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‘Five Reasons to Hate Sachin Tendulkar’ by the WSJ Staff

‘So, tongue firmly in cheek, we have scoured the evidence for reasons why the “Little Master” might be viewed as, well, a little annoying.’ (India RealTime) Continue reading

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‘The man who discovered Mahendra Singh Dhoni’

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‘The IPL is not the same without Lalit Modi’: Shane Warne

Read more: http://cricketnext.in.com/news/ipl-not-same-without-modi-says-miffed-warne/57463-13.html

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Team India has a new coach

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The ‘virtual explosions’ of LK Advani

‘At the Stadium itself, it was a sight to be seen to be believed. Thousands of flags were being waved, songs like Vande Mataram, Sare Jahan Se Achha were being chanted, and Jai Jai Kars of individual players were being shouted. Emotions and feelings were virtually exploding … As we were all in the Special Enclosure in which the Presidents of India and Sri Lanka also were seated I availed of the opportunity to personally compliment both the Presidents for the wonderful match that had been played by the two Teams.’ (LK Advani on The Journey Continues) Continue reading

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Aakar Patel goes one step beyond, in an analysis of the Indian cricket fan

‘Indian spectators express themselves physically, through dancing, screaming and jumping about. This is done communally, in groups often including middle-aged men … The Indian is deeply prejudiced against Africans, and black players have always been targeted (some will be offended by this sweeping allegation. I am open to the suggestion that the Indian is an equal-opportunity vandal). A bottle hit Vasbert Drakes at Rajkot in 2002. This sort of thing has now stopped. Why? Because Indian spectators are watched over, like inmates. On all Indian grounds, a wire mesh now separates players from the unpredictable Indian audience.’ (Mint) Continue reading

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Model promises to strip naked for fans if India wins today’s match!

Read more: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/model-poonam-pandey-to-go-nude-if-india-wins-cup/147472-19.html

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‘What If Pakistan Wins the Cricket World Cup?’

Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/what-if-pakistan-wins-the-cricket-world-cup

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It’s an India vs Pakistan semi-final on 30th March

‘India have set a semi-final date with Pakistan on March 30 at Mohali. India ousted defending champions Australia after beating them by 5 wickets in the 2nd quarter-final at Ahmedabad.’ (NDTV) Continue reading

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‘Should batsmen walk when they know they’re out?’

Read more: http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/content/story/507309.html

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