Sachin Tendulkar

World Cup 1999 moments: Ganguly’s finest innings ever

It was May 26th, 1999. India was playing Sri Lanka, the defending champions, at Tanton,…

Indian Cricket Team

Can Pakistan break the World Cup Jinx against India?

ICC Cricket World Cup India vs Pakistan Pool B15 Feb 2015 Adelaide, 0900 hrs IST…

WC 2011: Sachin lights up the stage against Eng & SA

It was Sachin Tendulkar’s childhood dream to win the World Cup for India. And he…

Rahane: Following The Footsteps Of ‘The Wall’

Head still, bat ready, high elbow, front foot punch, down the ground.. silence, madness, four.…

‘My Life Between 22 yards…’-Sachin’s Farewell Speech

On 16th November, 2013, Sachin Tendulkar, the ‘GOD of cricket’ bid adieu to the sport…

Playing It My Way: The Controversy Behind Sachin’s Autobiography

“We enjoyed a pleasant afternoon together but the subject of captaincy was never raised.” says…

Rewind: Rohit Sharma’s Double Hundred

On this day, last year Rohit Sharma became the 3rd batsmen to score a one…

10 Interesting Sehwag Facts

During his early days, Sehwag used to go Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi for practice…

Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan: Tendulkar of Indian Bowling?

MS Dhoni referred to him as ‘Sachin Tendulkar of Indian bowling’ prior to the 2011…

Mumbai Ranji Team

Amol Muzumdar, the unsung Hero

1988, Harris shield Tournament was most probably the turning point of Sachin Tendulkar’s career where he along with Vinod Kambli stitched a world record partnership of 664 runs.The former went on to win the highest laurels in the game of cricket, while Kambli had his moment of fame before fading away. However, waiting in the dressing room, all padded up and raring to go after the first wicket fell, was a 13 year old kid named Amol Muzumdar. Unfortunately for him, he never got a chance to showcase his talent in that particular match as Kambli and Tendulkar remained unbeatable and the innings was declared. This long arduous wait perhaps symbolizes his career, where he kept waiting for a call up to the Indian team, but the opportunity eluded him every single time. Probably his only mistake was that he was born in the wrong time…… The golden era of Indian cricket, where the likes of Sachin,Dravid, Ganguly and Laxman were in the spotlight. Had he been born in a different era, he would have waltzed into the national team with ease. Such was his tenacity and class as a batsman. “I feel lucky to have played in that era. It was tough to break into that team. I did not think I lacked in anything. Just that mine coincided with theirs and each of them played a minimum of 125 Tests,” Muzumdar said. “But I always thought there would be an opening for me somewhere. I hoped that one year I’d make an entry (into the Indian team) but that never happened.” A proper right handed middle order batsman, cast in the traditional mould , he had a sound technique and was probably the best contemporary Bombay (now Mumbai)representation of the so-called “Bombay School of Batsmanship” – a tradition which emphasizes defensive technique, immense concentration, a willingness to bat for long periods, and a hatred for giving away one’s wicket. A product of Shardashram School and Coach Ramakant Achrekar, Muzumdar came up through the Bombay ranks – he starred for Bombay U-16, and then led Bombay to a national U-19 title. On making the Bombay side he burst into national view immediately, scoring 260 on first-class debut against Haryana in the knockouts – an international first-class record for a debutant till date. The scintillating debut, followed by a string of consistent knocks, the young Muzumdar being hailed as the ‘next Sachin Tendulkar’, was soon drafted as the vice-captain of India Under-19 squad. He went on to average over a hundred in his debut season, including his top-scores for Bombay in the Ranji final. In the 2006-07 , he was appointed as…

Pro Kabaddi league brings the “desi” sport to the world

Star Sports Pro Kabaddi league provided a refreshing change for the prime-time viewers as the…

‘Walking Down Memory Lane’: Celebrating India’s Greatest Triumphs

This Independence day, we remember India’s 15 most memorable moments in the world of sports.…

Virat Kohli: Legend In The Making Or Misconstrued Fabrication?

The last few months for Virat Kohli have been far from impressive. After the slump…

Chand Not Even Close To Kohli

A young Delhi-ite recently led the nation to yet another Under 19 World Cup triumph!…