Former Captain

  • Kohli ideal for number three slot: Ganguly March 19, 2012

    Kolkata: Virat Kohli is the ideal choice to fill in the number three slot left vacant by Rahul Dravid's retirement, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly said on Monday. "He is the next big thing in Indian cricket. I've never seen a better oneday innings in my 22years career. I hope he...
  • Kapil sticks to Sachin retirement statement February 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Reiterating his statements made a few days ago, former Indian allrounder Kapil Dev on Wednesday said that he stands by his comments about Sachin Tendulkar, that the 'little master' should have retired after India won the 2012 World Cup. Kapil went on to say that Tendulkar should have made...
  • 'Aus cricket system needs improvement' February 20, 2012

    Brisbane: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels that the failure of Australia's once envied system to produce talented batsmen and potentially strong leaders is a flawed one now and the issue needs to be addressed soon. According to Chappell, since Ricky Ponting's international debut in 1995 as a 20yearold, there hasn't...
  • 'India have been consistent in losing' January 31, 2012

    Kolkata: Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan on Tuesday came down heavily on the Indian team stating that the cashrich Indian Premier League was the reason that has affected the technique and temperament of the players leading to disaster in England and Australia. Terming it as a wakeup call for Indian cricket,...
  • We were in awe of Tiger Pataudi: Imran January 31, 2012

    Kolkata: Pakistan's world cup winning captain Imran Khan on Monday revealed that during his formative years he looked up to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi for inspiration. Addressing a gathering at the Tiger Pataudi Memorial Lecture here, Imran said there was a certain engima about Tiger Pataudi whose academic qualification was equally...
  • Azhar questions Dhoni's Test credentials January 31, 2012

    Former India captain, Mohammad Azharuddin feels that there should be different captains for different formats. ...
  • SL selectors must resign: Ranatunga January 16, 2012

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan cricket captainturnedpolitician Arjuna Ranatunga says the current national cricket selection panel should be sacked following the team's poor performance in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Ranatunga also accused the government of interfering with Sri Lankan cricket, resulting in some senior players also making political comments...
  • Hope EngPak series is a clean one: Abbas January 3, 2012

    Karachi: The bitterness caused by the Oval Test fiasco and the spotfixing scandal notwithstanding, former Test captain of Pakistan, Zaheer Abbas is hopeful that the upcoming series against England will be free of any controversies. "This time I hope the situation will change and it will be a controversyfree series. Both...
  • Brazilian soccer great Socrates dead December 4, 2011

    Sao Paulo: Former Brazil great Socrates, the clever playmaker who captained Brazil at the 1982 World Cup, died on Sunday. He was 57. Known for his elegant style on the field and his deep involvement with Brazilian politics, Socrates died of septic shock resulting from an intestinal infection, according to a...
  • Ganguly backs Wisden's India project December 3, 2011

    Sourav Ganguly talks exclusively to CNNIBN about the Wisden India venture, his latest Ranji century and India's upcoming tour of Australia. ...