LAXMIPATHY BALAJI

  • IPL 7: KXIP's Sandeep Sharma credits Virender Sehwag for success April 29, 2014

    On cloud nine after his success against top batsmen such as Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, Kings XI Punjab young medium pacer Sandeep Sharma has credited Virender Sehwag for helping him become a better cricketer and described him as a "gem of a person". "Viru pa is an amazing person! In...
  • IPL 7: A special knock is long overdue for Sehwag, says Balaji April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab's Glenn Maxwell might have overshadowed Virender Sehwag with three match-winning knocks so far in this Indian Premier League, but the team's senior pacer Laxmipathy Balaji feels a "special knock" is long overdue for the out-of-favour India opener. While the Australian stole...
  • Akram backs Irfan's inclusion for SL tour July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram lauded the Indian selectors' decision to pick Irfan Pathan for the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka and said the Baroda speedster is the best choice to fill the allrounder's slot in the team. "He only needs a longer run to get his confidence back....
  • Balaji credits Kallis, Lee for good show April 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Laxmipathy Balaji, Man of the Match in Kolkata Knight Riders' first win of IPL 5, has credited Jacques Kallis and Brett Lee for their bowling performances, which he thought helped him in picking up four wickets in the success over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday. "One should give credit...
  • Gambhir, Balaji star in KKR's first win April 10, 2012

    It took a couple matches, but finally Kolkata Knight Riders got on board the IPL 5 points table with a 42run drubbing of hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. A spectacular batting collapse from KKR had threatened to prove decisive, but in the end a total of 165...
  • Tamil Nadu defy Mumbai to make Ranji final January 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Tamil Nadu entered the Ranji Trophy final for the eleventh time by virtue of having taken the firstinnings lead over Mumbai in the semifinal that ended in a draw at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. The visitors, who led the home team by 202 runs in the first innings, piled...
  • Tamil Nadu ready to give Mumbai a tough time January 9, 2012

    Mumbai: David will meet Goliath in the Ranji Trophy on Tuesday when Mumbai take on their Achilles heel Tamil Nadu in the semifinals at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. Tamil Nadu may have lifted the title just twice, but lately the southern hemisphere giants have had their way with outright victories and...
  • Balaji calls for sporting domestic tracks January 9, 2012

    Mumbai: As Indian batsmen capitulated in the first two Tests in Australia, former pacer Laxmipathy Balaji on Monday strongly stressed the need to make pacefriendly and resultoriented pitches for domestic cricket. Balaji said by playing on such surfaces, the standard of the game will improve and such dismal results can be...
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