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  • Pankaj Advani enters World Snooker quarters 6 hours 12 minutes ago

    Maintaining his winning streak, Indian ace Pankaj Advani stormed into the quarterfinals of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Thursday. Advani decimated England's Ryan Causton 5-0. One of the tournament favourites, the Bengaluru cueist finished the match in an hour and 35 minutes. The 12-time world champion...
  • Ganguly was an emotional captain, Dhoni is not: VVS Laxman 4 days ago

    Indian Test legend VVS Laxman said former India captain and teammate Sourav Ganguly was a good leader who identified match-winners. Laxman, who was known for his elegant and skillful wrist-play, heaped praise on Ganguly's captaincy at the 'Hindustan Times Leadership Summit' in New Delhi on Saturday. "A good leader identifies match-winners...
  • Problems persist for Dhoni in Tests but can win World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 5 days ago

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the World Cup for India in 2011 after 28 long years, should stay at the helm for the team to defend their title in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. During the Test series in England, which...
  • Australia tour will give advantage to India in World Cup: VVS Laxman 6 days ago

    For batting legend VVS Laxman there are no clear favourites for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but the former Indian batsman feels India will surely enjoy an "advantage" having spent a considerable amount of time Down Under before the mega-event. India will spend nearly two-and-a-half months in...
  • Looking to make a comeback, World Cup hopes alive: Yuvraj Singh November 15, 2014

    Out-of-favour batsman Yuvraj Singh vows to make a quick comeback to the Indian team and said he is very much looking forward to play in the 2015 World Cup. Yuvraj, who last played for India in a T20 international in April 2014, said: "I am playing domestic cricket and hope to...
  • VVS Laxman implores India to focus on overseas improvement November 13, 2014

    Performing well overseas should be India's top priority and the Test squad needs "smart preparation" every time they embark on a tour, according to former India batsman VVS Laxman. Very strong at home, India's problems while travelling have been well documented with the team losing 13 of their last 17 test...
  • Full Text: VVS Laxman delivers the MAK Pataudi Lecture November 12, 2014

    Addressing the Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi memorial lecture organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens, former India middle-order batsman VVS Laxman voiced his opinions on the core issues that affect Indian and Test cricket. Read the full transcript here: Good evening ladies and...
  • Survival of Test cricket essential for game's future: VVS Laxman November 12, 2014

    With the threat of Twenty20 cricket eating into the share of the five-day formats, former India middle order batsman VVS Laxman on Wednesday said it's high time that they bring in new innovation like introduction of day/night matches to sustain the legacy of Test cricket. Worried about the future of Test...
  • Was Chappell's stint a dark period in Indian cricket? November 4, 2014

    Dropping a bombshell, Tendulkar has disclosed that the then India coach Greg Chappell had made a "shocking" suggestion to him to take over India's captaincy from Rahul Dravid. ...
  • Laxman slams Chappell, backs Tendulkar's claims November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India batsman VVS Laxman slammed Greg Chappell and said the controversial ex-India coach had taken Indian cricket backwards during his two-year tenure as the national coach. "Chappell took Indian cricket backwards," Laxman said when asked to describe Chappell's tumultuous stint as coach from 2005 to 2007. Reacting to a...
  • English experience to help Indians in Australia tour: VVS Laxman October 24, 2014

    Kolkata: VVS Laxman on Friday said that the English experience would help the cricketers do well in the gruelling Australia tour that precedes the World Cup. "I'm sure we'll do well in Australia. The reason I believe this because they have got the talent and the potential. You have seen that...
  • Laxman named 'batting consultant' of CAB's Vision 2020 project October 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India batting great VVS Laxman has been appointed batting consultant in Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)'s Vision 2020 Project due to the initiative of association's joint secretary and Laxman's long-time India team colleague Sourav Ganguly. His best cricketing achievement happened on the hallowed Eden Gardens turf and VVS Laxman...
  • VVS Laxman to deliver MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture at Eden Gardens October 7, 2014

    VVS Laxman is all set to renew his connection with the Eden Gardens as the former middle order batsman has been chosen to deliver the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture on October 19. The lecture will be held on the eve of the fifth and final ODI between India and the West...
  • Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher should stay with Team India: VVS Laxman September 9, 2014

    The 39yearold from Hyderabad, who followed India's performance in England, said India needed to focus on two crucial areas to improve their limitedovers performance death bowling and the opening combination. "In the T20 they gave away 50 runs in the last three overs, which is a lot, so I think...
  • Indian slip fielders standing too close to each other, says Laxman August 17, 2014

    London: With India's 'butter fingered' slipcordon struggling to hold on to catches, former slips specialist VVS Laxman feels the fielders are standing too close to each other, which is causing confusion between them. "Definitely, they are very close. I was the one who used to take the gap between the first...
  • I would have picked Rohit Sharma instead of Stuart Binny: VVS Laxman August 15, 2014

    London: Raising concerns over India's selected XI for the allimportant fifth and final Test against England, veteran batsman VVS Laxman said that he would have opted for Rohit Sharma instead of Stuart Binny in the crucial game. "Little surprised at Binny's inclusion. The reason given for his inclusion is that he...
  • I learnt a lot observing VVS Laxman: Ajinkya Rahane August 5, 2014

    Manchester: Having quietly cemented his place as India's middleorder mainstay, Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday said he has gained a lot from borrowing a trick or two from stylish Hyderabad batsman VVS Laxman. Coming in at No.5, Rahane has showed the same bit of maturity that Laxman once displayed during the...
  • Narendra Modi under fire for silence over religious incidents July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for remaining silent about incidents deemed antiMuslim in the past week, underscoring fears that his Hindu nationalist followers will upset religious relations in the multifaith nation. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in May after an election campaign that mainly focused...
  • BJP distances itself from party leader's statement on Sania Mirza July 24, 2014

    Sani Mirza is India's pride in the world sporting circuit, ranked number 5 in doubles in international tennis. Yet, BJP MLA from Telangana K Laxman called Sania an outsider and said that she is worthy of being Telangana's brand ambassador. After furore over the remark, BJP has distanced itself from...
  • BJP opposes Sania honour: Are we insulting our champions? July 24, 2014

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughterinlaw of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. CNNIBN takes...
  • Politicians vs Sania: Has Sania Mirza been insulted by our political class? July 24, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MP K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania as the daughterinlaw of Pakistan. ...
  • BJP leader K Laxman calls Sania Mirza "daughterinlaw" of Pakistan July 24, 2014

    Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Thursday opposed the state government's decision to appoint tennis icon Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, terming her as "daughterinlaw" of Pakistan. ...
  • Leaders come out in support of Sania Mirza as BJP targets her July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of newly carved state of Telangana has stirred a controversy with Bharatiya Janata Party leaders questioning her loyalty towards India. Telangana BJP MLA K Laxman raised the matter in the Assembly and called Sania the daughterinlaw of...
  • BJP MLA opposes Sania Mirza becoming Telangana brand ambassador, calls her daughterinlaw of Pakistan July 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughterinlaw of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. Laxman raised...
  • India is safe to host series against Pakistan, says VVS Laxman June 2, 2014

    Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Monday said India is safe to host Pakistan for a bilateral series. The stylish Hyderabadi batsman pointed out that the fans enjoyed the game when Pakistan toured India in December 2012 January 2013 for three ODIs and two T20s. "When Pakistan came for three onedayers and...
  • De Villers a complete batsman of the modern era: VVS Laxman May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: Former India star VVS Laxman feels Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers, without any doubt, is the most complete batsman in the modern era, who has three to four shots in his repertoire for every delivery. "Yes, he is without a doubt," the Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor said when asked if...
  • Sushma ahead in Vidisha, BJP nominee also leads in Ratlam May 16, 2014

    BJP's Sushma Swaraj is leading by a margin of 3,552 votes against Laxman Singhof Congress from Vidisha seat in Madhya Pradesh. Saffron party nominee Dileep Singh Bhuria is ahead of his Congress rival and sitting MP Kantilal Bhuria by 909 votes from Ratlam seat. ...
  • VVS Laxman's words helped me again, says Irfan Pathan May 1, 2014

    Seamer Irfan Pathan says his chat with team mentor VVS Laxman inspired him to produce a matchwinning performance for Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians here. It was Irfan who stopped the rampaging Keiron Pollard from turning the game in Mumbai's favour in the last over,...
  • IPL ideal platform to stage India comeback, says Irfan Pathan April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Irfan Pathan, who will be representing the Sunrisers Hyderabad in upcoming seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, said his aim is to play the 2015 World Cup. In his bit to get back that elusive seamer allrounder's slot, Irfan is expecting that Sunrisers' think-tank will make him bat...
  • Expelled Congress leader Rajkumar Patel to fight Vidisha poll against Sushma Swaraj April 4, 2014

    The contest for the high-profile Vidisha Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh has taken an interesting turn with expelled Congress leader Rajkumar Patel filing his nomination as an Independent against sitting BJP MP Sushma Swaraj and Congress' Laxman Singh. Patel, said to be close to Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, surprised...