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Tag: Indian Cricket

Ravindra Jadeja
Jadeja Becomes World's Number One All-Rounder In Latest ICC Test Rankings

Far away from Mohali, in the Rawalpindi Test between host Pakistan and Australia, which ended in a batting feast draw, opener Imam-ul-Haq hit a century each in both innings to move to a career best 63rd place with 477 points.

Ravi Shastri
Indian Cricket Will Be Spineless If Ranji Trophy Is Ignored: Ravi Shastri

The Ranji Trophy was scheduled to start on January 13 this year but was postponed indefinitely by the BCCI due to the third wave of the pandemic

Rohit Sharma Named ODI Captain
India Announce 18-Member Squad For S Africa Tests, Rohit Named ODI Captain

The Indian cricket team on Wednesday announced their 18-member squad for the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa starting from December 26.

Virat Kohli Might Give Up Captaincy In Other Formats To Focus On His Batting: Ravi Shastri
Virat Kohli Might Give Up Captaincy In Other Formats To Focus On His Batting: Ravi Shastri

Shastri reiterated that playing World Cup right after IPL was not ideal for the team but didn't want to blame BCCI as the re-scheduling happened because of COVID-19.

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Tests Positive For Covid-19
Sports Minister Urges All To Support Olympic-Bound Athletes Like Cricketers

"I want the Olympics movement and the importance of Olympics to be understood by everyone, spread across the length and breadth of India. Sports is the biggest soft power of a nation," said Rijiju.

Happy Mother’s Day: Indian Sportspersons Salute Their Mothers
Happy Mother’s Day: Indian Sportspersons Salute Their Mothers

India opener and Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma paid a heartfelt tribute to his mother on Mother's Day, saying he always looked up to her for support and unconditional love.

Sachin Tendulkar
On This Day In 2012, Tendulkar Scored His 100th International Ton

New Delhi: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar scripted history on this day in 2012 when he scored his 100th international century while playing in the Asia Cup for India. It was Tendulkar’s 49th and final century in ODI cricket and, interestingly, only his first against Bangladesh in the format. Tendulkar was 38 years old at the […]

Mohammad Azharuddin
HBD Azharuddin: Some Lesser-known Facts About The Most Controversial Skipper Of India

Bhubaneswar: Born on 8th February 1963, Mohammad Azharuddin, fondly known as Azhar, turns 58 today. The elegant middle-order batsman was renowned as one of the greatest cricketers of the country, until the match fixing issue erupted and caused mayhem in his career and personal life. Azhar has played 99 Tests and 334 ODI matches for […]

'Amazing, But I Want to Make A Name for Myself': Rishabh Pant On Comparisons With Dhoni

New Delhi: The comparisons with the iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni are flattering but young Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Thursday said he wants to carve his own identity in the game after playing a key role in the side’s historic Test series win in Australia. Pant is often compared with the two-time World Cup winning […]

'The Special One In All': Wishes Pour In For MS Dhoni As Captain Cool Turns 39

New Delhi: From Cricket fraternity to eminent personalities to the common name thronged to social media to extend birthday wishes for former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who turned 39 on Tuesday. Regarded as one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni has been on a sabbatical ever since the […]

BCCI likely to recommend Shikha & Deepti's name for Arjuna Awards

New Delhi: Team India’s journey to the final of the Women’s World T20 in March in Australia was on the back of some quality performances by the whole team. But a few players who stood out were Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey and Deepti Sharma. And Shikha and Deepti’s names have been suggested by […]

Twitter DP
Kohli changes Twitter profile picture as tribute to Maharashtra police

Mumbai: India skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday changed his display picture on popular social media platform Twitter as a tribute to Maharashtra police. Kohli stated that the police personnel have always been there for civilians during tough times and as a mark of paying respect, he decided to change his profile picture. Maharashtra Police has […]

Indian Batsman
IPL or any other sport, could be played without spectators: Ajinkya Rahane

New Delhi: The entire world may have come to a stand-still due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Delhi Capitals batsman Ajinkya Rahane believes that the only way forward is to be pragmatic in our approach. Speaking on an Instagram live session with the franchise’s official handle on Wednesday, the stylish Indian batsman said he would […]

Chahal Wants Anushka Sharma To Ask Virat Kohli To Make Him 'Open The Batting'

Mumbai: With the coronavirus outbreaks bringing life to a standstill, sportspersons across the globe are also home as sporting events have either been cancelled or suspended. And last week India skipper Virat Kohlis actress wife Anushka Sharma posted a video with the batsman which went viral and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has joined in the fun. […]

Irfan-Pathan's father upset by Miandad
Miandad comments upset my father during Pak tour, reveals Irfan

Mumbai: Former India allrounder Irfan Pathan has revealed his father got upset once at Pakistani legend Javed Miandad for his comments on the fast bowler. During the India tour of Pakistan in 2003-04, Miandad, who was the coach of Pakistan then, had said that bowlers like Pathan can be found on any street in Pakistan. […]

Team India becomes Team Mask Force in fight against COVID-19

Mumbai: Cricket is a religion in India and the BCCI is keeping no stones unturned to ensure that it joins hands with the government to fight the coronavirus outbreak. With the government requesting every individual to wear a mask when going out of the house for emergency purposes, BCCI has created a new video promoting […]

Former India Opener Wasim Jaffer Calls It A Day

New Delhi: Former India opener and domestic legend Wasim Jaffer has announced his retirement from all forms of the game. A veteran of 260 first-class games, Jaffer also played 31 Test matches and 2 ODIs for India. Having started off with Mumbai, the opener moved to Vidarbha before the 2015-16 season. Confirming the news to […]

Every Indian Must Know Hindi, There's No Bigger Language: BCCI Commentator

Bengaluru: A commentator courted controversy on Thursday during Karnataka and Baroda’s Ranji Trophy game by saying that “every Indian should know Hindi as it is our mother tongue”. It was the seventh over of Baroda’s second innings when one of the two commentators said: “I liked the fact that Sunil Gavaskar is commentating in Hindi […]

Ajit Agarkar Applies For National Selector's Job, Frontrunner For Chairman's Post, Venkatesh Prasad In Running Too

New Delhi: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Friday entered the race for the national selector’s job and is a frontrunner for the chairman’s post. Agarkar confirmed to PTI that he has applied for the national selector’s position. Agarkar, who is a former chairman of Mumbai senior selection committee, is in contention for the chairman’s […]

Virat Kohli, Kangana Ranaut- King & Queen Of Controversies?

Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut has found a quirky connection with Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. “A lot of people tell me that Virat and I share a lot of similarities. He is from a different background and he made a name for himself and made people fall in love with him,” Kangana said when asked […]

U-19 World Cup: India Outplay Japan By 10 Wickets In Mismatch

Bloemfontein: Defending champions India outclassed debutants Japan by 10 wickets in their second match to all but secure a spot in the quarterfinals of the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Tuesday. Opting to field first, four-time champions India bowled out a hapless Japan for 41 runs in 22.5 overs with leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi taking […]

BCCI Invites Applications For National Selectors

New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited fresh applications for the posts of selectors for the senior and junior Indian men’s teams and senior women’s team. While two positions each are open from the men’s senior and junior selection committees, all five positions are open in the women’s committee. […]

Pant Out Of Rajkot ODI, To Undergo Rehabilitation At NCA

Mumbai: India’s young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has been ruled out of the second ODI against Australia, scheduled to be played on January 17 in Rajkot. Though Pant, who got a concussion and didn’t feature in the second part of the first ODI in Mumbai, has been discharged from hospital after being monitored by a specialist […]

Jasprit Bumrah Receives Polly Umrigar And Dilip Sardesai Awards

Mumbai: India spearhead Jasprit Bumrah on Sunday headlined the BCCI Annual Awards function, grabbing the prestigious Polly Umrigar award apart from annexing the Dilip Sardesai honour for his exploits in international cricket in the 2018-19 season. Polly Umrigar award is presented to the best male International cricketer and it carries a citation, trophy and cheque […]

MS Dhoni To Soon End His ODI Career: Coach Ravi Shastri

New Delhi: Two-time World Cup winning India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may “soon end his ODI career”, head coach Ravi Shastri has revealed. Speaking on other issues, Shastri also slammed the ICC’s four-day Test proposal, calling the concept “nonsense”. “I have had a conversation with MS and that is between us. He has finished his […]

Bumrah On Verge Of Becoming India's Leading Wicket-Taker In T20Is

Pune: Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is one wicket away from becoming Indias leading wicket-taker in T20Is, and when Virat Kohli and Co. take on Sri Lanka in the third and final match on Friday, he can achieve the feat. Currently, he is tied with R Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal with 52 wickets to his name. […]

Sachin Tendulkar Says A Big 'NO' To 4-Dayers

New Delhi: The iconic Sachin Tendulkar has vehemently opposed the International Cricket Council’s proposed “four-day Test”, urging the governing body to refrain from “tinkering” with a format in which the spinners come into play on the final day. The ICC wants to change the 143-year old five-day format to four days with more emphasis on […]

I Never Lost My Swing, Blaming Chappell Just A Cover-Up: Irfan Pathan

Mumbai: Former India pacer Irfan Pathan on Sunday said he never lost his swing, contrary to the general perception at that time, and added blaming then-coach Greg Chappell for his downfall was a cover-up. Pathan, 35, announced his retirement here on Saturday, saying “most players start their India career at 27-28 but I ended up […]

Kohli, Dhoni Named Captains In ESPNcricinfo's Teams Of Decade

New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli has been picked as captain of the Test team of the decade, while former captain MS Dhoni has been named as skipper of both the ODI and T20I teams of the decade announced by ESPNcricinfo. Apart from Kohli, ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the only Indian to feature in […]

Rishabh Pant Needs To Be Consistent With Bat: Gautam Gambhir

Visakhapatnam: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir reckons young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant should be more consistent with the bat as the team management has shown a lot of faith in him in the recent past. On Sunday, Pant scored 71 runs off 69 balls and alongside Shreyas Iyer (70), shared a crucial partnership of 114 runs […]

Bhuvneshwar Trolls 'Bala' Dhawan For Mimicking Akshay Kumar

New Delhi: Right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar might not be playing at present for India but he is keeping a tab on his teammates through social media. On Thursday, the Men in Blue registered an emphatic eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second T20I in Rajkot to level the series. After the victory, opener Shikhar Dhawan […]

IPL Auction live updates
IPL GC: Exclusive 'No Ball Umpire' For IPL, No 'Power Player'

Mumbai: The IPL Governing Council is planning to have an umpire assigned specifically to check “no balls” after a number of howlers in the past few seasons led to heightened concerns about quality of Indian match officials. It was also learnt that the much-hyped ‘Power Player’ concept of substitutions during IPL games was shelved for […]

ravi sastri
Ganguly As BCCI Chief, Dravid At NCA Best For Indian Cricket: Shastri

Mumbai: Head coach Ravi Shastri believes that with the appointment of Sourav Ganguly — who has a vast experience in cricket administration — as the new BCCI President, Indian cricket is moving in the right direction. “My heartiest congratulations to Sourav for taking over as the BCCI president. His appointment is an indication that Indian […]

'Kohli most important man of Indian cricket, will back him'

Mumbai: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday put his weight firmly behind skipper Virat Kohli, saying the captain is the most important person in the sport and he will get everything he needs to take the team to the pinnacle of success. India whitewashed South Africa 3-0 in the just-concluded Test series to consolidate their […]

Former India Captain Ganguly Takes Over As 39th BCCI President

Mumbai: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday took over as the BCCI’s 39th president, becoming the biggest name to head the world’s richest cricket board. Ganguly was officially entrusted with the task of heading Indian cricket for the next nine months at the BCCI’s General Body meeting here, ending a tumultuous 33-month reign of […]

Kumble Turns 49; Wishes Pour In For India's Greatest Match-Winner

New Delhi: Wishes poured in on social media for legendary Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble who turned 49 on Wednesday. Former Indian opener and current Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker Gautam Gambhir termed Kumble the biggest match-winner for the country and tweeted: “Birthday wishes to India’s greatest match-winner Anil Kumble! Have learnt so much from you and […]

Sachin Expresses Confidence In 'Dadi' Ganguly

New Delhi: Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has joined the list of cricketers congratulating Sourav Ganguly, who is set to be appointed as next BCCI chief. “Congrats on being elected the BCCI President, Dadi. I am sure you will continue to serve Indian cricket like you always have! Best wishes to the new team that […]

No doubt Indian cricket will continue to prosper under Dada: VVS

New Delhi: VVS Laxman has congratulated Sourav Ganguly, who is set to be appointed as the BCCI chief and stated that he has no doubt that Indian cricket will continue to prosper under the former skipper. “Congrats Sourav Ganguly on becoming the President of BCCI. I have got no doubt that under your leadership Indian […]

Taking over at a time when BCCI image has got hampered: Ganguly

Mumbai: The new BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly’s on Monday said “it’s a great opportunity for him to do something good” as he is taking over the reigns of the board at a time when it’s image has got a serious beating. Ganguly pipped Brijesh Patel in a see-saw battle and is expected to be the […]

Ganguly set to be new BCCI President

Mumbai: In a dramatic turn of events, former captain Sourav Ganguly has emerged as consensus candidate to be BCCI’s new President after Brijesh Patel appeared to have grabbed the coveted post. Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah will be the new secretary while Arun Dhumal will be the new treasurer. Dhumal is the […]