No one even comes close to the impact Anil Kumble has had on Indian cricket, when it comes to winning matches and series, say Aakash Chopra and Impact Index. IMAGE: Captain Anil Kumble is chaired by his team mates during the last day of the third Test between India and Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi, November 2, 2008.Kumble had announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect.Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images India is a batting country. The ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
‘There are a lot of good players in world cricket and coming top of that is a really good achievement’ IMAGE: South Africa leg spinner Imran Tahir. Photograph: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who is sitting at the top of the rankings for bowlers in both ODIs and T20s, says he never thought he would be No 1 bowler. Tahir took 10 wickets in the ODI series against Sri Lanka which Proteas won 5-0 and completed the double. "When I started cricket I ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Tactical genius, uplifting leader, altruistic individual, a man with unwavering certitude.Dhruv Munjal recounts what made Mahendra Singh Dhoni a great captain. IMAGE: 'He isn't someone who likes to make it all about himself -- he is selfless in the truest sense of the word.''He just likes to do his job on the pitch. Once he's off it, he allows his teammates, the youngsters in particular, to take over.' The evening of June 23, 2013 in Birmingham was doleful and blustery, as the English ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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