With malice towards none, here is a fun compilation of the ‘laziest’ cricketers to have ever played the gentleman’s game. The list is not intended to hurt anyone’s feelings and is based purely on the kingly, lackadaisical manner in which some of these cricketers approached the game.Do you agree with the list? Let us know in the comments section below:
“You all are divided into small pieces” - Nishikant Kamat’s Madaari featuring Irfan Khan as a vigilante fighting the system carries this chilling message at its end. Divided into fragments over religion, caste, language, food habits and other issues India is still riven by factionalism, even decades after having attained Independence from the British. Here are some things that still split our country:
Apart from the crushing defeat at England's hands, Bangladesh has had a stellar World Cup already. They thrashed West Indies and Afghanistan and proved that Bangladesh's win over other international sides were no longer in the 'sporting shocks' category.
There is a hole in the Indian batting order and with every passing day, amid all the conjecture and contemplation, it only getting wider. Until few months back Ambati Rayudu was touted as the best man at the No.4 spot. But, a string of failures in IPL cost him his place in the India’s final 15 to England.
The 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign has been one of the shrillest and ugliest in India's long electoral history. Here's a lowdown on the big poll-related controversies that hit the headlines in the last couple of months.
‘I think the Mankad is just wrong even though it’s not illegal. Like cuddling your sister while watching a film,’ former English player Graeme Swann had said after Jos Buttler was ‘Mankaded’ by Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake in 2014. One look at the incident and the events leading to it indicate otherwise – what Ashwin did was pre-meditated and rather cold-blooded.
During the recently concluded ODI series against Australia, Indian skipper Virat Kohli hinted that only one slot remained open for the World Cup as the playing XI was almost finalised. While the likes of Rishabh Pant, Ambati Rayudu and several others have been tried out at the No.4 slot, none has shown the consistency to claim the place as their own. Pant’s inexperience has not worked well either, and KL Rahul has proved lacklustre.
Sumitra had to wait for them in the fields, go to their huts and talk to their families into getting them to class daily. As soon as Sumitra was done with her lessons, the other students went up and huddled around Mala with their assignments. It was almost as if she was the second-in-command after Sumitra.
‘Trust me, if Virat wins the World Cup at Lord’s in 2019, he will take off his shirt and wave it on Oxford Street and he has a six pack to show off,’ said Sourav during a book launch in 2018. Virat, present on the same stage, was quick to add to Sourav’s banter: ‘There are a lot of people in this team with that (six packs). Ganguly has himself recollected how VVS Laxman almost stopped him from going shirtless.
The swashbuckling left-hander has a penchant for taking bowlers to the cleaners, be it on the domestic circuit or in the Indian Premiere League (IPL). Pant was also a success in England as he scored a century in only his third Test match. Fearless in the same vein as Virender Sehwag, Pant should be given a decent run in ODIs ahead of the World Cup.
India’s cricketer Prithvi Shaw celebrates his century during the first day of the first cricket test match between India and West Indies in Rajkot, India, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. For Prithvi Shaw, he would often have imagined himself on a cricket field waltzing to a ton on his first day for India. The seed was sown in the mind of Shaw much earlier than a Sachin Tendulkar prophecy from ten years back.
The Unique Identification Authority of India says that Aadhaar data is ‘fully safe and secure’. 2. Will the likes of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya be brought back to India and punished? There is no doubt that the Nirav Modi scam went unnoticed for a long time due to systemic failure.
The young guns all fired and Rohit Sharma’s talented young team was eventually able to keep the inspired Bangladeshis at bay. Here are all the reasons why this was a memorable series for India. India’s Rohit Sharma plays a shot against Bangladesh as Mushfiqur Rahim watches during the final match of the Nidahas triangular Twenty20 cricket series in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, March 18, 2018.
The voice of reason is often drowned in the cacophony of the powerful forces of irrationality. India finds itself in a similar situation – in the midst of a storm stirred up by a heady mix of irrationality and intolerance. The recent spate of violence that ensued over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s portrayal of Queen Padmavati and the state of Rajput women back in the 13th century brought life to a standstill in the north Indian states of Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Bihar.
A word that could cost the Congress the Gujarat elections. Congress leader Mani Shakar Aiyar called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘neech aadmi’ (low-born) a few days ago. No sooner did the expletive leave his mouth than the controversy snowballed, with the Bharatiya Janata Party expressing fierce opposition to the foul-mouthed outburst against Modi, who himself was born in a lower caste.
Sri Lanka’s players, wearing anti-pollution masks, speak to each other as the game was briefly stopped during the second day of their third test cricket match in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Sri Lankan players were in a fog even after Virat Kohli’s boys had equaled a record-breaking nine consecutive series win in Tests. As they stood watching their Indian counterparts hogging the limelight, what took centrestage was not any individual’s performance but Delhi’s toxic air instead.
The ‘Padmavati’ controversy may be gaining steam every day, but whether the story is based on actual fact or imaginative fiction is anyone’s guess. If you are a fan of historical movies, especially Indian historical cinema, you will know that in many films, several directors have tweaked the stories to suit their creativity. Test your knowledge here on some popular films based on Indian historical characters.
Independence comes with freedom. This Independence Day, let’s introspect on whether we feel genuinely free as a society, or if we’re being enslaved or somewhat victimized by the burden of these responsibilities? From recent spate of crime against women, the picture appears to be quite sorry.
As an India cricket supporter, one expects Kohli’s men to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes of this defeat and redeem themselves thoroughly. Otherwise, the skeletons in the Indian dressing room are bound to resurface and culminate into an domino effect, something that would not be healthy for Indian cricket.
On the occasion of Mother’s Day, Yahoo India received the opportunity to interact with this PV Sindhu. Sindhu comes across as someone exuding simplicity, and even after achieving so much, her feet are grounded and the child in her is very much alive.
The first words that come to mind when you think of Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli are: winning and aggression. Kohli is less enigmatic than his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but more outgoing in approach. After leading India in his first 25 Tests, Kohli has been the nation’s most successful Test captain.
‘If you give them a sniff, they will take that,’ said the Australian skipper Steven Smith after losing the Border-Gavaskar trophy 2-1 to India. India fought like cornered tigers in their own den throughout the series. Like Smith had mentioned, India always came back from behind to eventually outplay the visitors by a huge margin.