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We all are not very aware about how much Indian cricketers earn in a Year. Some of them are earning through their partnership and endorsements with different Brands or Companies. We all know that they earn through Indian Premier League, TV Commercials and Match Fees as a Cricket player but very few of us know about how much cricket players are earning in Fashion. Glamour and Cricket has always been amongst the most gossiped topics in India. Stardom and Glamour are not unknown for Indian cricketers, it comes to them from the natural association from the Fashion industry? So today I am going to share some interesting fact about Cricketers, Fashion and their Earnings.

Virat Kohli:

Currently the shinning star of Indian Cricket Team. Virat Kohli has always been the center of attraction for Media. Virat Kohli owns a menswear retailer chain called “Wragon” with the store in Hyderabad and Mumbai. Also he signed a 30 Crore contract with Adidas. Along with this he is also signed a major deal with Swiss Watchmaker “Tissot”.

We already saw how fast he is between the wickets, he is very fit and obsesses to be fit. Virat Kohli is 30% stakeholder in gym chain called “Chisels” across the country. He invested 90 Crores for 30% stake in the firm. That's pretty much a lot for one man. Way to go Virat!

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: 

The man who has given us many several occasion for celebrations. He has a very good rapo in Fashion too. He earns 6 Crore annually from Spartan Sports as a Sponsorship of his bat. He also signed a 200 Crore deal with Rishti Sports Managements. M S Dhoni is also a stakeholder in a Fahion Brand called “Seven”, soon they are going to launch a sportswear collection that will have some utility points from M S  Dhoni. Before Seven M S Dhoni had a deodorant brand “7 by M S Dhoni” under his collar.

Yuvraj Singh:

Sports brand Puma paid Yuvraj Singh annually 4 Crore, Yuvi uses his stickers on bat and wears Puma shoe’s. He was a stakeholder in beauty service app “Vyomo”. But the app was take over by by on-ground beauty salon Naturals for an amount of Rs. 100 crore. Yuvraj Singh also invested in Mahesh Bhupati Startup,

Sachin Tendulkar :

God of cricket, has also invested in Fashion and will be earning crores from it. In March 2016 Sachin Tendulkar collaborated with Arvind Fashion to come up with his own Fashion Label “True Blue”. True blue is going to retail in May, 2016 and the brand targeted at Youngsters. True Color aim on 200 Crore business in next 5 Year.

 Shikhar Dhawan:

The Indian Left hand opener Shikhar Dhawan is also a part of Fashion Industry as a Brand Ambassador. He is the brand Ambassador for “Zeven”. He is also Brand Ambassador of “FBB”.

 These are the some of the Indian Cricketers who earn a very good amount of money from Fashion. Hope you liked this article. Tell us about your views and suggestions in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you.

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From our childhood we have started playing cricket which has no specific format. In the world, people don’t need a reason to play cricket. It’s such a wonderful game that over 104 countries play it officially. In younger ages we used to play 4-4 overs matches, 6-6 overs matches or even it could be a 5 overs match. Then gradually when we grow up and come to know about the various format of cricket such as, Test Cricket, One-Day Cricket and now T-20 Cricket we start adapting official formats of cricket and enter towards the professionalism of the game.

My childhood interest has been knowing about the cricket in various countries and which formats do all the other countries play. I think most of the people are also interested and enthusiastic to know how many formats actually exist in cricket and which are played in the respective countries. 

The game of cricket has a known history beginning in the year 1598, that time Cricket is called as “Creckett”. Having originated in England country.  First International Cricket Match was played between United States vs Canada in the year 1844. Test Cricket began to expand in 1888-1889.

Major formats of International Cricket:


Test Cricket - What is a Test Match?  The 2 teams of 11 players play a 4 inning cricket match, which may last up to 5 days. Test cricket is examination of team’s focus, determination, ability, endurance, etc. The first officially recognised Test match was played in 1877 between England and Australia Country at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Currently 10 countries are Test playing countries according to International Cricket Council.

1992-cricket-world-cup-teams-and-squadsOne-Day Cricket - What is One-Day Cricket? The 2 teams of 11 players play a 2 inning game in one day. The first officially recognised One-Day Cricket match on 1871 between England and Australia Country at Melbourne Cricket Ground, that time it was 40 overs each side and an 8-ball over. Now World Cup is played in One-Day format (50-50 Overs). Currently round about 104 teams play One-Day Cricket matches.

T20-Cricket-FormatT-20 Cricket - T-20 cricket is short format of cricket, 2 teams play a single inning each, which is restricted to only 20 overs.  It’s was originally introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003.  T-20 Cricket is famous in all the cricket playing countries. Mostly many countries plays T-20 Leagues/Tournaments/Matches.

Six-A-Side-Cricket-FormatSix-A-Side Cricket - Six-A-Side is very short format in cricket. It’s was originally introduced by Karp Group Hong-Kong Cricket in 1992. Six-A-Side Cricket format is played only in tournaments and the Tournament format is Double-Round-Robin and Knock-out. Most successful title win by England and Pakistan team (5 Titles Each).

Here is a list of few more formats in Cricket that are played in various countries according to their favourable conditions:

  • 60-60 overs format
  • 45-45 overs format
  • 40-40 overs format
  • 30-30 overs format
  • 10-10 overs format
  • 8-A-Side format
  • 6 to 25 overs format
  • 4 to 12 overs format
  • No overs format

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As we already know, there are plenty of Biographies written on some Cricket Legends and there are also some biographies written by Cricket Legends themselves. Best way to know about anybody is to hear the story from themselves. So I am going to cover list of Biographies and Books authored by Cricket Players.

It all started back in 1951 by an English Cricketer Jim Laker. Book title was “Spinning Round the World” by author Jim Laker and again in 1960 Jim Laker wrote another book and the title of the book was “Over To Me”. From the year 1950 till now there are total of 134 biographies written on Cricket Players. Out of this 104 Biographies are written by the Cricket Players themselves.

List of Biographies and Books Authored by Cricket Players:

This chronologically list all the biographies from the beginning till the present date:

  1. Spinning Round The World - Jim Laker (1951)
  2. Over To Me - Jim Laker (1960)
  3. Thrown Out - Ian Meckiff (1961)
  4. Cricket Delightful - Mushtaq Ali (1967)
  5. Close To Cricket - Brian Close (1968)
  6. Cricket Rebel -  John Snow (1976)
  7. Ball of Fire: An Autobiography - Fred Trueman (1976)
  8. One More Over - Erapalli Prasanna (1977)
  9. Sunny Days  - Sunil Gavaskar (1977)
  10. Imran - Imran Khan with Patrick Murphy (1983)
  11. Playing Days - Tony Lewis (1985)
  12. A Game Enjoyed - Peter May and Michael Melford (1985)
  13. Coming of Age - Eddie Hemmings with Graham Otway (1991)
  14. Beating the Field - Brian Lara (1995)
  15. Uncorked! Diary of a Cricket Year - Dominic Cork (1996)
  16. Under The Southern Cross - David Boon (1997)
  17. Wasim - Wasim Akram with Patrick Murphy (1998)
  18. You Guys Are History! - Devon Malcolm with Patrick Murphy (1998)
  19. Anything But an Autobiography - Richie Benaud (1998)
  20. Mark Taylor: Time to Declare - Mark Taylor (1999)
  21. Courtney: Heart of the Lion - Courtney Walsh (1999)
  22. White Lightning  - Allan Donald with Patrick Murphy (1999)
  23. Aravinda: My Autobiography  - Aravinda de Silva with Shahriar Khan (1999)
  24. What Now? - Phil Tufnell (1999)
  25. Sir Vivian: The Definitive Autobiography  -  Vivian Richards with Bob Harris (2000)
  26. Hands and Heals   - Ian Healy (2000)
  27. David Lloyd: The Autobiography - Anything but Murder  - David Lloyd with Alan Lee (2000)
  28. Botham: My Autobiography  -  Ian Botham with Peter Hayter (2000)
  29. Dazzler: The Autobiography  - Darren Gough with David Norrie (2001)
  30. From Dusk to Dawn  - Fazal Mahmood (2002)
  31. My Autobiography  - Gary Sobers (2002)
  32. Shane Warne: My Autobiography - Shane Warne (2002)
  33. Menace: The Autobiography - Dennis Lillee (2003)
  34. Opening Up - Mike AthertonThird Man to Fatty's Leg - Steve James (2003)
  35. Playing with Fire: The Autobiography -  Nasser Hussain (2004)
  36. Straight from the Heart - Kapil Dev (2004)
  37. Playing For Keeps  - Alec Stewart with Patrick Murphy (2004)
  38. Gazza: The Gary Kirsten Autobiography - Gary Kirsten with Neil Manthorp (2004)
  39. Cutting Edge: My Autobiography - Javed Miandad (2004)
  40. Worth The Wait  - Darren Lehmann (2004)
  41. Calling The Shots  - Michael Vaughan (2005)
  42. Indian Summers - John Wright (2006)
  43. Out of My Comfort Zone  - Steve Waugh (2006)
  44. Freddie Flintoff, My World - Andrew Flintoff (2006)
  45. Brim Full of Passion - Wasim Khan with Alan Wilkins (2006)
  46. Bearders - My Life in Cricket - Bill Frindall (2006)
  47. Twenty20 Vision - Mushtaq Ahmed (2006)
  48. Rising From The Ashes  - Graham Thorpe (2006)
  49. My Story - The Other Side of the Coin - Andy Ganteaume (2007)
  50. Head On  - Ian Botham (2007)
  51. Monty's Turn - Monty Panesar (2007)
  52. My Turn to Spin - Shaun Udal with Pat Symes (2007)
  53. Wasted?  - Paul Smith (2007)
  54. Behind the Shades: The Autobiography  - Duncan Fletcher (2007)
  55. There's Only 2 Tony Cotteys - Tony Cottey with Dave Brayley (2008)
  56. Starting Out: My Story So Fa - Alastair Cook (2008)
  57. Bickers  - Martin Bicknell (2008)
  58. Coming Back to Me  - Marcus Trescothick (2008)
  59. Out of the Park - Craig McMillan (2008)
  60. Line and Strength - Glenn McGrath (2008)
  61. True Colours-  Adam Gilchrist (2008)
  62. Strictly Me - My Life Under the Spotlight - Mark Ramprakash (2009)
  63. Time to Declare  - Michael Vaughan (2009)
  64. The Captain's Tales: Battle for the Ashes  - David Fulton (2009)
  65. Hoggy - Welcome to My World - Matthew Hoggard (2009)
  66. And God Created Cricket  - Simon Hughes (2009)
  67. Graeme Smith: A Captain's Diary  - Graeme Smith with Neil Manthorp (2009)
  68. Driving Ambition - My Autobiography - Andrew Strauss (2009)
  69. Standing My Ground - Matthew Hayden (2010)
  70. Blood, Sweat and Treason -Henry Olonga (2010)
  71. Keeping My Head: A Life in Cricket  - Justin Langer (2010)
  72. No Holding Back: The Autobiography - Michael Holding (2010)
  73. Over But Not Out - ichie Benaud (2010)
  74. No Boundaries - Ronnie Irani (2010)
  75. Start the Car: The World According to Bumble - David Lloyd (2010)
  76. Taking the Mickey: The Inside Story - Mickey Arthur with Neil Manthorp (2010)
  77. The Last Flannelled Fool - Michael Simkins (2011)
  78. The Breaks are Off - My Autobiography - Graeme Swan (2011)
  79. Roo's Book - Bruce Yardley (2011)
  80. Controversially Yours - Shoaib Akhtar (2011)
  81. To The Point - Herschelle Gibbs with Steve Smith (2011)
  82. The Following Game - Jonathan Smith (2011)
  83. Return To The Crease - John Pennington (2012)
  84. Luck: What it Means and Why it Matters - Ed Smith (2012)
  85. Daffy My Life in Cricket  - Phil DeFreitas  (2012)
  86. The Test of My Life: From Cricket to Cancer and Back - Yuvraj Singh (2012)
  87. Jimmy: My Story  - James Anderson with Richard Gibson (2012)
  88. Watto  - Shane Watson with Jimmy Thomson (2012)
  89. Tuffer's Cricket Tales - Phil Tufnell (2012)
  90. Keeping Quiet - Paul Nixon (2012)
  91. Jackers: A Life in Cricket  - Robin Jackman with Colin Bryden (2012)
  92. Fierce Focus: Greg Chappell  - Greg Chappell with Malcolm Knox (2012)
  93. My World in Cricket  - Stuart Broad (2012)
  94. Underneath the Southern Cross  - Michael Hussey (2013)
  95. Ponting: At the Close of Play - Ricky Ponting (2013)
  96. The Gloves are Off: My Life in Cricket  - Matt Prior (2013)
  97. Bouch: Through My Eyes - Mark Boucher with Neil Manthorp (2013)
  98. Tony Greig: Love, War and Cricket - A Family Memoir - Joyce Greig and Mark Greig (2013)
  99. Playing It My Way - Sachin Tendulkar with Boria Majumdar (2014)
  100. KP: The Autobiography - Kevin Pietersen with David Walsh (2014)
  101. Time to Talk - Curtly Ambrose with Richard Sydenham (2015)
  102. Second Innings: My Sporting Life - Andrew Flintoff (2015)
  103. Mind the Windows: My Story - Tino Best with Jack Wilson (2016)
  104. Absolutely Foxed - Graeme Fowler (2016)

Apart from this, there are several other books written by Cricket Experts.

Some of the recommended Autobiographies by Cricket Expert and Fans are:

Farewell to cricket by Don Bradman, Sunil Gavaskar: Sunny Days, All round view by Imran Khan, Steve Waugh: Out of my Comfort Zone, My illustrated career by Shane Warne, Shane Warne: Portrait of a Flawed Genius by Simon Wilde, Gary Sobers: My Autobiography, To the point by Herschelle Gibbs, Kapil Dev: Straight from the Heart, Controversially yours by Shoaib Akhtar and Playing It My Way by Sachin Tendulkar, Boria Majumdar.

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Do you want to grow in life and make a career in cricket? I am here you tell you a few aspects of Cricket Careers.

A career is an individual's journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. We are here to talk about cricket careers. The word career is used to describe an occupation or a profession that usually involves special training or formal education, and is considered to be a person’s lifework.

For example, Sachin Tendulkar started his career at school level cricket tournaments,he played as a regional player and then first class cricketer that was selected in India national team. He continued his career as a successful batsman and also captain India team, later played as a specialist batsman and played all formats of the game, ODI, Test cricket and T20 cricket. Sachin Tendulkar also took part as a mentor to IPL teams and players. And he also has been the brand ambassador for big companies and done many advertisements, he is a cricket legend and international celebrity. He has developed his career in cricket from the age of 14 to what he is now over 40 years. That makes it a career of more than 25 years.

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I hope you now understood what is a career. So here is a small list of career options in cricket. This is introductory to the careers. In next part of the article, I will explain the options in details.

Cricket Careers:

  1. Player
  2. Coach
  3. Official
  4. Management
  5. Support Staff
  6. Grounds and pitch
  7. Equipment and sportswear
  8. Clubhouse and Social events
  9. Media and Promotions
  10. Sponsorship and Funds
  11. Legal and Administration
  12. Tours and Travels
  13. School and College
  14. Government Systems
  15. Community Development
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We all love watching & playing cricket! Don’t We?

But have we ever wondered that every cricket match ever played wouldn’t have been complete without the Umpires. The umpires play a very crucial role in the game as they decide so many things like valid/invalid deliveries, counting of balls bowled, counting the runs, taking decisions for the appeals and much more. It’s quite intriguing that what are the devices and latest technologies that aid the umpires in making the right decisions?

This article explains you about the devices that are used by the on field umpires and the technologies used by the third umpire for a conducting a fair game & correct decision making during a cricket match.

Devices used by the On-field Umpires

1. Cricket Umpire Counter: This is a device that the umpire uses for counting. The device can count Balls, Overs and Wickets. It is designed as per the palm of a hand and its quite handy. It can count up-to 99 overs. The umpire has to rotate the wheels on the counter to change the number and keep track of the balls, wickets and overs.


2. Walkie-Talkies: Walkie-Talkies are (Wireless Communication Devices) available with both the on field umpires to communicate with the third umpire in terms of consulting in difficult circumstances while making a decision. These are very necessary as the third umpire can convey important decisions regarding boundaries, no-balls, run-outs etc. 


3. Marbles: Before the invention of the Cricket Umpire Counter, earlier the umpires used to have a set of 6 coins, stones or marbles that they used for counting the balls in an over. The traditional method is to move one stone from one hand to another after a ball has been bowled. When you have 6 stones in one hand that means the over has been completed.

4. Umpires Light Meter: The Megatron Umpires Lightmeter (ULM) is a compact accurate digital instrument originally designed to indicate lighting levels on the cricket field. The reading can be taken directly, or using the HOLD position on the ON/OFF switch. "Bad light" is usually offered to the batsman at a figure of about 3.5.

Technologies used in Media & Commentary Box:

  1. Hawk-Eye: This technology is used by third umpires only when the DRS is issued challenging the decision of the on field umpire. Hawk-Eye is a complex computerized system that determines the trajectory of the ball.

The Hawk-eye referral for LBW decision is based on three criteria:

  • Where the ball pitched
  • The location of impact with the leg of the batsman
  • The projected path of the ball past the batsman

This is majorly used by the television networks to show the audience the trajectory of the ball in a much detailed manner

  1. Snick-o-meter: The Snick-o-meter is often used in a slow motion television replay by the third umpire to determine if the cricket ball touched the cricket bat on the way through to the wicketkeeper. There is a small mic inside one of the stumps which records minute sounds made by the collision of the bat with ball, or the ball with pad, or the ball with the ground. The decision can be made by analyzing the type of pattern produced by the snick-o-meter, if it’s a sharp and high spike in the pattern it indicated that the ball hit the bat, if there is a thick spike in the pattern it indicates that the ball might have hit the pad or the ground.

Note: The accuracy of the snick-o-meter is still under questioning. Hence the umpires do not get the benefit of snick-o-meter while making the decision and they have to rely on their own senses of hearing and sight to make the close calls.

  1. Hot-Spot: Hot-Spot is an infra-red imaging system. It requires two infrared cameras to be placed on opposite sides of the ground, and above the field of play. They continuously record images and help determine whether the ball made contact with the ball or not. It usually shows a bright white spot where the contact friction from the ball increases the temperature. Where referrals to an off-field third umpire are permitted, the technology is used to enhance the on-field umpire's decision-making accuracy. Where referrals are not permitted, the technology is used primarily as an analysis aid for televised coverage

  1. TV-Replays: The most important technology for the third umpire to make the correct decisions. The third umpire uses the instant TV-Replays to have a close looks on the run-outs, stumping, boundaries, catches that are very difficult to judge by the naked eye etc.

We have covered a few technologies in this article which related to the decision making. But there are more technologies relating to the camera angles such as Spider-Cam, Slow Motion & 360 Degree View etc., for the better viewing of the game for the cricket lovers. We will cover those technologies in the next version of the article.

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Everybody wants to look stylish, fashionable and up to date with latest trends. We want the lamplight to be on us. But when it comes to sportswear, many of us move to comfort and many of us wish to have style and comfort together, considering these requirements the latest sportswear manufacturers, and Brands come up with Style and Look altogether. We as a consumer also choose sportswear which is lightweight, functional and durable.

These are some point you should consider while choosing your Sports Wear!

  1. Comfort:
    Avoid harsh material that could scratch your skin while playing. Choose such material that you can move easily, you can feel comfortable in and that the material does not tuck to you. Choose fit over size, because some of the cloths are smaller in the size but they are very comfortable with your body type.
  2. Fabric Selection:
    There are plenty of options available for Sports Fabric Selection such as:


  • Medium Weight Polyester (Stretch for closer fitting; Rapid Dry ability to help keep you dry; Rapid Dry “Wash & Wear”)
  • Sports Mesh (Good Sun Protection; Rapid Dry “Wash & Wear”; Breathability helps keep you cool)


  • Lycra (Keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer even when wet and dry quickly)












  • XtraLife Lycra® (Excellent breathability; No pilling; High protection from UV rays; Quick drying)
  • Light Weight (Light Weight; Soft Feel; Resistant to fading; Rapid Dry “Wash & Wear”)












  • Running Short Fabric (Breathability helps keep you cool; Light Weight; Shiny look)

So choose amongst these types as per what suits your body in the best possible manner.

  1. Layer-able:
    Choose layer-able material because you are going to carry this from the hottest month to the coolest month.

It is recommended to all the readers that, choosing the right fabric is very necessary, as the each fabric is does not suit all the body types of the people. So do not continue wearing some clothing if it does not suit your body. After all the only thing that matters is, how comfortable you feel in anything you wear or do!!

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