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Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Virender Sehwag vs Chris Gayle

Two of the world’s most riveting and absorbing openers, Chris Gayle and Virender Sehwag go head-to-head in the clash of the Big ODI Fight. While they can be the most terrifying nightmare for the bowlers, today is their chance of being that in the pit, clashing against each other in boxing.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports11 days ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Ricky Ponting vs AB de Villiers

It is a lovely coincidence that two men who defined their country’s cricket were at the centre of dominance in an era of breath-taking cricket. Ricky Ponting and AB de Villiers were the central identity of the Aussie and Protean nationalism but none more so than while striking a cricket ball.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports25 days ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Sir Vivian Richards vs Javed Miandad

‘Viv Richards - there was a high-strung energy to his swagger. Miandad sauntered to the centre like he was already 180 not out; he'd chat, he'd sing, he'd jest and joke’ - Gideon Haigh perfectly captured the charisma of two maverick cricketers of the 70s and 80s, describing the era quite aptly.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports2 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Steven Smith vs Faf du Plessis

Two of the world's most dominating batsmen, one who has moved his way from down the order to the top and the other who has started from the top and only moved upwards in terms of performance. However, only one can walk away as the winner tonight - will it be Steve Smith or Faf du Plessis?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports2 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - AB de Villiers vs Ross Taylor

‘Contrast’ is something that defines Friday Fights and what better way to portray it by having two brutalizers of the cricket ball go head-to-head against each other, one week after a Dravid vs Jayawardene contest? Today we bring to you the ultimate AB de Villiers vs the immortal Ross Taylor.
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports2 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Rahul Dravid vs Mahela Jayawardene

In the Friday Fights column, we look for contrast in similarities. We don’t look for sheer numbers but also try to decode sustainability. We don’t look for glamour but the substance underneath. And now who better than Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardene to put everything into perspective.
Bastab K Parida
sports2 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - MS Dhoni vs Yuvraj Singh

Two of India’s best finishers on their nights, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh go head-to-head in a bout of Friday Fights, without the interference from any others. Only statistics could propel one over the other, in this contest of Friday Fights but who will win this cruciating encounter?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports2 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Andrew Symonds vs Eoin Morgan

Andrew Symonds is right up there, in terms of his stature, as one of the most intimidating cricketers of all-time; you’re an idiot if you voluntarily pick a fight with the big man and chances are that the bout will end in pain and tears for you. So, what chance does a 5’7 Eoin Morgan stand today?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports3 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Sir Gordon Greenidge vs Gautam Gambhir

In one of the editions of the Friday Fights, we had Desmond Haynes locking horns with Virender Sehwag and what a fight it was! The hero of the 80s found a streak with Sehwag who had some of the glorious years in the 2000s. Now it is the time to turn back to their respective opening partners.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports3 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Kevin Pietersen vs Michael Clarke

Two flag-bearers, two of the most fierce fighters and cricketers to have come out of their respective countries, Kevin Pietersen and Michael Clarke go H2H on Friday Fights today. Whilst one is considered the world’s most stylish cricketer, the other is a two-time World Cup winner in his own right.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam