Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar may not be fit enough to play for India with his toe injury resurfacing, but he still is capable of passing on a cricketing tip or two. He taught Taare Zameen Par child actor Darsheel Safary how to play the perfect straight drive and the improvised reverse sweep as part of NDTV's Support My School initiative. Check out the video below:
- Yahoo! Cricket | Cricket Editorial Blogs – Mon 19 Sep, 2011 11:51 AM IST
Even a dictatorial figure like Pervez Musharraf had to hold elections, setting up his own exile from Pakistan. This makes us wonder why the BCCI has been seeing unopposed elections year after year. Aren’t there enough suitors for the job of conducting the sub-continent’s most popular sport?
An election is an occasion let your constituency rate your performance and abilities. Unopposed elections mean the constituency is happy. This is odd, since the sport itself is messed up in more ways than one. [Y! Cricket has been highlighting these issues for long. Some links: Aakash Chopra on our out-dated domestic set-up; Harsha Bhogle on player burn-out; and your writer's attempt at pointing out how theRead More »from Democratic Pretence & BCCI Elections
In cricket, the question of what has been achieved is often dwarfed by the question of how. Which is why the story of Jonny Bairstow needs retelling. Unfamiliar to most of us Indians, the 21-year-old from Yorkshire arrived on the big stage and bashed India's bowlers to bits in wet-weather conditions in Cardiff.
It was Bairstow's England debut. The robustly-built boy announced himself by coolly bashing his fifth delivery in the England jersey into the cloudy skies over midwicket. Sophia Gardens isn't a particularly big ground, and two more deliveries were launched by him into the river behind the park.
Mind you, this was a tense finish. And there wasn't the slightest trace of nerves on Bairstow's face. India kept bowling at him, he kept bashing them to the boundary, collecting 41 off 21, making it a memorable debut.
Bairstow is the son of former England wicketkeeper David Bairstow, who committed suicide in 1998Read More »from Jonny Bairstow: Like Father, Like Son
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