IMAGE: Fans celebrate ahead of start of Day 2 of the second Test between India and England at the Narendra Modi stadium in Motera on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters There was finally some joy among the gloom as fans thronged the Narendra Modi stadium in Motera for the second Test between India and England. The N M stadium took over from the Melbourne Cricket Ground as the world's biggest cricket stadium on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, and Team India made sure their fans left a happy lot even though the game didn't even last two days. Fans, who were deprived of live cricketing action this past year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, made sure to flock to the stadium in large numbers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 55,000 fans were allowed to attend the match, but there was no shortage of passion as fans came in early through the gates to watch the cricketers in action. There was no shortage of entertainment on the field as … [Read more...] about Cricketing Carnival in Ahmedabad!
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After India's crushing 10-wicket win against England in the third Test in Ahmedabad, which saw the contest get wrapped inside two days, several former cricketers were highly critical of the pitch. Many, including India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, felt it was not an ideal track for a Test match. The former Indian cricketer took to Twitter to express his disappointment and claimed that spin legends like Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble would have scalped over 800 wickets if such tracks were available during his playing days. "Finished in 2 days Not sure if that's good for test cricket !If @anilkumble1074 and @harbhajan_singh bowled on these kind of wickets they would be sitting on a thousand and 800?" Yuvraj tweeted on Thursday. finished in 2 days Not sure if that’s good for test cricket !If @anilkumble1074 and @harbhajan_singh bowled on these kind of wickets they would be sitting on a thousand and 800 ?However congratulations to @akshar2026 what a spell! … [Read more...] about ‘Not sure if that’s good for Test cricket’: Former cricketers slam Motera pitch
R Ashwin and Axar Patel demolished the England batting line-up as India scripted an epic ten-wicket win in the third Test in Motera, Ahmedabad on Thursday. The duo combined to pick 18 wickets in both the innings as the pink-ball affair between both the sides was completed inside two days. Axar bagged 11 wickets in the contest and was named man of the match for his effort, while Ashwin scalped a total of eight wickets and also went on to become the fastest Indian cricketer to pick 400 wickets in Tests. The cricket fraternity lauded the efforts by the duo and shared their congratulatory messages on Twitter. Here are a few tweets: Just unbelievable to witness the boys sealing the match in just two days. What a clinical win! Onwards and upwards. Jai Hind. #INDvENG #Pinkballtest @BCCI pic.twitter.com/uJrF3yQjaM — Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) February 25, 2021 Congratulations #TeamIndia on going up 2-1 in the Test Series. Let’s make it 3-1 guys! Good … [Read more...] about ‘Let’s make it 3-1 guys’: Cricket fraternity celebrate India’s emphatic win against England in Motera
There are some highly-coveted quarterback prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft, but not all of them played the same level of competition. When it comes to results against Power Five opponents, one of the quarterbacks sticks out for the wrong reasons. Right now, there are five quarterbacks who are projected to go off the board in the first round — Trevor Lawrence , Justin Fields , Mac Jones , Trey Lance , and Zach Wilson. In many mock drafts, Wilson is the second quarterback off the board, his performance against tougher competition at the college level wasn’t as good as the other three. On Thursday, Pro Football Focus revealed career grades against Power Five competition for Lawrence, Fields, Jones, and Wilson . Jones graded out the highest with a score of 94.7 in 16 games against Power Five teams. Tied in second were Fields and Lawrence with a grade of 92.7, though the latter played far more games against Power Five teams (33) than the former (19). Wilson was in a … [Read more...] about NFL Draft QB prospects ranked by grade vs. Power Five teams
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