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Mahatma Gandhi's cricket connections and an XI

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October 2, 2014, 7:00 am

Born October 2, 1869, Mahatma Gandhi needs no introduction. On his 145th birth anniversary Abhishek Mukherjee explores into the cricket connections of the man and creates a team of “Gandhis”. Barring his role in bringing the immensely Bombay Pentangular to an end, Mahatma Gandhi has no mention in the annals of history. He voiced his […]

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J Ghorpade: Royal connections, loyal to Baroda

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Hemulal Yadav timed out in a First-Class match

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Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the dismissal of a man completely oblivious to the proceedings.

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Abhishek Mukherjee recalls an incident that left even WG Grace bemused.

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Tim Zoehrer kept wickets for Australia with panache in their transition period in their mid-1980s.

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Samarjit Nath creates record with 11 dismissals on debut

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September 24, 2014, 8:01 am

Astonishingly, Nath never played another First-Class match after creating the record.

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Colah: An outstanding slip fielder

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Colah was among the players to play the first two Tests for India.

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Jalaluddin takes first ODI hat-trick

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September 22, 2014, 8:00 am

A look at the feat by an unsung hero that will be remembered for a long time in cricket history.

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Surinder Amarnath had hit sixes off last 2 balls Moments in history

Surinder Amarnath had hit sixes off last 2 balls

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September 21, 2014, 5:22 am

Inder Raj managed to take a single off the fourth ball of the over, leaving Surinder to score nine off three.

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Ramesh Saxena: The Bihar mainstay

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Saxena helped Delhi reach the Ranji Trophy semifinal in 1963-64.

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Pananmal Punjabi: A nonagenarian Test opener

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Chris Cairns cleaning bus shelters? Why?

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When the greatest fall, they perhaps fall the hardest.

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