A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: ‘It wasn’t until I really played against him that I understood that there was a tiger that lay within him’, says Matthew Hayden

Hayden had not heard of Tendulkar’s name until the early 1990s

Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden has praised India batsman Sachin Tendulkar for his longevity and admitted that “it wasn’t until I really played against him that I understood that there was a tiger that lay within him”.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Tom Maynard under influence of alcohol and drugs prior to time of death

Maynard was three times over the legal limit and had been a habitual drug user

Former Surrey batsman Tom Maynard, who tragically passed away inĀ an incident on the London Underground last year, was found to have been under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs at the time of his death, an inquest heard.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: The BCCI is the reason why cricket is where it is today, says Dean Jones

Jones believes the sport would be nowhere near as popular as it is today without the BCCI

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones believes the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the main reason why international cricket is so popular all over the world since it generates “80 per cent” of the total revenue made in the sport.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: I am no longer known as ‘Johnson Charles the man who is a blaster’, says Johnson Charles

Charles believes he now has more control when at the crease

West Indies opening batsman Johnson Charles has been on a tear as of late, scoring century after century and looking like fellow opener Chris Gayle at times, especially with the ease at which he is able to clear the boundary ropes.

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