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
BCCI acting-secretary Amitabh Chaudhary infuriated by GM Saba Karim for picking Kevin Pietersen to deliver Annual Pataudi Lecture
BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary on Friday fired a fresh salvo after Kevin Pietersen was picked to deliver the Annual MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture during its Awards function in Bengaluru on 12 June.
"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, 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.
The BCCI has decided to invite all the former India captains to celebrate the occasion of country's '500th Test match' that will be played against New Zealand in Kanpur from 22 September
Former India captain Nari Contractor was struck on the back of the head by a rising ball from West Indies fast bowler Charlie Griffith, during a practice match in Barbados
Former India cricketers and legends say there is no replacement in the Indian cricket for someone like Dravid.