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Makhaya Ntini

Nelson Mandela and the cricket connection

The world faced the blow of Nelson Mandela’s demise on December 6, 2013. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the man whose name will remain forever connected to cricket.

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South Africa to consider forcing franchise teams to include two black Africans

South African cricket officials are set to consider a proposal forcing professional franchises to include at least two black Africans in every team.

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Mathew Sinclair: New Zealand’s talented cricketer who couldn’t make it to the top echelons of international cricket

Have we ever thought of those cricketers who for a variety of reasons couldn't conquer towering peaks, and found themselves in the lonely world of wilderness? The just-retired Mathew Sinclair certainly belongs to the second category of cricketers who in spite of showing flashes of brilliance couldn't make it to the top echelons of the game.

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Makhaya Ntini: From cattle-herder to record-breaking South African pace spearhead

Makhaya Ntini, born on July 6, 1977, is a former South African pace bowler and the first black person from the country to play international cricket. Jaideep Vaidya goes through the career of a man who went on to become a role model for millions.

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Happy Birthday, Makhaya Ntini!

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Dale Steyn: A genuine match-winner and game-changer

With scorching pace, copious movement and the burning fire to succeed, Dale Steyn has risen to become the best paceman in contemporary cricket.

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Dale Steyn says he has a lot more to offer

Dale Steyn said joining the 300 Test wickets club did not mean the end of his ambitions as a fast bowler.

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Virender Sehwag eases the pressure on me while batting: Sachin Tendulkar

Ahead of Virender Sehwag’s 100th Test match at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium against England starting Friday, the dashing India opener got some words of praise from none other than Sachin Tendulkar.

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Virender Sehwag has achieved what not many had expected him to

It’s simply incredible that Virender Sehwag is going to play his 100th Test at Mumbai on Thursday. Everything about him suggests that he should have never made it this far.

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Mickey Arthur: South Africa’s quota system is irrelevant and not a major issue

Former Proteas and now Australia coach, Mickey Arthur, said that the racism issue in South Africa's cricket setup is a thing of the past

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