Bengal's premier batsman Manoj Tiwary, who is one of India's 30 probables for the World Cup, had a close shave after being hit by an Abhimanyu Mithun rising delivery on the final day of his team's Ranji Trophy cricket match against Karnataka at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
He is the first batsman to notch up two double hundreds in ODI cricket but Rohit Sharma says he has a lot more to achieve in the game as expectations and responsibilities are only going to increase as he progresses in his career.
Trounced by team India for the fourth consecutive time in the five-match ODI series, a livid Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews Thursday conceded it was "embarrassing" for the islanders not to have competed at all.
Having scored a record-breaking ODI double century at the Eden Gardens here against the visiting Sri Lankans, India batting star Rohit Sharma said staying at the crease for the entire 50 overs was the most pleasing thing.
Refusing to blame the players for the ODI debacle in India, World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said the country's administrators are responsible for the fiasco which has disturbed the team's World Cup preparations as well.
Rohit Sharma on Thursday returns to International cricket with a sublime double hundred against Sri Lanka at Kolkata's historic Eden Gardens. He also becomes the first player to hit 250 and two double hundreds in an One Day International. He scored his first ODI double against Australia last November.
Rohit Sharma returns to International cricket with a sublime century against Sri Lanka at Kolkata's historic Eden Gardens. The right-handed batsman was batting on run-a-ball 100, helping India compile runs after losing two quick wickets in Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayadu. It's his fifth ODI hundred. India were 177 for two after 31 overs with skipper Virat Kohli unbeaten on 36.
Taking at dig at Indian Cricket Board's president-in-exile N Srinivasan, spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi on Tuesday said it was a mystery to see the BCCI, which was born in Delhi and flourished at the Eden Gardens here, being hijacked by Tamil Nadu.
Having clinched the five-match series, a confident Indian team, sans stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, and the Sri Lankan cricketers arrived here late last night for the fourth ODI scheduled to be held at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
Cricket aficionados will have the opportunity to buy about 18,000 tickets, almost double the numbers earlier sold in counters, with lukewarm response from the affiliated units for the India-West Indies fifth and final one-dayer here on October 20.
The Cricket Association of Bengal officials are planning to rope in a clutch of former international cricketers including former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal during an 'International Seminar' in December to commemorate the 150th year of Eden Gardens' inception.