• Speaking to IANS ahead of England's one-day series against New Zealand, Kevin Pietersen added: "I do think Twenty20 will be the new form of one-day cricket, for sure."

    London: England all-rounder Kevin Pietersen says Twenty20 will be the new form of one-day cricket and the 50-over form is set to be eclipsed in a couple of years.

     

    "I don't think the 50-over game has had its day yet, but in terms of everything going on now with Twenty20 - the financial rewards the players get, the tournaments coming up, the interest created and the audience it grabs - then maybe so in a couple of years," Pietersen said in a television interview Saturday.

     

    Speaking ahead of England's one-day series against New Zealand, Pietersen added: "I do think Twenty20 will be the new form of one-day cricket, for sure."

     

    He also reiterated his long-standing desire to play in the Indian Premier League.

     

    "The IPL money is guaranteed. Our players have to play as much Twenty20 as we can... That is an opportunity

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  • "I remembered the famous dialogue of Sholay that jo dar gaya so mar gaya. I told myself that it is my day and I have nothing to lose," said Jimmy Amarnath, in an interview to the Indian Express.

    Hero of India's historic World Cup triumph in 1983, Mohinder Amarnath says he drew inspiration from a dialogue of Bollywood blockbuster Sholay to get over the jitters of playing against two-time champions West Indies in the finals.

    "I remembered the famous dialogue of Sholay that jo dar gaya so mar gaya. I told myself that it is my day and I have nothing to lose," said Amarnath, who was adjudged man of the match in both the semifinal and the final of the World Cup.

    25 years after the historic triumph, Amarnath described the Indian dressing room's atmosphere before the big match as calm and said his underdog team was in high spirits, as it had nothing to lose.

    "We were very relaxed on the final day. Not a single player was panicky. We were playing together for quiet some time hence there was

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  • Talking to The Indian Express, Shreevats Goswami, who played a key role in the Indian U19 team's World Cup triumph in Malaysia earlier this year, asserts that the IPL episode is the best thing to the country's young guns.

    Two days after young Bengal stumper Shreevats Goswami was named the IPL's under-19 player, the stylish opener is still excited over the achievement.

     

    Back home, young Shreevats reckons that the IPL experience has helped him and other wide-eyed youngsters who took part in the Twenty20 tournament to get over big-match "jitters" and the "feelings of insecurity".

     

    Speaking to The Indian Express, Shreevats said: "After playing in the IPL, that feeling of insecurity is gone. As a newcomer trying to make a mark on the circuit, you feel a little insecure. But after rubbing shoulders with the greats of international cricket, getting to interact with them, and sharing the same stage, that fear is gone. I am more confident today."

     

    Shreevats, who played a key role in the

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