A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Duncan Fletcher would have been fired if he were Indian, says Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar believes Fletcher would have lasted nowhere near as long if he were Indian

Former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar has announced his shock at the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) decision to give coach Duncan Fletcher a one-year extension and stated that if Fletcher had been Indian, he would have been sacked.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: This is Virender Sehwag’s toughest challenge to date, says Anil Kumble

Kumble is certain that Sehwag will be a key player during India’s tour of South Africa

Former India leg-spinner Anil Kumble believes that opening batsman Virender Sehwag is facing the toughest challenge of his international career to date after he was dropped from the Test team halfway through the recently concluded four-Test series against Australia.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Australia to attend two-day boot camp run by ex-Special Forces prior to Ashes series?

The national team were made to take part in the boot camp in 2006

A former Special Forces operative has offered to help the Australian national team strengthen the bond between one another after their embarrassing 4-0 whitewash against India by hosting a two-day boot camp in the United Kingdom.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: What is the true reason behind Michael Hussey’s retirement?

Hussey told nobody about his decision in order to keep hold of his spot in the Test team

Australia batsman Michael Hussey had revealed that he did not notify anyone of his plans to retire from international cricket until a week before playing his last Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground since he feared that he would have been dropped from the squad.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: South Africa bowlers focused on improving death bowling

Donald will continue to press the issue until all the bowlers are capable of bowling swinging yorkers

South Africa’s pace bowlers are constantly referred to as being the best in the world at what they do, which is bowling at lightning fast speeds and being masters at delivering bouncers, but bowling coach Allan Donald has identified a new problem within the pace attack, one that will require strenuous work to fix.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: West Indies and Zimbabwe set to receive ICC funding

Richardson is eagerly awaiting to witness the impact of the funds on both countries

The West Indies and Zimbabwe have become the two latest nations to be granted funding through the International Cricket Council (ICC) Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP), which is solely aimed at improving the level of international cricket played around the world.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Alastair Cook is on the path to immortalising himself as one of the greatest Test cricketers the world has ever seen, says Brendon McCullum

McCullum believes Cook is well on his way to becoming a legend of the game

England captain Alastair Cook has received high praise from New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, who noted that his English counterpart was on the path to immortalising himself as one of the greatest Test cricketers the world has ever seen.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: ‘Cricket for me is basically fun’, says Marlon Samuels

Samuels has triumphed over adversity time and time again

West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has announced that since his return to international cricket, he views the sport in a whole different light and no matter what format he is playing, “cricket for me is basically fun”.

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