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Amrut Thobbi

(Amrut Thobbi, an engineering graduate and a Masters in Communication & Journalism, is an ardent cricket fan who likes to write spoofs. His passion for writing inspired him to give up a sales and marketing job, which he does not regret. He has also worked as a freelance writer in education and technology sectors. He can be followed on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/amrut.thobbi and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/amrutti)

Talks for staging <em>Aman Ki Asha</em> Test series fail; Pakistan board officials walk out of meeting with BCCI Humour

Talks for staging Aman Ki Asha Test series fail; Pakistan board officials walk out of meeting with BCCI

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January 10, 2013, 9:50 am

The just-concluded India-Pakistan One-Day International (ODI) series failed to live up to its high-profile billing, thanks to India’s below-par performance.

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Nasir Jamshed’s Man of the Series Award goes missing; found in MS Dhoni’s cabinet! Humour

Nasir Jamshed’s Man of the Series Award goes missing; found in MS Dhoni’s cabinet!

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January 9, 2013, 10:17 am

Nasir Jamshed’s Man-of-the-Series Trophy, which was believed to have been left behind in India by the Pakistani batsman, could not be retrieved by the officials, who later declared it as missing. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sought the help of the CID, who were successful in finding the trophy in quick time. The trophy was found lying in Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s cabinet!

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar to be under GPS surveillance; BCCI come up with novel idea to protect fast bowlers! Humour

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to be under GPS surveillance; BCCI come up with novel idea to protect fast bowlers!

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December 27, 2012, 11:38 am

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who impressed one and all with his guile, swing and accuracy in the first T20 match against Pakistan, is to be placed under special scanner by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

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Breaking News! PM aspirant Narendra Modi could make way for Irfan Pathan as Gujarat CM! Humour

Breaking News! PM aspirant Narendra Modi could make way for Irfan Pathan as Gujarat CM!

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December 22, 2012, 8:31 am

Irfan Pathan, who attracted much attention after sharing the political stage with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during state election campaigns, had made it explicitly clear that he was an "apolitical" person.  "Neither do I have any connection to politics, nor am I interested in it," he had said. But it’s now evident that Pathan’s presence at the BJP rally was no gimmick to get the minority vote.

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Mulayam’s U-turn on FDI issue earns him the third spinner’s spot for the fourth Test against England! Humour

Mulayam’s U-turn on FDI issue earns him the third spinner’s spot for the fourth Test against England!

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December 8, 2012, 8:00 am

By quickly changing colours like a chameleon, Mulayam has impressed the Indian selectors and the team management, who have included him as the third spinner for the fourth Test match at Nagpur against England as the third spinner.

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Suresh Raina’s nephew clarifies,’Tweet was for India & not Pakistan’! Humour

Suresh Raina’s nephew clarifies,’Tweet was for India & not Pakistan’!

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October 6, 2012, 7:29 pm

Suresh Raina s nephew who created uproar by using his uncle s Twitter to send out naughty tweets has clarified that he intended to make fun of the Indian team and not neighbours Pakistan as suggested by reports.

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Dhoni’s comments brings UPA under pressure; PM intervenes

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September 30, 2012, 9:00 am

By Amrut Thobbi   Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is reportedly very upset with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Not because of the drubbing his team received at the hands of Australia, but because of the Indian captain’s poor public relations skills which got him flak from all corners.

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Lata Mangeshkar addresses media on her birthday alongside Tendulkar! Humour

Lata Mangeshkar addresses media on her birthday alongside Tendulkar!

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September 28, 2012, 12:37 am

By Amrut Thobbi Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar, two of India s national treasures, have redefined longevity in their respective fields. Today, Lata turns 83. And among the hordes of people who came to wish her was, Tendulkar.

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Superstitious BCCI set to recall Sreesanth for T20 World Cup Humour

Superstitious BCCI set to recall Sreesanth for T20 World Cup

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September 18, 2012, 8:25 am

By Amrut Thobbi The superstitious Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recalls maverick pacer S Sreesanth for the T20 World Cup starting in Sri Lanka on Tuesday as the board feels the Kerala pacer s lucky charm will help India in bringing back the cup.

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Aamir Khan thanks Dhoni & team for helping cause of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ Humour

Aamir Khan thanks Dhoni & team for helping cause of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’

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September 16, 2012, 11:03 am

Indian team's loss to New Zealand in the T20 series might have upset the cricket fans in the country, but Aamir Khan is quite pleased with the outcome of the series.

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Unmukt Chand: I would have been an IITian if not a cricketer Interviews

Unmukt Chand: I would have been an IITian if not a cricketer

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September 9, 2012, 9:13 am

At the age of 19, he is already a household name in India. India s Under-19 World Cup winning captain, Unmukt Chand, in an exclusive interview with CricketCountry, talks about comparisons with Virat Kohli, the row with the St. Stephen s College and of course, the Under- 19 World Cup triumph among many things.

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I’m not thinking about a Test cap now, says U-19 World Cup hero Sandeep Sharma Interviews

I’m not thinking about a Test cap now, says U-19 World Cup hero Sandeep Sharma

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September 2, 2012, 10:56 am

His four wickets in the Under-19 final against Australia set the tone for a famous Indian victory. Sandeep Sharma, who shook many batsmen s defenses in the just-concluded Under-19 World Cup speaks in an exclusive interview to CricketCountry.

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Pietersen tweet to Pujara lands him in fresh trouble! Humour

Pietersen tweet to Pujara lands him in fresh trouble!

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August 25, 2012, 11:26 am

Kevin Pietersen, it seems, can’t get away from controversy these days. The maverick batsman has landed himself in yet another controversy - this time over a tweet that was meant to congratulate Cheteshwar Pujara.

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Madhura Honey in demand after gate-crashing at 2012 London Olympics! Humour

Madhura Honey in demand after gate-crashing at 2012 London Olympics!

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August 21, 2012, 11:12 am

After 'innocently' walking next to the Indian flag-bearer at the London Olympic opening ceremony and becoming an overnight global celebrity, Madhura now finds herself in hot demand that promises her new-found celebrity status improving her bank balance!

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Warne & McGrath announce comeback as VVS Laxman bids adieu! Humour

Warne & McGrath announce comeback as VVS Laxman bids adieu!

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August 20, 2012, 11:04 am

Indian cricket fans woke up to a sad Sunday, still coming to grips with the unexpected retirement of VVS Laxman on Saturday evening. But in another continent, the news was received with much elation.

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Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 4, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Leeds

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Kingstown, St Vincent

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 6, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 7, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Birmingham

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Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014  at Harare

Australia won by 62 runs

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014  at Birmingham

India won by 9 wkts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014  at Harare

Zimbabwe won by 3 wkts

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Dambulla

SL won by 7 wkts (D/L method)

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Nottingham

India won by 6 wkts

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India vs England, 4th ODI at Edgbaston

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