Year in Review 2020: National Sports Day, MS Dhoni, Kevin Pietersen, Naomi Osaka among Firstpost Sports' best pieces this year
Over the course of 2020, the sports journalists of Firstpost filed quite a few important stories and we think it's worth the time to revisit them. Here's the list of Firstpost’s best pieces of 2020.
IPL 2020: Former South Africa cricketer JP Duminy to join Star Sports' commentary panel ahead of new season
Making his debut on the world feed will be former South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy, who will be joined by a host of experts that include the likes of Harsha Bhogle, Mark Nicholas, Simon Doull and Ian Bishop.
In this inaugural edition of Firstpost Masterclass, former India spinner Murali Kartik explains the intricate art and science of finger spin.
Former cricketer Murali Kartik feels the art of spin bowling is slowly dying in India, saying currently there are hardly any traditional spinners in the country who can outfox a batsman in the air or with turn.
IPL 2019, RR vs KXIP: A look at Ravichandran Ashwin, Jos Buttler and the grey area of 'spirit of cricket' in Mankading
Jos Buttler has now been 'Mankaded' twice in his senior competitive career while Ravichandran Ashwin has hit the 'Bull's Eye' in his second attempt after an aborted one seven years back.
MS Dhoni doesn't just put runs on board, he is the entire package, says former India spinner Murali Kartik
Murali Kartik said that it is tough to predict what MS Dhoni does next but maintained that he should be in the Indian playing XI for what he brings to the table as a complete package.
India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja should play ahead of Kuldeep Yadav in Tests if Virat Kohli fields two spinners, says Murali Kartik
Murali Kartik also said that that Ajinkya Rahane's problem lies in his mental approach to batting in Tests and once he starts getting big runs, he will back to his zone.
Stuart Binny's Dhaka heroics, Kuldeep Yadav's destruction at Trent Bridge and other top Indian bowling performances in ODIs
Here we look at five of the best bowling performances in ODI cricket among Indian bowlers, with Kuldeep Yadav's 6/25 against England in the 1st ODI occupying the fourth spot.
Rahul Dravid, head coach of the India U-19 ICC World Cup-winning outfit, received Rs 2.43 crore as professional fees from the BCCI for the six-month period ended 31 December, 2017.
Sunil Gavaskar, Sanjay Manjrekar among BCCI-contracted commentators likely to be asked to stop writing columns: Report
Besides writing sponsored columns, Gavaskar is contracted with a news channel, and is also associated with a private firm that rates and awards cricketers. Manjrekar and Bhogle write sponsored columns.
The video shows that during the toss, there was a huge misunderstanding between the match referee Andy Pycroft and presenter Murali Kartik
Lodha committee wants Sunil Gavaskar and other BCCI commentators to sign undertaking to avoid conflict of interest
Sunil Gavaskar's relationship with a player's management firm was earlier brought into light by Ramchandra Guha in his letter after resignation from CoA.
CT 2017: India coach Anil Kumble tells BCCI that Virat Kohli and Co want to play in Champions Trophy
Anil Kumble's insistence on India playing in the Champions Trophy comes a day after India legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Gundappa Viswanath backed the move.
Time will tell if Ravichandran Ashwin is able to replicate home success overseas, says Murali Kartik
Ravichandran Ashwin is going through a purple patch but only time will tell whether he is able to replicate his stupendous home success when the team travels overseas, says former India spinner Murali Kartik.
With the all-important England-India series just a few days away, former Indian left-arm spinner Murali Kartik has provided some crucial tips for spinners to succeed on English soil.
Railways routed Punjab by a massive 137-run margin to enter the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
The Bengal pacer was seen swinging his bat in the air while going back to the dressing room after the day's proceedings.
In one of the most ill-tempered domestic matches of recent times, Bengal and Railway players set a poor example of an on and off-field behaviour with the two umpires hardly being able to control the proceedings during the last two days of their Ranji Trophy encounter.