As India broke a long-standing World Cup jinx against South Africa here on Sunday, appreciation and congratulatory messages poured in from the cricket fraternity which hailed the team's "terrific" all-round performance in front of a packed MCG.
If there was one thing pretty much the whole cricketing community agreed upon on the first weekend of the World Cup, it was that James Taylor deserved better than to be robbed of a century by a dodgy umpiring decision.
Dinesh Karthik's current form makes him a hot buy at the IPL auction on Monday and the revitalised wicket-keeper batsman says he would prefer to be part of a winning team rather than being paid the big bucks in an unsuccessful campaign like the one he endured last season.
AB de Villiers celebrated his record breaking 31-ball ton at home with a home-cooked meal. The 30-year-old thanked fans for their support as he took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share his joy after the whirlwind knock.
Eoin Morgan might not have been in the best of form last year, but England's new ODI skipper slammed a fantastic ton against Australia in the first match of the ODI tri-series at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
England's new One-Day International (ODI) captain Eoin Morgan Thursday reiterated that there was no way back for controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen and insisted that he has "the best group of players" with him in Australia.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said he wants England "to do well" in the impending World Cup despite being acrimoniously sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), leading to a long-enduring verbal fight between the two warring parties.