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File photo of Sir Everton Weekes.(Getty Images)

When Everton Weekes gave India a batting lesson and created a record that still stands

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 07:26 PM IST
In the year 1948-49, West Indies visited a newly independent India for the first time as the two countries played a five-match Test series. India were yet to win a Test match, having played 15 matches so far and lost 10 out of those.
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37 years ago, on this day, Kapil Dev’s India created history by beating West Indies to win maiden World Cup in 1983 at Lord’s

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 09:03 AM IST
On June 25th, 1983, exactly 37 years ago, Kapil Dev-led India beat the mighty West Indies by 43 runs in the final to win the match and claim their first World Cup trophy.
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Former West Indies captain Clive Llyod(ANI)
Former West Indies captain Clive Llyod(ANI)

Clive Lloyd knighted; England WC winners receive honours

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Clive Llyod, who captained the West Indies from 1974 until 1985, will join the likes of Gary Sobers, Everton Weekes and Vivian Richards to receive the honour.
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UK: Royal honours for 10 Punjab-origin achievers

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, LONDON, London
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2019 06:30 AM IST
The royal honours list is released twice a year, on New Year’s Eve and on Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday on the second Saturday of June (her real birthday is on April 21).
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Jasvir Kaur Rababan (left) and Harpreet Singh Virdee (right), who are among ‘extraordinary’ Indian-origin people named in the New Year Honours List 2020.(HT photo/ Sourced)
Jasvir Kaur Rababan (left) and Harpreet Singh Virdee (right), who are among ‘extraordinary’ Indian-origin people named in the New Year Honours List 2020.(HT photo/ Sourced)

Royal honours for Clive Lloyd, Elton John, Indian-origin achievers

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2019 06:07 AM IST
The royal honours list comprising the UK’s highest civilian awards is released twice a year, on New Year’s eve and on Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday on the second Saturday of June (her real birthday is on April 21).
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India's captain Virat Kohli gets the ball from India's KL Rahul.(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli gets the ball from India's KL Rahul.(AP)

Virat Kohli leads by example, seals away wins record as skipper

By Sanjjeev K Samyal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 08:06 AM IST
Unlike Clive Lloyd’s West Indies and Steve Waugh’s Australia, Kohli’s team doesn’t turn up and blow the opposition away. They believe in inflicting a slower death.
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Former England cricket team captain David Gower(Hemant-Padalkar (HT))
Former England cricket team captain David Gower(Hemant-Padalkar (HT))

ICC World Cup 2019: Dissecting the captaincy code

UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Virat Kohli’s passion stands out, Eoin Morgan has shaped England’s vision well while Kane Williamson is calm
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Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd poses with the Cricket World Cup Trophy.(Getty Images)
Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd poses with the Cricket World Cup Trophy.(Getty Images)

ICC World Cup 2019: Former West Indies captain names ’standout’ teams of the tournament

By AFP | London
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 11:33 PM IST
ICC World Cup: Clive Lloyd, the West Indies’ captain when they won the first two men’s World Cups in 1975 and 1979, has been impressed by Australia and India.
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West Indies' Chris Gayle reacts after making an unsuccessful wicket appeal during the Cricket World Cup match.(AP)
West Indies' Chris Gayle reacts after making an unsuccessful wicket appeal during the Cricket World Cup match.(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: West Indies have the firepower to go all the way, says Clive Lloyd

By PTI | London
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2019 03:58 PM IST
Legendary Clive Lloyd feels the West Indies have got the firepower in both their batting and bowling to go all the way in the ongoing World Cup.
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West Indies' Nicholas Pooran, left, and teammate Shimron Hetmyere leave the field.(AP)
West Indies' Nicholas Pooran, left, and teammate Shimron Hetmyere leave the field.(AP)

ICC World Cup 2019: West Indies will upset a few of the big boys - Clive Lloyd

By Asian News International | Dubai
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 04:49 PM IST
West Indies bowlers were seen in instrumental form in their first World Cup match against Pakistan on Friday. Oshane Thomas and Andre Russell starred for the Windies as they bundled out Pakistan for a low score of 105.
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FILE PHOTO: The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy is seen during a trophy tour event in Colombo, Sri Lanka September 22, 2018. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy is seen during a trophy tour event in Colombo, Sri Lanka September 22, 2018. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo(REUTERS)

2019 Cricket World Cup: Information transfer has narrowed gap between rivals

By Ayaz Memon | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 01:45 PM IST
This piece is not another reminiscence of India’s sensational victory in 1983, rather to highlight how the World Cup has been won by less fancied teams.
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Chris Gayle during a training session ahead of the 1st ODI between West Indies and England.(AFP)
Chris Gayle during a training session ahead of the 1st ODI between West Indies and England.(AFP)

West Indies vs England: Let’s hope Mr Gayle fires in more ways than one, says Clive Lloyd

By AFP | London
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2019 09:58 AM IST
West Indies and England play the first of their five-match ODI series on Wednesday
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India's captain Virat Kohli kisses the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after winning the Test series between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2019(AFP)
India's captain Virat Kohli kisses the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after winning the Test series between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 7, 2019(AFP)

India vs Australia: Ravi Shastri claims series win ‘as big as 1983 World Cup win if not bigger’ - Watch

By PTI | Sydney
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 03:56 PM IST
Ind vs Aus: “Past is history, future is a mystery. We have won today after 71 years and I’d like to live in the present. And salute my captain for being the captain of the team that beat Australia for the first time in Australia in a series,” he added.
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India's batsman Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring his century against Australia on the third day of the second Test match in Perth.(AFP)
India's batsman Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring his century against Australia on the third day of the second Test match in Perth.(AFP)

India vs Australia: Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly heap praise on Virat Kohli after record ton in Perth

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 07:56 PM IST
Tendulkar tweeted that this century is one of Kohli’s finest innings, while Ganguly stated that Tendulkar and Kohli are the greatest players he has seen.
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India's captain Virat Kohli reacts after scoring his century on day three of the second test match between Australia and India at Perth Stadium in Perth.(REUTERS)
India's captain Virat Kohli reacts after scoring his century on day three of the second test match between Australia and India at Perth Stadium in Perth.(REUTERS)

India vs Australia: Masterful Virat Kohli joins Sachin Tendulkar with six centuries Down Under

By Agence France-Presse | Perth
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 12:08 PM IST
Playing in his 75th Test, Virat Kohli did it in style with a classic straight drive off Mitchell Starc to reach triple figures on day three of the second Test in Perth.
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Indian team captain Virat Kohli reacts during the fifth one day international (ODI) cricket match between India and West Indies.(AFP)
Indian team captain Virat Kohli reacts during the fifth one day international (ODI) cricket match between India and West Indies.(AFP)

India vs Australia: Hosts can’t play like pussycats against Virat Kohli, says former Aussie captain Kim Hughes

By PTI | Sydney
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 08:28 AM IST
Ind vs Aus: Australia have gone quieter on the field in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
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Virat Kohli in action during the second Test match between India and England at Lord’s.(Action Images via Reuters)
Virat Kohli in action during the second Test match between India and England at Lord’s.(Action Images via Reuters)

Virat Kohli’s captaincy still ‘a work in progress’ - Clive Llyod

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 08:22 PM IST
Clive Llyod said that Virat Kohli’s aggression can become an asset for the Indian cricket team skipper and it remains to be seen if he can be counted as one of the better skippers in the sport.
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England cricket player Ben Stokes and his wife Clare Ratcliffe leave Bristol Crown Court in Bristol, Britain on August 9, 2018.(REUTERS)
England cricket player Ben Stokes and his wife Clare Ratcliffe leave Bristol Crown Court in Bristol, Britain on August 9, 2018.(REUTERS)

India vs England: Clive Lloyd on Ben Stokes - ‘Need rigid discipline when representing the country’

By N Ananthanarayanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 09:40 AM IST
Former West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd said Ben Stokes has been forced to learn the hard way as staying out until the wee hours has left him vulnerable.
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Cricket - England v India - First Test - Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britain - August 1, 2018 India's Virat Kohli celebrates after running out England's Joe Root Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers(Action Images via Reuters)
Cricket - England v India - First Test - Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britain - August 1, 2018 India's Virat Kohli celebrates after running out England's Joe Root Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers(Action Images via Reuters)

India vs England: Clive Lloyd, Sourav Ganguly on captaincy’s winning way

By N Ananthanarayanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 04:08 PM IST
Clive Lloyd led the most fearsome team in his reign from 1974 to 1984 that also brought two World Cups. Under him, fast bowlers Malcolm Marshall, Michael Holding and Joel Garner shook rivals without any protective gear.
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Indian U-20 football team defeated Argentina in the COTIF tournament.(AIFF)
Indian U-20 football team defeated Argentina in the COTIF tournament.(AIFF)

Wins against Iraq, Argentina show Indian football is on the right path

By Dhiman Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2018 09:50 PM IST
Both the wins -- the 2-1 victory against Argentina in the COTIF tournament four hours after Iraq were tamed 1-0 in Amman -- were in invitational tournaments but to scoff at them could mean missing the big picture.
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India beat England in the semifinal before beating West Indies in the final.(Twitter)
India beat England in the semifinal before beating West Indies in the final.(Twitter)

This day that year: India clinch maiden World Cup at Lord’s

By Devarchit Varma | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 03:45 PM IST
India beat West Indies by 43 runs at Lord’s to clinch their maiden World title 35 years ago today.
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Salim Durani in his heyday.(HT)
Salim Durani in his heyday.(HT)

Mumbai’s memories of the first Afghan to play Test cricket

By Ayaz Memon | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 11:15 AM IST
Salim Durani, who is in Bengaluru to see Afghanishtan’s debut Test, is the original Kabuliwallah and technically the first Afghan to play Test cricket, though this was for India over a 15-year career
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