Steve Waugh had termed Australia’s tour of India in 2001 as the ‘final frontier’. Cricket pundits felt this was their best chance of winning in India; they had arrived in India on a 15-match winning streak. As things transpired, Australia failed to clinch the series in spite of some inspirational performances, and an unprecedented fightback from India.
IPL 6 will see a new team by the name – Sunrisers Hyderabad. Owned by the Sun Network Television Company, the Sunrisers are the replacement of the terminated Deccan Chargers, the previous IPL franchise representing Hyderabad.
For nearly two decades, Anil Kumble shouldered the burden of India’s spin attack, almost single-handedly. In 2001, when he was recovering from injury, India discovered Harbhajan Singh, and two combined very well, as expected, to trouble England...
The great artist VVS Laxman may have retired from international cricket, but as well all know, he has decided to play on for Hyderabad at least for this season. A man, who has served the national cricket team with such distinction, was not obliged to do so.
VVS Laxman may have retired from international cricket, but the dust on the issue is yet to settle. Even though Laxman may have claimed that his inner voice led to him taking the decision, the timing of the same continues to rankle.
The Very Very Special man of Indian cricket will always be remembered above all for his magical 281 against the Australians at the Eden Gardens, and deservedly so, for the knock not only led India to one of the most famous wins in Test history, and also scripted a renaissance in the nation’s cricketingfortunes, which culminated with India becoming the number one side in Test cricket, albeit briefly.
Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman’s (VVS as he is fondly called) decision to retire from international cricket has surprised many, coming as it did less than a week before India’s two-Test series against New Zealand begins.