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  • Imran Khan goes gaga over 'Kochadiyaan' animation 14-04-2014 06:57 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan, who gave voice-over for animation film 'Rio 2', says southern matinee idol Rajinikanth's 'Kochadiyaan' marks a big leap for animation movies. "The fact that a star as big as Rajini sir has taken part in this (animation) process is obviously a big step forward. That is...
  • India drop to second in ICC T20 rankings; Kohli, Ashwin rise 07-04-2014 12:14 PM

    Dubai: India lost their number one status to Sri Lanka after being defeated in the World Twenty20 final but star batsman Virat Kohli and spinner R Ashwin on Monday attained career-high positions of second and third respectively in the latest ICC rankings issued here. "India pair of Virat Kohli and...
  • World T20 Final: Will it turn out to be the battle of spinners? 06-04-2014 12:21 PM

    History repeats itself. After three years and four days since the 2011 ICC World Cup final, the two Asian neighbours - India and Sri Lanka - are again standing at the cusp of history; this time, though, to decide who wears the crown in the other limited-overs format as they...
  • Gilchrist hails Ashwin's delivery to Amla as 'T20 ball of the century' 05-04-2014 01:25 PM

    Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist hailed Ravichandran Ashwin's carrom ball, which knocked off Hashim Amla's off-stump during the second ICC World Twenty20 semi-final on Friday, as the "T20 ball of the century". Ashwin's delivery evoked startling comparisons with legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne's ball of the century to Mike Gatting....
  • World T20: India blow away South Africa in semi-final 05-04-2014 10:45 AM

    Led by Virat Kohli's knock of 72, India chased down South Africa's total of 172 with ease to enter World T20 final. ...
  • India favourites against Sri Lanka in World T20 final: Srikkanth 05-04-2014 10:35 AM

    India are now on the cusp of lifting the World Twenty20 title when they meet Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday. ...
  • World T20: Kohli, Ashwin star as India hammer South Africa to enter final against Sri Lanka 04-04-2014 09:32 PM

    There's such an inevitability about Virat Kohli anchoring India's run-chases in limited-overs cricket, and it once again came to the fore in Mirpur on Friday, when a victory over South Africa earned India another shot at the ICC World Twenty20 trophy. The target of 173 had the pressure of a...
  • WT20: Semi-final can be anybody's game, says R Ashwin 03-04-2014 09:30 PM

    Mirpur: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels that winning all four-matches in the group stage at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium will give India some edge but admits that the semi-final against South Africa can be anybody's game. On the eve of Friday's semi-final here, Ashwin, Man of the Match in the last...
  • A day's coaching by Shane Warne won't help South Africa: Ashwin 03-04-2014 04:32 PM

    Mirpur: Claiming to be at the top of his game right now, Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday said he is not bothered by competition breathing down his neck as his endeavour is to improve himself. "To be really honest, I've never bothered about who's behind my shoulder. That's not...
  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax 02-04-2014 04:22 PM

    Spinners, once considered irrelevant in hit-and-run cricket, will play a pivotal role when the World Twenty20 reaches the business end with the first of two semi-finals in Dhaka on Thursday. Among the top eight wicket-takers in the elite Super-10 round, six are spinners with South Africa's leggie Imran Tahir leading...
  • South Africa devising plans to counter 'exceptional' Indian spinners 01-04-2014 07:33 PM

    Mirpur: Wary of India's "exceptional" spinners, South Africa are paying a lot of attention in devising a good gameplan against the spin duo of Amit Mishra and R Ashwin ahead of the semi-final clash of the ICC World Twenty20. South African batsman JP Duminy said performing well against the Indian...
  • Rajnikanth launches much anticipated animated film 'Kochadaiiyaan' 31-03-2014 10:50 AM

    Four years after the release of his last film 'Robot' in 2010, superstar Rajinikanth is back with the animation film 'Kochadaiiyaan'. On Sunday evening, the actor was spotted the legend promoting his film in Mumbai. ...
  • I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan; he's the original superstar: Kajol 31-03-2014 09:36 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol who attended the Hindi trailer launch of 'Kochadaiiyaan' on Sunday said she is Rajinikanth's biggest fan. "I am super excited for this...I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan. He is the original superstar I look up to him. If I get an opportunity to work with him there are...
  • World T20: India trounce Australia by 73 runs to enter semis unbeaten 30-03-2014 10:08 PM

    The Indian juggernaut steamrolled Australia on Sunday amid bizarre scenes as the Aussies adopted a hit-or-perish approach to their chase of India's 159 for 7, which saw them getting bowled out for just 86. The 73-run win, India's fourth in a row, meant India will enter the semi-finals unbeaten as...
  • Spinners, batting continue to shine for India at WT20 28-03-2014 11:58 PM

    India are through to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 riding on a magnificent eight wicket victory over the hosts Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday, courtesy yet another dominating performance by their spinners, led by Amit Mishra. And once again Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli led the batting department with...
  • Surprise package Amit Mishra leads India's bowling revival 24-03-2014 12:28 PM

    What India dreaded as their weakness is turning out to be a potent weapon in the quest to regain T20 supremacy. The bowlers have put up a stupendous show in India's first two games at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, paving way for the batsmen to put the opponents out...
  • World Twenty20: Chris Gayle a threat as upbeat India run into West Indies 22-03-2014 08:17 PM

    After a thumping win over Pakistan on Friday in their World Twenty20 opener, Team India will now have to brace up for the defending champions West Indies when the two teams square up against each other in Mirpur on Sunday. Add to that the threat of Chris Gayle that India...
  • Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' cleared with U-certificate 20-03-2014 10:22 AM

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama 'Kochadaiiyaan' has been passed with a U-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification. Directed by the southern matinee idol's daughter Soundarya Ashwin, the film, touted to be India's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated movie, is slated to release April 11 worldwide. "'Kochadaiiyaan' has...
  • World T20 warm-up: Malinga's four-for hands SL five-run win over India 17-03-2014 10:43 PM

    Mirpur: Indian team's batting woes continued in the familiar sub-continental conditions as they lost their opening warm-up tie of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka by five runs on Monday. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 153 for six and then bowled out India for 148 in exactly 20 overs....
  • Sumanth Ashwin in Sukumar's maiden film production 15-03-2014 04:46 PM

    Chennai: Director Sukumar has roped in actor Sumanth Ashwin to play the lead in his maiden yet-untitled Telugu production venture, which will be directed by one of his associates, Vema Reddy. Sukumar launched Mahi Entertainments few months back to make films with his associates. "Sumanth is playing the lead. It...
  • Why the 'Kochadaiiyaan' trailer is a huge let down 10-03-2014 03:07 PM

    New Delhi: Is it me or is anyone else also feeling a bit let down by the first promo of 'Kochadaiiyaan'? The much hyped magnum opus featuring superstar Rajinikanth seems a distant cry from the usual blockbusters that the actor is associated with. Sure, the trailer promises the film to...
  • I compete with myself and not Ashwin, says Harbhajan 06-03-2014 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: Ravichandran Ashwin's shoddy overseas performance in recent times might have enhanced Harbhajan Singh's chances of a return to the national side but the experienced off-spinner says he is not competing with the Tamil Nadu tweaker for a place in the Indian team. "In all these years, I have...
  • We're putting in lot of effort, says Rayudu 04-03-2014 03:42 PM

    Mirpur: Despite the demoralising defeats against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, India middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu put his weight behind stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli and his team-mates, saying that the captain as well as the team are putting in as much effort as they could. "He has been learning a lot from...
  • Four reasons why India lost to Pakistan 03-03-2014 12:57 PM

    India's chances of reaching the Asia Cup final received a serious jolt on Sunday when Shahid Afridi swung the match in Pakistan's favour with two last-over sixes that sent shock waves across India and jubilation among cricket-starved fans in Pakistan. "This victory is for the people of Pakistan," said Man-of-the-Match...
  • Ashwin not being handled properly, says Maninder Singh 28-02-2014 10:54 AM

    New Delhi: Former Indian tweaker Maninder Singh feels offspinner R Ashwin's international career is going haywire as he has turned into a defensive bowler after not being handled properly by the team management. Ashwin, who has been struggling for a while, unveiled a new action in the ongoing Asia Cup,...
  • Won't change my action though variation is a necessity: Parvez Rasool 27-02-2014 09:08 PM

    New Delhi: Talented off-spinner and India contender Parvez Rasool is keen to add a few more variation in his armoury as an off-break bowler but would not like to tinker with his natural action while doing so. Out-of-form India offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday surprised one and all by bowling...
  • Pujara, Ashwin slip in latest ICC rankings after Auckland Test defeat 10-02-2014 12:11 PM

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara and R Ashwin managed to remain the best-placed Indians by keeping their place inside the top-10 of the batting and bowling charts respectively but slipped a rung each in the latest ICC rankings issued on Monday. Pujara was placed sixth in the batting list while Ashwin was...