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'Absolute garbage, got what they deserved': Botham's scathing attack on England

  • The legendary Ian Botham did not mince words as he launched a scathing attack on the England cricket team over adopting the rotation policy during the last World Test Championship tournament.
 Ian Botham is clearly not a fan of England's rotation policy. (Getty Images)
Ian Botham is clearly not a fan of England's rotation policy. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 04, 2021 09:47 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Former England opening batsman John Edrich, who scored 103 first-class ceturies, dies at 83

John Edrich played 77 Tests, scoring 5,138 runs at an average of 43.54.
British cricketer John Edrich in action against Worcestershire during Surrey's second innings at the Kennington Oval, London.(Getty Images)
British cricketer John Edrich in action against Worcestershire during Surrey's second innings at the Kennington Oval, London.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 05:40 PM IST
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London | By Agence France-Presse

IPL 2020 - It’s a game of cricket whether it’s an Ashes Test or World Cup final: Stokes

IPL 2020: In the form of his life for the past three-four years, the 29-year-old already has 7000 plus runs and more than 270 wickets across formats and finds his name mentioned alongside the likes of Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff.
England's Ben Stokes.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Ben Stokes.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

‘He learned by himself’: Kapil Dev names the most hardworking player he has seen

Kapil lauded Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup-winning captain Imran and called him the hardest working player he has seen.
Former Indian captain Kapil Dev in his delivery stride.(Getty Images)
Former Indian captain Kapil Dev in his delivery stride.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 01, 2020 10:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

Ian Botham, Jo Johnson, Prem Sikka to join House of Lords

Botham, 64, was knighted in 2007. He played 102 Test matches for England between 1977 and 1992, figuring among the frontline all-rounders of the time.
FILE PHOTO: Sir Ian Botham. Action Images via Reuters / Philip Brown Livepic/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Sir Ian Botham. Action Images via Reuters / Philip Brown Livepic/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

‘I was a better athlete than Botham, Hadlee, Imran put together,’ says Kapil Dev

Kapil reckoned that even though he may not have been the greatest among the lot, the former India captain definitely believes he was a better athlete than Botham, Richard and Imran combined.
Kapil Dev pulls Ian Botham during a Test match between India and England at Wankhede Stadium in 1981.(Getty Images)
Kapil Dev pulls Ian Botham during a Test match between India and England at Wankhede Stadium in 1981.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 09:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

New Richards-Botham trophy for future England-West Indies Tests

The Wisden trophy, introduced in 1963 to commemorate the 100th edition of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, will be put on display in the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum at Lord’s.
Ian Botham and Viv Richards together on a golf course.(Getty Images)
Ian Botham and Viv Richards together on a golf course.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 10:17 AM IST
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‘I’ve actually had it’: Former England cricketer Ian Botham narrates his experience with Covid-19

Even though it started its effects in China in December but the world understood the graveness of the situation much later. There have been several cases which went undetected during the early phase of the infection.
File image of Ian Botham.(Getty Images for Laureus)
File image of Ian Botham.(Getty Images for Laureus)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

Virat Kohli takes a stand for his players: England legend lauds India captain

In 86 Tests, Virat has amassed 7,240 runs at an average of 53.6. In the ODIs, he has scored 11,867 runs at an average of 59.3.
File image of Virat Kohli.(AFP)
File image of Virat Kohli.(AFP)
Updated on May 28, 2020 08:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com

‘Four day Test is nonsense’: Ravi Shastri slams new proposal for Test cricket

Ravi Shastri called the concept ‘nonsense’ and added that if they want to tamper with the format, the top six sides should not be included in the experiment.
A file photo of Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 08:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘Leave the flagship of cricket alone’: Ian Botham has his say on four-day Tests

Ian Botham believes that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should not tinker with the oldest format of the sport and asked the authorities to ‘leave the flagship of cricket alone’.
Ian Botham had his say on four-day Test matches.(Getty Images for Laureus)
Ian Botham had his say on four-day Test matches.(Getty Images for Laureus)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

James Anderson breaks 33-year-old record against South Africa in Cape Town

James Anderson surpassed Ravichandran Ashwin and Ian Botham to record his 28th five-wicket haul in the longest format of the game.
England's James Anderson celebrates with Stuart Broad after taking the wicket of South Africa's Faf du Plessis.(REUTERS)
England's James Anderson celebrates with Stuart Broad after taking the wicket of South Africa's Faf du Plessis.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 05, 2020 05:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Agencies

Nathan Lyon goes past Ian Botham with first five-for in Sydney

Australia vs New Zealand: Lyon dismissed Tom Blundell (49), Jeet Raval (31), William Somerville (0), Neil Wagner (0) and Matt Henry (3) on day three to complete his first five-wicket haul at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia's Nathan Lyon leaves the field after taking 5 wickets on day three of the third cricket test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)(AP)
Australia's Nathan Lyon leaves the field after taking 5 wickets on day three of the third cricket test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Andrew Cornaga/Photosport via AP)(AP)
Updated on Jan 05, 2020 12:58 PM IST
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Sydney | By Asian News International

Ranji Trophy: Sorry for the interruption - It’s a dog, it’s a pig, no it’s a snake

Having sent Andhra in to bat, defending champions Vidarbha were stalled in their tracks when a snake was found slithering its way across the ground.
BCCI Domestic shared the video of the snake on the ground in Vijaywada on its Twitter handle.((Twitter/BCCI Domestic))
BCCI Domestic shared the video of the snake on the ground in Vijaywada on its Twitter handle.((Twitter/BCCI Domestic))
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 09:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Somshuvra Laha

Former England cricket captain and fast bowling Bob Willis passes away

Willis, who captained his country between 1982 and 1984, played in 90 Test matches with his most memorable performance taking eight for 43 in the Australian second innings of the third Ashes Test in 1981.
In this file photo dated June 3, 1983, showing England fast bowler Bob Willis.(AP)
In this file photo dated June 3, 1983, showing England fast bowler Bob Willis.(AP)
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 10:36 PM IST
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London | By Agence France-Presse

Nonconformists can be masters of the game too!

Technique reveals a tried and tested path to boost efficiency. But there can be other creative ways to achieve excellence too
Bumrah not just generates high pace, but demands respect from the batsmen for the lengths and lines he hits, the late swing both ways and the nasty, well-disguised bouncer in his armoury.(PTI)
Bumrah not just generates high pace, but demands respect from the batsmen for the lengths and lines he hits, the late swing both ways and the nasty, well-disguised bouncer in his armoury.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 12:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon

Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes threat keeps Aussie skipper Tim Paine awake at night

Paine believed spinner Nathan Lyon has troubled Stokes at various times, but he has urged his fielders to provide better support than they did at Headingley.
Australia's Tim Paine during the press conference(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Tim Paine during the press conference(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 12:54 PM IST
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Manchester | By Reuters

Former England skipper rates Ben Stokes’s Headingley performance greater than Ian Botham’s

Both performances included stamina and skill with the ball as well as a monumental performance with the bat, each of them securing narrow wins for England in cricket’s oldest rivalry.
England's Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in action.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in action.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 05:41 PM IST
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London | By Agence France-Presse

After breaching Sachin Tendulkar’s record, Tim Southee joins elite Test list

For all his skills and pedigree in helpful conditions, Tim Southee has remarkable numbers in Asia - he averages 25.12 across 11 Tests in Asian conditions.
File image of Tim Southee(Getty Images)
File image of Tim Southee(Getty Images)
Published on Aug 27, 2019 01:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Ashes 2019: ‘Greatest all-rounder the country has ever produced’ - Moeen puts Stokes ahead of Botham after Headingley heroics

England vs Australia: Stokes’ epic knock evoked memories of Botham’s famous unbeaten century on the same ground in 1981 that sparked an equally unlikely home test triumph and made him an Ashes hero for the ages.
File image of England cricketer Ben Stokes.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of England cricketer Ben Stokes.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 01:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes’ life will change forever, says Ian Botham

The 28-year-old’s epic knock evoked memories of Botham’s famous unbeaten century on the same ground in 1981 that sparked an equally unlikely home test triumph and made him an Ashes hero for the ages.
England's Ben Stokes celebrates winning the test(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Ben Stokes celebrates winning the test(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 01:14 PM IST
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Ashes 2019: Stuart Broad on the cusp of breaking 55-year-old record at Headingley

England are one down in the series after losing the first Test and drawing the second and the hosts will be hopeful of Stuart Broad putting on a match-winning performance at one of his favourite venues.
File image of England cricketer Stuart Broad.(AP)
File image of England cricketer Stuart Broad.(AP)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 01:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Ashes 2019, 1st Test, Edgbaston: Stuart Broad eyes massive record

Ashes 2019: Broad, who is England’s second most successful bowler in Test cricket behind new ball partner James Anderson, has 444 wickets in his kitty from 127 Test matches.
England bowler Stuart Broad bowls under the watchful eye of Aleem Dar during England nets ahead of the First Ashes Test Match against Australia at Edgbaston on July 31, 2019 in Birmingham.(Getty Images)
England bowler Stuart Broad bowls under the watchful eye of Aleem Dar during England nets ahead of the First Ashes Test Match against Australia at Edgbaston on July 31, 2019 in Birmingham.(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 01:09 PM IST
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Ashes, England vs Australia: Five memorable Ashes series

England and Australia begin the latest edition of the Ashes at Edgbaston on Thursday, with the home side looking to wrestle back the urn.
File image of Ricky Ponting, Michael Vaughan(Getty Images)
File image of Ricky Ponting, Michael Vaughan(Getty Images)
Published on Jul 30, 2019 11:59 AM IST
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London | By AFP

Lord’s, 1983: The summer we can’t forget

The unbelievable moment when ‘Kapil’s Devils’ lifted the World Cup. We won the Cup in 2011 too, but June 25, 1983 still holds our collective imagination in absolute thrall. As a new game unfolds in England, we relive that first victory
. This was the victory that started India’s domination in the world of cricket. The game became bigger, as did the money invested in it. The next cricket World Cup, in 1987, was hosted in India, the first time that the international championship was held outside of England.(Getty Images)
. This was the victory that started India’s domination in the world of cricket. The game became bigger, as did the money invested in it. The next cricket World Cup, in 1987, was hosted in India, the first time that the international championship was held outside of England.(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 22, 2019 06:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Dhiman Sarkar

Sir Alastair Cook officially receives Knighthood at Buckingham Palace

Cook is the second cricketer since Ian Botham to receive this honour. He retired from the game after England’s series win against India. He bowed out after scoring a century against India in England’s 3-1 Test series win.
Sir Alastair Cook with his knighthood following an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on February 26, 2019 in London, England)(Getty Images)
Sir Alastair Cook with his knighthood following an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on February 26, 2019 in London, England)(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Sir Alastair Cook: Former England captain Alastair Cook becomes first knight since Ian Botham

The 34-year-old opening batsman finished his Test career in the best possible manner with a century against India at The Oval despite having declared there “was nothing left in the tank”.
File picture of Alastair Cook(REUTERS)
File picture of Alastair Cook(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 06:02 AM IST
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London | By AFP

Opinion: Time running out for Virat Kohli to leave lasting impact as captain

Having scored Test runs aplenty, Virat Kohli’s still has to prove himself as a leader in overseas conditions.
India captain Virat Kohli, center left, waits with his teammates for the trophy presentations to start after England won the fifth cricket test match(AP)
India captain Virat Kohli, center left, waits with his teammates for the trophy presentations to start after England won the fifth cricket test match(AP)
Updated on Nov 15, 2018 02:58 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Ayaz Memon

India vs England: Never wanted to be Kapil Dev, says Hardik Pandya after Trent Bridge heroics

Hardik Pandya routed England with his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket and then urged pundits to assess him on his own merits after most of them said he was “nowhere near” becoming the “next Kapil Dev”.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, right, congratulates teammate Hardik Pandya for the dismissal of England's Adil Rashid.(AP)
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, right, congratulates teammate Hardik Pandya for the dismissal of England's Adil Rashid.(AP)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 11:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nottingham | By N Ananthanarayanan

India vs England: Virat Kohli loses top spot in Test rankings after Lord’s debacle

After a miserable match at Lord’s, Indian captain Virat Kohli ceded the number 1 Test batsman’s spot to former Australian skipper Steve Smith. The Australian is currently serving a one-year ban owing to his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa earlier this year.
Virat Kohli leaves the pitch after he is caught by England's Ollie Pope off the bowling of England's Stuart Broad.(AP)
Virat Kohli leaves the pitch after he is caught by England's Ollie Pope off the bowling of England's Stuart Broad.(AP)
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 09:53 AM IST
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Dubai | By Press Trust of India
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