Ashwin

  • Ashwin should be part of playing XI: Bishen Singh Bedi July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Impressed by India's brilliant showing at Lord's, spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi feels the only trick the team has missed so far in England is not playing Ravichandran Ashwin. "Ideally, Ashwin should have played in the both the games. Again it's not Stuart Binny's fault that he's been thrust...
  • With flexibility, Ashwin can be a hit abroad: Graeme Swann July 19, 2014

    London: R Ashwin has it in him to be India's top spinner on foreign tracks provided he becomes a little more flexible and curbs his aggressive instincts when the situation demands, feels former England off-spinner Graeme Swann. Ashwin is currently warming the bench after failing to find a place in the...
  • Dhoni needs to pick between Ashwin and Jadeja for Nottingham Test July 8, 2014

    India will begin their gruelling two-month tour of England with the first of the five Tests starting at Trent Bridge on July 9 as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would be desperate to reclaim the lost glory after being routed 0-4 on the 2011 tour. In warm-up for the big Test, the...
  • Taking cue from Lanka spinners in England: Ashwin June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: As a means to gear up for the upcoming Test battle in England, offspinner R Ashwin on Tuesday said he has been following the ongoing series between Sri Lanka and the hosts and is trying to take a cue from the visiting team's slow bowlers. "I have been watching the...
  • Ashwin stays on 8th spot in Test bowlers chart June 13, 2014

    Dubai: India may not have played a Test match for more than three months now but off-spinner R Ashwin held on to his eighth spot in the ICC Test bowlers' rankings led by South African paceman Dale Steyn. Ashwin, who has bagged 104 wickets and accumulated 788 runs in 19 Tests,...
  • Live telecast of India's ODI series against Bangladesh looks doubtful June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The FIFA World Cup is all set to affect the three-match ODI series between a second-string India and Bangladesh starting June 15 with Indian broadcasters showing little interest in buying the rights for the live telecast of the series. According to a report published by ESPNCricinfo, "Lack of interest...
  • Virat Kohli wins Ceat cricketer of the year award June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: India's top batsman Virat Kohli on Monday won the Ceat International Cricketer of the Year award while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, the fastest player from the country to pick 100 Test wickets, bagged the Indian Player of the Year award for 2013-14. Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan was named the International Player...
  • 'Kochadaiiyaan' to hit the screens on Friday, Rajinikanth fever grips Chennai May 22, 2014

    Chennai: The wait is almost over! Come Friday, May 23rd, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's latest offering, 'Kochadaiiyaan' is all set to hit the screens. Directed by the star's younger daughter, Soundarya Ashwin, who makes her debut, 'Kochadaiiyaan' is touted as Rajini's magnum opus. But for fans of the actor,...
  • IPL 7: MS Dhoni defends Ashwin's promotion in batting order May 13, 2014

    Ranchi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni stunned many with his decision of sending Ravichandran Ashwin ahead of himself in the batting order but Chennai Super Kings skipper defended the tactics, saying players needed to be given more responsibility to convert them into match winners. In an exciting 149-run chase against Rajasthan Royals, Ashwin...
  • Thomas and Uber Cup: Jwala-Ashwini set sights on quarters May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women team's chances of qualifying for the knockout stage of the 2014 Thomas and Uber Cup would depend as much on the prowess of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu as on Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa's ability to pull off their doubles match. And the 2011 world...
  • 'Kochadaiiyaan' mobile games cross 1 million downloads May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Two official mobile games inspired by the forthcoming Rajinikanth-starrer "Kochadaiiyaan" have crossed one million downloads on mobile applications. The games, titled "Kochadaiiyaan The Legend: Kingdom Run" and "Kochadaiiyaan The Legend: Reign of Arrows", are developed by Vroovy, a joint venture between digital media company Hungama and game service company Gameshastra. They...
  • We were racing against time: 'Kochadaiiyaan' co-producer May 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The release date of the much-awaited Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' has been pushed ahead once again. The team was racing against time, says its co-producer Murali Manohar. The movie was due to release Friday, but it has now been rescheduled to hit the screens May 23. When asked to explain the unexpected turn...
  • Thalaiva's Twitter debut: Rajinikanth attracts over 150,000 followers on day one May 6, 2014

    Chennai: The true 'Thalaivar' Rajinikanth, who made his debut on Twitter Monday, attracted over 150,000 'followers' on his first day of joining the social networking platform. "Salutation to the Lord. Vaaakkam Anaivarukkum! A big thank you to all my fans. Excited on this digital journey," read the first tweet by the...
  • IPL 7: Ashwin plays down 'off-field distraction' issue May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that "off-field distractions" is something that cricketers are hardly bothered although last 12 months have seen a lot of controversies in Indian cricket. "I think people have gone a bit overboard with the off-field distraction thing. I believe that cricketers hardly care about what's...
  • BCCI recommends Ashwin for Arjuna Award April 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who won the Cricket Board's Polly Umrigar Trophy best player award in 2012-13 season, has been recommended by the BCCI for the Government's prestigious Arjuna Award this year. "Yes, Ashwin has been recommended for the Arjuna Award before the April 30 deadline. No other cricketer has been...
  • Imran Khan goes gaga over 'Kochadiyaan' animation April 14, 2014

    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 the...
  • India drop to second in ICC T20 rankings; Kohli, Ashwin rise April 7, 2014

    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 Ravichandran...
  • World T20 Final: Will it turn out to be the battle of spinners? April 6, 2014

    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' April 5, 2014

    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. The...
  • World T20: India blow away South Africa in semi-final April 5, 2014

    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 April 5, 2014

    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 April 4, 2014

    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 semi-final...
  • WT20: Semi-final can be anybody's game, says R Ashwin April 3, 2014

    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 April 3, 2014

    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 how...
  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax April 2, 2014

    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 April 1, 2014

    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 spinners...
  • Rajnikanth launches much anticipated animated film 'Kochadaiiyaan' March 31, 2014

    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 March 31, 2014

    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 no...