ROHIT SHARMA

  • India's five worries ahead of England shootout 2 days ago

    It's a no-brainer for India and England. A simple equation. Win and go through to play Australia in the final. The two teams, however, took opposite routes to set up a straight shootout. England beat India fair and square in their first meeting, while India, having lost two games in...
  • Injured Rohit Sharma unlikely to play before India's WC warm-ups 3 days ago

    Perth: The Indian team management has decided not to risk injured opener Rohit Sharma for India's do-or-die cricket tri-series game against England on January 30 and also for the finals in case India happen to win their last round robin encounter in the tournament. Rohit suffered from hamstring injury during the...
  • Blunted bowling leaves World Cup champs India vulnerable 4 days ago

    Loaded with free-stroking batsmen but missing match-winning bowlers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India will look to chase down -- rather than defend -- the World Cup title they won four years ago. In Rohit Sharma, the only batsman with two 200s in one-day internationals, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina and the...
  • Keep Virat Kohli at No.3 in World Cup, says Ian Chappell 4 days ago

    Sydney: Describing India's defence of the World Cup title as shaky, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has advised them to keep star batsman Virat Kohli at number three to negate any opposition plans to bounce them out with short-pitched deliveries on lively pitches here. "India's World Cup defence is looking as...
  • Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja fit for Sydney ODI 6 days ago

    After India's dismal show in the first two ODI's of the tri-series, some good news coming in from Australia as the Indian team management confirmed reports of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja getting fit and ready to play the next one-day in Sydney. According to BCCI official website, www.bcci.tv, Ishant Sharma...
  • Rohit-Dhawan need to do a Sachin-Ganguly at World Cup 1 week ago

    Presently, two of the thinking tanks would no doubt be planning, discussing, re-planning strategies to ensure India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifts the World Cup again making it the third time in 32 years. They have been given a team to execute the job with no ifs and buts. They cannot...
  • Sledging was worse two decades ago: Andrew Flintoff January 22, 2015

    London: The ICC's recently-promised crackdown on sledging might make it seem that players are behaving badly more often right now but former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff feels the on-field altercations were 10 times worse a couple of decades ago. The ICC has warned of strict action, including bans, if players cross...
  • Spats look uglier on TV than on the field: Ricky Ponting January 21, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting opines that the on-field spats look "uglier" on TV than they actually are and the fine imposed on David Warner after his altercation with India's Rohit Sharma was more a result of camera footage than the "real picture". Warner, whose on-field behaviour has been under...
  • I would not like to see kids sledging on field: Glenn McGrath January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: Former fast bowling great Glenn McGrath says playing with a passion was a must for cricketers but he would not appreciate if kids are involved in fiery on-field spats. In the ongoing India's tour of Australia, six separate incidents have been reported for poor player behaviour with David Warner being...
  • Indian media slams David Warner's sledging antics January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian media on Tuesday lashed out at David Warner over his repeated verbal clashes with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's touring team, demanding the aggressive Australian opener be reined in. "Brakes on motormouth Warner" and "Talkative Warner crosses the line" read two headlines in Indian newspapers after Warner was fined 50...
  • David Warner warned by Cricket Australia to mend ways January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Volatile Australian batsman David Warner was on Monday warned by his cricket Board boss to "stop looking for trouble" after he engaged in verbal spat with Indian opener Rohit Sharma during the tri-series match between their sides on Sunday. Warner was fined 50 per cent of his match fee from...
  • David Warner's 'thuggish' behaviour has gone too far: Martin Crowe January 19, 2015

    Brisbane: Slamming Australian opener David Warner for his 'thuggish' behaviour in recent times, former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said that it's time cricket takes a cue from football and introduces yellow and red cards for on-field misconduct. "Watching from the luxury of my couch and after hearing numerous accounts...
  • Don't cross the line in aggression, Darren Lehmann tells Aussies January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann on Monday warned his wards against "crossing the line" in on-field aggression but conceded that the side would always "teeter pretty close" to the edge. The verbal spat between David Warner and Rohit Sharma during the tri-series cricket match yesterday, which Australia won by four...
  • Devastating AB de Villiers sets new one-day benchmark January 19, 2015

    Johannesburg: AB de Villiers required just 31 balls for his genius to propel him to the fastest ever one-day international century, a matchless masterclass that left even Chris Gayle bowing in admiration as South Africa walloped West Indies on Sunday. Dazzling improvisation and sustained, controlled butchery, the like of which cricket...
  • David Warner fined over row with Rohit Sharma January 19, 2015

    Australian opener David Warner has been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after an on-field dispute with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma during Sunday's one-day international in Melbourne. Australia won a thrilling match by four wickets but the result was marred by another ugly spat between the teams. Warner told reporters on...
  • Rohit Sharma knows how to build an innings, says MS Dhoni January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised Rohit Sharma, who has been in good form in the ODI cricket for the past two years, terming him as someone, who now knows the art of "building on good starts". "If I see the performance in ODIs in the last one and a...
  • Tri-Series: Australia beat India by 4 wickets in a close finish January 18, 2015

    Despite a defeat at Australia's hands in their opening game of the Carlton Mid Tri-series, India's bowlers impressed though left it too late to come back before losing the game by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Match 2 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series was set up for...
  • India's opening woes sorted, at one end January 18, 2015

    Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina switched to ODIs in Australia like fish to water after a forgettable Test series, but Shikhar Dhawan lost another round in his battle with bad form, which left one end of India's opening for World Cup sorted and the other still in doubt. India ignored...
  • Tri-Series heats up with Warner-Rohit spat at MCG January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Tempers flared once again during the second one-dayer of the ongoing tri-series when Indian opener Rohit Sharma and Australian batsman David Warner got involved in a war of words at the MCG on Sunday. The incident happened in the 23rd over of India's innings, when Rohit pushed a James Faulkner...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 3 January 8, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: The Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday witnessed Australia moving into a position from where it's difficult to see them losing, as captain Steven Smith's century and contributions from the lower order pushed Australia's score to 572 for...
  • India on the mat as Australia drive the fourth Test January 7, 2015

    The first morning of the Test match did not quite turn out to be the way Virat Kohli would have liked it to be and by the end of the second day, it is almost a no brainer for him to understand that losing the toss has turned this Test...
  • Tough for bowlers on flat pitch: Mohammed Shami January 7, 2015

    Sydney: He managed to notch up a five-wicket haul but Indian medium pacer Mohammed Shami said on Wednesday that it was tough to bowl on the flat deck here and his team's bowlers should not be criticised for conceding 572 runs to Australia in the ongoing fourth and final Test. Shami...
  • N Srinivasan to Rohit Sharma - the different hues of Indian cricket in 2014 December 24, 2014

    Very rarely the world will come across a sport as complicated as cricket in regards to its longevity and rules of the game which gives rise to too many heated arguments and debates as in a country like India where everybody is an expert of the game which is followed...
  • Team India should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday advised the Indian team to avoid verbal spats with their Australian counterparts as he feels the country's cricketers are not as well equipped to deal with sledging as the ones from Down Under. A day after Rohit Sharma got into a verbal spat...
  • India's Australia nightmare continues, another 4-0 looms December 20, 2014

    The moment Virat Kohli came out to resume India's second innings with Cheteshwar Pujara on the fourth morning, one could sense something was not right with the team. As it turned out, Shikhar Dhawan, who was supposed to come out with Pujara, was hit on the wrist during the net...
  • 2nd Test: Sorry India surrender inside four days, Australia win by 4 wickets December 20, 2014

    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...