Yusuf Pathan has announced his retirement from all forms of the game on Friday. The Baroda-born played 174 matches in IPL while featured in 57 ODIs and 22 T20Is for India. He took to Twitter to make the announcement. He thanked his family and friends for all the support. His tweet read: “I officially announce retirement from all forms of the game. I thank my family, friends, fans, team, and the whole country wholeheartedly for all the support and love. I am sure you will continue to encourage me in future as well.” I thank my family, friends, fans, teams, coaches and the whole country wholeheartedly for all the support and love. #retirement pic.twitter.com/usOzxer9CE Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) February 26, 2021 In 41 ODIs, he amassed 810 runs at an average of 27. It comprises of three fifties and two centuries. The big-hitter scored 236 runs in 18 T20Is for India at a staggering strike-rate of 146.58. Yusuf was also a member of the 2007 T20 team that went on to … [Read more...] about Yusuf Pathan Announces Retirement From All Forms of Cricket
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Former India international and Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. Vinay, a medium pacer, represented India in one Test, 31 ODIs and 9 T20Is between 2010 and 2013. Vinay retires as a domestic giant of Indian cricket having taken 504 first-class wickets in 139 matches that included 26 five-wicket hauls and five 10-wicket hauls in a match. With the bat, he scored 3311 runs including two centuries and 17 half-centuries. In 141 List A matches, the 37-year-old took 225 wickets at 24.39 and scored 1198 runs including four half-centuries. He announced his decision via a statement on Twitter saying he felt lucky to have represented India alongside the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. “Today, the “Davangere Express” after running for 25 years and passing so many stations of cricketing life, has finally arrived at the station called retirement. It is not an easy decision to make, however, there comes a time in every … [Read more...] about R Vinay Kumar Announces Retirement From All Forms of Cricket
(CNN) Throughout his coaching career, Eddie Jones has heeded advice he was given by former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson. "He just said: 'Don't read anything,'" Jones, head coach of England's rugby team since 2015, tells CNN Sport . "I really don't read any commentary on the game. I just refuse to read it, I don't take it into consideration at all." It's perhaps a piece of advice that has contributed to the feisty, head-strong persona that Jones has built up on the way to becoming one of rugby's most recognizable coaches. It's also a message that he may be passing on to some of his players, particularly when it comes to what's written about them online and on social media. Read More "We had a young player the other day ... a bloke sends him a message saying: 'You were the reason why you lost to Scotland,'" explains Jones, referring to his team's defeat by Scotland during the opening weekend of this year's Six Nations. "(It was) just out of the … [Read more...] about ‘They get a free shot’: England rugby coach Eddie Jones on the pitfalls of social media
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!
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