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Last Updated Friday April 27 2018 02:44 AM IST

WSC and the helmet revolution

Helmets, which are today an integral part of the kit of any cricketer, were first designed and used on a regular basis during WSC matches.

A tale of two last-ball sixes

At a time when Dinesh Karthik hogs the limelight for his last-ball six against Bangladesh, let's revisit the Austral-Asia Cup title clash between India and Pakistan.

When emotions got the better of spectators

The levels of maturity and sense of responsibility of the commentators and the reporters would go a long way in ensuring that emotions of the crowd do not get whipped up and lead to untoward incidents.

The miracle at Eden Gardens

To many cricket lovers, March 14, 2001, would remain the Renaissance Day of Indian cricket, when V V S Laxman and Rahul Dravid scripted one of the greatest fightbacks in Test history.

Kohli's success mantra

The Indian skipper's belligerent attitude is an integral part of his persona which has contributed substantially to making him the leading batsman in international cricket.

Well done, Boys in Blue!

Their success at international level in the age-group championship not withstanding, the members of the victorious Indian U-19 team have miles to go before they can aspire to play cricket at the highest level.

'Imperfect' Manjrekar's candid tales

Sanjay Manjrekar deserves applause for admitting his mistakes and showing the courage for penning them down so that upcoming cricketers are better equipped to tackle the pitfalls and challenges that may come their way.

Gavaskar – Indian cricket's trendsetter

Gavaskar made us feel proud to be Indians at a time when we had little to boast about. Most importantly, he showed us that we too could take on the world if we set our minds on it.

History beckons Team India

Kohli would be facing his toughest test as Indian captain during the three-Test series against South Africa in their own backyard.

The unparalleled beauty of the first tied Test

Generations of cricket lovers would continue to thank Worrell and Benaud and the sides at their command for their wonderful contribution to Test cricket, which would never be forgotten so long as the game is played.

The bloody battle at Kingston

The India-West Indies Test at Sabina Park in 1976 will forever be remembered for the intimidatory tactics adopted by the home side's pacers and the courageous batting display by the visitors' top order.

The thriller at Headingley

There have not been many Tests where a side that was on the verge of being written off mounted a rearguard fight of such magnitude and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as England did in 1981.

When Tiger Pataudi made a grand exit

Before stepping down, Pataudi restored national pride by leading the side with panache and gave the strong West Indies side a run for its money in the 1974-75 series.

India's finest glovesmen

Farokh Engineer, Syed Kirmani and M S Dhoni rank among the top-three wicketkeepers who have played for the national team.

Kapil Dev – in a league of his own

The Haryana Hurricane was a phenomenon that ignited fire in the minds of cricket lovers of the country, leaving behind in its trail a galvanized nation and millions of motivated minds.

Tales of blood, guts and sweat

Physical courage and strength of character are the elements that separate the men from the boys and the performers from the also-rans.

Timely law changes by ICC

The changes brought in by ICC appear to be the result of serious thinking about the current status of the game and the schemes and strategies the administrators have in their mind about its future growth.

Prasanna and Venkat: two of a kind

Prasanna and Venkat are role models not only for the present lot of cricketers but to all those who find themselves being denied their worth and recognition at many points in their lives.

A tricky test awaits Shastri

The success of Shastri as Team India coach would hinge on how effective he is in making the transition to fit into a supportive role.

The rare breed of wicketkeeper-captains

The success of Dhoni, and to a smaller measure, that of Sangakkara, along with the emergence of Sarfraz should hopefully lead to rewriting the erroneous wisdom about wicketkeepers not being suited to captain the side.

Top 10 Test knocks by Indians

India has produced some of the all-time great batsmen in cricket history besides being home to brilliant willow wielders who rubbed shoulders with the best in international cricket and emerged with enhanced reputations.

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