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2006-07 was possibly lowest for Indian cricket team, reveals Sachin Tendulkar

2006-07 was possibly lowest for Indian cricket team, reveals Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar said the Indian cricket team witnessed a lot of changes after the first round exit from the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies and the move eventually reaped huge dividends.

I see the handbook as a valuable resource that can be referred to from time to time, reckons Rahul Dravid

I see the handbook as a valuable resource that can be referred to from time to time, reckons Rahul Dravid

The book has a total of 10 sections covering a myriad range of topics including how a players can handle emotional difficulties to dealing with media.

BCCI issues first ever player's handbook; focuses on well-being, welfare of cricketers

BCCI issues first ever player's handbook; focuses on well-being, welfare of cricketers

According to the introduction, it has has ten sections, with each section having ten questions. Meaning, there are hundred questions with answers. There are tables, lists and quotes from cricketers.

SL vs IND: MS Dhoni goes past Mohammad Azharuddin to become fourth-highest run-getter in ODIs for India

SL vs IND: MS Dhoni goes past Mohammad Azharuddin to become fourth-highest run-getter in ODIs for India

Dhoni laced together four boundaries and one over-the-rope shot to notch up his 65th ODI fifty, equalling the record set by Kumar Sangakkara. Both are the only wicketkeepers to smash 18 ODI fifties against an opposition. Interestingly, either did against either country.

SL vs IND: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma become third Indian pair with most 100-plus opening stands

SL vs IND: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma become third Indian pair with most 100-plus opening stands

Overall, they stand 12 on the list of most 100-run stands alongside former Indian duo of Rahul Dravid-Ganguly and Dravid-Tendulkar. Leafing the chart is the formidable pair of Ganguly and Tendulkar with 26 century stands.

SL vs IND, 3rd Test: Shikhar Dhawan notches up 6th Test ton; equals Virender Sehwag's record of most Test centuries in Sri Lanka

SL vs IND, 3rd Test: Shikhar Dhawan notches up 6th Test ton; equals Virender Sehwag's record of most Test centuries in Sri Lanka

This was his third Test century in Sri Lanka and fifth overall on foreign soil. Stats speak once again – the left-hander became the first Indian opener to score two centuries in an away Test series since Rahul Dravid in 2011.

SL vs IND, Pallekele Test: KL Rahul equals world record; first Indian to strike seven consecutive 50-plus scores in Test cricket

SL vs IND, Pallekele Test: KL Rahul equals world record; first Indian to strike seven consecutive 50-plus scores in Test cricket

He had marked an impressive return back to the game in the Colombo Test when he notched up 57 runs thus becoming the first Indian opener to register six consecutive fifty-plus scores. However, as an Indian batsman, his name stood alongside Rahul Dravid and Gundappa Vishwanath

SL vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara becomes first Indian batsman to score three consecutive Test centuries in Sri Lanka

SL vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara becomes first Indian batsman to score three consecutive Test centuries in Sri Lanka

Later in the third session, the 29-year-old notched up his 13th Test century, thus becoming the seventh Indian batsman to score a hundred in 50th Test.

SL vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara becomes joint second-fastest Indian to score 4000 Test runs; goes past Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli

SL vs IND: Cheteshwar Pujara becomes joint second-fastest Indian to score 4000 Test runs; goes past Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli

The Saurashtrian took just 84 innings to amass the score, thus becoming joint second-fastest Indian batsman to do so. Legendary Rahul Dravid also took same number of innings to achieve the feat.

SL vs IND, 2nd Test: KL Rahul becomes first Indian opener to register six consecutive fifty-plus scores in Tests

SL vs IND, 2nd Test: KL Rahul becomes first Indian opener to register six consecutive fifty-plus scores in Tests

Enroute to India's 101 for the loss of one, Rahul notched up his eighth Test fifty, thus thumping back his dominance in the longer format of the game. This was also his sixth consecutive Test fifty with the last five scores standing as – 51 n.o, 60, 67, 51, 90.

I don’t think Virat Kohli is in the same league of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid or VVS Laxman, reckons Mohammad Yousuf

I don’t think Virat Kohli is in the same league of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid or VVS Laxman, reckons Mohammad Yousuf

Former Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Yousuf reckons that though Indian skipper Virat Kohli might be considered one of the best with the willow today, but that won't sure;y put his name alongside greats like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid or even VVS Laxman.

SL vs IND: Virat Kohli equals Rahul Dravid for most overseas Test victories as Indian skipper, is one behind MS Dhoni

SL vs IND: Virat Kohli equals Rahul Dravid for most overseas Test victories as Indian skipper, is one behind MS Dhoni

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane started off with the proceedings on Day 4 of the 1st Test between Indian and Sri Lanka. The captain notched up his 17th Test ton as the duo surged India's lead past the 500-run mark.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Virat Kohli declines to enforce follow-on after taking 309-run lead on Day 3

India's Tour of Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Virat Kohli declines to enforce follow-on after taking 309-run lead on Day 3

This is the second time under Kohli's leadership that India have opted to bat despite gaining a sizeable innings lead. Earlier this year, in the one-off Test match against visiting Bangladesh, India took a first innings lead of 299, yet opted to bat again. India won the match by 208 runs at Hyderabad.

Top five run-getters in the history of India-Sri Lanka bilateral Test series

Virat Kohli-led Team India embark on a new journey with head coach Ravi Shastri at the helm for a full series comprising of three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20I against Sri Lanka, starting July 26.

Rahul Dravid ruled out of consultancy role for senior team, Zaheer Khan's involvement still unclear: Vinod Rai

Rahul Dravid ruled out of consultancy role for senior team, Zaheer Khan's involvement still unclear: Vinod Rai

While Rai admitted that they are trying to sort out Zaheer Khan's contract issues as he is still associated with IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils, CEO Rahul Johri informed that the former speedster is likely to be available for India's tour of South Africa.

Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid are two fantastic cricketers, their inputs will be invaluable for team: Ravi Shastri

Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid are two fantastic cricketers, their inputs will be invaluable for team: Ravi Shastri

The four-member panel comprising Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji, CEO Rahul Johri, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and acting president CK Khanna, who met in Mumbai, announced Team India's support staff members. Sanjay Bangar remains as the Assistant Coach and R Sridhar as the fielding coach.

Robin Singh backs Ravi Shastri over support staff furore, says coaches should be allowed to pick their people

Robin Singh backs Ravi Shastri over support staff furore, says coaches should be allowed to pick their people

Robin, who was the Men in Blue's fielding coach 2007-2009, asserted that if he was the coach, then he would want to work with people whom "he is comfortable" with.

Weekly sports round-up, July 10 to 16: From Ravi Shastri's appointment as India coach to Roger Federer's record Wimbledon title

Weekly sports round-up, July 10 to 16: From Ravi Shastri's appointment as India coach to Roger Federer's record Wimbledon title

An eventful sporting week culminated with Roger Federer winning a record 19th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, even as uncertainty continued to rule Indian cricket on who else will join the coaching staff to support Ravi Shastri, the new head coach.

Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid shouldn't have faced such public humiliation, reckons Ramachandra Guha

Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid shouldn't have faced such public humiliation, reckons Ramachandra Guha

This is not the first time that Guha had raised his voice against the functioning of BCCI. Through his resignation letter back in June, the historian had pointed out quite a few loopholes in the board, one of which also included Dhoni's pay scale.

Ravi Shastri might get paid around 7 crores for role as India's head coach: Reports

Ravi Shastri might get paid around 7 crores for role as India's head coach: Reports

Sources also revealed that the support staff members which includes the batting, bowling and the fielding coach, are not going to earn more than Rupees two crores.