Monday, 16 May, 2022
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Topic: Test cricket

‘Poor Man’s Sobers’ Eknath Solkar ended notion Indian cricketers were born with butter fingers

In 'My Cricket Hero', Gulu Ezekiel writes about Eknath Solkar who stood up to legends and was instrumental in India recording its first overseas wins in West Indies and England.

‘You did good’: Anushka pens post for Virat Kohli as he steps down as India test captain

The actress lauded her husband for his achievements in the last seven years as captain, as well as his personal growth.

Virat Kohli steps down as India Men’s Test captain

Kohli's resignation comes after India lost the Test series to South Africa. Under Kohli's captaincy, India had achieved world no. 1 rank and reached the World Test Championship final.

Porous middle order, selection: Where India’s bid for 1st series win in South Africa went wrong

India looked primed to achieve the goal after going 1-0 up at Centurion, but the Proteas’ turnaround in the new year exposed several of India's batting weaknesses.

India vs NZ Test series sees four captains lead two sides for first time in 132 years

The series being played between India and New Zealand is the first Test rubber to feature four captains since England toured South Africa in 1889.

4th Test, Day 4: Indian batting fights back, but Ashwin exclusion hurting Kohli-Shastri

Despite India’s batting class act, Day 5 has all three possibilities open. With England at 77-0 India needs Jadeja to find rhythm.

Choice in Sydney was between being in pain and getting out. I chose pain: Cheteshwar Pujara

In 'Mission Domination', Boria Majumdar and Kushan Sarkar write about Pujara's game plan in the third Test that set India on the path of a famous series win in Australia.

Cricketer Fawad Alam hits 5th Test century, and Pakistanis can’t stop slaying PCB

Fawad Alam still doesn't blame anyone for not getting a chance to play in the national team for 11 years. But cricket fans decided it was time to give Pakistani selectors their due.

Between British colonisers and Indian immigrants, how Zimbabwe’s cricket culture grew

Cricket was played as a colonial inheritance, and then as a legacy of Indian identity, before it became a way to find place in nationalist Zimbabwean sporting culture.

Ahead of India-NZ world Test cricket final, only 1 Indian, no Kiwi in Boycott’s ‘fantasy’ teams

On the eve of inaugural World Test Championship final, ex-England cricketer Sir Geoffrey Boycott released his ‘fantasy all-time Test teams’. Sachin Tendulkar only Indian to make the cut.

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Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

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Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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