Untold Stories

Untold Stories

GETTING YOU EVEN CLOSER TO YOUR FAVOURITE CRICKETERS

Get to know the incredible stories of perseverance, funny incidents, lesser known facts, dressing room talks and anecdotes of your favourite cricketers and how they got closer to the game. Untold Stories brings you some of the greatest cricketing and cricketer stories, up, close and personal.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a coin!

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Toss is a small, but one of the most important part of a cricket match – especially if the conditions favour bowlers, as both captains want to give their bowlers a first go. But in 1998, the toss resulted in a big confusion – just before Zimbabwe and Pakistan were to face each other in […]

First day blues

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Virat Kohli is the latest star in world cricket right now, but he was a starry-eyed boy once too. He was drafted into the Indian team soon after the 2008 Under-19 World Cup Triumph, and as expected – he was nervous amongst the seniors. As someone who idolized Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli was anxious to meet […]

The red handkerchief

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Ardent Steve Waugh fans know all about his talisman – a red handkerchief given to him by his grandmother. The kerchief was in tattered condition by the time Waugh hanged his boots, but he stuck on to it – and how! He even gave a piece of it to Marlon Samuels, the West Indian cricketer, […]

Best among the rest

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Under-19 World Cups have an interesting way of recognizing the best among the emerging teams: the Plate Championship. Basically, the Plate Championship winner is the best among all the teams that fail to make the super league, and there have been a few surprising winners in this category over the past few editions – Nepal […]

Childhood Rivalry!

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If you’ve been following India Vs. Bangladesh matches, you would have noticed their fast bowler, Rubel Hossain, being extra hostile towards Indian batsmen – and especially Virat Kohli. You would have seen Kohli throwing choicest of abuses at Rubel during the inaugural match of 2011 world cup, and Rubel returning the favour during their champions […]

Chokers no more!

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South African cricket teams have become synonymous with choking – and their performances across various high-profile tournaments support the fact! They usually dominate the group stages of world competitions, but a soon as a knock-out match comes, they somehow end up losing. 1999 World Cup Semifinal, 2003 World cup rain-affected tie, plenty of Champions trophy […]

Stranger than fiction

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OK, consider this; a cricketer, good enough to represent his state in the national domestic competition, and seemingly on track for national selection, leaves everything behind, escapes to Australia – and applies for refugee status. He then works menial jobs to make ends meet, and plays cricket in whatever little time he can spare. Along […]

Watson’s Supernatural encounter

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Shane Watson’s clean hitting battered and bruised Sixers during Sydney Thunder’s first match a few days ago. Bouncers, Yorkers, spinning deliveries, length balls… he punished them all, in an astonishing display of fearless hitting. But more than a decade ago, he was running scared – of ghosts! During the Ashes tour and the subsequent one-day […]

LEE FURLONG AND SHANE WATSON – A WINNING MATCH

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One of Australia’s hottest cricketing stars, Shane Watson always made headlines in the cricketing arena. But in 2010, he was on the front page for a totally different reason – he married his intensely private girlfriend, Lee Furlong. A renowned Fox Sports reporter, Furlong too is nothing short of a celebrity. They had exchanged vows […]

RAHUL DRAVID | THE GREAT WALL OF INDIA

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Swinging, spinning, bouncy, slow or fast – no matter how the wicket was, Rahul Dravid would always be there standing like an unshakable wall. His ability to stick on any kind of pitch and against any bowling line-up was beyond compare. A legend known for his passion and approach to the game rather than his […]