Sri Lanka have always been a dark horse in the shorter formats of the game and they have an array of ‘horses for courses’ players for each format of the game.
Like Lance was an inspiration to Yuvraj, Yuvraj will be an inspiration to many.
Brett Lee was plagued by injuries throughout his career, but like an occupational hazard for any fast bowler he played on overcoming each of his injury lay-offs.
European glory went the Iberian way once again as the Spaniards stamped their class as the world’s best team clinching the UEFA Euro 2012 demolishing Italy 4-0 in the final. Here is a look at the top ten moments of the tournament.
Rafael Nadal annexed the spoils - a slice of history, redemption and an upper hand in a great rivalry as he stood at top biting the La Coupe des Mousquetaires or The Musketeers` Trophy as a worthy victor for a record seventh time.
‘Whatay wicket’ I whispered, and the memory of the WACA Test was rekindled in my memory.
When England arrived in UAE as the world number one Test team, they had everything going their way and Pakistan were looking to bury the demons of spot-fixing scandal after some solid performances against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Since taking over the captaincy it has been an easy run for him but this England series was the real test awaiting Pakistan, and Misbah and Co. have started off in style.
It is time for the cricketing authorities to sit down and do an Argus committee like introspection of the game.
After being mauled at MCG and surrendering at SCG, India got whacked at the WACA in just 3 days.
Australia would unleash their pace barrage at the WACA to knockout an already dazed and disillusioned India.
Vineet Ramakrishnan: Umesh Yadav and James Pattinson can be trusted to keep the entire series in a riveting balance.
The Diminutive Delhi batsman has been the rescue man for many years and this season also he is doing the same for his state.
Peter Roebuck for me was an equivalent of god in cricket writing and whenever I read his pieces, I relished it and revelled at the thought -process of the best cricketer writer.
Eleven years back when the entire Hansie Cronje saga was played out, cricket had its first experience of match-fixing at the highest level.
Formula One would not be embraced by the millions of Indians, that is a fact but it would thrive on its niche audience. More importantly it would brand India the nation as a global market for corporate sports.
With Formula 1 becoming more of a strategy driven sport with pits stops tactics and shaving-off time, F1 this season has taken these strategies to the next level with the introductions of KERS, DRS, 107 % faster qualifying clause, F-Duct, double diffusers and what not.
It was one whole month of distress as England dictated terms to the hapless Indians.
3 Grand slams and 5 ATP titles in a single year is a feat in itself and Djokovic is still hungry.
This is probably the first time a World No.1 team of any sport got a drubbing like this in a series.
Djoker is in all probability the trump card ahead of the Swiss King and the Spanish Matador.
Coming full circles might as well fit for Rahul Dravid who has been selected in the ODI squad against England.
Bhajji's real test would be from a fellow off spinner, a certain Graeme Swann, who is indisputably the best off-spinner at this point of time.
IPL has made cricket a form of ‘nautanki’and the game will evolve itself into a ‘tamasha’.