My honesty helped me secure Sachin Tendulkar’s vote to make me captain, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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Dhoni’s honesty with Tendulkar secured his position as captain

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is no stranger to having every move of his closely watched and analysed by the media, but in a rare moment of being away from prying eyes, Dhoni revealed that his road to becoming captain of his country was all due to securing the vote of veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar, which he managed to accomplish through complete honesty.

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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: India likely to shorten tour of New Zealand for Asia Cup

The BCCI are adamant on hosting the Asia Cup next year

India’s tour of New Zealand early next year is highly likely to be trimmed down to two Test matches, two ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals in order for the national team to have adequate time to return home and start preparing for the Asia Cup in February-March.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Test cricket will die if players like Sachin Tendulkar retire, says Arjuna Ranatunga

Ranatunga is worried about the declining interest in Test cricket

Former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga has announced that Test cricket is in danger of becoming the format of the past if players like India batsman Sachin Tendulkar decide to retire.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Angelo Mathews vows to stop Sri Lanka’s slide down the rankings

Mathews and Chandimal want Sri Lanka to top the rankings across all three formats in the near future

Sri Lanka ODI and Test captain Angelo Mathews has vowed to curtail the national team’s slide in the rankings and restore some pride and honour into the players and fans.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Ottis Gibson signs new three-year deal to remain with the West Indies till 2016

Gibson has played a monumental role in the West Indies’ revival as of late

West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has signed a new three-year deal to remain with the national team till 2016 after the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) expressed their interest in retaining his services, especially for the 2015 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, which is set to be hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: We would like to ‘form our own legacy’, says Darren Sammy

Sammy’s dream is for the West Indies to be invincible once again

Having come off a tough series against Australia where they were whitewashed 5-0 in the ODI series before managing to record a 27-run victory over the baggy greens in the one-off Twenty20, West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes his team are still in a good position and added that the entire squad were looking to form a new legacy.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Daniel Vettori set to miss Test series against England

Vettori’s wait on the sidelines continues

The wait for New Zealand fans to see left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori back in action is set to continue after it was announced that he would be sitting on the sidelines for the three-Test series against England, which begins on March 6.

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