POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 17, 2015 AT 18:27 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 17, 2015 18:27 IST

Former cricketer and Indian captain, Rahul Dravid who is counted among the finest batsmen of all time, shared a lovely video on his website.

The video traces Dravid's relationship with the sport starting with his first inspiration, through old photographs and newspaper clippings, all preserved carefully by his mother.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 17, 2015 AT 18:27 IST, Edited At: Jul 17, 2015 18:27 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Jul 14, 2015 AT 22:45 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 14, 2015 22:45 IST

It seems there is almost nothing that British comedian and writer Stepehen Fry can't do.

With the on-going legendary Ashes series between arch-rivals England and Australia in Britain, Fry decided to test his umpiring skills and against whom!

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 11, 2015 AT 22:28 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 11, 2015 22:28 IST

So the results are in for the BBC's all-time greatest World Cup XI contest.

In a countdown to the ICC Cricket World Cup, the BBC asked people to choose the World's all-time greatest ODI XI team with players in different categories. People were asked to choose two opening batsmen, three middle order batsmen, one wicket keeper, one all rounder, three fast bowlers and one spinner. 

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 11, 2015 AT 22:28 IST, Edited At: Feb 11, 2015 22:28 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 07, 2015 AT 20:56 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 07, 2015 20:56 IST

Who would be India’s all-time greatest cricketers and who would feature in the all-time greatest World ODI eleven? The choice is yours. In the run up to the ICC cricket World Cup that commences next week, the BBC has opened a contest to choose the World’s all-time greatest ODI XI with players in different categories.

The contest asks people to choose two opening batsmen, three middle order batsmen, one wicket keeper, one all rounder, three fast bowlers and one spinner.


There are five Indian cricket icons who feature among the "probables" for the greatest One Day International XI of all time. The Indian stars that feature in the options include Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag among opening batsmen, Mahendra Singh Dhoni among wicket keepers, Kapil Dev among all rounders, and Anil Kumble among spinners. Barring Kapil Dev, all the Indian players are from the team that played the last world cup and Dhoni is the only one who will play this year’s world cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Other stalwarts to feature among the probables are South Africa’s Hashim Amla, West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuria among Openers.

Michael Bevan, Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh from Australia, Viv Richards, Clive Lloyd and Brian Lara from the West Indies, Inzamam Ul Haq from Pakistan and A B De Villiers from South Africa feature among middle order batsmen.

Mark Boucher from South Africa, Andy Flower from Zimbabwe, Adam Gilchrist from Australia, Kumar Sangakkara from Sri Lanka and Brendon McCullum from New Zealand are included among Wicket keepers,.

Shahid Afridi and Imran khan from Pakistan, Ian Botham from England, Jacques Kallis and Lance Kluesner from South Africa are seen among all rounders.

Bret Lee, Gelnn McGrath and Dennis Lillee from Australia, Waqar Yunis, Wasim Akram from Pakistan, Malcolm Marshall and Joel Garner from West Indies, Lasith Malinga from Sri Lanka and Allan Donald from South Africa among fast bowlers.

Finally, Muthiah Muralitharan from Sri Lanka, Saqlain Mushtaq from Pakistan Daniel Vettori from New Zealand and Shane Warne from Australia among spinners.

As the teams participating in the world cup burn the midnight oil to select the eleven that will play in this year’s world cup, this gives a chance to the public to choose their own greatest team. The results of the poll will be revealed on the BBC website on Monday, February 9, 2015.

Predictably, the survey has generated much debate. Journalist and cricket lover Tunku Varadarajan tweeted his 11:

 


So, what's your eleven?

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 07, 2015 AT 20:56 IST, Edited At: Feb 07, 2015 20:56 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Nov 28, 2014 AT 22:08 IST ,  Edited At: Nov 28, 2014 22:08 IST

A simple hashtag #putoutyourbats is all it took. And what a collective worldwide outpouring of grief for Phillip Hughes it resulted in.

Hughes died yesterday, just days before his 26th birthday, having been struck by a Sean Abbott delivery two days earlier, during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Australia.

Sydney father Paul Taylor started the trend when he posted a simple image of his cricket bat and blue Australian cap resting beside his front door.

"We've all played cricket in one way or other. We've all grown up with a bat and ball," he wrote.

"This is our way to connect and show our sadness."

Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist posted a photograph of his kids' miniature bats lined up on the front gate along with a simple message: "From the Gilly kids xxxx".

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Nov 28, 2014 AT 22:08 IST, Edited At: Nov 28, 2014 22:08 IST
     
 
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