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Inspirational McCullum leaves behind a secure legacy and New Zealand's best-ever side
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Inspirational McCullum leaves behind a secure legacy and New Zealand's best-ever side

The world will sorely miss the brilliance of Brendon McCullum who leaves behind the best side New Zealand has ever produced. But his legacy is secure

Y'all can kiss my 'Black Rass': Gayle hits back at critics in expletive-ridden post after BBL stint
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Y'all can kiss my 'Black Rass': Gayle hits back at critics in expletive-ridden post after BBL stint

Gayle went out of BBL on a high with a record-equalling 12-ball 50 even as his side, Melbourne Renegades could not make it to the summit clash. It is widely believed that he may not be invited to return to BBL.

From Afghanistan's World Cup victory to Australia's Ashes nightmare: Relive 2015's best cricketing moments
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From Afghanistan's World Cup victory to Australia's Ashes nightmare: Relive 2015's best cricketing moments

2015 was the year of World Cup in Australia-New Zealand but there were other great matches as well. Firstpost picks the top 10 moments from the world of cricket

Blushing much? Chris Gayle flirting with McLaughlin triggers much-needed discussion of sexism in cricket
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Blushing much? Chris Gayle flirting with McLaughlin triggers much-needed discussion of sexism in cricket

Hopefully the reaction to Gayle’s comments means that the ball is finally starting to swing the other way and we can start to have a much needed conversation about sexism in cricket.

The Year In Review: A great but not-so-great 2015 for shuttler Saina Nehwal
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The Year In Review: A great but not-so-great 2015 for shuttler Saina Nehwal

If Saina can break through the final glass ceiling and put her hands on the big prize, then not just trophies, but history beckons.

IPL Draft judgement: Pune may have roped in Dhoni, but Rajkot look more aggressive and balanced
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IPL Draft judgement: Pune may have roped in Dhoni, but Rajkot look more aggressive and balanced

While both the teams didn't announce the captains, it's almost a given that Dhoni will lead Pune.

Frustration, disappointment and redemption: Rahane's homecoming is complete
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Frustration, disappointment and redemption: Rahane's homecoming is complete

As he looked up to the skies after reaching the hundred in the first innings, Rahane might well have traced the path of the circle in his mind.

It's unanimous: Day-night Test is here to stay after successful Adelaide experiment
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It's unanimous: Day-night Test is here to stay after successful Adelaide experiment

Who knew that starting a Test match late in the day and changing the color of the ball from red to pink would make Test cricket turn a corner. But the first ever day-night Test at Adelaide between Australia and New Zealand might have done just that.

ATP World Tour Finals: Rafael Nadal too hot to handle for Andy Murray; blows away the Brit in straight sets
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ATP World Tour Finals: Rafael Nadal too hot to handle for Andy Murray; blows away the Brit in straight sets

The resurgent Nadal is now through to the semi-finals of the the season-ending tournament, disputed on a hard court between the year's top eight players.

ATP World Tour Finals: Gallant David Ferrer's blessed, yet painful existence
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ATP World Tour Finals: Gallant David Ferrer's blessed, yet painful existence

Playing in an era dominated by the epochal brilliance of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic – Ferrer must be remembered for absorbing several painful losses without a dent on his character.

South Africa may have lost the first Test but their record shows they are a great team
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South Africa may have lost the first Test but their record shows they are a great team

“South Africa are not as dominant as the great West Indian and Australian teams but they are still a great team in their own right.”

Want to bowl fast and straight? Stay out of the gym, says Brett Lee
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Want to bowl fast and straight? Stay out of the gym, says Brett Lee

Lee took 310 wicket from 76 Tests at an average of 30.81 and a strike-rate of 53.3.

Nadal's brave loss against Federer is another step in scripting a stirring recovery
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Nadal's brave loss against Federer is another step in scripting a stirring recovery

The fact that Nadal is scripting a stirring recovery on the hard courts is a tribute to his resilience and indomitable willpower.

Thank you, Virender Sehwag: A video tribute to the Nawab of Najafgarh
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Thank you, Virender Sehwag: A video tribute to the Nawab of Najafgarh

Virender Sehwag, one of only four players to score two triple-centuries in tests, retired from international cricket on his 37th birthday

Ranji Trophy: All eyes on Virender Sehwag as Haryana take on Karnataka
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Ranji Trophy: All eyes on Virender Sehwag as Haryana take on Karnataka

Virender Sehwag, who has announced his retirement from international cricket, will be the star attraction as Haryana takes on Karnataka in a Group A Ranji Trophy match

An ode to Viru: Sehwag was a creature of evolution, not revolution
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An ode to Viru: Sehwag was a creature of evolution, not revolution

Without guys like Sehwag demonstrating what flair with the bat really meant, T20 may not have been born.

Pro Kabaddi fans, here’s why you must watch the Rugby World Cup climax
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Pro Kabaddi fans, here’s why you must watch the Rugby World Cup climax

Rugby’s sweat and blood are gorgeous in a different way,

For Virender Sehwag, the only ball that mattered was the one he was about to face
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For Virender Sehwag, the only ball that mattered was the one he was about to face

Sehwag was able to play this way because he had beautiful balance and hand-eye co-ordination that would have made Arjuna of the Pandavas jealous.

Saina Nehwal's successful move from Gopi to Vimal could herald a new age for Indian badminton
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Saina Nehwal's successful move from Gopi to Vimal could herald a new age for Indian badminton

In branching out from the Gopichand academy, Saina has taken a bold step at a critical juncture in her career.

What can atheletes learn about failure from the life of Mahatma Gandhi?
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What can atheletes learn about failure from the life of Mahatma Gandhi?

On Gandhi Jayanthi, it seems like a good idea to to examine the life of Mahatma Gandhi to see if it has any examples that can help us deal more calmly with failure,