gem of an innings to hand the Super Kings a thrashing. By scoring 70 off just 34 balls, Watson certainly lived up to his reputation of being a game-changer in this format.
His 93 run partnership with Stuart Binny, completely changed the course of the match. Once Watson went into the attack mode finding the boundary with great ease, the Royals victory looked inevitable. The Super Kings bowlers simply had no answer to Watson’s blitz.
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Super Kings are back with a bang
By Praveen Nvs: The winning streak of the Chennai Super Kings was halted when they faced a massive defeat in the hands of the MI but they are now back with a bang. The batting line-up, which collapsed against MI in a spectacular fashion, demonstrated its real power against the SRH.
The crushing victory over the Sun Risers not only puts them back on track but also strengthens their position at the top of the table. What was expected to be a close contest between the two sides turned into a one-sided affair.
The Sun Risers have a very effective bowling attack but the Super Kings’ batsmen tore it apart. To score a total of 223 against such a strong bowling attack shows how fearsome the batting line-up of the CSK is!
Steyn started the proceedings well with a maiden over but after that, it has been CSK all the way, both Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay gave their team a fluent start. Hussey.
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