If he were playing now, he would have had 500-600 Test wickets. Nobody could understand his flippers. He had two different types of googlies and very few batsmen could read him. Even Viv Richards struggled to pick him.
Dhoni decided to take a two-month sabbatical after the World Cup and although the three T20 internationals in September fell into his recluse period, The Indian Express has learnt that the veteran ‘keeper-batsman wasn’t even considered.
Recalling the 2005 BCCI elections, eventually won by Sharad Pawar, former BCCI secretary and past national selector Sanjay Jagdale said, “When I asked him (Jaitley) why he pulled out (of the race), he told me, ‘Pawar is a friend. I will wait for my turn’.”
On Thursday KKR appointed Brendon McCullum as their head coach, with the franchise looking for “fresh ideas” this time around. McCullum will take over from Jacques Kallis, who parted company by mutual consent after this year’s IPL.
Tape-ball is a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape. This is done to make the ball heavier. The ball still remains lighter than the leather ball. When you are bowling with a heavier ball, your arm-speed is slower
Kapil, Gaekwad and Rangaswamy had picked WV Raman as the Indian women’s team head coach last year. But CoA member Diana Edulji has taken the matter before the BCCI ethics officer, Justice (Retd) DK Jain.