The youngest among India’s retreating golden generation of middle-order batsmen, he (VVS Laxman) could leave cricket without any monumental record. It does not matter. His will never be a career in numbers, anyway. He has always been a batsman of imagery and imagination. VVS Laxman’s records may easily be overtaken, but they cannot be replicated.
As with all success, India must celebrate the moment and move on. It’s more difficult to stay at the top than to get there.
South Africa can be called chokers no longer, after burying the ghosts of 1999 with victory in a match even more extraordinary and nail-shredding than its illustrious forebear. Australia had just posted a world-record 434 for 4 in a single innings – the first 400-plus total in the history of the game . And yet they still lost – by one wicket, with one ball to spare. The home side’s victory sparked wild celebrations on and off the Wanderers pitch.
South Africa 438 for 9 in 49.5 overs (Gibbs 175, Smith 90, Boucher 50*) beat Australia 434 for 4 (Ponting 164, Hussey 81, Katich 79) by one wicket to win the greatest one-day international in the history of the game. How often do you see something like this. [Read more…] about South Africa shed chokers tag
Found this article in Prem Panicker’s Blog
I was given out ‘obstructing the field’ in the first One-day International against India at Peshawar on Monday. If one surveyed the laws of cricket, the umpires’ decision was certainly according to the rules but, somehow, this law is something that I am not able to comprehend. I am also not in a position to say anything about it because the International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct doesn’t permit me.
However, such not very common laws need to be explained properly and in detail. The Peshawar dismissal was in fact in direct contrast to my run-out dismissal in the Faisalabad Test match against England. If I had not brought my bat in front of the ball, it could have hit my body instead.
Sachin Tendulkar ended the anxiety of Indian cricket fans on Saturday as he hit a world record 35th Test hundred. Tendulkar surpassed compatriot Sunil Gavaskar on the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka, ending the day on 100 not out. It was yet another landmark for the 32-year-old, who dedicated the hundred to his late father, Ramesh Tendulkar, in his glittering 16-year career with the Indian cricket team.