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Clayton Murzello

Clayton Murzello

He is the Group Sports Editor at Mid-day. He has been a cricket writer since 1988 and covered the cricket World Cups of 1996 and 2003 apart from a host of international series in England, Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, UAE, and Bangladesh. Twitter: @ClaytonMurzello

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City cricket loses some swing!

City cricket loses some swing!

Through his passing, ex-coach Hemu Dalvi, a fine mover of the ball, not only left behind his family and friends, but also a legion of cricketers whom he guided at college, club and junior cricket levels ... [Read More]

19 January,2023 07:26 AM IST | Mumbai | Clayton Murzello
Coping, hoping and winning!

Coping, hoping and winning!

While India cricketers Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah are probably combating doubts and uncertainty as they recover from their injuries, the comebacks of past players must serve as inspiration... [Read More]

12 January,2023 07:06 AM IST | Mumbai | Clayton Murzello
BCCI does well to review this!

BCCI does well to review this!

Calls made at the recent meeting in Mumbai will hopefully lead to the Indian team being a tighter outfit in the year of the ODI World Cup... [Read More]

05 January,2023 07:19 AM IST | Mumbai | Clayton Murzello
Things you must know about Pele

Things you must know about Pele

Pele was an idol to countless footballers and fans. But whom did Pele idolise? It was a player called Zizinho, who rose to fame in the 1950 World Cup... [Read More]

31 December,2022 07:49 AM IST | Mumbai | Clayton Murzello , Kashinath Bhattacharjee
Half a century of whitewashes

Half a century of whitewashes

The current 2022-23 season which witnessed England’s 3-0 clean sweep over Pakistan, marks 50 years for the Asian team’s first 0-3 whitewash, suffered at the hands of Ian Chappell’s Australians in 1972-73... [Read More]

29 December,2022 06:07 AM IST | Mumbai | Clayton Murzello
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Vicky Kaushal, Katrina, Isabelle, Ileana, Sharvari & Sunny return from Maldives

Vicky Kaushal, Katrina, Isabelle, Ileana, Sharvari & Sunny return from Maldives

39th birthday was extra special for actor Katrina Kaif as it was her first birthday after marriage to Vicky Kaushal. The lovebirds, who tied the knot at Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan on December 9, 2021, celebrated Kat`s birthday in the Maldives. Ileana d`Cruz, Mini Mathur, Isabelle Kaif, Sunny Kaushal were at part of the celebration (All photos/Yogen Shah... [Read More]

20 July,2022 12:19 PM IST | Mumbai
Inside Katrina Kaif's beach birthday in Maldives with Vicky Kaushal, and others

Inside Katrina Kaif's beach birthday in Maldives with Vicky Kaushal, and others

For nearly two decades now, actor Katrina Kaif has been a prominent part of the entertainment industry.  The `Singh is Kinng` actor gathers a lot of appreciation from the netizens as well as from her co-workers for her fitness and amazing dance moves. The actor turned 39 on Saturday and ringed in her birthday in the Maldives surrounded by her closed ones. She was accompanied by her husband Vicky Kaushal, brother-in-law Sunny Kaushal, sister Isabella Kaif, Ileana D`Cruz, Angira Dhar, Anand Tiwari, and others (All Photos/ Official Social Media Accounts)... [Read More]

17 July,2022 12:06 PM IST
Fast bowling phenomenon Dale Steyn turns 39; check out some of his best pics

Fast bowling phenomenon Dale Steyn turns 39; check out some of his best pics

Legendary South African fast bowler Dale Steyn celebrates his birthday on the 27th of June. The cricketing world was truly blessed to see Steyn in full flight as he destroyed many batting line-ups throughout his career in varied conditions. Steyn continues to be an idol for many a budding fast bowler and his iconic bowling style as well as celebration will continue to be etched in the minds of fans for years to come. Picture Courtesy/ Official Instagram account of Dale Steyn... [Read More]

27 June,2022 01:00 PM IST | Mumbai
Happy Birthday Kapil Dev: Reliving the victorious 1983 world cup moment

Happy Birthday Kapil Dev: Reliving the victorious 1983 world cup moment

The India team, led by Kapil Dev created history on June 25, 1983. In the 1983 World Cup Indian cricket team had set a benchmark for future cricketers under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. It`s been 39 since the victory and the iconic former captain has turned 64 today. On this occasion we look back and relive the iconic day in 1983... [Read More]

25 June,2022 02:51 PM IST
Katrina Kaif's romantic pictures with husband Vicky Kaushal are adorable

Katrina Kaif's romantic pictures with husband Vicky Kaushal are adorable

The actress turns 39 today and on this special occasion, we look back at his romantic moments with her husband Vicky Kaushal that made social media go crazy. All Pictures Courtesy: Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif`s Instagram Account... [Read More]

16 May,2022 09:19 AM IST
IN PHOTOS: Delhi's worsening air quality post-Diwali 2021

IN PHOTOS: Delhi's worsening air quality post-Diwali 2021

As the winter sets in across north India, Delhi`s air quality has started deteriorating in the aftermath of Diwali festivities. On November 3, just ahead of Diwali, Delhi`s air quality entered the `very poor` category for the first time this season. The overall air quality index (AQI) of the city was 303. And the air quality has continued to get worse in the subsequent days. Despite Supreme Court and state govt`s directives, nothing much has changed on the ground and Delhi`s air quality continues to deteriorate. Pics/Pallav Paliwal... [Read More]

13 November,2021 08:35 AM IST
70,399 migrant labourers take shelter in Maharashtra's relief camps

70,399 migrant labourers take shelter in Maharashtra's relief camps

On Day 6 of the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the government has set up 262 relief camps for migrant labourers where they will be provided food and shelter to them. (Pictures by Shadab Khan, Sayyed Sameer Abedi, Ashish Raje, Satej Shinde, Pradeep Dhivar/mid-day photographers)... [Read More]

31 March,2020 09:00 AM IST
Shaun Tait, model wife Mashoom and sis-in-law Shamita are a terrific trio!

Shaun Tait, model wife Mashoom and sis-in-law Shamita are a terrific trio!

Former Australian speedster Shaun Tait celebrates his 39th birthday on February 22, 2022. Tait, one of the finest Australian pacers, is married to Indian model Mashoom Singha. Tait has been living a calm post-retirement life with his wife and daughter and is also very close to his sister-in-law Shamita. We take a look at his journey in the game accompanied by some fun photos on Instagram.... [Read More]

04 March,2020 09:20 AM IST
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Delhi Wakes Up To Thick Smog AQI 396

Delhi Wakes Up To Thick Smog AQI 396

Air quality in Delhi and its neighboring regions reached severe levels again on Thursday, engulfing the national capital in thick smog. At 8 am, the national capital`s Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 364 (`Very Poor`) while at 7 am, it was 408 (`Severe`)... [Read More]

03 November,2022 11:49 PM IST
Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello | Episode 10

Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello | Episode 10

Former India captain and coach talks about Sanjay Kohli, who injured a teammate to make his way into the Podar College team for an important final against Jhunjunwala College in 1979. Listen to this and much more in the latest episode of Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello.... [Read More]

28 May,2022 02:18 PM IST | Mumbai
Mid-Day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello | Episode 10

Mid-Day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello | Episode 10

Ravi Shastri turns back the clock to the time he was ignored for an age-group tournament despite smashing the bowlers in the trials. Listen to this and much more in the latest episode of Mid-Day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello.... [Read More]

27 May,2022 03:29 PM IST | Mumbai
Covid-19: Mumbai logs 139 cases, highest since February 23

Covid-19: Mumbai logs 139 cases, highest since February 23

Mumbai on Thursday reported 139 new Coronavirus cases, the highest daily count since February 23. No death linked to the infection was reported in the financial capital.... [Read More]

13 May,2022 09:59 PM IST | Mumbai
Teaser: The Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello

Teaser: The Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello

Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello - A series of candid conversations with some of Mumbai’s most loved cricketers, coaches, selectors and well-wishers. Tune in for the podcast on Aug 29 only on https://www.mid-day.com/podcast/... [Read More]

27 August,2021 10:08 AM IST | Mumbai
Long Live Mid-Day: Clayton Murzello on Mid-Day's fearless reportage

Long Live Mid-Day: Clayton Murzello on Mid-Day's fearless reportage

Mid-Day`s Group Sports Editor, Clayton Murzello talks about how Mid-Day has fearlessly been reporting Mumbai`s stories for the last four decades. He also talks about the huge impact that the paper`s game-changing sports coverage has made. Watch this video for more.... [Read More]

15 January,2021 01:15 PM IST | Mumbai
Day 39 in the Bigg Boss house Its all about captaincy

Day 39 in the Bigg Boss house Its all about captaincy

Bigg Boss 6: On Day 39, captain nominations take place. Rajev is talking to Fishy Kapoor. Delnaaz reveals a secret of Rajev. What could it be? ... [Read More]

16 November,2012 07:07 PM IST
Bigg Boss 7 Day 39 Gossip Tanishaa Armaan about Pratyusha

Bigg Boss 7 Day 39 Gossip Tanishaa Armaan about Pratyusha

'Bigg Boss 7' Day 39: Gossip Tanishaa, Armaan about Pratyusha.... [Read More]

24 October,2013 07:53 PM IST
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Episode 17 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former Mumbai Ranji Trophy captain Shishir Hattangadi

Episode 17 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former Mumbai Ranji Trophy captain Shishir Hattangadi

Former Mumbai opening batsman and captain Shishir Hattangadi talks about his eventful journey in the city’s cricketing sphere and the mentors who showed him the way as he went about being one of the very few non-Test batters in the star-filled Mumbai team... [Read More]

27 January,2023 06:21 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 16 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former India cricketer Kenia Jayantilal

Episode 16 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former India cricketer Kenia Jayantilal

Former India Test cricketer Kenia Jayantilal talks about the emergence of Sunil Gavaskar as a star in 1971 and how Dilip Sardesai infused the much-needed belief to beat the West Indies team in the Caribbean that year. Jayantilal also dwells on how he made Mumbai his home despite playing for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy; also his role in bringing about a revival in Mumbai cricket during the early 1990s.... [Read More]

09 December,2022 06:53 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 15 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former India Test and ODI cricketer Yajurvindra Singh.

Episode 15 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. former India Test and ODI cricketer Yajurvindra Singh.

Former India Test cricketer and 1979 World Cupper Yajurvindra Singh talks about how Mumbai cricket had a huge impact on his career even though he represented Maharastra and Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy. His stints with Mahindra & Mahindra on the inter-office circuit and Jolly Cricketers in club cricket exposed him to the tough world of Mumbai cricket.... [Read More]

10 November,2022 05:37 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 14 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. Balvinder Singh Sandhu, former Indian test cricketer

Episode 14 : Mid-day’s Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello ft. Balvinder Singh Sandhu, former Indian test cricketer

Balvinder Singh Sandhu, a member of India`s 1983 World Cup-winning team, talks about his journey from spin to swing bowling, learning to perfect his craft by observing Kapil Dev, a statement from Sunil Gavaskar playing a role in him dismissing Gordon Greenidge in the World Cup final at Lord`s and how Sachin Tendulkar`s presence made everyone feel vibrant and confident in the Mumbai team that he coached.... [Read More]

29 September,2022 05:32 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 13 : Mid-day's Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello Ft. Milind Rege, former India first-class cricketer

Episode 13 : Mid-day's Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello Ft. Milind Rege, former India first-class cricketer

Former first-class cricketer and chairman of Mumbai selectors, Milind Rege recounts his days when players were paid ₹5 for a Ranji Tophy match, the phenomenal sight of witnessing thousands of people walking behind Ramakant Desai at Marine Lines station, proposing Sachin Tendulkar's name for the Mumbai Ranji team and his sheer love for city even today.... [Read More]

02 September,2022 04:33 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 12 : Mid-day's Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello Ft. Pradeep Sunderam, former India first-class cricketer

Episode 12 : Mid-day's Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello Ft. Pradeep Sunderam, former India first-class cricketer

Pradeep Sunderam, who claimed all 10 wickets in an innings for Rajasthan in the 1985-86 Ranji Trophy season, is a Mumbai cricket product. He talks about his exploits in the Kanga League and how Sunil Gavaskar displayed what commitment is by landing up at the ground a few hours after arriving from an international tour. Sunderam also reveals how he was not included in the Indian team at Leeds in 1986 despite being in England and a stand-by for that tour, when Chetan Sharma got injured. After his fast bowling career, he coached in Mumbai and Rajasthan.... [Read More]

29 July,2022 05:48 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 11 : Mid-day's Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello Ft. Vijay Alva, former professional cricketer

Episode 11 : Mid-day's Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello Ft. Vijay Alva, former professional cricketer

Cricketer-turned-fitness trainer Vijay Alva talks about his journey which also included martial arts. He shares anecdotes about his highs and lows on the local cricket scene, training Sachin Tendulkar during the cricket great’s tennis elbow rehab, being amongst cricketing greats like Sunil Gavaskar in the dressing room as a Mumbai Ranji Trophy probable, bowling to Ravi Shastri in college nets and remembering Karsan Ghavri walking in with red track pants to a ground.... [Read More]

24 June,2022 06:17 PM IST | Mumbai
Episode 10 : Mid-day's Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello Ft. Ravi Shastri, former head coach and captain of the Indian cricket team

Episode 10 : Mid-day's Mumbai Cricket Podcast with Clayton Murzello Ft. Ravi Shastri, former head coach and captain of the Indian cricket team

Ravi Shastri, former captain of the Indian cricket team and until recently its head coach apart from being a popular commentator, talks about how it feels to turn 60, the difference between his playing and coaching career and the importance of being a student of the game all his life.... [Read More]

26 May,2022 07:04 PM IST | Mumbai
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