While Sachin Tendulkar is often termed as the greatest batsman of all time, the underrated Rahul Dravid has been finally given his due of sorts. The unassuming Dravid has been voted as the greatest Indian batsman in Test cricket in the last 50 years in an opinion poll by Wisden India.
India’s domestic cricket legend Rajinder Goel, often referred to as one of ‘India’s nearly men’, died on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Goel was 77. A left-arm spinner, Goel picked up a massive 750 first-class wickets in a career that spanned two and a half decades
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who potrayed the character of former Indian captain MS Dhoni in the acclaimed movie ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, committed suicide at his residence in Mumbai at the age of just 34. Apart from Bollywood and his fans, the cricketing franternity too has been left stunned by the shocking turn of events.
India’s oldest first-class cricketer, Vasant Raiji, passed away in the early hours of Saturday at the age of exactly 100. A right-handed batsman, Raiji made his debut for Cricket Club of India against Central Provinces and Berar in Nagpur in 1939. Raiji made his Mumbai debut in 1941 for Western India with Vijay Merchant as captain.
Former India cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who played a fair amount of his cricket in the 1990s, has reiterated that Indian cricket was way too dependent on Sachin Tendulkar the batsman back in the era. Speaking to Ravichandran Ashwin in 'Reminisence with Ash' show on Instagram, Manjrekar admitted what a lot of other experts have also spoken about.
It is a known fact that Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar is not a fan of sledging. In fact, recently former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq had revealed how he was left embarrassed after trying to have a go at the Master Blaster. However, Tendulkar recalled an incident in which he was the one to initiate a war of words.
Former New Zealand fast bowler and cricket commentator Simon Doull feels that Rohit Sharma is a better one-day batsman than Sachin Tendulkar. According to Doull, Rohit has the ability to maintain the tempo of his innings even while approaching a landmark. Tendulkar, on the other hand, was known to slow down as he approached a hundred.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with 40 top sportspersons of the country via video conference. The sporting legends included prominent current and former Indian cricketers like skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virender Sehwag. During the meeting with the sports personalities, the PM discussed about the ongoing crisis owing to the Coronavirus and the subsequent 21-day lockdown as well as the active role sportspersons are playing in the fight against COVID-19.
Indian cricketing superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The deadly virus has claimed 20 lives in India and almost 25,000 globally. Following the rapid spread of COVID-19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown across the nation from March 25.