Should Sachin quit ODIs, 57% say YES

The former captain and much respected Australia cricket player Ricky Ponting has finally said bye bye to One-Day cricket.

There is no doubt that he is one of the most successful captain of Australia and the second most run getter in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar.

Now, hundreds of cricket fans want to know that should Saching Tendulkar also quit ODI?

As per the study conducted by the TOI online poll, around 57% have said ‘yes’, showing that people are not happy with the Sachin’s ongoing performance in Australia.

Though, the poll was observed online on TOI’s website on, and more than 47,000 has replied to the poll. The question asked in the TOI Poll was, ‘Should Sachin retire from ODIs?’ in reply to this around 19,127 voted ‘no’ (41%), and 26,813 votes were polled in favour of the question.

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India v/s Australia 4th ODI Live: Australia 269/8, Sachin Tendulkar rested today

India vs Australia 4th ODI Live 264x300 India v/s Australia 4th ODI Live: Australia 269/8, Sachin Tendulkar rested todayAs per the latest cricket news, the Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and decide to bat first against India in the 4th of the tri-series at Adelaide ODI on Sunday.

In addition to this, the India cricket team has decided to rest master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and opener Gautam Gambhir comes in his place who was dropped from the Perth ODI against Sri Lanka.

It is said to media that this is a part of rotation policy. Australia made 269 runs with the loss of 8 wickets in the 50 overs match. India will chase 270 runs in their 50 overs play.

Let’s hope that India can play their natural game, and will win the 4th ODI.

The latest scores that the home side is batting on 246 runs with the loss of 5 wickets. Earlier, Australia lost their opener Ricky Ponting on 6 individual runs, V Kumar took his wicket.

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Sahara India withdraws its sponsorship from Team India

Sahara India Withdraws 300x253 Sahara India withdraws its sponsorship from Team India The biggest breaking news of the morning is that Sahara India has announced to withdrawn their sponsorship from Indian cricket team as well as their ownership from IPL franchise Pune Warriors.

Reports have said that this happened after the Sahara denied replacement for Yuvraj Singh for the upcoming IPL season five matches.

The press release issued by Sahara states that they are withdrawing from all cricket under BCCI. Meanwhile, the Sahara India earlier urged BCCI to pass on Pune Warriors team to some other interested party immediately.

In the meantime, the real deal of Sahara India with BCCI ends in 2010 after the company invested around Rs 400 crore on team India in four-years of period.

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India won the toss and elected to bowl against Australia in T20 match

ind aus T20 300x215 India won the toss and elected to bowl against Australia in T20 matchAccording to the latest reports from the cricket match between India and Australia, Indian captain MS Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bowl first in the only T20 match played at Stadium Australia, Sydney today.

The only T20 match between India and Australia is a day/night match.

Meanwhile, Indian captain MS Dhoni decided to play with regular opener Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. There are two regular spinners in the side—Rahul Sharma and R Ashwin.

However, there is no Sachin Tendulkar in today’s T20 match. Though, official announcement will be made shortly.

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I will leave Captaincy, if selectors want: MS Dhoni

MSDhoni 300x247 I will leave Captaincy, if selectors want: MS DhoniAfter the extremely bad performance in the test series against Australia, the captain of the Indian cricket team MS Dhoni have recently said in an interview that he is ready to leave captaincy if a suitable replacement is found to national selectors.

MS Dhoni was talking to media ahead of the T20 match against Australia, which is scheduled to play tomorrow. Dhoni said, “Captaincy is an additional responsibility that I enjoy. If the selectors feel the need to replace me then I will be happy to step aside.”

In the meantime, under MS Dhoni captaincy period, the Indian team has lost seven test matches abroad, while four of them by an innings and other three by huge margins of 196, 319 and 122 run respectively.

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Australia drops Marsh and Haddin from ODI tri-series

Shaun Marsh 239x300 Australia drops Marsh and Haddin from ODI tri seriesAs per the fresh cricket news, the Australia team has left out the out of form Brad Haddin and Shaun Marsh from their team for the ODI tri-series against India and Sri Lanka starting from February 5.

Australia beat India in the four test match series 4-0, and both the players seen struggling for the form in the test matches, thus they are now not playing in the ODI matches.

Meanwhile, young Metthew Wade will replace Haddin in the ODI tri-series.

While talking to media, the National Selector John Inverarity after announcing the squad said, “Brad Haddin has come off a heavy program of Test cricket — the workload for a wicketkeeper/batsman is rigorous and resting him for the start of the series will refresh him for coming international commitments while also giving us a chance to look at Matt Wade at this level.”

According to him, the Australian team has good experienced players in it, and they are nicely doing their job, but the young players are not prepared enough to be part of International team.

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MS Dhoni may lose Test Captaincy: Experts

ms dhoni 300x235 MS Dhoni may lose Test Captaincy: ExpertsAs per the fresh cricket updates, reports have said that the Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni might lose his Test captaincy and Virender Sehwag get the job after a two whitewash in abroad of the team in Test series in England and now in Australia.

The Indian cricket team had lost seven test matches abroad, earlier against England, and now against Australia by 4-0 in the past seven and half month period.

On the other hand, MS Dhoni’s statement about quitting Test matches during the ongoing test series in Australia hasn’t gone well with the BCCI seniors.

Earlier, there were reports that there are some problems between MS Dhoni and Sehwag.

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Yuvraj Singh ruled out of IPL season 5

yuvraj singh 300x229 Yuvraj Singh ruled out of IPL season 5Yuvraj Singh, the Indian batsman, may not perform in the international cricket for further nine months due to his lungs treatment that is running in US.

His non existence in the next month’s ODI tri-series in Australia will be resulted of not being as a part of the Asia Cup and the IPL that starts from 4 April. Last year Yuvi performed as a captain of the Pune Warriors.

As per source report Yuvi is suffering from non-malignant tumour situated between the lungs and the heart.

It will be very difficult for doctors in operating it. More than 4 months would required for his fully treatment.

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Ricky Ponting honoured with Australia’s highest civil award

Ricky Ponting 300x254 Ricky Ponting honoured with Australias highest civil awardAs per the latest cricket updates, the former captain of Australia cricket team Ricky Ponting has been awarded country’s highest civil honour along with a host of sportspersons of international repute.

Ricky Ponting, who hit a superb double hundred against the touring team India on the 2nd day of the 4th test match, has been appointed an officer (AO) in the general division of the Order of Australia for notable service to the field of cricket in the past few years, while to the society through the concern of the Ponting Foundation.

Earlier in 2008, Ricky Ponting and his wife Rianna has made this organization to help the cancer patients.

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Sachin Tendulkar not named for Bharat Ratan Award

sachin tendulkar bharat ratan 300x283 Sachin Tendulkar not named for Bharat Ratan AwardAs per the latest sports updates, Sachin Tendulkar’s name was not preferred for the Bharat Ratan Award, it is said that BCCI has not suggested his name for the nomination of this award.

Though, it was said that the two named suggested by the Sports Ministry to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to be nominated for the first Bharat Ratna for a sportsman are those of hockey legend Dhyanchand and the man who first conquered Mt Everest, Tenzing Norgay.

It is not clear that why no other sport’s person name was suggested to the Prime Minister Office for the award. Moreover, the chess federation had suggested Viswanathan Anand’s name and the shooting federation Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra’s name, while the Sports Ministry have said that no other names have been suggested to them for the Bharat Ratan award.

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