It sure felt good to beat Pune and break the jinx that was accompanying us on our road trips. The result has launched us to second in the table but there's no time to dwell on that with three more away games to come starting with the Kings XI Punjab today. Chris Gayle
The 3 most expensive buys of this year’s auction have played 4 matches in all - Ajantha Mendis, Kane Richardson and Glenn Maxwell were the only players to fetch over $700,000 (Rs 3.7 crore) in this year's auction.Rohit Bhaskar
With matches coming thick and fast and the points table wearing a clearer look, there is a distinct polarity between the top few teams and two bottom-placed teams. Javagal Srinath writes.
The roller-coaster ride that is my cricketing life continues. After a fantastic win against Rajasthan Royals, the whole focus has shifted to my non-selection for the Champions Trophy. Yes, I am disappointed but not disgusted. Gautam Gambhir
Instead of simplifying the law on bowling actions, ICC has complicated the process. Ian Chappell
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We're back in Kolkata after suffering two successive defeats on the road. The one against Chennai gave us confidence but once again we played extremely poor cricket against Delhi. Gautam Gambhir writes
The race for berths in the play-offs gathers momentum with every passing outing. There has been a constant shift in the table with teams swapping positions, but for a while, one team has stood head and shoulders above the rest. Javagal Srinath writes.
I always had a secret wish which I've never shared but will do so here. I want to learn the genuine and the most authentic defence-forces' salute. I've tried it a few times watching the January 26 parade on TV but I don't think I am there yet, writes Gautam Gambhir
We have seen some astonishing catches, but Kieron Pollard’s catch to get rid of Shaun Marsh on Monday night was something else. The way he got off the ground, grabbed the ball with his huge right hand, maintained his balance when he came down -- it made for mind-boggling viewing. Anil Kumble
We are getting to that stage of the competition that is generally referred to as the 'business end', with the race for qualification spots gathering momentum. The next week or so will offer a clearer picture on which six teams will be vying for the four play-off spots. Anil Kumble
Chris Gayle has been so sensational that most teams have opted for a radically different approach to assess what total would be par for course against the RCB. Aakash Chopra
I'm happy to be back at the Wankhede and let me assure you, that has nothing to do with the stadium's short boundaries. Long or short boundaries, it makes no difference to my approach, writes Chris Gayle
After our loss to Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, my good friend and India teammate Harbhajan Singh tweeted: “It’s not how u start the race, what matter(s) is how u finish the race.”, Gautam Gambhir
Viv Richards drops a hint on who could be his successor -- Virat Kohli. That youngster from Delhi, who was known to mouth abuses at the hint of confrontation, but is fast maturing as a batsman and now represents India’s batting future. HT
Was getting to 200 a possibility? I honestly think it was possible. Looking back, given the rate at which I was going, I suppose I could have got there, writes Chris Gayle