Champions League Twenty20

  • Mumbai Indians to retire Sachin Tendulkar's No. 10 jersey 14-10-2013 11:04 AM

    The reigning IPL and CLT20 champions Mumbai Indians have decided to retire the No. 10 jersey worn by Sachin Tendulkar, who - following his decision to quit T20s - has decided to hang up his boots after his 200th Test next month. After Mumbai won their maiden IPL trophy earlier...
  • I am ready for the second innings, says Rahul Dravid 07-10-2013 11:26 PM

    Rahul Dravid's playing career ended last night against Mumbai Indians in the final of the Champions League Twenty20. While he ended up on the wrong end of the result, Dravid leaves behind a rich legacy. He sat down earlier on Monday with CNN-IBN sports editor Gaurav Kalra to reflect on...
  • Sachin Tendulkar can carry on for long, says Dinesh Karthik 07-10-2013 07:14 PM

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar is still as fit as a fiddle and can carry on playing at the highest level for as long as he wants to, said his Mumbai Indians team-mate Dinesh Karthik. "It is incredible that Sachin paaji looks as fit as he has ever been. His work...
  • Sachin Tendulkar in no mood to leave Mumbai Indians 07-10-2013 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians gave their icon player Sachin Tendulkar the perfect farewell on Sunday by putting the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 trophy in the batting legends lap, but the Mumbaikar says "something will come along" before the next IPL season that will keep him in the MI dugout. "As...
  • Rahul Dravid may return as Rajasthan Royals mentor, Watson captain 07-10-2013 12:39 PM

    New Delhi: Rahul Dravid made his last appearance in competitive cricket on Sunday, where his team Rajasthan Royals lost the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) final to Mumbai Indians; however, it may not be the end of Dravid's association with the Rajasthan franchise that may bring him back as a mentor,...
  • Ready to open innings in all three formats: Rohit Sharma 07-10-2013 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: After guiding Mumbai Indians to their second Champions League T20 title, skipper Rohit Sharma said he is ready to open innings in all three formats of the game and that he has been waiting for the opportunity for the last six years. "Modern cricket is such that you...
  • CLT20: Rahane wins Golden Bat, Dwayne Smith Man of the Series 07-10-2013 08:43 AM

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians' Dwayne Smith and Harbhajan Singh won the Man-of-the-Series and Man-of-the-match awards, respectively, after winning the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) title at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium here on Sunday. With scores of 9, 63*, 48, 59 and 44, the in-form Smith bagged the Man-of-the-Series award. Harbhajan,...
  • Harbhajan's 3-wicket burst turned game in MI's favour: Dravid 07-10-2013 08:42 AM

    New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid on Sunday said that Mumbai Indians offspinner Harbhajan Singh's three-wicket burst in the 17th over turned the Champions League Twenty20 final on its head and his side lost the plot after that. "Mumbai were the better side. But it was a terrific effort...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid given guard of honour 07-10-2013 12:02 AM

    New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid and Mumbai Indians' Sachin Tendulkar, playing their last Twenty20 matches, were given a guard of honour by their team-mates during the Champions League Twenty20 final at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Sunday. Rajasthan players offered the ceremonial salute to their skipper Dravid as they...
  • Sachin Tendulkar bids Mumbai Indians adieu with the CLT20 trophy 06-10-2013 11:30 PM

    A perfect moment to begin with this quote from the movie Last Hurrah: "There's one thing we all can be sure - if he had it to do over again, there's no doubt in the world he would do it very, very differently." That's probably true about how Sachin Tendulkar's...
  • Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals to win their 2nd CLT20 title 06-10-2013 11:26 PM

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians gave Sachin Tendulkar a perfect send off from T20 cricket, winning their second Champions League Twenty20 title, beating Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs in the summit clash at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium on Sunday. Riding on quick runs by Dwayne Smith (44 off 39) and...
  • Timeline: Sachin Tendulkar's Twenty20 journey 06-10-2013 09:54 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar's journey with Mumbai Indians is only one-fourth of his cricket career, and it came to an end on October 6, 2013. But those six years comprise 99 percent of Tendulkar's T20 stats, after he chose to quit the India T20 jersey playing just one international. The Sachin-MI association...
  • I have been inspired by Tendulkar's exploits: Rahul Dravid 06-10-2013 08:00 PM

    New Delhi: Playing for one last time together in a cricket match, albeit for different teams in the Champions League Twenty20 summit clash here, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid Sunday heaped encomiums on each other with the latter saying that his long time former India team-mate had inspired him to...
  • As it happened: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians, CLT20 Final 06-10-2013 06:53 PM

    Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, CLT20 trophy: Dravid making his last competitive appearance on the cricket field, Tendulkar playing his last T20, Mumbai Indians eyeing a double. The bullet points for a domestic T20 title-clash can't be more illustrious. Dravid's Rajasthan Royals will take on Tendulkar-inspired Mumbai in the final of...
  • Domination of IPL teams in CLT20 not entirely unfair 06-10-2013 02:35 PM

    An international extension of the Indian Premier League, the Champions League Twenty20 is quite understandably dominated by teams from India; and the 2013 edition hasn't been an exception with three of the four semi-finalists coming from the IPL, two of whom - Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals - have progressed...
  • Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma fined for slow over-rate 06-10-2013 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was on Sunday fined USD 1500 for maintaining a slow over rate during CLT20 semi-final against Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday. At the end of the match, Mumbai Indians were assessed to be one over behind the required rate after allowances were taken...
  • CLT20 Final: Rahul Dravid's last hurrah, Sachin Tendulkar's final T20 06-10-2013 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, CLT20 trophy: Dravid making his last competitive appearance on the cricket field, Tendulkar playing his last T20, Mumbai Indians eyeing a double. The bullet points for a domestic T20 title-clash can't be more illustrious. Dravid's Rajasthan Royals will take on Tendulkar-inspired Mumbai in the...
  • Mumbai Indians hold an edge in CLT20 final: Rohit Sharma 06-10-2013 11:04 AM

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday indicated his team will hold an edge in the final of the Champions League Twenty20 against Rajasthan Royals considering they "know the conditions better" at the Feroz Shah Kotla. MI advanced to the title clash, slated to be held on Sunday,...
  • Rahul Dravid quits competitive cricket: timeline of a legendary career 06-10-2013 09:48 AM

    After retiring from all forms of international cricket in 2012, Rahul Dravid announced earlier this year that the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) will be his last tournament as a professional cricketer. And on this day, October 6, 2013, when Dravid makes his final appearance as a player, we look...
  • What has Rahul Dravid meant to cricket? 06-10-2013 08:46 AM

    Rahul Dravid made Test cricket his backyard, ODIs the dance floor he took time to hit and T20s the classroom to educate the youngsters in the IPL and CLT20. And after sharing T20 dressing rooms with boys as young as the 18-year-old Sanju Samson, the quadragenarian is set for his...
  • Legendary Rahul Dravid set to cement final brick in The Wall 06-10-2013 08:26 AM

    Since 1996, brick by brick, the game of cricket saw Rahul Dravid turn into 'The Wall' he came to be known as. Industrious by nature, with the attitude of a workman, Dravid earned each of his run with a surgeon's precision - until 2012, when he put down his scalpel....
  • Sachin Tendulkar calls himself a little superstitious 06-10-2013 12:03 AM

    New Delhi: A few moments after crossing 50,000 runs in competitive cricket across all formats, Sachin Tendulkar called himself "a little superstitious" and said he was not aware of the impending landmark till it beamed on the big screen at the Feroze Shah Kotla on Saturday. Senior batsman Tendulkar reached...
  • CLT20: Mumbai beat Trinidad and Tobago, to meet Rajasthan in the final 05-10-2013 11:13 PM

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians booked their spot in the Champions League Twenty20 final against Rajasthan Royals as they beat Trinidad and Tobago by six wickets at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium on Saturday. After restricting T&T to 153, Mumbai chased down the target in 19.1 overs, with Dwayne Smith scoring...
  • Sachin Tendulkar reaches 50000 career runs 05-10-2013 11:01 PM

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday crossed another milestone when he completed 50,000 runs across all forms of recognised cricket during his knock in the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) semi-final between Mumbai Indians and Trinidad & Tobago at the Feroze Shah Kotla stadium here. Tendulkar became 16th in the list...
  • CLT20, 2nd semi-final MI vs T&T: as it happened 05-10-2013 07:05 PM

    After handing out a crushing defeat to Chennai Super Kings in their last group match, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) will look for an encore when they take on Mumbai Indians at the Feroze Shah Kotla ground here in the second semi-final of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) on Saturday. It's...
  • Royals dealt a blow as Brad Hodge ruled out of CLT20 final 05-10-2013 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals were dealt a massive blow ahead of their Champions League Twenty20 summit clash as destructive batsman Brad Hodge, who injured his knee in the semi-final, was declared unfit for tomorrow's match. Hodge had collided with Shane Watson whose head hit Hodge's knee at point during the...
  • Watson fined for using foul language during CLT20 semi-final 05-10-2013 03:35 PM

    Jaipur: Shane Watson of the Rajasthan Royals was fined $750 for breaching the Champions League Twenty20 Code of Behaviour during the first semi-final against Chennai Super Kings at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Watson and his fellow Australian Brad Hodge were attempting to prevent a quick single when they ran into...
  • Bowling plan against MS Dhoni worked, says Pravin Tambe 05-10-2013 01:13 PM

    Jaipur: Legspinner Pravin Tambe, who played a big role in Rajasthan Royals' 14-run win over Chennai Super Kings in Champions Trophy Twenty20 semi-finals, said that he stuck to the basics and kept on attacking without trying anything special. "I was not thinking about anything special. I just wanted to keep...
  • Our batsmen lacked calmness, panicked in run-chase: Fleming 05-10-2013 01:05 PM

    Jaipur: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has attributed his side's 14-run defeat against Rajasthan Royals in the Champions League Twenty20 semi-finals to the batting failure and conceded that his batsmen got panicked in their run chase. "Usually we are very composed and it is rare our batting has failed...