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Dishonesty in Kabir Khan's 83 stems from its desperate need to cater to cricket fans of the 'Virat Kohli era'
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Dishonesty in Kabir Khan's 83 stems from its desperate need to cater to cricket fans of the 'Virat Kohli era'

83 seems to be made with such retrospective wisdom that it is the most damning quality of the film. It never fully embraces how these were just 14 clueless men with noble intentions.

India vs New Zealand: Shreyas Iyer becomes 16th Indian to score century on Test debut
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India vs New Zealand: Shreyas Iyer becomes 16th Indian to score century on Test debut

Iyer scored 105 off 171 balls, striking 13 fours and a couple of sixes during his brilliant effort.

Former India batsman Surinder Amarnath applies for junior selector's job in BCCI
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Former India batsman Surinder Amarnath applies for junior selector's job in BCCI

Surinder, the son of the great Lala Amarnath, played 10 Tests and three ODIs for India. He played as many as 145 first-class games and scored more than 8000 runs.

A short history of helmets: For a game that can seriously maim, cricket introduced protection for the head at a belated stage
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A short history of helmets: For a game that can seriously maim, cricket introduced protection for the head at a belated stage

Helmets came into fashion in international cricket only in the 1980s. Before that, batting icons like Sir Donald Bradman, George Headley, Herbert Sutcliffe, Wally Hammod, Sir Garfield Sobers and hundreds of other batsmen never wore protective headgear, despite having to face fearsome bowlers

Century for Vasant Raiji: India's oldest living first-class cricketer turns 100
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Century for Vasant Raiji: India's oldest living first-class cricketer turns 100

It was a century in real life for Vasant Raiji, India's oldest living first-class cricketer, who turned 100-years-old on Sunday.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and Co's achievement in tour Down Under is exemplary, says Dilip Vengsarkar
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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and Co's achievement in tour Down Under is exemplary, says Dilip Vengsarkar

India are leading the four-Test rubber 2-1 and are well-poised to make it 3-1 going into the final day of the series, in the last Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday.

Asking Harmanpreet Kaur, Ramesh Powar to justify exclusion of Mithali Raj from playing XI in World T20 semi-final is preposterous
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Asking Harmanpreet Kaur, Ramesh Powar to justify exclusion of Mithali Raj from playing XI in World T20 semi-final is preposterous

Fans and connoisseurs alike can criticise the decision to drop an iconic player from the XI in a big game but there should be no doubt that they have the right to make such a decision, even if it means they put their necks on the chopping block.

India vs England 1st Test, Day 4 stats wrap: From Virat Kohli's unwanted record to R Ashwin's batting exploits
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India vs England 1st Test, Day 4 stats wrap: From Virat Kohli's unwanted record to R Ashwin's batting exploits

Statistical highlights of the fourth day's play of the first cricket Test between India and England in Rajkot on Saturday.

India vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin's gritty knock overshadowed as visitors build century opening stand
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India vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin's gritty knock overshadowed as visitors build century opening stand

India owed much to Ravichandran Ashwin, who struck a crucial half-century to restrict India's first-innings deficit to 49 runs

It's cricket, not bonded labour: Let's respect MS Dhoni's choice to retire
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It's cricket, not bonded labour: Let's respect MS Dhoni's choice to retire

Dhoni resigned when he knew he couldn't, or didn't want to, play Tests any more. To quit at such a point is not just pragmatic, it's also honourable.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be banned from representing India ever again
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be banned from representing India ever again

He has not only broken his contract, he has broken a sacred bond with those of us who truly love Indian cricket and he does not give a damn.

After Lala, Mohinder and Surinder, another Amarnath makes first-class debut
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After Lala, Mohinder and Surinder, another Amarnath makes first-class debut

Lala Amarnath's grandson Digvijay has made his foray into cricket with a first-class debut in Sri Lanka.