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Brett Geeves: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


"My back’s about as stable as the Egyptian government.”

Australian fast bowler,Brett Geeves,announces his retirement from first-class cricket. He joins the growing legion of pacers who feel that their bodies cannot cope with the non-stop nature of the game. The toil and rigours defy the laws of bio-mechanics.

What he really meant:

“My back’s had it, mate. As for the Egyptians, they’re all crying: “Mummy!”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I’m off to play cricket in Cairo.”

Cricket: Aakash Chopra and Shashi Tharoor voice their opinions

Shashi Tharoor at the MEDEF Université d'été

Browsing cricketing articles can be a source of joy, especially when the writer knows what he’s talking about.

Aakash Chopra is one among few ex-cricketers who dons his thinking cap before typing words into his posts.

In his recent article “Reinventing The ODI,” the ex-India opener tackles the future of the 50-over format.

Cricket Bytes: Really Random Shots on Team India’s World Cup

Taken from http://india.usembassy.gov/gallery2...

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The ICC ODI World Cup is almost upon us.

Practice matches—prior to the hurly-burly of the tournament—are in full swing. Teams  are trying out combinations and players are trying out shots and deliveries—making sure that they are set for the real thing.

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