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‘There is no one to tell them to retire gracefully’: Waqar Younis lashes out at senior players after Pakistan’s poor World Cup show

Senior Pakistan players are guilty of stretching their careers way after they are past their prime, said former captain Waqar Younis, urging the country’s Cricket Board to make no compromises on fitness and form to avoid debacles like the recently-concluded World Cup. Pakistan were knocked out in the round-robin stage of the mega-event which ended […]

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World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma’s eight-year project

England’s World Cup triumph was hailed as the fruition of a four-year project under skipper Eoin Morgan, born from the wreckage of the 2015 edition. India’s semi-final heartbreak against New Zealand that doused the hopes of a third title, though, didn’t do justice to another project, also a roaring success: Rohit Sharma’s eight-year long programme to […]

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World Cup done, all eyes on MS Dhoni retirement

As the Indian cricket team returns home after the World Cup campaign ended in the semi-finals, all eyes are on MS Dhoni. Expectations are high that the wicketkeeper-batsman will retire, though there has been no confirmation, be it the CoA, Board officials or the national selectors. The selection committee is of the opinion that it […]

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ICC World Cup 2019: Power and many shades of Virat Kohli

If India are two steps away from a third World Cup it is largely the result of Virat Kohli’s single-minded pursuit of excellence. In the last few years, he has not just captained India but shaped its cricket—making policy and directing change. It is fashionable for players to talk of processes, preparation and execution of […]