India vs England: Confused about moaning and groaning about pitch, Viv Richards slams critics of Indian tracks
The newly-laid Motera track in Ahmedabad became a subject of debate after India crushed England inside two days in the third Test to go 2-1 up in the four-match series. The severe criticism came from former England captains like Michael Vaughan and a section of the British media.
A new trophy in honour of cricket greats Viv Richards and Ian Botham will be awarded to future winners of West Indies-England Test series.
Of low expectations and high hopes: A then 14-year-old recalls the emotional rollercoaster he went through as India lifted 1983 World Cup
What worked for India? Plenty, actually. Accidentally or by design, the right men for the conditions, an inspirational captain, and the infusion of self-belief once they felled West Indies in their first game. They didn’t necessarily believe even then that they could reach the Promised Land, but they weren’t going to die wondering.
On 25 June, 1983, Indian cricket emerged into a new era when Kapil Dev’s men outplayed a formidable West Indies side led by Clive Lloyd in the final of the Cricket World Cup, 1983 at England’s iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Didn't mind dying on the field such was my passion for game, says legendary Viv Richards on not wearing helmet
Known for his aggressive batting, Viv Richards never preferred wearing helmets even as he dominated some of the fiercest fast bowlers of world cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar vs Glenn McGrath was a battle of attrition, says former Australia spinner Brad Hogg
Sachin v McGrath a war of attrition. McGrath trying to win the patience game, you are in for the long haul, said Hogg
The 31-year-old Kohli managed just 38 runs in the two Tests at an average of 9.50 in New Zealand. In the preceding limited overs series, he managed to score 180 runs including a half century, making it a forgettable tour for the India skipper.
India vs Australia: Virat Kohli at number four in ODIs? Let’s not break what’s fixed to mend what’s broken
The suggestion passed on by Virat Kohli on the eve of the India-Australia series would have been much more worth the consideration if, say, it came on the eve of, say, the ICC ODI World Cup.
Stumps, finally: After 7000 wickets in over 60 years, West Indies fast bowler Cecil Wright retires at 85
Cecil Wright's name will not rank alongside West Indies legends Viv Richards, Gary Sobers and Frank Worrell, but for longevity he outranks them all.
India skipper Virat Kohli finds nets "claustrophobic" and instead prefers to practice on a centre wicket with fielders around as it provides him with match simulation.
India vs West Indies: From battling the Gods to dominating the mortals, Indo-Windies Test rivalry over the years
From the mighty West Indies dominating the Indian team in the 1970s and the 1980s to the Indian team turning the tide over the last two decades, here's a look at how the Test rivalry between the two teams over the years.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma becomes fastest Indian to surpass 2000-run mark against Australia in ODIs
Rohit Sharma has become the fastest Indian to go past 2000-run mark against Australia in ODIs after he knocked 57 in the ongoing ICC Men's World Cup match between the two sides at the Oval on Sunday.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: With huge totals expected in tournament, teams must focus on winning middle-overs battle
India skipper Virat Kohli has said that England could be the first team to breach the 500-run mark in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
India vs Australia: Viv Richards says visitors have 'lot of ground to cover' to start winning series overseas
Heaping praise on Indian skipper Virat Kohli's aggressive captaincy, Richards said that sledging sometimes helps the team and players bring the best out of them.
India vs West Indies: Why rising Windies star Shimron Hetmyer could be IPL's next million-dollar baby
Batting with such an elegance when the field is pushed back, as Shimron Hetmyer has been doing in the current ODI series, is ideally suited for a tournament like the IPL, where we mostly experience high-scoring matches
Virat Kohli's disagreement with Indian journalist after fifth Test against England unnecessarily blown out of proportion
Without getting into the merits or otherwise of the issue, the ability to instill belief in others is a priceless asset in a leader. When Kohli says that this was the best Indian team in 15 years he not only believes in it, he gets even the opposition to believe in it.
India vs England: Under-fire Virat Kohli questions relevance of tour games without ideal opposition, conditions
India captain Virat Kohli has questioned the "utility" of pre-series tour games if the touring side is not provided with ideal conditions and opposition before a Test series starts.
Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey has advised Indian bowlers to take pace off the ball to tackle formidable opener Fakhar Zaman when India clashes with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup at Dubai on 19 September.
35 years to India's first World Cup win: When Kapil's Devils scripted history to change the face of nation's cricket
Some events, for better or worse, played an important role in shaping India. On 25 June 1983, India took the turn for the better and cricket became country's identity.
Richards warned that the team must improve their batting if they are to compete next year after they lost to Afghanistan in the Harare final.