MS DHONI

  • 3rd Test: India, Australia share honours on Day 1 7 hours 3 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Team India picked up wickets at regular intervals while another captain's knock by Steven Smith helped Australia end the day one of the third Test at 259 for 5 on Friday. Smith scored his fourth 50-plus score in this series and was still batting on 72 when the stumps...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Day 1 15 hours 10 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: With all the hopes of a first series triumph in Australia dashed after defeats in the first two Tests, India have an unenviable task of avoiding the prospect of relinquishing their grip on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as another...
  • India fight for survival against Australia in Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    With all the hopes of a first series triumph in Australia dashed after defeats in the first two Tests, India have an unenviable task of avoiding the prospect of relinquishing their grip on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as another loss in the Boxing Day Test starting on Friday would help Australia...
  • India sweat on Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    India may have to wait a little longer to see Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action in Australia as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated the seamer's injured ankle could keep him out of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting on Friday. The 24-year-old was the most impressive player in India's...
  • Kohli used a knife and stabbed Dhawan, mocks MS Dhoni Yesterday

    Dismissing the reports of a dressing room clash between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni laughed off the media speculations and said these are tales more suited for a movie script. Dhawan was struck on his wrist during a practice session at the Gabba and didn't come...
  • Team India's pride at stake against Australia in Boxing Day Test 2 days ago

    With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two Tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight Test loss on the Australian soil this week. The defeat in the first two Tests in Australia...
  • MS Dhoni completes 10 years in international cricket 3 days ago

    Bangalore: India captain MS Dhoni on Tuesday completed 10 years in international cricket. At the age of 23, he made his international debut on December 23, 2004 against Bangladesh in Chittagong in one day international match. The 33-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman had a forgettable international debut a decade ago when he was run...
  • Boxing Day test of India's resolve in Melbourne 3 days ago

    With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two Tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight Test loss on Australian soil this week. If the tourists can retain the fighting spirit that has...
  • Nathan Lyon contradicts MS Dhoni, lauds umpires for good job 4 days ago

    Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be all that satisfied with the level of umpiring in the ongoing Test series but Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the officials are doing a "pretty good job". India were at the receiving end of at least five contentious calls in the first two...
  • Batting approach in overseas tours has improved: MS Dhoni 4 days ago

    Even as their dismal run away from home continues, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the Indian cricket team's approach to batting in overseas tours has "improved" in the last one year. A listless India capitulated to a four-wicket defeat in the second Test against Australia after an inept batting display by...
  • After Brisbane defeat, captain MS Dhoni says India's new vintage nearly ready 5 days ago

    It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match Test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage. The supine surrender of the last India Test squad to visit Australia, packed...
  • India in Australia: Two Tests India should not have lost 5 days ago

    Another Test is behind India, leaving a lot of ifs and buts. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is right it doesn't matter how close you were to winning - what matters is the end result. India were beaten by four wickets to go down 0-2 in the four-match series. Looking at the...
  • Ian Chappell criticises India after practice pitches complaints 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell on Saturday lashed out at the Indian cricket team for complaining about the practice pitches at the Gabba here. The visitors had earlier issued a team statement that said "Indian team has been asking for the fresh net practice wickets several times for last two...
  • India getting the rough end of close calls: MS Dhoni 6 days ago

    Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the 50-50 decisions are not going India's way after his team fell behind 2-0 in the series against Australia at the Gabba on Saturday. The tourists, who are against using the decision referral system (DRS) in the four-match series, had another contentious umpire's call with the...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 8 Test ducks the most by an Indian skipper 6 days ago

    India's most successful captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, bagged an unwelcome record on Saturday when his eighth Test duck made him the Indian skipper with most scores of zeroes to his name. Debutant Australia pacer trapped Dhoni LBW for a naught during India's four-wicket defeat inside four days at Brisbane, which took...
  • 2nd Test: Sorry India surrender inside four days, Australia win by 4 wickets 6 days ago

    An unforeseen change in batting order and some poor shot selection cost India another sorry Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts completed a four-wicket victory at the Gabba with more than a day to spare to go 2-0 up in the four-Test rubber. The visitors went downhill from...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 6 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede...
  • Dilip Vengsarkar bats for DRS after howlers in Tests Down Under 6 days ago

    Mumbai: A slew of howlers by umpires in the ongoing India-Australia cricket Test series Down Under has convinced former captain Dilip Vengsarkar to come out in support of the Decision Review System (DRS), a technology whose use has been consistently opposed by BCCI. "I was also of the view that since...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 1 December 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the Adelaide defeat after they lost the match in the final session on Day 5. Steven Smith will make his Test captaincy debut in place of ruled-out...
  • 123 players retained, 5 traded across teams for IPL 8 December 16, 2014

    A total of 123 cricketers, including 79 Indians and 44 overseas, were retained by the franchises for the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League. Five Indian cricketers have been traded during the trading window this year. The window for the franchises to extend the player contracts on existing terms for...
  • 2nd Test: MS Dhoni returns as India plot Gabba heist December 16, 2014

    It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the painful Adelaide thoughts, but international sport is as much about getting back on your feet as it is about maintaining a stranglehold. A defeat in the final session of a Test is always painful and the...
  • John Abraham denies acting in M.S. Dhoni's biopic, says the news is 'utter rubbish' December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor-producer John Abraham, known for his love for sports, says he is not part of Neeraj Pandey's upcoming directorial 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story', a biopic on the Indian cricket captain. It was reported that John would play fast bowler Ishant Sharma in the biopic, which will see...
  • Virat Kohli happy to hand back captaincy to MS Dhoni December 14, 2014

    Adelaide: Virat Kohli may have scored one of Test cricket's greatest final innings centuries and led India within sight of beating Australia, but he's more than happy to hand the captaincy back to MS Dhoni for the next Test. Kohli led a bold run chase on Saturday's gripping final day of...
  • MS Dhoni ranked 4th in Forbes India Celebrity list for 2014 December 12, 2014

    Indian skipper MS Dhoni is India's richest sportsperson according to the latest list of Forbes India celebs. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan tops the list and other sportspersons in the top 10 are Virat Kohli and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Dhoni is ranked 4th on the list, behind Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan...
  • Salman Khan tops the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for 2014 December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The 2014 Forbes India Celebrity 100 in its third year has found a new leader. For the first time in its three-year run, Shah Rukh Khan has been unseated from the top slot by friend and peer Salman Khan. Reason: The star didn't have a film release (barring...
  • Expect the unexpected in Australia: Virat Kohli December 8, 2014

    Virat Kohli is determined to make his mark as captain of India, if only for one Test as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni recovers from a thumb injury on the sidelines. Kohli, long regarded heir apparent to 33-year-old Dhoni, confirmed he would lead India into the first Test against Australia in...