Stories about record

Chris Gayle shows the world how it’s done!

When Chris Gayle walks out to the centre, you can expect to see a trail of destruction with bowlers trying to hide and captains holding their heads not knowing what to do. And this is exactly what we witnessed yesterday when Gayle clobbered a 30 ball ton, becoming the fastest man ever to a century in T20 history!

A century in just 30 deliveries. AFP

Gayle reminds me of another West Indian who could similarly lay waste the opposition, Sir Viv Richards. He has absolutely no respect for the bowlers and that was on full display today as he ...

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Younis Khan, the real King Khan

The last time I wrote about Younis Khan was four months ago, when he had just knocked up a century against England in Dubai. It was a fantastic innings, and right after that I wrote a post titled “Why Younis Khan is king“. In that post, I wrote a comparative analysis, highlighting how Younis Khan fairs better than those batsmen who are popularly referred to as the ‘modern greats’ of the Test arena. What I didn’t happen to touch upon was the area where, in my opinion, Younis Khan really does reign ...

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Game on: How Murali stumped them all

Ever heard of the phrase ‘go out with a bang’? It seems like whoever crafted this phrase did so after they witnessed Murali’s last innings.   His matchless records, 800 Test wickets and 534 ODI wickets are what people remember of Muttiah Muralitharan. He created his own league in cricket – determined and fearless. Sir Donald Bradman has been remembered for his laudable decision to retire when he was just four runs short of creating a batting average of 100. Averaging 99.4 in Test cricket – which is still the highest average in this format – his ...

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Virender Sehwag: The Genghis Khan of modern cricket

Sometimes, we just have to admit that we have seen something just a little bit special. I was in Antigua when Brian Charles Lara broke the world record (the first time), in Durban when Yuvraj Singh flayed the young Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over in the 2007 World T20, and at The Oval in 1975 (albeit aged one) when a certain Alvin Kallicharran set the inaugural World Cup on fire with a scintillating assault on Dennis Lillee. They were moments when you simply inhaled deeply, and said “I was there!” In the modern era, smaller grounds, better ...

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