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Sarel Erwee, who nearly quit cricket after mental battles, and lower order put South Africa ahead versus England

Sarel Erwee, who nearly quit cricket after mental battles, and lower order put South Africa ahead versus England

These days, it seems most cricket fans are split into two camps: those who love the ‘Bazball’ England and those who use it as a taunt, waiting for England to trip. And so, England’s Test against South Africa whipped up extreme sentiments before the game and during the first two enthralling days. South Africa ended …

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Ball stuck in helmet, is that a catch? 3 out of 140 clear BCCI umpires’ test

πŸ”΄ What will you do if the shadow of a pavilion, tree or fielder starts falling on the pitch and the batsman complains? πŸ”΄ You are satisfied that a player has a genuine injury on the index finger of his bowling hand and removing the tape will result in bleeding. Will you still ask him …

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Tricity Stars: Two Chandigarh boys making the right moves with chess

β€œTo be honest, we were pretty nervous and anxious at first. We had many apprehensions such as, ‘Will they be open to it? Will they give us their time to teach them something new? Will we be accepted?’..,” said 17-year-old chess player Shivom Sood as he rewinds to the initial days, when he and his …

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Watch: This clip of race cars zooming past has netizens in awe

Watching automobile racing in real time is a thrilling experience. A clip that is going viral on Twitter perfectly encapsulates the speed at which cars in professional automobile racing events run. The eight-second video, reportedly recorded at a NASCAR auto racing event, shows people standing close to a fence that separates the spectators from the …

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The first cricketer who touched 100mph, Shoaib Akhtar turns 47

Nervous breaths. A whole bunch of nervous breaths. If only the blunt mics were highly advanced and could capture even the faintest of audios, we would have a spine-chilling compilation of batters breathing nervously when they took guard against Shoaib Akhtar. 444 wickets in 224 international appearances will only be mentioned later when discussing the …

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For Indian women cricket’s latest star, PM praise: ‘peace of Shimla, smile of mountains’

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday hosted the Indian contingent, which returned with 61 medals from the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, Sunita Thakur and Vinod Thakur sat intently watching his address on social media. The mother-son duo, at their native village Parsa in Himachal Pradesh’s Rohru district, were all ears as PM mentioned about Renuka Thakur …

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Cricket would probably end up being a franchise-based competition: Zimbabwe head coach Dave Houghton

Life has come full circle for Zimbabwe’s head coach Dave Houghton. He was his country’s first Test captain, scoring a fantastic 121 against India in the drawn match at Harare. Thirty years later, Houghton, in his second spell as a coach of Zimbabwe, is ready to take on India with his new ‘fearless brand of …

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Test cricket won’t die in my lifetime but who’ll be playing it?: Ian Chappell

Australian great Ian Chappell is certain Test cricket “won’t die” in his lifetime but wondered whether the best players would play it in the future amid the proliferation of T20 leagues. The former Australia captain believed that international cricket faces a real challenge of retaining players in the face of rapid expansion of T20 leagues …

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Extremely upsetting to see players retire for T20 leagues, but having teams across leagues is to keep brand alive”: Parth Jindal, co-owner of Delhi Capitals

Parth Jindal, the co-owner of IPL heavyweights Delhi Capitals, has said the ‘cricket lover’ within him doesn’t ‘really like’ the direction cricket has taken, vis-Γ -vis players retiring from international sport prematurely to play T20 leagues . However, as a team owner, he is cognizant of the business side of the game as well. Speaking to …

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Swedish chess streamer Anna adds to the legacy of Grandmaster parents

The first time Swedish Grandmaster Pia Cramling Bellon took her daughter Anna to a chess tournament was when she was around three months of age. She had not competed for the entire duration of her pregnancy and as soon as she recovered, she returned to the familiar tunes of the chess circuit. “Those were my …

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