Ravinder Jadeja’s “Ball of the Century” to Michael Clarke (Video)

Was the ball bowled by Ravindra Jadeja ball to Michael Clarke in 2nd Inning of Hyderabad Test, the "Ball of the Century"?  It surely set India to register one of  the biggest wins over the Aussies in history.  But would you consider it so great?Personally I would hold two wicket-taking balls bowled by (i) Karsan Ghavri in the 1981 Melbourne Test to get Greg Chappell clean-bowled which India went onto win; and (2) Balwinder Singh Sandhu's wicket of Gordon Greenidge in the 1983 Cricket World Cu … [Read more...]

Dhoni’s Double Ton (Video) against Australia in the 1st Test in Chennai (Feb 2013)

The first test between Indian and Australia recently saw a superlative batting performance from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, when many had written him off.  And when he started hitting, he really hit them hard.  What a performance that was.The Australian media seems to be hit bad after the massacre their bowlers faced against Dhoni... and they weren't so charitable about the fact that he earns a lot in other forms of cricket. The 31-year-old supposedly prefers the smash-and-grab of the one-day game a … [Read more...]

Indian Govt can’t pay Hockey team’s airfare to Malaysia for Azlan Shah: Withdraws participation

This is amazing nonsense from the Indian Government!  The Government now says that it doesn't have money to send the team to Malaysia for the Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament.  It is a 5 time champion at the tournament.  The budget for Hockey by the Government is Rs 10 crores 50 lakhs, and the cost of the trip would have been Rs 30 lakhs.  So, where did the money go??Imagine the ignominy, when even Pakistan makes it to the tournament and we - the growing economic power, the next Super Power - say w … [Read more...]

Inspirational Speech: How 16 year old Sachin Tendulkar Inspired Navjot Sidhu to counter Pak Trio’s Fast Bowling Attack on 1989

Its a great story told by the absolutely hilarious and profound Navjot Sidhu about how 16 year old Sachin Tendulkar inspired him to withstand the fast bowling of perhaps the best fast bowling attack in modern cricket - Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.  Sachin's exemplary courage and never say die attitude created strength in the Six-hitting Sardar himself.  Related articles from External SourcesThank you, Sachin Tendulkar Waqar Younis: Indian team needs Sachin Tendulkar for … [Read more...]

Hockey India League starts off on a promising note

Hockey India League is a professional league for field hockey competition in India. It is organised by Hockey India.Each HIL franchise has 24 players which include 10 foreign and 14 Indian players.   The players were acquired in an auction which was held on 16 December.A total of 246 players were available for the auction out of which 93 were foreign player and 153 local.   Teun de Nooijer is the highest paid player of the league who was bought by Uttar Pradesh Wizards whereas Sardar Singh is … [Read more...]

How Determination can win against all odds

Here is an amazing story of success that all of us can learn from.  It comes from one of the most amazing athlete that ran in the Olympics.1960 Summer Olympics Abebe Bikila was added to the Ethiopian Olympic team only at the last moment, as the plane to Rome was about to leave, as a replacement for Wami Biratu, who had broken his ankle in a soccer match. Major Onni Niskanen entered Bikila and Abebe Wakgira in the marathon.Adidas, the shoe sponsor at the 1960 Summer Olympics, had few shoes … [Read more...]

Mary Kom is Yahoo! India’s first-ever Person of the Year 2012

Yahoo India's Person of the Year 2012 is the Indian boxer - Mary Kom!  In a year which ends with Gangrape of a girl making headlines, Mary Kom, set the direction for women in India by winning Olympic glory.  This is what Yahoo says about this 5 time World Champion! This five-time world champion hand-fed her twin sons, did the dishes, and mopped her hands before she shook mine. Her handshake was self-assured and heart-warm, with just a touch of lingering moistness. It spoke reams about Mangte C … [Read more...]

Lionel Messi’s Catalan-based Soccer school setting up clinics to train Indian kids

If soccer is going to be the next craze, then it will really improve the Indian sports scene.  And with such schools entering India to mentor and prepare Indian player, such a possibility could be there in future. FCBescola, the school that taught the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas the basics of football, will kick-start in India in April 2013, it was announced on Wednesday.  Having organised clinics almost all over India under the supervision of Antonio Claveria, T … [Read more...]