Dilip Vengsarkar

  • Drop Fletcher and bring in Vengsarkar, Shastri, says Farokh Engineer September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer wants Duncan Fletcher axed as the Indian team's chief coach, and the appointment of Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar to guide the team after the 31 drubbing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men received in the fiveTest series in England. "Ravi has done extremely well. He has...
  • BCCI not giving enough importance to Test cricket: Dilip Vengsarkar August 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Finding fault with the BCCI for not being serious enough about Test matches, former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar said the itinerary was wrongly drawn without any tour games in between the rubber that India miserably lost to England 13 at The Oval on Sunday. Vengsarkar also castigated team coach Duncan...
  • Indian bowlers will struggle in England, says Dilip Vengsarkar June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian attack lacks teeth which is required to bowl England twice in the Tests, says former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar. The young Indian attack will be led by Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the challenging fiveTest series, beginning next month. Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron and R Ashwin are the other...
  • We haven't yet discussed about the player in our panel: Mudgal May 25, 2014

    The Supreme Courtappointed IPL probe panel headed by retd Justice Mukul Mudgal on Sunday met for the first time to discuss the modalities about their further investigation into the spotfixing and betting scandal related to the sixth edition of Indian Premier League. "There wasn't any discussion about the reputed cricketer who...
  • MS Dhoni, Duncan Fletcher to avoid media again March 12, 2014

    The World Twenty20 is an opportunity for the Team India to return to winning ways after defeats at the hands of South Africa, New Zealand and in Asia Cup. But skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not have to explain anything to the media before the team leaves for Dhaka on...
  • Former players unhappy with Duncan Fletcher's attitude: reports March 9, 2014

    As Team India sets itself up for the fourth edition of the World Cup in the game's shortest and most popular forms, T20 cricket, former Indian players have come down hard on team coach Duncan Fletcher's ways of functioning, according to the reports. Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar as chairman of...
  • Dhoni's return crucial for India's World T20 campaign: Vengsarkar March 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Though disappointed at the India's pathetic performance over the last few months, former skipper Dilip Vengsarkar is optimistic about the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side's chances in the upcoming ICC World T20 championship in Bangladesh. The Indian team has lost successive Test and ODI rubbers to host nations South Africa and...
  • Dawood entered India's dressing room in Sharjah: Vengsarkar October 28, 2013

    Vengsarkar said the fugitive gangster was introduced by the famous actor Mehmood as a businessman. ...
  • Dawood offered cars to Indian cricketers in 1986, reveals Vengsarkar October 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Former skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Monday made a startling revelation about underworld don Dawood Ibrahim entering the Indian team dressing room and offering the players cars if they beat Pakistan in the final of the Sharjah tournament in 1986. Vengsarkar claimed that Dawood had walked into the team's dressing room...
  • MS Dhoni is best finisher I have ever seen: Dilip Vengsarkar July 12, 2013

    Mumbai: After guiding India to a nailbiting victory over Sri Lanka in the triseries final on Thursday, MS Dhoni has again staked claim to the title of the bestever finisher in the history of ODI cricket. Former captain and chairman of selectors Dilip Vengsarkar admits that he has not witnessed a...
  • Sachin Tendulkar receives award for fastest ton in Ranji Trophy May 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Senior cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who played a crucial role in Mumbai's conquest of their 40th Ranji Trophy title this season, on Wednesday received award for striking the fastest century in the national championship at the annual awards function of Mumbai Cricket Association here. Tendulkar, who slammed the century against Railways...
  • Vengsarkar calls for 'additional IPL final' in Mumbai May 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Former captain Dilip Vengsarkar has written to the BCCI, requesting them to slot an "additional final" of the Indian Premier League in the city to raise help funds for the droughthit people of Maharashtra. "The BCCI, in the past, has always come forward and helped in such matters. I earnestly...
  • Michael Clarke's Australia the worst to tour India: Vengsarkar March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Indian player and captain Dilip Vengsarkar has slammed the touring Australian side for their poor performances in the ongoing series, going as far as to term Michael Clarke's squad as the worst to tour India ever. Australia were beaten comprehensively in Chennai and Hyderabad to go 0-2...
  • Vengsarkar, Wadekar defend Dhoni January 10, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: Former Indian captains Dilip Vengsarkar and Ajit Wadekar on Wednesday batted for current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has been facing a lot of criticism of late for the cricket team's failures. "At the moment Dhoni is the only one in form. He should continue... India do not have...
  • India were overconfident, says Vengsarkar December 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Slamming the Indian team for its lack of preparedness for the fourTest England series, in which the home team is down 12 with one game to go at Nagpur next week, former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar said the onus is on the selectors to make at least a couple...
  • Former players criticise India's poor show, call for changes December 9, 2012

    New Delhi: India's meek surrender in two consecutive Tests against England on home turf was Sunday lambasted by former players, who felt it was high time the selectors made players accountable for their shambolic performance. India lost by seven wickets in the third Test in Kolkata to concede an unassailable...
  • Vengsarkar wants India to drub England 40 November 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Encouraged by India's thumping ninewicket win in the first Test at Ahmedabad, former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar hopes that the home team would pay back England with a 40 drubbing, similar to what the visitors did last year in their backyard. "The way we have played the first match,...
  • Four former cricketers to get one-time benefit August 22, 2012

    Chennai: The BCCI on Wednesday decided to extend its one-time benefit scheme to four former Test cricketers, including Mohinder Amarnath, during their Working Committee meeting here. "The BCCI's Working Committee met in Chennai earlier on Wednesday. It was decided to extend the One-time benefit to cricketers who retired after 2003-04, but...
  • Laxman's void can never be fulfilled: Tendulkar August 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Seniormost batsman Sachin Tendulkar feels that VVS Laxman's void in the Indian team will be difficult to fulfill and he will miss the Hyderabadi stylist who announced his retirement with immediate effect. "When I walk out to play in Hyderabad, I will feel a deep void. A void that...
  • Vengsarkar puts onus on Rohit to lift himself August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Struggling batsman Rohit Sharma on Thursday got the backing of former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar for his capabilities but the ex-cricketer said the youngster needed to transform his potential into runs to cement his place in the national team. "There is no doubt Rohit has tremendous potential but he...
  • India in Sri Lanka: A brief ODI history July 20, 2012

    Since 1985, India have played 21 bilateral - no tri-series or multi-team tournaments - one-day matches in Sri Lanka, winning nine and losing nine (three were no-results). Ahead of their ODI series against Sri Lanka starting July 21, we take a look back at previous bilateral series between the two...
  • BCCI is not against Kapil: Shukla May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: As the controversy over Kapil Dev's omission from the list of IPL beneficiaries raged on, the BCCI said on Thursday that it has nothing against the legendary all-rounder and he was ignored for the cash award because of a "technical issue". While the BCCI made one-time payment to former...
  • Nobody can replace Sachin: Vengsarkar February 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Thursday slammed suggestions in the media and views of another former captain Kapil Dev that Sachin Tendulkar should quit one-day cricket, saying that the master batsman needed no advice on this issue. "There is no need to advise a legend to hang his boots...
  • Former players call for wholesale changes January 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Stunned by India's Test slump abroad after the 4-0 rout in the series against Australia, former stalwarts blamed the star-studded batting line-up, reacting to the debacle by saying heads should roll following a second successive overseas whitewash. India were humbled by 298 runs in the fourth and final Test...
  • 'Age no criteria to replace seniors' January 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Amid calls to replace senior Indian cricketers in the wake of the debacle in Australia, former skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Tuesday said such decisions should not be based on age alone. "It depends on the form and fitness of players. I won't generalise the seniors. In cricket age is no...
  • South Africa legends beat India in the wild November 15, 2011

    Durban: In a cricket match in which the result and the players' performances took a backseat, South Africa beat India in a World Cricket Legends match, organised by Beyond Boundaries at the Phinda Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal on Tuesday. After opting to bat, India set South Africa a target of...
  • Be positive: Vengsarkar to Hyderabad boys November 1, 2011

    HYDERABAD: Amidst the selection controversy, which has marred the Ranji team’s preparations, the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has made two good attempts to motivate the side before the start of the season. If last week, South African legend Jonty Rhodes was in the city to give tips on fielding, it...
  • Cabinet reshuffle like kho-kho: Vilasrao July 12, 2011

    Thane: Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was moved from Rural Development to Science and Technology, on Tuesday likened the Cabinet reshuffle to a game of kho-kho. "It's kho-kho," he quipped when asked whether Tuesday's reshuffle is like a cricket match, referring to the popular field game. Asked by reporters whether he...
  • Vengsarkar doubts Indian players energy for T20 May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Former captain Dilip Vengsarkar doubts if Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would be mentally fresh and fit for the Twenty20 World Cup after the recent Indian Premier League which he fears could cause "cricket overkill" in India. "The Indian players are now in a situation where they play two high-pressure...
  • Ex-skippers all set to field for political parties January 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Karnataka BJP says that its willing to field former Captain Anil Kumble for the upcoming Lok Sabha election from Karnataka. Recently another former captain Mohammed Azharuddin had met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and is said to have expressed his wish to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha...