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'Mr Sobers, would you like to bat?'

Ajit Wadekar recalls how India turned the tables on the the West Indies and won a historic victory. IMAGE: The legendary Ajit Wadekar. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images Ajit Laxman Wadekar --......

Jaitley and Ramesh indulge in light hearted banter

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and outgoing Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today indulged in a light hearted banter and used cricket to take on each other. The first to bowl......

'He wore the Indian colours on his chest with pride and aplomb'

'Though I had my reservations about Sunny as a captain,' says Bishan Singh Bedi, 'I must say that he is a very proud Indian.'Continuing our series celebrating 50 years of Sunil Manohar Gavaskar in......

Permanent seat for Dhoni at Wankhede

IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni hits a six to take India to victory against Sri Lanka in the World Cup final at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, April 2, 2011. Photograph: Graham Crouch/Getty Images......

Ranji Trophy: Rana powers Delhi to victory in big run chase

A round-up of results from the Ranji Trophy matches played on Wednesday. Nitish Rana played the "best knock" of his first-class career as Delhi shocked defending champions Vidarbha by six wickets......

'The Art of Leaving': Gavaskar got it right, Kapil Dev didn't but what about Dhoni?

No one knew the 'art of leaving' better than Gavaskar, whether on 22 yards or off it Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters A few get it right but quite a few others struggle with the timing when it......

'Politics in Indian cricket was sickening'

'I was actually appointed captain for the West Indies tour (in 1971).''But Mr Vijay Merchant (the then chairman of the selectors) didn't like me nor did he like 'Tiger' Pataudi. He thought we were......

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