India’s oldest first-class cricketer, Vasant Raiji, passed away in the early hours of Saturday at the age of exactly 100. A right-handed batsman, Raiji made his debut for Cricket Club of India against Central Provinces and Berar in Nagpur in 1939. Raiji made his Mumbai debut in 1941 for Western India with Vijay Merchant as captain.
Former India cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who played a fair amount of his cricket in the 1990s, has reiterated that Indian cricket was way too dependent on Sachin Tendulkar the batsman back in the era. Speaking to Ravichandran Ashwin in 'Reminisence with Ash' show on Instagram, Manjrekar admitted what a lot of other experts have also spoken about.
It is a known fact that Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar is not a fan of sledging. In fact, recently former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq had revealed how he was left embarrassed after trying to have a go at the Master Blaster. However, Tendulkar recalled an incident in which he was the one to initiate a war of words.
Former New Zealand fast bowler and cricket commentator Simon Doull feels that Rohit Sharma is a better one-day batsman than Sachin Tendulkar. According to Doull, Rohit has the ability to maintain the tempo of his innings even while approaching a landmark. Tendulkar, on the other hand, was known to slow down as he approached a hundred.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with 40 top sportspersons of the country via video conference. The sporting legends included prominent current and former Indian cricketers like skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Virender Sehwag. During the meeting with the sports personalities, the PM discussed about the ongoing crisis owing to the Coronavirus and the subsequent 21-day lockdown as well as the active role sportspersons are playing in the fight against COVID-19.
Indian cricketing superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The deadly virus has claimed 20 lives in India and almost 25,000 globally. Following the rapid spread of COVID-19, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown across the nation from March 25.
Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar being lifted on the shoulders of his teammates after the side’s World Cup victory in 2011 has been voted as the Laureus best sporting moment in the last 20 years. Tendulkar
Rohit Sharma made a brilliant start to his career as a Test opener, caressing his way to a fourth Test hundred, against South Africa at Visakhapatnam. After Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first, Rohit strode out to the middle with Mayank Agarwal, who had a third opening partner in just his fifth Test.