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India's greatest hour in Test cricket: Revisiting historic August 1971 win over England at the Oval
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India's greatest hour in Test cricket: Revisiting historic August 1971 win over England at the Oval

The psychological scars of 300 years of colonialism and 40 years of disappointments had been washed away by the indomitable spirit of 11 young men, a determination to overturn history and the magic of a genius who wrought miracles over 22 yards with a polio-afflicted bowling arm.

Sunil Gavaskar on Virat Kohli: Strange Sunny wants Indian captain to be humiliated as he himself was
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Sunil Gavaskar on Virat Kohli: Strange Sunny wants Indian captain to be humiliated as he himself was

Those wanting Virat Kohli to be on tenterhooks till the selection committee chose to re-appoint him skipper after “even a five-minutes meeting” are only too well aware of Indian cricket’s disgraceful dark days.

India to participate in 2019 Physical Disability World Cricket Series to be held in England
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India to participate in 2019 Physical Disability World Cricket Series to be held in England

2019 Physical Disability World Cricket Series will be organised by the England and the Wales Cricket Board and will be held at Worcestershire from 3 to 13 August.

WV Raman faces tough challenge of resolving infight between senior women cricketers, convert warring groups into a team again
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WV Raman faces tough challenge of resolving infight between senior women cricketers, convert warring groups into a team again

How well WV Raman manages to get the warring groups to sit together and take on a common enemy will define his role in the team.

Remembering Ajit Wadekar, the man who engineered India’s cricket renaissance
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Remembering Ajit Wadekar, the man who engineered India’s cricket renaissance

Recognisable because of a signature drop of his left shoulder, former captain Ajit Wadekar was cool as a cucumber and a professional through and through

India vs England: Coach Ravi Shastri spurs team to be prepared to look ugly and show grit for third Test
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India vs England: Coach Ravi Shastri spurs team to be prepared to look ugly and show grit for third Test

"Conditions have been tough right through this series. But that's where character and discipline come into play," said Ravi Shastri

Ajit Wadekar passes away: Cricketing fraternity mourns demise of 'shrewd and tough' stalwart of game on Twitter
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Ajit Wadekar passes away: Cricketing fraternity mourns demise of 'shrewd and tough' stalwart of game on Twitter

Twitter was flooded with tributes from the cricketing fraternity after former India captain Ajit Wadekar passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness.

Ajit Wadekar passes away: Master tactician with deadpan humour, the banker-cricketer pioneered India's surge as game's powerhouse
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Ajit Wadekar passes away: Master tactician with deadpan humour, the banker-cricketer pioneered India's surge as game's powerhouse

Wadekar will long be remembered for instilling pride and self-belief in the Indian team. The three series wins in a row — two abroad and one at home — were probably the coming of age of Indian cricket.

Ajit Wadekar passes away: Indian legend was man who made captaincy coveted and epitomised 'khadoos' attitude of Mumbai
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Ajit Wadekar passes away: Indian legend was man who made captaincy coveted and epitomised 'khadoos' attitude of Mumbai

If Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi brought princely demeanour to leadership in the swinging 60s, Ajit Wadekar added a dash of middle-class stubbornness during the heady days of early 70s.

Daily Bulletin: Vajpayee on life support, 67 dead in Kerala rains, ex-cricketer Ajit Wadekar passes away; top stories for today
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Daily Bulletin: Vajpayee on life support, 67 dead in Kerala rains, ex-cricketer Ajit Wadekar passes away; top stories for today

From former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's health condition deteriorating on Wednesday night, with AIIMS authorities putting him on life support, to ex-Indian Test captain Ajit Wadekar passing away at 77, here are the top stories of the day.

Ajit Wadekar, former India captain and chief selector, passes away aged 77
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Ajit Wadekar, former India captain and chief selector, passes away aged 77

Former cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, who led India to their first overseas wins in England and West Indies, passed away on Wednesday after prolonged illness.

MCA extends deadline for applications for coaches of Mumbai Ranji and Under-19 teams
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MCA extends deadline for applications for coaches of Mumbai Ranji and Under-19 teams

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) extended till 9 July the deadline for making application for the positions of the coaches of Mumbai Ranji and Under-19 teams.

Former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar rates club cricket highly, calls it 'life and soul' of the sport
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Former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar rates club cricket highly, calls it 'life and soul' of the sport

Sunil Gavaskar also attended the prize distribution of Kalpesh Govind Kohli Memorial Cricket Tournament and narrated anecdotes of the 1971 tour to the West Indies, where he played under Ajit Wadekar.

Mumbai to host T20 cricket tournament for India's top physically-challenged cricketers from 30 March to 1 April
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Mumbai to host T20 cricket tournament for India's top physically-challenged cricketers from 30 March to 1 April

The tournament will have teams from the North, South, West, East and Central Zones hunting for the prestigious title.

India vs South Africa: Former captain Ajit Wadekar blames lack of time for visitors to acclimatise for series loss
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India vs South Africa: Former captain Ajit Wadekar blames lack of time for visitors to acclimatise for series loss

Former cricketer Ajit Wadekar has blamed the lack of time for Team India to "acclimatise" in South Africa for their humiliating Test series loss to the Proteas.

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli and Co should've played a practice match ahead of Test series, says Ajit Wadekar
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India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli and Co should've played a practice match ahead of Test series, says Ajit Wadekar

Former India skipper Ajit Wadekar is hopeful that India will translate their brilliant performance at home into something spectacular in South Africa even though not playing a practice match is matter of concern.

Ranji Trophy: Sachin Tendulkar recalls 1999-00 semi-final against Tamil Nadu as most memorable, before Mumbai's 500th match
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Ranji Trophy: Sachin Tendulkar recalls 1999-00 semi-final against Tamil Nadu as most memorable, before Mumbai's 500th match

The Legendary Sachin Tendulkar said that Ranji Trophy semi final between Mumbai and Tamil Nadu at Wankhede in 1999-2000 season as his most memorable game in the championship

Andhra Pradesh defeat Gujarat by 7 wickets to clinch title of National Cricket Tournament for the Blind
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Andhra Pradesh defeat Gujarat by 7 wickets to clinch title of National Cricket Tournament for the Blind

For Andhra Pradesh, Durga Rao was pick of the bowlers, returning with impressive figures of 4-28.

India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli's aggression has become India's strength, says Sachin Tendulkar
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India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli's aggression has become India's strength, says Sachin Tendulkar

"His (Kohli's) attitude hasn't changed since he got into the team. I noticed that spark in him which many guys were not fond of and there were many who were criticising him for that," Tendulkar said.

Kapil Dev, India's 1983 World Cup-winning captain, inducted into Legends Club 'Hall of Fame'
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Kapil Dev, India's 1983 World Cup-winning captain, inducted into Legends Club 'Hall of Fame'

Kapil Dev, who led India to the emphatic World Cup victory in 1983, is considered as the country's greatest all-rounder. He was presented with a citation by former India player and Legends Club president Madhav Apte.