Tag Archives: M. S. Dhoni

Dhoni Takes the Helm

The Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh (M. S.) Dhoni is a phlegmatic individual. But then you’d have to be, given that you bear the weight of 1.2 billion passionate fans’ expectations on your shoulders. Unlike many cricket captains today, Dhoni … Continue reading

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Pup Becomes the Big Dog

One of the reasons why Australia is back in contention as the best Test cricket team in the world is because of their captain, Michael Clarke, who in the match just completed achieved what no other batsmen—even the great Sir … Continue reading

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England Trounce India in Mumbai

Having been pummeled in the first Test match in Ahmedabad, England’s cricketers can’t have been too hopeful coming into the second Test match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Not only was Kevin Pietersen, England’s most destructive batsman, utterly at sea against … Continue reading

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The Fight to Be Number One

It is a truth universally acknowledged (or at least it is in the world of international cricket) that teams visiting the Indian subcontinent are as unable to cope with the mysteries of spin generated by pitch and weather conditions in … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Cricket

A game of Test cricket can last up to five days. Each of those days is made up of three sessions of two hours each, split by two breaks—the lunch and the tea intervals. On the third day of the … Continue reading

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The Line-Up

In their most recent game against England in the World Cup, India’s top seven batsmen consisted of the following names: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, M. S. Dhoni, Yusuf Pathan, and Virat Kohli. For the baseball fans … Continue reading

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