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  • Sunil Chhetri named 2014 AIFF Player of the Year Yesterday

    Mumbai: Indian national team captain Sunil Chhetri was Saturday declared 'AIFF Player of the Year' for the third time in four years while Bala Devi has been declared the 'Woman Player of the Year'. Sandesh Jhingan, who played for Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), was declared the...
  • Indian bowling attack is hopeless: Sunil Gavaskar Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar was scathing in his criticism after Ishant Sharma and company conceded 500 runs for the third time in the ongoing Test series against Australia, saying that he has "no expectations" from the Indian bowling attack and termed it "hopeless". Asked if the performance of Indian...
  • I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar, on Saturday, regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part. In the 1981 series that had been dogged by some...
  • India bowled best in series so far, says Sunil Gavaskar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday rated India's bowling on the opening day of the third cricket Test against Australia as their best performance in the series so far but reminded that lack of quality bowling all-rounder could hurt the visitors again going into day two. India restricted...
  • BJP leader says gun culture should be banned as PDP leader fires Ak47 3 days ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP leader Sunil Sharma commenting on the Ashraf Mir firing issue said that the gun culture should be removed. "No candidate should celebrate like this, it is a unconstitutional incident and law should take its own course," said Sunil Sharma. ...
  • Sunil Gavaskar defends MS Dhoni on 'unrest' remark 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday defended Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his "unrest" comment that got the media talking about a rift within the Indian cricket team in Australia, saying that the Indian captain might have chosen a wrong word to describe the situation. Dhoni made the comment in...
  • Punjab: Congress moves no-confidence motion against SAD-BJP government 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Congress on Tuesday moved a no-confidence motion against the Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in the Punjab Assembly. Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar moved the motion on issue of drug menace in Punjab and the failure of the Parkash Singh Badal-led government to check the trade and providing patronage to...
  • 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...
  • Indian bowlers didn't have Plan B for tailenders: Sunil Gavaskar December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was critical of Indian bowling attack's inability to get lower-order wickets over the years stating that its a "familiar story" of lacking an alternative plan. Indian bowlers on Friday conceded 258 runs for the last four wickets with Australian pacers Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell...
  • India were 50-70 runs short, says Sunil Gavaskar December 18, 2014

    Batting great Sunil Gavaskar felt India squandered another opportunity to be in a commanding position after being bowled out for 408 on day two of the second Test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday. India, resuming the day on 311 for four, could only add 97 runs to their first innings....
  • I am not connected with BCCI administration: Sunil Gavaskar December 17, 2014

    With the Supreme Court on Wednesday observing that players and officials having commercial interests should stay away from administering the game, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar clarified that he is "not connected in anyway" with the BCCI administration. Senior advocate CA Sundaram, appearing for BCCI, gave the names of former greats...
  • Gavaskar, Shastri, Srikkanth in BCCI's list of individuals with 'conflict of interest'; SC reserves verdict December 17, 2014

    In a move that can shake the foundation of Indian cricket, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the verdict on the issue of conflict of interest in Indian cricket after BCCI submitted a list in SC of its administrators with conflict of interest, which included the names of three former...
  • SV Sunil awarded 'Most Energetic Indian Player' at Champions Trophy hockey December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian forward SV Sunil has been awarded as 'Most Energetic Indian Player' in the recently concluded Champions Trophy Hockey tournament in Bhubaneswar, where India finished fourth. The award has been constituted by Cairn India and this award was given to the Indian player who made the maximum impact in...
  • People should restrain from creating a captaincy controversy: Gavaskar December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar strongly feels that people should restrain themselves from creating a captaincy controversy as Mahendra Singh Dhoni will take over the mantle from stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, in the second cricket Test, starting in Brisbane on Wednesday. There has been a debate over India's captaincy in...
  • India can still win Adelaide Test, says Sunil Gavaskar December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes that the Virat Kohli-led team can even win the first cricket Test if they remain in a positive frame of mind despite another good batting show by the home team on the fourth day of the encounter. Riding on another David Warner century,...
  • Probe in irrigation scam ordered, law will take it's own course: Maharashtra CM December 12, 2014

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has given the green signal to the state's anti corruption bureau to conduct an open inquiry against Ajit Pawar and state NCP President Sunil Tatkare. ...
  • Maharashtra CM orders probe against Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare in irrigation scam December 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday gave a green signal to the states anti-corruption bureau to conduct an open enquiry against former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and state Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sunil Tatkare in the irrigation scam. The Maharashtra Irrigation scam was a government scam which...
  • Playing Karn Sharma was a great move: Sunil Gavaskar December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday felt India captain Virat Kohli made a great move to play debutant Karn Sharma in the opening Test against Australia in Adelaide. India did well to restrict Australia to 354 for six after the hosts were sitting comfortable at 206 for two on day one...
  • Six uncapped players in West Indies World Cup provisional squad December 9, 2014

    Six uncapped players were named in the West Indies' 30-man provisional squad on Tuesday for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters, 30-year-old leg-spinner Imran Khan, off-spinner Ashley Nurse, teenage fast bowler Marquino Mindley, and left-handed batsmen Evin Lewis and Jonathan Carter are the...
  • Cricket Australia, BCCI need to decide fate of first Test: Gavaskar November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Phillip Hughes' sad demise barely a week before the first India and Australia Test has put a question mark over the series opener and batting great Sunil Gavaskar feels the onus now is on the cricket boards of the two nations to decide whether to call off the...
  • Sunil Gavaskar says stories about him questioning Srinivasan 'fabricated' November 20, 2014

    Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday expressed surprise at the "fabricated stories" about him questioning N Srinivasan's silence in the match-fixing scandal while reacting to the Mudgal Committee report. Gavaskar was quoted by India Today Group as having said in Melbourne that Srinivasan needs to explain why he didn't act...
  • Young ISL performers can graduate to India team: Chhetri November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Impressed with the performance of some of the youngsters playing in the ongoing Indian Super League, India captain Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said that they deserved to be considered for national team selection. The likes of C S Sabeeth, Balwant Singh, Durga Boro, Cavin Lobo and Sandesh Jhingan have...
  • Stand-up comedians become better film actors: Sunil Pal November 19, 2014

    Panaji: Comedian-turned-actor Sunil Pal says stand-up comedians turn out to be better actors in films as they know the pulse of the audience after having performed live shows. "When a stand-up comedian does a film, he does it better as he is always live in front of the audience and has...
  • Gavaskar hits out at Meiyyapan, questions Srinivasan's silence November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has hit out at Gurunath Meiyyapan, son-in-law of ICC President N Srinivasan, over his involvement in betting and also questioned the Tamil Nadu strongman's silence in the whole spot-fixing and betting issue. "The full force of the law must come down on Meiyyapan," Gavaskar...
  • We would like to get 8 teams in IPTL by 2020: Bhupathi November 17, 2014

    Singapore: Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, who is the brain behind the International Premier Tennis Leaque (IPTL), is hoping to include a team from China in future and have eight teams on board by 2020. The inaugural edition of the USD 40 million event will feature four star-studded teams. The 24-match tournament,...
  • IPL Spot-Fixing: SC verdict will make things clear, says Gavaskar November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Preferring to play safe, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Friday said that the whole IPL spot-fixing saga will become clear once the Supreme Court verdict is out in the open. "I think the AGM has been postponed. So if the AGM is postponed then I believe they are...
  • TMC councillor Ranjit Ruidas, aides face molestation charge November 13, 2014

    Durgapur: A complaint has been filed against a Trinamool Congress councillor and his supporters for allegedly outraging the modesty of a girl and beating up her parents at Durgapur in Burdwan district. Additional Commissioner of Police, Durgapur Police Commiserate Sunil Yadav confirmed having received a written complaint from Santosh Ruidas...
  • Australia tour good exposure for Team India before World Cup 2015: Gavaskar November 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said though the Team India's upcoming Australian tour is likely to be a hard one, it would provide them a good exposure ahead of the upcoming World Cup. "The Australian tour will be a hard one for Team India. They will have a...