England may have been utterly humiliated in their second World Cup pool match against co-hosts New Zealand but Sunday`s nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka was much more damaging, according to former England captain Mike Atherton.
Former England cricket captain Mike Atherton Tuesday said New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and Australia's Michael Clarke are the best equipped skippers for the demands of the World Cup in the Antipodes starting Saturday.
The English media on Friday saluted Sachin Tendulkar, who has announced retirement from Test cricket next month, describing him as a "superhero" and compared him with the likes of football legend Pele and tennis superstar Roger Federer in greatness in his field.
Eden Gardens` veteran curator Prabir Mukherjee, known for his steadfast adherence to the rules and traditional values of cricket, on Monday shooed away former England skipper Mike Atherton, who had gone close to the track in violation of the cricketing norms.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s aggressive unbeaten 91 in the World Cup summit showdown against Sri Lanka matches the greatest innings played by a captain in a final of the showpiece event, according to former England captain Mike Atherton.