There may be merit in anointing Greg Chappell as ‘Gabbar Singh’ for Team India. However, do some of the aggrieved parties really fit into the tags of ‘Viru and Jai’?
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As attractively as they are packaged, this attempt again is a battle for millimetres, an illusive quest to achieve perfection in marginal decisions, something that has not only backfired in the past in Hawkeye, Snicko-meter, HotSpot etc. but have managed to avert the attention from the play itself with discussions hovering around the efficacy of the technology used.
It is going to be test of character for Virat Kohli as he gets ready for one of his biggest challenge as skipper. He has proved to be a good leader and with his improved temperament, he is looks to be ready to lead the team.
Real Madrid moved three points clear at the top of La Liga as Barcelona suffered their second league defeat in four games with a 3-1 reverse away to Real Sociedad on Saturday. Earlier, Madrid had comfortably seen off Elche 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu thanks in part to a spectacular long-range strike from Gareth Bale. Barcelona had come into the game on a high after beating Manchester City in their much-anticipated Champions League tie on Tuesday, but went behind when Alex Song turned Sergio Canales' cross into his own net.
Jacques Kallis may well be one of the greatest all-rounders to have played the game. There was one thing that did not make him stand out was his inability to capture the imagination with some flashy performances, but he was the reliable and solid both with the bat and the ball.
It was never going to be easy for players like Ashley Young and Danny Welbeck who were labelled ‘Inconsistent’ and ‘Under performers’ by the Manchester United fans to feel motivated and play their natural game. But both the Englishmen stole the spot light for the right reasons last week for their displays against Aston Villa, Stoke and West ham which has not only given them belief but has also propelled United to kick start a winning streak that is very essential.
Here's Ishant Sharma's Facebook Wall (Fake) after his brilliant bowling against South Africa in the first Test.
India still has a long way to go in their first Test against South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. But this innings by Virat Kohli will go a long way to prove that India’s number four spot in Tests is in very safe hands.
The 5-0 drubbing in the hands of Liverpool at home was the final straw in for the young Portuguese coach Andre Villas Boas’ tenure as the head coach of Tottenham, 18 months after his appointment. Here are the reasons that led to the sacking of the Portuguese coach.
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