June 23, 1979 - After West Indies became the first-ever ODI champions by beating Australia by 17 runs in the 1975 Prudential World Cup, the team had little difficulty in storming into the finals of the next edition....
June 15, 2018 - If one just keeps harping on about how momentous an occasion this was for Afghanistan and how much it meant to the players and the nation, the significance of the match may still not hit home.
June 11, 1999 - HK Olonga st Moin Khan, AG Huckle st Moin Khan, M Mbangwa lbw - Saqlain Mushtaq bagged the 2nd ever hat-trick in a World Cup and became only the 2nd player to take a hat-trick twice in ODIs after compatriot Wasim Akram.
June 1, 2008 - The triumph of Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League is just another example of what can be achieved through determination, raw skill and the right leadership....
May 29, 2016 - The Sunrisers Hyderabad became the first team outside the top two to win an IPL title since the playoffs were introduced. RCB's wait for their first IPL title was extended, and continues to date.
May 22, 1987 - Pakistan have always been searching for stability in terms of leadership but the search has almost been never ending. It is therefore implicit that they haven't settled on some individual for long.
May 18, 1999 - A loss to Australia in the semi final of the 1975 World Cup, a loss to West Indies in the final of the 1979 World Cup, a loss to India in the semi final of the 1983 World Cup, a loss to Australia in the final of the 1987 World Cup,
May 15, 1999 - Football has managers; cricket has coaches. While you see the managers running along the sidelines and throwing their hands in joy or anger, the coach in cricket sits inside the dressing room and (at least) appears to be far less involved in the game.
May 14, 2010 - Michael Hussey is known as Mr. Cricket for a reason. Most of his shots were straight out of the cricketing manual. With 60* off just 24 balls, Hussey changed the way people perceived him as a batsman.
May 13, 2017 - The Pakistan tour of West Indies in 2017 was a special one. Two of Pakistan's tallest cricketing figures Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq were playing their last international series and their team-mates wanted to ensure that the greats got a winning farewell.
May 12, 2019 - Mumbai Indians had won the IPL title in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Hence, when it came to 2019, the arithmetic progression said that the franchise should win again. But cricket does not work on APs, or does it?
May 11, 1972 - Geoff Boycott was never the most jolly bloke around. When he saw one of his Yorkshire team-mates celebrating his dismissal in a county match against Gloucestershire, this is what the fuming skipper did
May 7, 1930 - Duleepsinhji, nephew of the legendary KS Ranjitsinhji, smashed a record 333 runs in five and a half hours playing for Sussex against Northants in 1930 in a knock that included 33 boundaries and a six.
May 6, 1965 - The Australian opening combination of Bob Simpson and Bill Lawry added 382 against West Indies - the highest opening stand for Australia. 55 years have passed and the record still stands.
May 5, 2010 - With an unbeaten 112 off 45 balls in the opening encounter of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in 2010 against South Africa, all-rounder Deandra Dottin became the first woman to score a T20 century.
May 3, 2002 - While Inzamam-ul-Haq cracked a magnificent 329, becoming the second Pakistani to score a triple ton, Shoaib Akhtar claimed his best figures of 6/11 to hand New Zealand the fifth-biggest defeat in Test history within three days.
May 2, 1969 - 375, 501* and 400* are numbers that have been rendered immortal in international cricket by Brian Charles Lara. All the three figures have the same underling values - panache, flair and an insatiable hunger for big runs.
April 30, 1987 - By the middle of the first decade of this century, those following Indian cricket closely knew that after Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar, Mumbai had churned out another batting star in Rohit Sharma.
April 28, 2007 - No matter how hard Adam Gilchrist tried to light up the 2007 ODI World Cup final with a scintillating 149 off 104 balls, the mismanagement that had been a common thread throughout the tournament, led to a rather daft finish.
April 27, 2002 - Shoaib Akhtar had been after the 100-mph mark ever since his ODI debut in 1998, and achieved it in 2002 in a match against New Zealand at Lahore. Next year, the 'Rawalpindi Express' officially breached the barrier at the 2003 World Cup.
April 26, 2003 - Jacques Rudolph was earmarked for greatness from quite early on. The sheer load of his domestic runs forecasted the sparkling success that the Transvaal-born was destined for. Although the left-hander proved those convictions right on debut, he failed to realise his full potential in international cricket.
April 25, 1976 - West Indies won the Jamaica Test by picking up just 11 legitimate wickets. Anshuman Gaekwad, Gundappa Viswanath and Brijesh Patel suffered serious injuries in trying to counter the terrifying West Indian bowling.
April 24, 1973 - You sign in on Twitter and three of the top five trends in India read: #HappyBirthdaySachin #SachinTendulkar and Master Blaster. If by an any chance, you'd forgotten the greatness and the popularity of the man, here's a reminder.
April 23, 2013 - Chris Gayle's unbeaten 175 came off only 66 balls in a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Pune Warriors in IPL 2013. Seven years on, no one has been able to break the record.
April 22, 1998 - After the sand storm in Sharjah held up play for 25 minutes, another storm hit the venue as Tendulkar blasted his way to 143 off 131 balls, with 9 fours and 5 sixes, taking down Shane Warne.
April 21, 1995 - As was Ambrose's style, he ran up to Waugh in his follow through and dished up the famous stare. But unlike others, Tugga was quick to respond. As the two players stared at each other, threatening to break into a fight..
April 18, 2008 - With millions pumped into the IPL, there were nerves about how the tournament would fare. Brendon McCullum set the perfect tone as he went on to clobber an unbeaten 158 off just 73 deliveries in the first-ever IPL game. Cricket has never been the same since.
April 16, 1963 - Saleem Malik compiled 5,768 runs at 43.69 from 103 Tests with 15 hundreds and 7,170 runs from 283 ODIs, with 5 hundreds and 47 fifties, but he will forever be remembered as the first cricketer to be slapped a life ban for match-fixing.
April 15, 1986 - While England were trying to save the Test and thus the whitewash, it was in the best interest of West Indies to force the issue. An attacking batsman by default, this was the perfect scenario for Richards to go all out.
April 13, 1992 - “What I went through, only I can understand. There were times in the beginning, as a human being, where I felt very negative. Would I ever play cricket again? Do I want to play cricket again?”
April 9, 1984 - In the 25-year period from 1976 to 2000, West Indies won 20 out of their 23 home series. This was when West Indies cricket was at its peak, in the mid-1980s, during a 18-year period they didn't lose a single series at home.
April 8, 1963 - Alec Stewart aka Gaffer remains one of the finest wicketkeeper-batsmen England have ever had. Had he not been pushed around in the batting order and played as a pure batsman, the numbers would have been far better.
April 6, 2014 - After four losses in World Cup finals, Sri Lanka finally turned the tide with a commanding six-wicket win over India to win the 2014 World T20 and give a fitting farewell to legends Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.
April 5, 1991 - Liz and Rose Signal became the first-ever twins to play international cricket together on July 6, 1984 at Headingley, well before the Waugh brothers. Interestingly, that was the only Test of Rose's career.
April 3, 2016 - The images of an inconsolable Ben Stokes on his haunches, Carlos Braithwaite with his hands aloft, Gayle, Sammy and Samuels waving their jerseys. It was sheer madness, exactly four years ago.