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The Sangakkara way

It was outside the off and he recognized it was in the driving area, what followed next was something like this. Led by front shoulder into the shot he took a full stride towards the pitch of the ball, bent down a little to adjust his body weight to transfer it into the front foot, his bat came down from slip keeping it as close to his pad as possible, he kept his elbow high and bat straight (The makers were proud of the complete visibility of their logo), he lent forward a little more (in perfectly rehearsed manner), the bat seemed like just kissing the ball, which to play its part in the whole act raced away all along the carpet to the boundary. The follow through was majestic (and natural). Over his 15 years international career where Sangakkara has struck 3001 boundaries many have followed the above routine. He was unique, not because the way he batted, not because the way he kept wicket, not because the way he handled his troops when in command, but because of the fact that all this traits came in a package. An excellent wicket keeper who was the mainstay of his team’s batting for over one and half decades, and one of the most important brains behind the success of his nation in international cricket post Arjuna Ranatunga era. And yes there were occasional cover drives which mesmerized the age-old purists and the modern day T20 loving youth alike.Sri-Lankan-cricketer-Kumar-Sangakkara-leaves-the-field-after-being-dismissed-at-221-runs-during-the-fourth-day-of-the-opening-Test-match-between-Sri-Lanka-and-Pakistan2 read more

Originally posted 2015-06-29 11:47:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 
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Sehwag Cricket Academy’s Baby- Junior Pitch

Kids should be groomed form a very early age if they wish to make the big stage and make a name for him. Training at the grassroots level makes the foundation of future players very strong and they become technically sound. The Sehwag Cricket Academy has certainly kept this fact in mind as they organized a cricket tournament named Junior Pitch for the kids to showcase their talent at a very early age and make great progress. U-14 kids compete against each other and they get a taste of the competitive environment of Cricket in Delhi. read more

Originally posted 2015-05-28 04:55:52. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 
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Champions even after losing on the field

It was a moment of joy for the Bangladeshi cricket fans in Dhaka when Bangladesh recorded their maiden ODI series win against Pakistan by registering their second win in the three match series. One could see the joy on the face of the stand-in skipper Shakib Al-Hassan after the accomplishment. Not a long while ago, it was the same Bangladeshi team who were left with tears after the World Cup exit following a herculean group stage effort. The players have never been shy of showing their emotions; as the adage goes, real men do not hide their emotions. And on most occasions, these champions win hearts despite being on the losing side. Here is a total recall of some of the greatest moments of sporting history when the men couldn’t control their emotions. read more

Originally posted 2015-04-21 11:09:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 
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IPL and the case of the casual cricket viewers.

If you talk about Indian Cricket team, every ram and shyam (I use this instead of Tom, Dick and Harry because I know none) has an opinion on who’s good and who’s bad. But, gone are the days when we watch the international games because let’s face it, they’re just too few in number (minus India’s tour of Australia just before the world cup). read more

Originally posted 2015-04-28 05:28:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 

Best game changing innings/ knocks

Kaif-Yuvraj Partnership against England, 2002

Pic Credit: Sportskeeda.com

It was an innings of sheer determination and patience. Mohammed Kaif and Yuvraj Singh produced their best in the Natwest Series Final. India had lost their 5 wickets for just 146 runs while chasing a total of 326 in 50 overs. Mohammed Kaif (87*) and Yuvraj Singh 69 runs helped India develop a partnership of 121 runs for the sixth wicket. It set the tone for team India to win their first series against England. The match went close as Yuvraj departed the 42nd over Kaif guided team India to victory in the final held at Lord’s. read more

Originally posted 2018-02-19 13:29:25. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 
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Why a Rebel Cricket Body Will Not be Successful

With the news of Essel group head Subhash Chandra and Lalit Modi joining hands to create a parallel international cricket body, there have been questions coming to the fore again and again about the venture. The ICC certainly does look a little worried albeit they say that it is not a big issue. “World Cricket is what is today thorough years of evolution. It is not going to be easy to replicate it”, said an ICC official. read more

Originally posted 2015-04-30 08:49:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 
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What did we learn from the World Cup?

Australia stepped on the park in Melbourne Cricket Ground as a team determined to win it for the nation, for each of themselves, for their retiring captain Michael Clarke and most importantly for the 16th member of their team, Phil Hughes, who was for sure cheering for them from the heavens. read more

Originally posted 2015-05-29 12:25:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 
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Follow the coach    

A coach is the one who knows the way, shows the way and goes the way.

It is not easy to become a coach. Effective coaching especially in sports does not only require skills but an ability to work under pressure. A coach has the role to influence the team, work with them and supervise them. read more

Originally posted 2017-11-16 12:38:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

 
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U-14 Cricket tournament as good as the IPL: Junior Pitch 2015

It’s a breadth of fresh air when you get on a ground where kids are playing cricket at a semi amateur level with a white leather ball and that too young kids none older than 14 years. That is the scene that you get at Junior Pitch U-14 cricket tournament organised by Sehwag Cricket Academy. read more

Originally posted 2015-04-18 13:57:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter