Kevin Pietersen discusses his choice to play cricket in England, being dropped from the national side, and his future, in a new column on the Daily Telegraph.
Former Australian cricketer believes he may as well have a shot at Sofia Vergara now that she’s single.
Cricket is usually called The Gentleman’s game. It is conducted in a civilised manner where each player upholds the highest standard of decorum. No longer! Kieron Pollard loses it completely…
I swipe on over to Cricinfo to confirm the news that, indeed, Biff has retired. Then I look up, and there’s Graeme Smith. The man himself, also having breakfast. He’s deep in conversation with his wife, and he’s clutching at the Protea emblem on his track top.
After the first round of the IPL auction quite a few of the SA players available are still up for grabs at this year’s auction. The big winner so far is Yuvraj Singh, with Royal Challengers Bangalore buying him for a cool $2.33 million. The second highest price tag was for Dinesh Karthik. The Delhi Daredevils bought him for $2.08 million.
No naughty photos. No new text message scandal. Just a breakdown in trust, starting with Pietersen’s dismissal as captain five years ago. That’s what former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss believes, anyway.
While England are busy taking an ass-whuppin’ from Australian in the current Ashes, we’d like to take you all back to the day when English batsman Michael Carberry broke his bat in the Ashes some years ago.
This handshake between England’s Kevin Pietersen and Joe Root went down in a recent Ashes test in Australia. Played in slow motion, it may well be the most difficult sequence of play to have besmirched a cricket field in 2013. Yuck, man. [Thanks, Ross!]
Former first-class South African cricketer, Darryn Randall, has died after he was struck on the head by a cricket ball. Randall, 32, was hit on the side of the head before he collapsed. He was batting at the time – but it is hasn’t been made clear whether or not he was wearing a helmet.
Last weekend we went big. Maybe silly big but we were having some fun and took a chance on some long odds. Needless to say the bet didn’t come off and so this week are making up for it with a far more measured multiple which is offering 15 – 1 odds and includes matches from the following:
A pleasant afternoon of provincial cricket in Australia was brought to life when one of the player’s girlfriends got involved in the action, so to speak. Not having much to talk about in terms of cricket, the commentators turned to one of the players ladyfriends, Yvonne. “Hey Yvonne give us a wave!” At this point, Yvonne made naughty hand gestures.
No doubt you’re well aware that South Africa is in search of redemption after being on the receiving end of a drubbing in the first test against Pakistan. In that spirit, the proteas have started the second test strongly, getting Pakistan all out for 99 runs. And get this, Imran Tahir picked up five wickets for 32 runs. Mental. Get up to speed with the highlights, here.
Some strange requests have appeared from people asking Jonty Rhodes to unfriend them on Facebook. One person even stated they were glad their grandmother wasn’t alive, as Jonty was her hero. Anyone know what’s going on?
In yet another magnificent example of art immitating life, what we have here is Australian cricketer, Brad Haddin copping a finger to the eye following a poorly-executed high five by a team mate. The scenario is a direct play-acting of a scene from cult classic radio comedy programme, The 12th Man, which was written and performed by comedian Billy Birmingham.
England ratcheted up their third Ashes title in a row this weekend. Naturally, the chaps were in a fine mood to celebrate, and they did just that. At around 23h30, the players decided to move their celebrations on to the field.
The Gupta-funded ANN7 news network launched last night, and we can confirm that the tremendous failure of a launch event that was largely defined by dead air has spilled over into their regular bulletins. In this wonderful clip, a ANN7 sports anchor refers to Australian cricket captain, Michael Clarke, as “Michelle”.
Dale Steyn has had a very happy time in the United States of America over the past two weeks, having shot a scene with Mr Adam Sandler in a new film titled, ‘Blended’. Dale was a very well behaved boy, and got to meet very many famous people. Dale’s friends photographed Dale with the famous people. Look at those photos of Dale down below. Follow me!
Charges have been filed in a New Delhi court on Monday 22 July 2013 by Indian police. The charges relate to the match-fixing scandal that took place in 2000 when South Africa toured India.
If you have been wondering how the infamous test match series was started, then this is definitley the video for you.
The South African cricket coach, Gary Kirsten will be stepping down from his position as he has not renewed his contract, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced today. Kirsten was appointed in August 2011 with a two year contract with the option ot extend.
The IPL proved it’s worth once again last night, as Chris Gayle broke yet another record, with his first century of 2013 coming off a mere 30 balls (17 sixes and 13 fours). Mental.
Hold on a few more hours dear sports fans, your weekly kick of sporting awesomeness is just around the corner. Your dealer Bruce Kay, has rolled you some pretty potent guests, and they shan’t disappoint. Former England test cricketer and current commentator, Robin Jackman is our over-qualified cricket banter-ist for the evening. Jackers, as he’s [...]
Kyle Abbott has been a hot topic of discussion this week for his incredible debut for the Proteas over the weekend. And tonight, Abbott will be on the Silly Point Show with Bruce Kay, chatting about his debut for the best South African test side. It was also the real start of the Super Rugby [...]
The Indian Premier league has developed a reputation for throwing some serious dosh about. Last weekend’s auction for the 2013 edition was no different. One of these overnight millionaires was Highveld Lions all-rounder Chris “Tipo” Morris.
Cricketers Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels treated the world to something not before seen on a cricket field yesterday. Click through for the enthralling altercation.
Australia’s all-time leading Test batsman and most successful captain, Ricky Ponting, has announced his retirement from international cricket. He had already called a halt on his captaincy of the Test and one-day team in March last year, but continued on as a player.
If you enjoy a bit of Australia cricket (or any Australian sport) bashing, you will LOVE this. Behold, the headline my GRANDMOTHER sent me, before the historical draw occurred just yesterday. Read on..
Wouldn’t it be lovely if Cricket South Africa came to the party early and extended Gary Kirsten’s contract as national coach? There’s no guarantee that they will.
Well this is embarrassing, security and staff at the Cinnamon Grand hotel in central Colombo, the luxury resort where the Australian cricket team were lodging at the time, were outsmarted by a 21-year-old male escort. After bypassing officials, he made his way to players’ rooms to offer his services.