Commentators say the batsman had his heart in his mouth as he narrowly survives. The cameramen near the ropes have a similar feeling when the ball misses the lens by a whisker. The equipments are costly after all, and a camera is dear to them as a bat is to batters.

Every time Virat Kohli hits a cover drive, I wonder what a great shot the photographers would have captured.

Pictures are moments framed forever with the blink of a shutter and click of a button. Here is a roll of the best photos of 2017.

Parking problems in the capital

A car barged on the pitch during Ranji Trophy quarter finals between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The match was being played at Airforce ground in Palam, Delhi. With the odd-even law for vehicles I guess the driver had a problem finding a place to park.

Famous monkey-face incident

India-Australia clashes were known for the infamous monkey-gate incident until Ishant Sharma tried to distract Steven Smith with an expression of his own.

The Lama meet

The fourth Test of the India-Australia series was played at Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. The series was levelled 1-1. The Australian team visited a McLeod Ganj monastery to seek blessings from Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.

Captain cool

The third ODI between Sri Lanka and India When the crowd was throwing bottles onto the ground during the third ODI between Sri Lanka and India at Pallekele, MS Dhoni decided to take a power nap.

Wake up, read, hit, repeat

Mithali Raj was spotted reading a book at the boundary line while Smriti Mandhana was reducing England nothingness. She then took the field, scored a brilliant 71 and helped the team post a total of 281 against England. India won the match by 35 runs.

Cricket by the pool

If you are a cricket fan this venue has to be in your bucket list. This is the pool side view of Gabba, Brisbane. How cool is it to watch Ashes like this?

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Ro-hitman Sharma

Rohit is famously known as Hitman for obvious reasons. He after all has three double-hundreds in ODIs.

But did he go too far here? Soon after this photo surfaced, the news of Kedar Jadhav being ruled out of the Sri Lanka series due to injury was out. Coincident? I leave that judgement to you.


Seven colours of cricket

Green outfields, white jersey and blue skies is a blend that every cricket fanatic fancies. The W.A.C.A at Perth added more colours to the spectacle.

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Australia regained Ashes in the third Test at Perth. Mitchell Marsh played a brilliant knock of 181 runs and built a partnership of 301 runs with Steven Smith. Smith scored 239 runs, helping Australia take a 259-run lead in the first innings. Australia won the match by 41 runs and an innings. Later, the team, especially the Marsh brothers, was seen posing with the trophy.

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Happy ending

Now we have seen everything on a cricket field. India’s Santa Claus, MS Dhoni, comes with a bagful of runs.