Rohit Sharma

  • Rohit Sharma urges team-mates to learn from mistakes 17-04-2014 09:52 AM

    Having started their title defence with a thumping defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians' skipper Rohit Sharma reflected on the sub-par performance of his team, saying they were unable to take wickets when it was most needed and that led to their downfall. The seventh Indian Premier League kicked...
  • Rohit Sharma one of the most natural captains: MI coach John Wright 16-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Heaping praise on Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, coach John Wright said that the youngster was "one of most natural captains" and under-estimating him as a leader would be a mistake. "Rohit is one of those guys who just jump into the role and fit into it like a glove,"...
  • IPL 7: Good chance of Mumbai Indians defending their title 15-04-2014 02:15 PM

    The reigning Indian Premier League (IPL) and Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) title-holders, Mumbai Indians, will once again be one of the favourites in the seventh edition of cash-rich IPL, though the striking difference between MI of previous six editions and MI of IPL 7 will be the absence of legendary...
  • Having Sachin Tendulkar around will be great: MI coach John Wright 12-04-2014 11:19 AM

    Abu Dhabi: Mumbai Indians coach John Wright said the batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's presence as an 'icon' will be a great boost for the team in the IPL 7. "Sachin is a big part of our franchise and should be here. It will be great to see him again and...
  • Spinners, batting continue to shine for India at WT20 28-03-2014 11:58 PM

    India are through to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 riding on a magnificent eight wicket victory over the hosts Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday, courtesy yet another dominating performance by their spinners, led by Amit Mishra. And once again Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli led the batting department with...
  • India maul Bangladesh by 8 wickets to move into World T20 semis 28-03-2014 10:03 PM

    India walked through Bangladesh's total of 138 to win by 8 wickets - their third victory in a row - and reach the ICC World Twenty20 semi-finals for the first time in seven years, thanks to another superb show by the spinners and a partnership of 100 runs between Rohit...
  • Matter of one innings before Yuvraj gets back to form, says Rohit 27-03-2014 05:30 PM

    Mirpur: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma on Thursday stood firmly behind his out-of-form colleague Yuvraj Singh, expecting him to play that elusive innings against Bangladesh on Friday, which will get him back to form. "As far as Yuvraj is concerned, it's a matter of just one innings. If one innings goes...
  • A Rohit Sharma stat that will surprise you a bit 24-03-2014 01:30 PM

    Rohit Sharma sorted himself out against the West Indies on Sunday with a knock of 62*, confirming - if only for the moment - that he knows what little things to correct to get back among the runs. But while MS Dhoni chose to retain him as an opener in...
  • Batting hasn't been tested as yet, says MS Dhoni 23-03-2014 11:28 PM

    Mirpur: With top order clicking for India consistently, not many of their batsmen have got a chance to bat so far in the World Twenty20 but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the batsmen will be tested in the coming games. India beat West Indies by seven wickets on Sunday following...
  • World Twenty20: Who should open with Dhawan - Rahane or Rohit? 19-03-2014 08:45 AM

    India's batting may look well equipped to climb any mountain, but it becomes easier to scale a summit if the order of the climbers matches the skills and tools they carry in ascend. India success at World Twenty20 may depend on that theory - in cricketing terms, the batting order....
  • India hammer Afghanistan to end a disappointing Asia Cup campaign 05-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Eliminated from the race to the final, India wrapped up their Asia Cup campaign finishing third among the five teams after a thumping eight-wicket win over lowly Afghanistan at Mirpur on Wednesday. The match was rendered dead after Pakistan's historic chase to beat Bangladesh on Tuesday, which closed out any...
  • Asia Cup: Battered India face hungry Afghanistan in dead rubber 04-03-2014 10:42 PM

    India now play for pride when they take on Afghanistan in their last league match of the Asia Cup on Wednesday. After two successive defeats against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the Virat Kohli-led team were virtually out until Pakistan chased down Bangladesh's target of 327 to reach the final. Without...
  • How Team India can return to winning ways 04-03-2014 01:05 PM

    Sixty-three days have passed in 2014 and the only team India have been able to beat so far is Bangladesh and will likely add Afghanistan to that list in another day's time. If quality players line up as bricks in a team's rebuilding phase, winning culture provides the cement to...
  • Asia Cup: Sangakkara ton snatches win from sloppy India 28-02-2014 09:14 PM

    India had a decent-looking 264 for 9 on the board; but four dropped catches, one missed stumping and a sublime Kumar Sangakkara century put Virat Kohli's hopes of winning to bed and allowed Sri Lanka a hard-fought two-wicket win in the Asia Cup encounter on Friday at Fatullah. Sangakkara stayed...
  • Losing wickets of second new ball proved crucial: Dhoni 09-02-2014 02:07 PM

    Auckland: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that losing wickets of the second new ball including a poor umpiring decision, proved to be a decisive factor, as the visitors lost by 40 runs against New Zealand in the first cricket Test here on Sunday. India lost Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit...
  • Team India learning, but for how long without winning? 09-02-2014 12:12 PM

    India once again found themselves slipping in New Zealand, when the hosts placed another banana peel under the visitors' feet to win the first Test by 40 runs; this, after Ishant Sharma's match-haul of nine wickets and Shikhar Dhawan's return-to-form century raised hopes of a comeback win. India were down...
  • 1st Test: NZ beat India by 40 runs after Dhoni's controversial decision 09-02-2014 10:02 AM

    Auckland: Chasing a stiff target of 407 runs to win, Team India went down fighting and were dismissed for 366 in their second innings as they slumped to a 40-run defeat against New Zealand in the first Test at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday. It was a roller-coaster fourth...
  • Dhawan, Pujara steady as India need 320 runs more to win first Test 08-02-2014 11:20 AM

    A remarkable fightback from Team India saw them end day three at 87 for 1, needing 320 more runs to win the first Test against New Zealand, who suffered a dramatic batting collapse in the second innings to be skittled out for 105 at Auckland on Saturday. India will have...
  • Ind vs NZ, 1st Test Day 3: as it happened 08-02-2014 02:18 AM

    India managed to recover from early blows and were 130 for 4 in reply to New Zealand 503 when bad light forced the umpire's to call off the play early on day two of the second Test at Eden Park on Friday. Rohit Sharma (67*) and Ajinkya Rahane (23*), who...
  • 1st Test: India 130/4 on Day 2 in reply to NZ's 503 07-02-2014 10:51 AM

    Auckland: India managed to recover from early blows and were 130 for 4 in reply to New Zealand 503 when bad light forced the umpire's to call off the play early on day two of the second Test at Eden Park on Friday. Rohit Sharma (67*) and Ajinkya Rahane (23*),...
  • India ready to battle New Zealand in Tests: Rohit Sharma 03-02-2014 01:26 PM

    Whangarei: Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma on Monday said that the Indian team got "what they wanted" from the drawn two-day warm-up game against a New Zealand XI going into the first Test starting February 6. "We got what we wanted from this practice game. All the batsmen got in and...
  • India vs NZ XI: Rohit, Rahane score fifties as warm-up game ends in a draw 03-02-2014 10:59 AM

    Whangarei: The Indian top-order failed to convert good starts but Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane struck morale-boosting fifties ahead of the Test series as the visiting team's two-day practice match against New Zealand XI ended in a tame draw on Monday. India batted out the second day, finishing at 313...
  • Should stick to Dhawan and Rohit as openers: Wasim Jaffer 31-01-2014 07:50 PM

    Mumbai: Former Test batsman Wasim Jaffer expressed his disappointment at the way India openers performed in the last few overseas tours but said the team should stick to the same combination of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. "The kind of start Shikhar and Rohit provided before the start of South...
  • 4th ODI: Hapless India concede series 3-0 after 7-wicket loss to NZ 28-01-2014 01:59 PM

    India made bold moves, some logical and some totally out of context, but it boiled down to Indian bowling that caved in once again and failed to defend a competitive 278 for 5, which New Zealand overhauled to win by seven wickets and with 11 balls to spare - thanks...