Clarke announces that he will retire from international cricket after the fifth test of the Ashes, a series the Australian Cricket Team has already lost.
I don’t feel sad, I’m more disappointed or sad with the way we played through this series and the way I played as captain. That’s the most disappointing part. I’m not sad about this being the right time to walk away, because I believe it’s the right time. I believe I’ve been blessed to have the career I’ve had. I’ve played over 100 Test matches for my country I’ve been a part of some amazing teams…We’ve won more than we lost so that’s a nice feeling and I’ve been lucky enough to captain Australia as well, so I’m extremely thankful to all of my team-mates and all the people that have helped me firstly make it into the Australian team and then help me have the success I’ve had, I’ve always said cricket owes me nothing, I owe it everything and I still believe that.
Broad comments on his career best performance which led to the Australian Cricket Team being bowled out for 60 before lunch on the first day of their test match against England:
Without doubt that is the best day’s cricket I’ve been a part of. To have a 214-run lead after day one is probably as powerful a performance as I’ve ever seen and certainly been involved in. It was just one of those days that you dream of, home ground, picking up 300 Test wickets and then a career best. It’s been the perfect day for us, but we start again on day two.
Of his own performance:
It has not really sunk in. I see the scoreboard on the ground and it doesn’t seem real, it was a bit of a freak day really, but it is what you work hard for and what you train for.
The Australians suffer one of their most embarrassing ever innings as England bowl them out for 60 runs. History is made as several records fall. Captain Clarke:
That’s as tough a day as you have as a player, certainly as a captain. Nothing went right at all today, that’s for sure.
Broad takes a career best eight wickets while conceding only 15 runs. He takes five wickets with his first 19 balls, the fastest five wicket haul taken from the start of a Test innings. The Australian team is dismissed for 60.
Broad takes his 300th test wicket during his 83rd test match. He reaches the milestone when he has Rogers caught at slip from the third ball of the match. He is the fifth England bowler to reach 300 test wickets.
Three players of Rajasthan Royals gets relief on spot fixing charges. Sreesanth breaks down and cries in relief.
My daughter will be so happy and I am very relieved my innocence is proven.
The Hindustan Times profiles Naik who says that despite his success, he only earns Rs 15,000 a month, and that not a single official from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has come forward so far to help him.
Despite representing India for 13 years, I don’t get any money for playing cricket. It’s my NGO, Samarthanam, where I work as a sports co-ordinator, which pays me Rs 15,000 as monthly salary. Despite my contribution to Indian cricket over the years, I am still waiting for a government job. The salary I draw is not enough for sustenance.
He says his dream is to meet India batsman Virender Sehwag:
I wish I could meet him one day. I would like to invite Sehwag for the next T20 World Cup.
Tendulkar meets Warne to discuss all-star T20 matches featuring retired greats that will be held in baseball stadiums across the USA. 28 players, including Glenn McGrath, Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Brian Lara and Wasim Akram, have signed on for fixtures.
Rabada’s figures of six wickets for 16 runs are the best by any bowler on his one day international debut and the best by a South African bowler in any one day international. He is only the second bowler to take a hat trick in his debut match and the third South African overall to take a hat trick.
It is great to do well for your team and put them in a position to win the game. The hat trick ball … I didn’t know where to bowl. I was thinking bouncer or just a normal good length ball, but then I just went yorker. I missed it by miles. It was a bit of fluke but I will take it.
Tendulkar is voted the Best Test Player of the 21st century in an online poll by Cricket Australia, receiving more than 16,000 votes. Second was Kumar Sangakkara, and third, Adam Gilchrist.
He is the lone Indian player to be figuring in the top-10 list
Kallis is voted fifth best test player of the 21st century in a poll conducted by Cricket Australia, the highest ranked South African in the poll. He receives 11% of the 16,000 votes cast.
Amir, who is nearing the end of a five-year ban from September 2010 for his part in the spot fixing controversy four years back, admits that thinking about making a comeback before the World Cup 2015 is realistically not possible.
I don’t see myself playing in the World Cup.It is not realistic, because all these things have to go through a process. I am just grateful to the cricket board for taking up my case. I will be ready whenever I am given the chance to resume training or playing.
Kallis, announces his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect on Wednesday. Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed the news:
Rice makes his international debut aged 42 on South Africa’s tour of India. He captains the team in their first official match in almost 22 years. Rice:
I know how Neil Armstrong felt when he stood on the moon.
Rice is selected for South Africa’s tour of Australia. Due to South Africa’s apartheid policy, the tour never takes place.