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Mar 2, 2014

Cricket-Confident Afghans see no surprise in taming Tigers

MUMBAI, March 2 (Reuters) – Afghanistan have high expectations of achieving success on the cricket pitch and despite being relatively new to the sport, their breakthrough 50-over victory against a test-playing nation was met with only muted celebrations among the players.

Cricket gained prominence in Afghanistan after the refugees who had fled while the country was ravaged by the Soviet war started returning home in the 1990s.

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Feb 5, 2014

Dour England even duller without Pietersen swagger

By Sudipto Ganguly

(Reuters) – Not really teeming with exciting strokemakers, England, from a fan’s perspective, may have just become a lot less watchable after the unceremonious sacking of Kevin Pietersen.

The international career of Pietersen, without doubt the most talented and flamboyant England batsman of his generation, ended after the 33-year-old was kept out of the team’s rebuilding process following their recent Ashes whitewash.

Feb 5, 2014

Cricket-Dour England even duller without Pietersen swagger

Feb 5 (Reuters) – Not really teeming with exciting strokemakers, England, from a fan’s perspective, may have just become a lot less watchable after the unceremonious sacking of Kevin Pietersen.

The international career of Pietersen, without doubt the most talented and flamboyant England batsman of his generation, ended after the 33-year-old was kept out of the team’s rebuilding process following their recent Ashes whitewash.

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Tendulkar exits, Anand slips during emotional 2013

Sachin Tendulkar bid a teary-eyed farewell to cricket while contemporary Viswanathan Anand lost his world chess crown in an emotional year for Indians in sports.

Forty-year-old Tendulkar, statistically the greatest batsman ever, walked into the sunset in November after his 200th test at his home Wankhede Stadium brought the cricket-crazy nation to a standstill.