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Robin Uthappa and Matthew Hayden had several exchanges during the series of India vs Australia matches in 2007.

'Hayden didn't speak to me for 2-3 years': Uthappa on the 'incredible amount of sledging' during India-Australia games

Robin Uthappa looked back at the series of matches between India and Australia from the year 2007, revealing how there was an incredible amount of sledging going on each time the two times faced each other.

R Ashwin vs Steve Smith will be a fascinating contest

'Dismissed Steve Smith 5-6 times on first day itself. Ashwin hugged me and asked...': India spinner's 'duplicate'

While Mahesh Pithiya revealed how he outfoxed champion batter Steve Smith on the first day itself, the youngster could not hide his excitement of meeting Ravichandran Ashwin and being at the receiving end of a surprise gesture from Virat Kohli.

Former Indian cricket coach Ravi Shastri with Virat Kohli ahead of a match

'Thorn in flesh for Aussies': Ravi Shastri fires massive Virat Kohli warning to Australia before Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri feels Virat Kohli will be a thorn in Australia’s bowling attack. Kohli-starrer Team India will meet Pat Cummins-led Australia in the 1st Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Thursday.

Abdul Razzaq has come up with an unexpected take on the ongoing row over the 2023 edition of the Asia Cup

'If Asia Cup has been moved to Dubai...': Ex-Pakistan star Abdul Razzaq stuns with unexpected take on BCCI vs PCB row

Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has come up with an unexpected take on the ongoing row over the 2023 edition of the Asia Cup. If the tournament is moved out, Najam Sethi-led PCB has reportedly informed BCCI secretary Jay Shah that Pakistan will not send its team for the 2023 World Cup to India.

Pakistan's cricketers walk back after the end of day's play last year

'You played just 26 Tests, whereas I played 40. And still you're trying to teach me?'': Ex-Pakistan coach's shocker

Amid reports that Mickey Arthur is set to join Pakistan as the team's 'online coach', a former Pakistan support staff member has come out and blasted the players for not respecting the authorities.

Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni

‘Ganguly and Dhoni played big role in my life’: Star batter opens up on lessons from India's most successful captains

With India evolving into one of the heavyweights in cricket, it is obvious that the current set of players draw inspiration from the rich legacy left behind Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni.

Wasim Jaffer has shared his Indian playing XI for the 1st Test match against Australia

'Hard to leave out...': Wasim Jaffer snubs 2 star players in his Indian playing XI for 1st Test against Australia

Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer has shared his Indian playing XI for the 1st Test match against Australia on Monday. Rohit Sharma-led Team India will lock horns with Australia in the 1st Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Thursday.

Aaron Finch hits a boundary during the T20 World Cup cricket match between Australia and Ireland

Aaron Finch, Australia’s most successful men’s T20I captain, retires from international cricket

Australia's Aaron Finch called time on his international career on Tuesday. Finch guided Australia to its maiden ICC World T20 title in 2021. The 36-year-old played five Tests, 146 ODIs, and 103 T20Is for Australia.

Sarfaraz spent four seasons with RCB

'I asked him 'why don't you practice much?'; He said...': Sarfaraz Khan reveals AB de Villiers' million-dollar praise

Sarfaraz had spent four seasons with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and such was his talent that he had been retained in 2018 ahead of the likes of Chris Gayle, KL Rahul and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni (Left) and Ishan Kishan (Right)

'Met MS Dhoni a couple of days ago...': Sourav Ganguly rates MSD, explains his contribution in Ishan Kishan's emergence

Speaking of Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni, pictures of the two former captains standing together and chatting had gone viral on social media a few days ago. Even though it was from a commercial shoot, the fact that Dhoni and Ganguly were spotted in the same frame in a candid avatar was enough to trigger a social media meltdown.

The former BCCI chief selector has weighed in on the 'KS Bharat and Ishan Kishan' debate

'He needs to wait': Ex-BCCI chief selector settles 'Kishan vs Bharat' debate, picks Pant's replacement for AUS series

The former BCCI chief selector has weighed in on the 'KS Bharat and Ishan Kishan' debate prior to the 1st Test of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia.

Shane Watson has cautioned Australia against a player they haven't seen much of

'Always found him difficult to play even in T20s': Watson singles out unknown villain for Australia ahead of India Tests

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Australia's biggest challenge on this tour of India would be negating India's spin threat of R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel.

Javed Miandad has launched a scathing attack on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over India's Asia Cup stance

'Agar nahi aana to bhaad mein jaaye': Javed Miandad brutally attacks BCCI over India's Asia Cup stance

Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has launched a scathing attack on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over India's Asia Cup stance. Miandad wants the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take strict action against the BCCI.

Yuvraj Singh chats with Virat Kohli

'I expected Yuvi to join in but he walked past me': Ex-India coach recalls when Yuvraj did not train with Virat Kohli

Yuvraj Singh's talent was not just limited to bowl and the bat, but he was also regarded as one of the most agile fielders, especially inside the 30-yard circle.

Harbhajan Singh has weighed in on India's opener debate (Shubman Gill vs Kl Rahul) ahead of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia

'He should open with Rohit not only in 1st Test but entire series': Harbhajan's clear-cut winner between Gill and Rahul

Legendary Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has weighed in on India's opener debate (Shubman Gill vs Kl Rahul) ahead of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. Who should open for India in the 1st Test? Harbhajan has a clear-cut winner.

The first Test starts on February 9

'Shreyas Iyer literally smacked him in a side game’: Karthik’s warning for key Australia bowler in Hazlewood’s absence

Success has been hard to come by for Australia in India, with their last series win in 2005 itself being their first in over three decades at the time. While a lot will depend on how their batters fair against the spinning conditions, there will also be pressure on their spinners, particularly spearhead Nathan Lyon, to deliver.

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