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Unassuming Ajaz Patel lives out a dream as exclusive Perfect Ten club welcomes its third member
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Unassuming Ajaz Patel lives out a dream as exclusive Perfect Ten club welcomes its third member

In the space of 47.5 memorable overs, Ajaz stormed the record books, making the world sit up and take notice with figures of 10 for 119 on Day 2 of the second Test against India, in the city of his birth

How Jim Laker and Anil Kumble got to bowling perfection before Ajaz Patel
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How Jim Laker and Anil Kumble got to bowling perfection before Ajaz Patel

Jim Laker, for England against Australia in 1956, and Anil Kumble, for India against Pakistan in 1999, were the only bowlers to have previously taken all 10 wickets in a Test innings before Ajaz Patel on Saturday.

Sourav Ganguly replaces Anil Kumble as ICC men's Cricket Committee chairman
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Sourav Ganguly replaces Anil Kumble as ICC men's Cricket Committee chairman

Ganguly will replace fellow Indian Anil Kumble, who stepped down after serving a maximum of three, three-year terms

Rahul Dravid formally applies for Indian men’s cricket team head coach position, says report
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Rahul Dravid formally applies for Indian men’s cricket team head coach position, says report

It is reliably learnt that Dravid is the first and only choice of BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah.

IPL 2021: Punjab Kings superstar Chris Gayle to leave bio-secure bubble due to fatigue
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IPL 2021: Punjab Kings superstar Chris Gayle to leave bio-secure bubble due to fatigue

Gayle is likely to remain in Dubai before joining the West Indies squad for the T20 World Cup.

IPL 2021: Losing IPL games narrowly has become a pattern for Punjab Kings, says head coach Kumble
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IPL 2021: Losing IPL games narrowly has become a pattern for Punjab Kings, says head coach Kumble

"It's sort of become a bit of a pattern for us, especially as soon as we get to Dubai, it seems. There was a clear message saying we need to finish this game in 19 overs, and that was the approach," Kumble said.

BCCI could ask Anil Kumble to replace Ravi Shastri as head coach, VVS Laxman also in contention, says report
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BCCI could ask Anil Kumble to replace Ravi Shastri as head coach, VVS Laxman also in contention, says report

Kumble was India coach between 2016-17 but a bitter fall-out with captain Virat Kohli led to him tendering his resignation.

Anil Kumble expects more technological influence on decision making in cricket in future
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Anil Kumble expects more technological influence on decision making in cricket in future

The 50-year-old Kumble, who also served as the head coach of the Indian team, also feels that as we move onto the OTT (over the top) platforms, more technology will come into the sport.

Stuart Binny announces retirement from first-class and international cricket
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Stuart Binny announces retirement from first-class and international cricket

The 37-year-old Binny began his career with his state Karnataka and represented India in six Tests, 14 ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals.

India vs England: James Anderson goes past Anil Kumble's tally of 619 Test wickets
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India vs England: James Anderson goes past Anil Kumble's tally of 619 Test wickets

Only Sri Lankan spin great Muttiah Muralitharan (800 Test scalps), and Australian wizard Shane Warne (708 wickets) are now ahead of Anderson, who is playing in his 163rd Test.

India vs England: Unusual to get Virat Kohli out so early, says James Anderson
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India vs England: Unusual to get Virat Kohli out so early, says James Anderson

The 39-year-old drew the first blood, getting Kohli with a beauty to trigger a collapse as India slumped to 112/4 from being 97 for no loss in less than six overs.

IPL 2021: Punjab Kings pacer Jhye Richardson plans to deal with extreme pressure with a 'smile'
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IPL 2021: Punjab Kings pacer Jhye Richardson plans to deal with extreme pressure with a 'smile'

Back to playing regularly after undergoing a shoulder surgery last year, Richardson said at times he put too much pressure on himself if he has a bad over or something like that.

Umpire's Call, CEO Manu Sawhney's future set to be discussed at ICC meeting, says report
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Umpire's Call, CEO Manu Sawhney's future set to be discussed at ICC meeting, says report

The ICC Board will also take stock of preparations with regards to World T20 scheduled in India.

IPL 2021: Damien Wright to take charge as Punjab Kings' new bowling coach
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IPL 2021: Damien Wright to take charge as Punjab Kings' new bowling coach

The 45-year-old Wright was also the head coach of the Bangladesh U-19 cricket team and will help support the Punjab Kings squad under the guidance of head coach and Director of Cricket Operations, Anil Kumble.

India vs England: R Ashwin slams Motera pitch critics, says there is no rule that defines a 'good surface'
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India vs England: R Ashwin slams Motera pitch critics, says there is no rule that defines a 'good surface'

Ashwin feels that it's difficult to explain how a match pans out to those who haven't played the game but forms an opinion based on a third person's view point.

India vs England: R Ashwin — the master craftsman and his relentless pursuit of excellence
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India vs England: R Ashwin — the master craftsman and his relentless pursuit of excellence

Ashwin prides himself on being a master craftsman, but hates being unidimensional. Perhaps in some ways, his restlessness acted against his best interest for a brief while, but since when has trying to be better become a crime?

'Did the right thing': Anil Kumble backs former Uttarakhand coach Wasim Jaffer over 'communal bias' row
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'Did the right thing': Anil Kumble backs former Uttarakhand coach Wasim Jaffer over 'communal bias' row

Jaffer resigned on Tuesday citing "interference and bias of selectors and the association's secretary for non-deserving players" as the reason.

Anil Kumble's unbroken spell: Revisiting the stunning 10-wicket haul that led India to victory in 1999
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Anil Kumble's unbroken spell: Revisiting the stunning 10-wicket haul that led India to victory in 1999

Pakistan started confidently, and none of the Indian bowlers were able to make an impression. At lunch, with the visitors at 101 for no loss, the Indians were despairing that they might actually lose the Test.

R Ashwin more likely to reach 800 Test wickets than 'not good enough' Nathan Lyon, says Muttiah Muralitharan
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R Ashwin more likely to reach 800 Test wickets than 'not good enough' Nathan Lyon, says Muttiah Muralitharan

Muralitharan's stupendous record of 800 Test wickets remains very much intact with Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) rounding up the top-three wicket-takers in the longest format.