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”.
Maynard was three times over the legal limit and had been a habitual drug user
Former Surrey batsman Tom Maynard, who tragically passed away in 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.
Akram has opted to spend more time with his family
The Kolkata Knight Riders will be without bowling coach Wasim Akram for this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) since the former Pakistan left-arm seamer wants to spend more time with his family.
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.
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.