MS Dhoni

  • IPL 7: Chennai in for stiff opening test against Punjab 17-04-2014 05:25 PM

    Distracted by off-field controversies, two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be desperate to start the seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) on a positive note when they take on a revamped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Friday in Abu Dhabi. CSK narrowly missed coming under the hammer of...
  • MS Dhoni expects Chennai Super Kings to reach at least semi-finals 16-04-2014 07:05 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels adjusting to the conditions in UAE will be the biggest challenge for his team though he expects the two-time champions to at least reach the semi-finals of the seventh Indian Premier League (IPL) beginning on Wednesday. "There are players who...
  • IPL 7: Chennai Super Kings look to move on from courtroom battles 16-04-2014 11:22 AM

    The most consistent and successful team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) inspiring story dates back to the first edition of the league in 2008. With two titles in six seasons, and the only team to make it to the semi-finals of all the past...
  • IPL's credibility at stake as season seven kicks-off 15-04-2014 07:50 PM

    With the first phase being played at the UAE from April 16-30, eight teams would hope for a great start before the tournament moves back to Bangladesh or India. ...
  • Try laundry: MS Dhoni's solution to cleaning IPL 15-04-2014 11:01 AM

    Dubai: His deafening silence on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal infuriated many but an unruffled Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni preferred to look at the lighter side of the controversy by suggesting that perhaps a laundry service could be tried to keep the event clean! "We will try...
  • CSK facing off-field distractions, says Stephen Fleming 14-04-2014 11:04 PM

    Dubai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Monday conceded to experiencing off-field "distractions" going into the IPL 7 season because of the controversies surrounding the team but hoped that his side would settle down once the tournament begins on Wednesday. "There's a lot going on, I won't lie. There...
  • Controversies won't hit CSK's performance in IPL 7: Suresh Raina 13-04-2014 11:55 AM

    Ahead of the seventh season of the Indian Premier League, stylish Indian batsman Suresh Raina said he wants to focus on playing T20s at the moment and is not getting into long term planning. One of the most consistent players for India and his IPL franchise, the Chennai Super Kings,...
  • BCCI wants to examine MS Dhoni's deposition before Mudgal Committee 09-04-2014 10:51 AM

    BCCI approached the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking permission to examine the audio recordings of India captain MS Dhoni, former BCCI president N Srinivasan and Indian Premier League (IPL) COO Sundar Raman of the deposition they made before the Justic Mukul Mudgal committee that is investigating into the IPL betting...
  • IPL for me is just about expressing myself, says Dinesh Karthik 08-04-2014 05:22 PM

    Dinesh Karthik grabbed eyeballs when Delhi Daredevils bought him for an astounding Rs 12.5 crore at the last IPL auctions and the Tamil Nadu stumper knows only too well that the franchise has pinned a lot of hopes on his ability to win matches. "Of course, there will be pressure....
  • One defeat ruins India's World Twenty20 title dreams 07-04-2014 08:32 PM

    Understandably, there is a hue and cry over India's loss in the finals of World T20 against Sri Lanka in Dhaka. What's more, Yuvraj Singh is now deemed the villain. How fickle are we, the fans! Yuvraj was the toast of the nation three years ago when he won the...
  • MS Dhoni named captain of World T20 Team of Tournament 07-04-2014 02:10 PM

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the men's Team of the Tournament for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, with India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its captain. The team includes four players from India, two each from South Africa and the West Indies, and one each from Australia,...
  • Virat Kohli - not just a run-monger 07-04-2014 12:39 PM

    India played two finals at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 on Sunday - one that featured Virat Kohli and the other that the rest of his team-mates played. The Man of the Tournament was on a different planet - not finding any demons in the track or any riddles in...
  • World T20: Don't blame Yuvraj Singh, SL were brilliant in death overs 07-04-2014 11:22 AM

    Yuvraj Singh, who struggled for his 11 runs off 21 balls in the ICC World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka on Sunday should not be singled out for India's loss in the final. Definitely Yuvraj looked out of sorts but after he was dismissed on the first ball of the...
  • MS Dhoni defends underfire Yuvraj Singh, says he tried his best 07-04-2014 12:08 AM

    Mirpur: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday did not sound convincing as he desperately tried to defend Yuvraj Singh whose painstaking 21-ball 11 put paid to India's hopes of a historic treble. India's quest ended in heartbreak as a gutsy Sri Lanka produced a clinical display to win their maiden...
  • World T20: It was a perfect day for Sri Lanka, says MS Dhoni 06-04-2014 11:15 PM

    Mipur: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday admitted that his batsmen couldn't execute the plans well in the last four overs against Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. "In the middle overs, our batsmen tried our best to...
  • World T20: Sri Lanka lift maiden World T20 title beating India 06-04-2014 10:06 PM

    First determination, then emotion. That's how Sri Lanka approached the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 final. The team knew Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara won't slip into a T20 jersey again after Sunday. But they didn't let that emotional thought affect their determination of achieving what they couldn't in 2009 and...
  • World T20: Final destination for Team India and Sri Lanka 06-04-2014 02:35 PM

    The anticipation that subcontinent teams will dominate the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 has turned into reality. India and Sri Lanka will contest the final, and it promises to be a battle that may well go down to the wire. On form, two best-performing teams have qualified for the summit clash....
  • MS Dhoni arranges final ticket for Pakistan fan 06-04-2014 01:32 PM

    Mirpur: There is one thing about MS Dhoni that even his staunch critics will applaud. Whether he is on or off the field, he loves to walk the talk. So, when he declared that the hostility associated with an India-Pakistan encounter is long over, Dhoni meant it and his latest...
  • World T20 Final: Lots at stake for Team India and Sri Lanka 06-04-2014 10:05 AM

    India vs Sri Lanka match-ups haven't generated much interest of late, but the one on Sunday is different - it's for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 trophy. From farewells to history to breaking jinx, the 40-over slugfest will have lots at stake when the two subcontinent giants meet. Here's what...
  • World T20 Final: India aim at a treble against jinxed Sri Lanka 06-04-2014 08:21 AM

    Familiarity counts for nothing when pride and prize are at stake in equal measure. Not many are risking a guess for this one. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 final is placed on a knife's edge, even before it begins. There have been 19 tournament finals contested between India and Sri...
  • Controversies are part of Indian cricket: MS Dhoni 05-04-2014 06:25 PM

    Mirpur: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was at his pragmatic best on the eve of the World T20 final against Sri Lanka as he said "controversies are big part in Indian cricket" and his name was associated with almost every good or bad thing that happened in Indian cricket. "Over the...
  • Five things to know about Team India ahead of World T20 final 05-04-2014 03:17 PM

    Mirpur: Virat Kohli's unbeaten knock of 72 runs gave India a comfortable victory over South Africa in the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final on Friday. India, who won the inaugural edition of the tournament, will now face Sri Lanka in the final. Here are five things to know about the Team...
  • Dhoni wins 2014 Asian award for outstanding achievement in sports 05-04-2014 10:42 AM

    London: On a roll in the ongoing World Twenty20 where his team have entered the final, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has another reason to smile as he has won the 2014 Asian award for outstanding achievement in sports in London. Dhoni, currently in Bangladesh leading India in the...
  • 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. ...
  • Drama in the fabric of the Indian Premier League 05-04-2014 08:47 AM

    The most powerful sports official in the most cricket-mad country on earth was on the verge of taking global control of the game. Now a corruption scandal could scupper those plans. Narayanaswami Srinivasan rules the Indian board that generates enough money to keep the game afloat, so it seemed a...
  • Virat Kohli gratefully accepts gift from skipper Dhoni 05-04-2014 08:32 AM

    When Virat Kohli accepted the man of the match award on Friday, it was the second gift he had received in quick succession. With the scores level in the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not have asked for a more innocuous delivery as...
  • We were positive about chasing the target, says MS Dhoni 04-04-2014 10:59 PM

    Mirpur: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said there was a "sense of calmness" in the innings break as the team backed itself to chase down the 173-run target set by South Africa in the ICC World T20 semi-final, here on Friday night. "There was a sense of calmness in the...