Cricket is one of the few sports which are rightly proud of their traditions and their history. The origins of cricket can be traced back hundreds of years, and the official record of the first match involving 11 players per side can be found in 1697. From around 1700 onwards, more and more official cricket matches started to be recorded and written about.
The beginnings of a format and structure to the sport of cricket which we could recognize today can be traced back to the late 19th century. The first County Championship was officially constituted in 1890 and the five ball overs were replaced by the six-ball overs in 1990.
Today, the world of cricket makes use of various technologies that elevate the cricketing experience – both for players and spectators. Gone are the days of black and white telecasting; cricket fans can now enjoy every detail of the game. Also, with the advent of the internet, spectators can easily watch their favourite team in action anywhere, anytime.
The internet also led to the development of various cricket betting sites, which allow people to enjoy the sport in a different way. When betting online, there’s no need for players to leave the house or even pick the phone and talk to the bookmaker. There’s no need for any physical cash. Using online betting apps, players can place wagers at any time during day or night, from the comfort of their home. Or from anywhere in fact, if you have a smartphone with internet access. What’s more, with the availability of online resources like CricketBettingTips.io, players can easily improve their odds of winning and optimize their payouts.
Perhaps, one of the greatest advantages of the internet to the cricketing world is the introduction of digital media and social networking platforms, with which any cricket fan can track down their favourite sportsperson online.
MS Dhoni is one of the best finishers in the world: Ashwin
Nowadays, as cricketers are being quite active on social media platforms engaging with their fans, this time it’s Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who got into this act. In a recent live session, Ashwin has picked Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the toughest batsman to bowl in the T20 format as well as in death overs. He also praised his ability to change the pace of the gameplay on the back of his excellent batting skills.
MS Dhoni is known to be one of the most dynamic hitters of the ball across the format. The former Indian skipper is also rated as one of the best finishers in the world, who is no less than a nightmare for a player when he is in his best form. Of course, the 38-year-old is at the end of his career but he still has a lot of cricket left in him.
In a recent live interaction, Ravi Ashwin was asked to choose the toughest batsman in T20 cricket he has ever come across in his career. Ashwin, responding to the query, said that according to him MS Dhoni is the toughest batsman to bowl in the T20 format, and he can become even more dangerous in the death overs.
“Toughest batsman to bowl in the shortest format, I always rate MS Dhoni to be one of the greatest batsmen of the shortest format. He was also asked to tell something about Dhoni when Ashwin mentioned that the former Indian skipper is the best captain to have ever played for India. He also said that the same goes for Dhoni in IPL, who had led Chennai Super Kings in three titles in last 10 seasons.
“MSD is one of the greatest captains that the world has ever seen, one of the greatest captains IPL has ever seen,” Ashwin said. The 33-year old cricketer had earlier played for CSK under the veterans, and he was the part of the team that managed to win two times in 2010 and 2011. After that, he played for Kings XI Punjab and Rising Supergiant.
Now, he was going to play for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020, but BCCI had to postpone the tournament due to coronavirus pandemic.