Firstpost Masterclass: 'Fast bowlers are born, they cannot be manufactured in gym,' says TA Sekhar as he dissects science of pace bowling
How to bowl fast? Are fast bowlers born with something extra? What are the body mechanics involved in bowling fast? What's an ideal run-up? Former India pacer and a mentor to a host of fast bowlers, TA Sekhar, sheds light on the intricacies of the unnatural art.
Ian Bishop says current Indian bowling unit reminds him of intimidating West Indian pace battery of yesteryears
Bishop said the trend started with the likes of Zaheer Khan, RP Singh, Munaf Patel following in the foot steps of Javagal Srinath and Kapil Dev in the 2000s.
Former India fast bowler, member of the 2011 world cup winning side and a straight-talker, Munaf Patel, joined us on Yorked for a quick candid round of questions
Nine years on from the historic day at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium: Rank your favourite India moment from World Cup 2011
On the nine-year anniversary of India's World Cup triumph on 2 April, we want you to give it a shot and rank our picks for the '10 best India moments from the World Cup'
India vs South Africa: Before three-match ODI series, a look at memorable ODI clashes between hosts and Proteas
Ahead of the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa, here's a look at some of their memorable ODI clashes.
Former Indian cricketer Jacob Martin out of ICU after financial assistance from cricketing community
Former India cricketer Jacob Martin, who met with a serious road accident in December, is now out of danger and has been moved to general ward after spending nearly a month in Intensive Care Unit
Sourav Ganguly comes forward to help ailing former teammate Jacob Martin, tells his family they aren't alone
BCCI has also stepped in to help the former player get back on his feet by sanctioning Rs 5 lakh for his recovery.
The present Indian selection committee, given its position on Yuvraj and Dhoni, looks to have embraced Chappell’s philosophy by refusing to be swayed by star culture.
Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria passed the direction on a complaint filed by Delhi resident Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, seeking presence of seven accused, including Patel and a firm, before it on 1 November.
IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions, Royal Challengers Bangalore seek upturn in fortunes with victory in crucial clash
Struggling to find form after three losses in four matches, Gujarat Lions would look to make the home advantage count when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL match in Rajkot on Tuesday.
There is no bowler in the Gujarat Lions squad who can regularly put together match-winning spells, and wickets are the trump card that win you championships.
Gujarat Lions medium pacer Munaf Patel on Friday said experience of bowling on Indian wickets would play a key role during IPL's 10th season, as most of the wickets in the country were batting-friendly.
Kerala pacer Basil Thampi, who was picked up by Gujarat Lions for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), feels that being a part of this T20 tournament is a big opportunity for young domestic players like him.
A scramble for pace bowlers was evident in the purchasing pattern of the franchises, though the rejection of Ishant Sharma was a surprise.
"If you ask me, pace should not be compromised at any cost. If you choose length over pace then it is wrong," said Patel.
Responding to Baroda's first innings total of 369 after being bowled out for 191 in their own first essay, Services were demolished by the pace combination of Munaf and Gagandeep Singh, who took four in this innings.
This is a vital game for Harbhajan Singh's side and a win will move them to 17 points, the same as the Kolkata Knight Riders.