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A young-Sachin is applauded by England players as he walks off the field after a Test match.(Getty-Images)

‘I told Azhar that if I fail, I will never come back’: Sachin Tendulkar reveals conversation with Azharuddin that led to him opening for India

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Over the years, many former cricketers who were part of that squad have narrated the incident of what led to Tendulkar moving up the order. This time, Tendulkar himself explained what transpired after Navjot Sidhu informed the team of his stiff neck.
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Sunil Gavaskar was one of the main reasons why India won the series against West Indies(Twitter)
Sunil Gavaskar was one of the main reasons why India won the series against West Indies(Twitter)

India was the No.1 Test side unofficially back in 1971: Deep Dasgupta lauds Ajit Wadekar’s team

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 01:13 PM IST
India had beaten West Indies in the five-match Test series in West Indies under Ajit Wadekar’s captaincy in March 1971.In August in the same year, Wadekar’s India had beaten the West Indies in West Indies by 1-0.
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Sunil Gavaskar(PTI)
Sunil Gavaskar(PTI)

Sunil Gavaskar recollects having to bat wearing Wadekar’s pads

By Indo Asian News Service | Posted by Aritra Mukherjee | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Gavaskar said that he had played inter-university cricket tournaments in Sri Lanka and that a triple hundred he scored in one of those matches helped him get his maiden call up to the Indian team. However, he found that he had lost his place in the Mumbai squad once he got back.
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File image of Sourav Ganguly.(PTI)
File image of Sourav Ganguly.(PTI)

Sourav Ganguly fought with anyone to back his players: Ashish Nehra

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 11:08 AM IST
Every captain is different and there is no doubt about it. I have been asked this question several times by the media or even when we are commentating that who is the best Indian captain ever, is it Sourav Ganguly or MS Dhoni?” Nehra said.
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Mohammed Azharuddin and Sachin Tendulkar after winning Bengal's Diamond Jubilee six nation tournament in Calcutta.(REUTERS)
Mohammed Azharuddin and Sachin Tendulkar after winning Bengal's Diamond Jubilee six nation tournament in Calcutta.(REUTERS)

‘If I fail I will never come back,’ Sachin Tendulkar reveals how he got the chance to open innings for India

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 08:14 AM IST
Tendulkar finished with 82 runs from 49 balls that included 15 boundaries and two sixes. And there was no looking back as he went on to play some classics at the top of the order for India as he finished his ODI career with 18,426 runs that included 49 hundreds and 96 fifties.
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Mumbai: Sarfaraz Khan reacts during the third day of Ranji Trophy Match against Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)
Mumbai: Sarfaraz Khan reacts during the third day of Ranji Trophy Match against Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai’s Sarfaraz Khan joins illustrious list after maiden first class triple ton vs UP

By PTI | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 07:09 PM IST
Right-handed Sarfaraz Khan was the cynosure of all eyes at the Wankhede Stadium, as he batted for as long as 633 minutes and hammered 30 fours and eight sixes.
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Vidarbha team poses with the trophy after defeating Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final.(PTI)
Vidarbha team poses with the trophy after defeating Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final.(PTI)

Ranji Trophy: Faiz Fazal joins elite list after guiding Vidarbha to successive titles

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2019 04:47 PM IST
Faiz Fazal became only the 11th player in the history of India’s domestic circuit to lead a team to successive Ranji titles.
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(L to R) Dilip Veghne, Satish Sathe, Sanjay Patwardhan, Shekhar Shirwalkar and Suryakant Vaste who are committee members of Indravandan CHS, SHivaji Park in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
(L to R) Dilip Veghne, Satish Sathe, Sanjay Patwardhan, Shekhar Shirwalkar and Suryakant Vaste who are committee members of Indravandan CHS, SHivaji Park in Mumbai.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

This Dadar housing society will complete Ganeshotsav century

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2018 12:38 PM IST
The Indravadan Housing Society in Mumbai’s Dadar is marking the centenary of celebrating Ganeshotsav this year and the preparations for it have been two whole years in the making.
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India's Shikhar Dhawan plays a shot during the first day of the third Test cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 18, 2018.(AFP)
India's Shikhar Dhawan plays a shot during the first day of the third Test cricket match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 18, 2018.(AFP)

India vs England: Indian players wear black armbands in tribute to Ajit Wadekar

By Press Trust of India | Nottingham
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2018 05:03 PM IST
Just before the start of the day’s play, the Indian players, led by Virat Kohli, were seen wearing black arm bands in memory of the departed former skipper.
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24th August 1971: Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar and teammate B S Chandraserhar wave to cheering crowds at the Oval after India won the Test Series against England.(Getty Images)
24th August 1971: Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar and teammate B S Chandraserhar wave to cheering crowds at the Oval after India won the Test Series against England.(Getty Images)

Unlike Pataudi, Ajit Wadekar hated daredevilry

By Erapalli Prasanna | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 02:03 PM IST
Wadekar had none of the exhibitionism associated with cricket these days but then we all played in an era where a captain would amble up to you and say ‘well done’ after you took a wicket.
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Ajit Wadekar(HT PHOTO)
Ajit Wadekar(HT PHOTO)

RIP Wadekar, Renaissance Man of Indian cricket

By Ayaz Memon | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 12:35 AM IST
But by far, Wadekar’s biggest achievement was in leading India to unexpected and spectacular victories over West Indies and England in 1971.
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Ajit wadekar played a critical role in Sachin Tendulkar becoming an opening batsman in ODI cricket.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Ajit wadekar played a critical role in Sachin Tendulkar becoming an opening batsman in ODI cricket.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Ajit Wadekar was coach, friend and mentor: Sachin Tendulkar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 09:00 AM IST
India legend Sachin Tendulkar has paid tribute to his former coach Ajit Wadekar
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21st August 1971: Left handed Indian cricketer Ajit Laxman Wadekar batting in India's first innings during the third test at the Oval. The wicket keeper is Alan Knott.(Getty Images)
21st August 1971: Left handed Indian cricketer Ajit Laxman Wadekar batting in India's first innings during the third test at the Oval. The wicket keeper is Alan Knott.(Getty Images)

When Ajit Wadekar opened my first bank account

By Prasun Sonwalkar | London
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 04:00 PM IST
The serene smile evidently masked a cold-bloodedness on the field against the English rivals, as Wadekar gently persuaded his team to heights few imagined was possible in the early 1970s.
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24th August 1971: Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar and teammate B S Chandraserhar wave to cheering crowds at the Oval after India won the Test Series against England.(Getty Images)
24th August 1971: Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar and teammate B S Chandraserhar wave to cheering crowds at the Oval after India won the Test Series against England.(Getty Images)

Ajit Wadekar: Top 5 moments from career of the leader who taught India to win overseas

By Manish K Pathak | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 10:45 AM IST
Wadekar led India to success in West Indies and England and his team was hailed as ‘world champions’.
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Wadekar is regarded as one the finest leaders in Indian cricket who, despite a short playing career, gave India several moments to cherish.(PTI)
Wadekar is regarded as one the finest leaders in Indian cricket who, despite a short playing career, gave India several moments to cherish.(PTI)

Ajit Wadekar passes away: President, Prime Minister, former and current players pay rich tributes to former Indian captain

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 02:39 PM IST
Wadekar had played 37 Tests and two one-day internationals for India and scored 2,113 runs at an average of 31.07 in Tests which included one century and 14 half-centuries.
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Ajit Wadekar led the Indian cricket team to overseas Test series wins over England and West Indies.(Getty Images)
Ajit Wadekar led the Indian cricket team to overseas Test series wins over England and West Indies.(Getty Images)

Ajit Wadekar: The shrewd tactician behind Indian cricket team’s overseas success

By Sanjjeev K Samyal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 12:35 AM IST
Ajit Wadekar led Indian cricket team to maiden Test series wins in West Indies and England in 1971 in his first two assignments as skipper.
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Ajit Wadekar died at the age of 77 in Mumbai.(Twitter)
Ajit Wadekar died at the age of 77 in Mumbai.(Twitter)

Former Indian cricket team captain Ajit Wadekar dies at 77

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 02:38 PM IST
Ajit Wadekar, who led Indian cricket team to series victory over England and West Indies in the 1970s, died at the age of 77.
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Anil Kumble guided India to victory over England at Headingley in 2002.(Getty Images)
Anil Kumble guided India to victory over England at Headingley in 2002.(Getty Images)

India vs England: Top 5 performances by Indian bowlers in England

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 08:42 AM IST
India’s biggest Test wins in England have always been on the back of strong performances by the bowlers. Here we take a look at 5 of the best displays by an Indian bowler in England.
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24th August 1971: Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar and teammate B S Chandraserhar wave to cheering crowds at the Oval after India won the Test Series against England.(Getty Images)
24th August 1971: Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar and teammate B S Chandraserhar wave to cheering crowds at the Oval after India won the Test Series against England.(Getty Images)

India vs England - Team India’s top 5 Test victories on English soil

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 01:01 PM IST
India has travelled to England 17 times and have tasted three series victories. Here we take a look at India’s five most memorable Test wins on English soil.
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