Posts Tagged ‘MS Dhoni’

On a tour mired by injuries and a 4-0 wrap on the knuckles in as many Tests, the ‘negative’ remark on Gautam Gambhir’s MRI report was the first ‘positive’ in some time for Team India. Perhaps that’s an indicator that the ODI Champions will not meet the fate they met as No. 1 in Tests.

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It is the year of cricket World Cup and January 17 was the date Indian think-tank decided to sit down and prune the preliminary squad of 30 to final 15.

The excitement moved nicely to the point when Kris Srikkanth’s voice came from somewhere behind the media mikes that covered his face. The team was a good one but on analyzing after every name sank in, it appeared to be India’s ‘slowest’ till date. Let me define how!


The Champions from India carry an ammunition store with them in terms of batting; at least Mathew Hayden does, in the form of his mongoose. But even if he fails to set the mongoose loose, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have the likes of Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina and skipper MS Dhoni to follow, who can deposit leather into the orbit.

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The illustrious detail about the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2010 Champions – the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – is that they are the most consistent team of the league that dawned with a silver spoon in its mouth in 2008. That was the year when India Cements became its franchisee paying a whopping 91 million pounds for 10 years. And since then, the team’s performance graph has managed to stay well away from the axis of disappointment.

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