Indian Cricket

  • Sunny side up - Gavaskar to the rescue act again 28-03-2014 08:08 PM

    During the Hindu-Muslim riots in Mumbai in 1992-93, Mumbai was ravaged by frenzy of attacks of one community against the other and the city was almost like a cauldron on fire. In one of the roads, a mob was chasing the little yellow-black taxi with passengers belonging to a minority...
  • MS Dhoni pays Rs 20 crore income tax in 2013-14 28-03-2014 05:22 PM

    Patna: Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has paid Rs 20 crore income tax in 2013-14 to retain his pole position as the highest individual tax payer in the Bihar and Jharkhand region, a senior Income Tax official said on Friday. Dhoni has paid an income tax worth Rs 20...
  • Zaheer Khan to lead Mumbai in T20 zonals 28-03-2014 12:23 PM

    Mumbai: Pacer Zaheer Khan, who is not part of the India ODI or T20 squads, will lead Mumbai in the West Zone T20 League games to be played from March 30 to April 4. Mumbai selectors also included two India under-19 cricketers Sarfaraz Khan and Shreyas Iyer in the squad,...
  • ICC refuses to comment on Supreme Court's observation on N Srinivasan 25-03-2014 05:47 PM

    An International Cricket Council (ICC) spokesman said the world governing body "has no comment to offer at this stage" relating to the Indian Supreme Court's observations on Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan. The Supreme Court on Tuesday urged the powerful head of the country's...
  • Virat Kohli will break more records than anyone else: Kapil Dev 25-03-2014 02:30 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Former captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday said that Indian batting's mainstay Virat Kohli will rewrite more records than anyone else in world cricket and believed the Delhi batsman has realistic chances of "bettering" even Sachin Tendulkar's career graph if he remains injury-free. "Without any doubt Kohli will make...
  • Ashok Dinda can play Tests for India in future: Waqar 18-03-2014 09:24 PM

    Kolkata: Former Pakistan speedstar Waqar Younis says Bengal medium pacer Ashok Dinda has it in him to become a Test cricketer provided he makes a little adjustments to his bowling. Impressed with the 29-year-old Dinda's performance in the coaching session organised by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) under its Vision...
  • Let former players decide on new roles: Ganguly 15-03-2014 02:40 PM

    Kolkata: Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said the expertise of former Indian cricketers can surely be utilised for bringing improvements in the team but was not sure if they will have enough time for the challenging job. Recently, legendary Sunil Gavaskar had said that Rahul Dravid should replace incumbent...
  • No Indian batsman dominated fast bowling as Sachin did: Dravid 15-03-2014 02:01 PM

    Mumbai: Former skipper Rahul Dravid has said that batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian to dominate the fast bowlers and had set a benchmark for the youngsters to take on the quickies. "I think Sachin was the first great dominating batsman against fast bowling. We had a generation...
  • Rahul Dravid backs Pujara to come good in ODIs 14-03-2014 07:45 PM

    Mumbai: Rahul Dravid backed Cheteshwar Pujara, who replaced him at number three in Indian Test team batting order, to come good in the ODIs like he did in his career. "Speaking from my own personal experience and as someone who was being seen (basically) as a Test player, Pujara can...
  • Not ready to be India coach yet: Rahul Dravid 14-03-2014 06:18 PM

    Mumbai: Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar wants Rahul Dravid to take up the highly challenging job of India coach but the former captain is not ready as yet to assume the mantle from under-fire incumbent Duncan Fletcher because of "time constraints". "I am happy that he [Gavaskar] said I am capable...
  • BCCI has no plans to remove Fletcher as of now: Patel 14-03-2014 05:41 PM

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday made it clear that under-fire coach of the Indian team Duncan Fletcher has its "full backing and support" and there was no immediate plans to remove him despite calls for his ouster from batting icon like Sunil Gavaskar. Fletcher was summoned by the BCCI...
  • BCCI to speak to coach Duncan Fletcher on team's poor run: sources 13-03-2014 07:35 PM

    Stung by the growing calls for sacking the Indian coach, the BCCI, it seems, has finally woken up and has decided to speak to Duncan Fletcher shortly - sources told CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN has learnt the board has decided to speak to the under-fire Fletcher on the sidelines of the forthcoming...
  • Would love to be India bowling coach again: Venkatesh Prasad 11-03-2014 08:41 PM

    New Delhi: Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad, who was sacked by the BCCI in 2009 as the country's bowling coach, Tuesday said he would love to return to his former role. "I would love to be the bowling coach of India again. It will be an honour," Prasad told reporters...
  • New Tendulkar silver coins to be launched on Mar 14 11-03-2014 07:58 PM

    Mumbai: Special edition Sachin Tendulkar silver coins, with his face, name and signature embossed on them, will be launched on March 14 in the presence of the Indian cricket legend himself. Valuemart Gold & Jewels and Diamond India would launch 15,921 coins, corresponding to the number of runs that the...
  • Pujara turns to bowling in nets for ODI selection 11-03-2014 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: As his quest to find a permanent spot in India's One-day side continues, Cheteshwar Pujara has also started bowling in order to fit the bill for ODI selection and said a good showing in IPL could see him on the plane to Australia and New Zealand for next...
  • Supreme Court adjourns RCA election case till March 25 11-03-2014 05:58 PM

    Banned former IPL chairman Lalit Modi's return to cricket administration in India continues to hang in the balance as the Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) election case, giving March 25 as the next date of hearing. The BCCI is making every possible effort to stop...
  • Rahul Dravid best man to coach Team India: Sunil Gavaskar 10-03-2014 08:24 PM

    Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday lashed out at chief coach Duncan Fletcher and called for his immediate ouster while suggesting the name of Rahul Dravid as the next coach of the Indian cricket team. "For me, Duncan Fletcher would get 1.5 in a scale of 10 as far as...
  • I compete with myself and not Ashwin, says Harbhajan 06-03-2014 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: Ravichandran Ashwin's shoddy overseas performance in recent times might have enhanced Harbhajan Singh's chances of a return to the national side but the experienced off-spinner says he is not competing with the Tamil Nadu tweaker for a place in the Indian team. "In all these years, I have...
  • 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...
  • Sachin Tendulkar tells how he prepared his emotional farewell speech 03-03-2014 10:34 AM

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar's emotional farewell speech left many wiping their tears, but the master said that his only preparation for the stirring address was to remember the "important" names he wanted to mention. The long speech, which delivered after his final Test in Mumbai last year, was lauded by one...
  • Didn't want to miss important names in farewell speech: Sachin 02-03-2014 03:01 PM

    Mumbai: He delivered his farewell speech with such emotional conviction that many were left wiping tears but retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar said his only preparation for the stirring address was to remember the "important" names he wanted to mention. The 20-minute speech, which Tendulkar delivered after his final Test...
  • Don't see talented offies in domestic circuit: Harbhajan Singh 01-03-2014 07:30 PM

    New Delhi: Senior off-spinner and Punjab captain Harbhajan Singh lamented serious dearth of quality tweakers in the domestic circuit. "Well, I played a lot of domestic matches this season but frankly speaking I haven't seen any great talent emerging. There are not too many young bowlers who are ready to...
  • Sachin Tendulkar begins work on his autobiography 01-03-2014 12:49 PM

    Soon cricket fans around the world will come to know the story of Sachin Tendulkar from the man himself as the batting icon has started work on his autobiography. "The work on it has started. If I give out the details of it, then who will read it? When the...
  • Harbhajan can make a comeback to Team India : Sourav Ganguly 26-02-2014 09:53 AM

    Kolkata: Out of favour he might be right now but former Indian captain former captain Sourav Ganguly feels seasoned off-spinner Harbhajan Singh can make a comeback if the selectors look beyond those favoured by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. "I think Bhajji can make a comeback to the national side in...
  • Asia Cup is Virat Kohli's biggest captaincy challenge to date 24-02-2014 10:28 AM

    MS Dhoni's unavailability for the Asia Cup took many by surprise but not as much as it must have Virat Kohli who - other than re-tuning himself for subcontinent pitches after two overseas tours - will now have to worry about field placements, two new balls, Powerplays and the other...
  • Is it time to show Duncan Fletcher the door? 23-02-2014 03:13 PM

    The concept of coaching has changed over the years as the coaches are no more considered background staff and in every way are responsible for a team's success and failure. India in the past had never been tolerant with the coaches, Greg Chappell's sacking comes to mind after India's early...
  • BCCI to sack coach Duncan Fletcher? 21-02-2014 01:16 PM

    Questions have been raised over Team India's performance after failing to win even a single match across all formats on their last two tours of South Africa and New Zealand, prompting the BCCI to mull over sacking coach Duncan Fletcher. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the board...
  • Dhoni vs Ganguly: Is Dhoni the best 'home Test' captain? 21-02-2014 11:39 AM

    He has won the ODI World Cup, Twenty20 World Cup, the Champions Trophy and the Test mace - the only skipper to have ever done that, but Dhoni's last three years as India's Test skipper have added strength to the notion that he is India's best Test skipper only when...
  • Sourav Ganguly performs autopsy of Team India's overseas failure 21-02-2014 10:09 AM

    MS Dhoni may have taken over Sourav Ganguly as India's most successful captain but there are few who match the Kolkata icon's astuteness who has at times been touted as India's 'Comeback Man'. And at a time when Dhoni & Co. are struggling to overcome a losing streak on foreign...
  • Harbhajan, Pragyan Ojha must for Tests: Sourav Ganguly 20-02-2014 08:14 PM

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly took a swipe at the selectors' decision to omit leftarm spinner Pragyan Ojha, especially after a 10-wicket haul in his last Test. Pointing out that India's weak spin department contributed to the 0-1 series loss in New Zealand, Ganguly said Ojha and veteran offspinner...