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An original TWP production reliving the Sachin years.
Guest writer, Satwik Roy writes how Sachin Tendulkar defined an entire generation.
Guest writer, Deepak Balamurali writes a tribute to India's greatest cricketer.
A look at India's latest move of promoting Suresh Raina to the no.4 spot in ODIs.
We review Cricket Coach 2014 and talk about all the new features
The little master announces his retirement from cricket after the upcoming WI test series at home.
We review International Cricket Captain 2013 and talk about all the new features
|100 of 37 balls!|
"I'm just pleased I got a few in the middle. I'm a lazy bugger these days! I'm just a slogger, they all seem to go even when I don't want them to." - Scotty Styris
|"Bowl it a bit 'fuller' son."|
|Perhaps India's greatest all-rounder!|
"BCCI is like a parent and we are like its children. Even during my earlier association, I have contributed for welfare of cricket and cricketers and even now I aim to do so." - Kapil Dev
"I never understood whether the word amnesty is correct or not. May be I am not very intelligent but I checked the dictionary to find the meaning." - Kapil Dev
|England with the test championship mace.|
|The current English team selected for the Oval test.|
|England celebrating the victory against the WI at Lords earlier this year.|
|The world's number one test team crash to an innings defeat!|
"We have an outstanding bowling attack. You have to give South Africa credit for how they batted but I still back our bowling attack's ability to take 20 wickets on most Test match surfaces." - Andrew Strauss
|Kallis dedicates his century to Mark Boucher.|
|Prior is caught off Tahir, playing the sweep.|
|"Look ma, I got five."|
|Amla becomes the first South African to score a triple century! Kallis and Amla added 377 runs for the third wicket.|
|Kallis celebrates his century pointing to his eye and dedicating it to Bocuher.|
|Star batsman, Kevin Pietersen is bowled by Morkel.|
|"I have Sri Lankan bowlers for lunch"|
|Pathan - the all-rounder India desperately seeks|
|Something for cricket fans to cheer!|
|Lt. Col. MS Dhoni will be leading India.|
|Gp Capt. Sachin Tendulkar of the IAF is senior member in the team.|
|Dhoni with his sniper rifle at a training camp.|
|The Big guns of the Indian team!|
"It's a reminder, not a wake-up call. We knew through the Australian summer we weren't playing anywhere near as good a cricket as we needed to be against Sri Lanka and India." - Michael ClarkeThe Australian ODI team is undergoing a rebuilding phase and there is no denying that it will take time. However the way the Australian batsmen capitulated to the English swing bowlers shows some gaping holes not only in the technique of a few of the younger batsmen but also their application and shot selections. The Australian batsman failed miserably and the numbers reflect that. The batting average for Australia in the series is 25.65 which falls well short of the English batting average of 61.64. The difference alone, between the two averages is more than the Australian batting average and that is a thing of worry if you are an Aussie fan.
|Australia running out of steam?|
"I just feel that my true calling now lies in doing the Lord's work, and although I am fortunate and proud to have played for my country, the time has come for me to put my entire focus on that part of my life." - Tatenda Taibu - Keeping the Faith!Taibu's career for Zimbabwe has been a rollercoaster ride - one filled with plenty of highs and downs in the short span of 11 years - and that perhaps reflects the personality that was Taibu. Taibu was one of those very excited figures on the field and from whom a constant stream of energy flowed out. He was much like an excited atom, and was one of the most animated figures on the field for Zimbabwe, always running, jumping, shouting encouragements to the bowlers and making sure that there never was a dull moment.
|Mark Ramprakash at the press conference announcing his retirement|
|Ramprakash walks back for the last time for Surrey|
"I've been asked many time in recent years about regrets over my England career. You do the best you can at that time. I know I couldn't have trained any harder, I listened to other people and I did the best I could at that time. If you've done that, then you don't look back with any regrets. I went through many ups and downs at international level, but had some highlights." - Mark RamprakashRamprakash was probably more talented than most of his team mates in the English team of the late '80s and '90s but that mattered little. According to reports he valued hard work and surely must have had a good sense of work ethic, but that didn't help him much. Talent was always there and there was no lack of his natural ability to score. He was given more than a fair amount of chance and has 52 test caps to his name - a big achievement in itself - yet all he has done in that time is boast a batting average of 27 and half and two centuries. So the question to be asked is what happened? How did a man who in First Class has 35,659 runs with 114 centuries and 147 scores of fifty plus at an astounding average of 53.14 next to his name do wrong? A question easier asked than answered like most questions.
|Ramprakash and Karen Hardy with the dancing shoes|
|"He just didn't deliver, that is the bare fact." Former England Captain, Micahel Vaughan.|
|The Champions of Europe!|
|Saint Iker Casillas|
|Spanish fans celebrate the victory!|