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How Indian media reacted before and after Pakistan’s victory in Champions Trophy final

Pakistan completed an incredible run from No. 8 in the ICC ODI rankings to win its maiden ICC Champions Trophy title, with an 180-run annihilation of India at The Oval on Sunday (June 18). Equally importantly, it also got the monkey off its back as it was the first time it defeated India in an ICC event since 2009 and that too in the final with an 180 run margin. Indian media and experts who were predicting an easy win were shocked and saddened at the same time. The snotty anchors and experts were a must-watch for…

Is Sehwag listening? Shahid Afridi’s reply to Indian fan is heart-warming and full of love

At a time when former Indian cricketers like Virender Sehwag, flop filmstars like Anupam Kher and attention seekers like Rishi Kapoor are spewing venom against Pakistan before the Champions Trophy final where India are Pakistan are set to clash on cricketing field, former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi's reply to his Indian fan's note is a must-read for the doves on both sides of the border. As one of his Indian fans, Chalukyan G, wrote a note mentioning Afridi with the hope that he might read this or others would…

Sehwag sends ‘two-line resume’ to BCCI for India coach job

NEW DELHI: Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag has surprised the Indian cricket board after he sent a two-line application to the board officials for the Indian Cricket Team coach's job, according to The Indian Express' report.  The Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) immediately asked him to send an elaborate application with a full resume. His application read: "Mentor and a coach of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and has played with all these (Indian) boys before."  The Indian Express quotes its…

Sehwag against banning bouncers

MUMBAI: Banning bouncers following the death of Australia's Phillip Hughes would be unfair on bowlers because batsmen always have the option of ducking under short-pitched deliveries, former India opener Virender Sehwag said on Tuesday.