VIRENDER SEHWAG

  • Sehwag powers Delhi to easy win over J&K in Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A vintage Virender Sehwag revived old memories with a dazzling 85 to power Delhi to a 26-run win over Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in a North Zone leg match of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 cricket tournament, here today. Coming to bat at number three position, Sehwag sent the...
  • Virender Sehwag's comeback difficult, age catching up: family admits March 18, 2015

    Virender Sehwag is a name that used to give nightmares to even the best of bowlers. With two triple centuries in Tests, a double in ODIs and titles like 'Sultan of Multan' and 'Nawab of Najafgarh' to his name, the former India opener was the apple of every Indian eye....
  • MS Dhoni's 2015 squad is India's highest Impact World Cup side ever March 12, 2015

    The 2015 Indian team to play in the World Cup is the highest impact team to ever represent India in any of its eleven editions. This is a staggering fact through Impact Index, given the illustrious names missing in this year's edition, compared to the one that played in 2011. Despite Sachin...
  • Players are now used to IPL schedule: Virender Sehwag March 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Out-of-favour India opener Virender Sehwag on Tuesday said that the start of the cash-rich Indian Premier League less than 10 days after the conclusion of the ongoing cricket World Cup was not a problem as the players were used to such kind of tight schedule. Asked if the players would...
  • Ranji Trophy: Rajat Bhatia, a troubleshooter Delhi always have February 26, 2015

    Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Unmukt Chand - these are the names one would associate with Delhi cricket. Not as much for the numbers as for the familiarity factor. But beyond the big names, it is usually a Rajat Bhatia or Mithun Manhas that...
  • Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Quarter-final: Herwadkar strikes maiden ton to take Mumbai to 376/7 February 18, 2015

    Cuttack: Opener Akhil Herwadkar struck his maiden first-class century to take Mumbai to 376 for seven against Delhi in their second innings at stumps on the third day of their quarter-final match on Wednesday. Herwadkar made 161 off 272 balls with the help of 25 boundaries and three sixes, while Shreyas...
  • Sehwag and Gambhir talk of the town in Tangi February 18, 2015

    Think Hubli, Mysore and Shimoga in Karnataka, Wayanad in Kerala or Lahli in Haryana, cricket matches in small centres across India have done a great job in bringing fans close to international stars. The 2014-15 Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash between Delhi and Mumbai at DRIEMS College Ground in Tangi, on the...
  • Former opener Aakash Chopra retires from first-class cricket February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India opener Aakash Chopra on Friday formally announced his retirement from all forms of competitive cricket after a career spanning over 15 years in which he also played 10 Test matches for the country during the 2003-04 season. In his 10-Test career, Chopra scored 437 runs at a...
  • Leaving out Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh a blunder: Qadir February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Pakistan's former legspinner Abdul Qadir has said the Indian selectors have "committed a blunder" by ignoring experienced cricketers Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh for the upcoming ODI World Cup. According to Qadir, 59, the presence of Sehwag and Yuvraj would have given the team liberty to play with four...
  • Virender Sehwag vows to continue his comeback fight for two years February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Sidelined India batsman Virender Sehwag has ruled out the possibility of retiring from cricket and has expressed his insistence on playing for "at least the next two years." Sehwag was dropped from the World Cup 30-member preliminary squad following a prolonged form slump. The right-handed batsman said he was...
  • India will reach World Cup semifinals, says Virender Sehwag February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Out-of-favour India batsman Virender Sehwag on Monday exuded confidence about India making it to the semifinals of the upcoming World Cup, saying that recent results would have little impact on the team's performance during the quadrennial extravaganza. "I am sure India will make it to the semifinals and after...
  • From Vijay Hazare to KL Rahul: India's triple centurions February 1, 2015

    Scoring a triple century is one of the toughest endeavours for a batsman. Don Bradman, Brian Lara, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle are the only ones to have achieved the feat twice in Test cricket. Lara's 501 not out in Warwickshire's game against Durham in 1994 is also the highest...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 8, Day 4 February 1, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Round up: Hosts Vidarbha bowled with clinical precision to outclass table toppers Delhi by an innings and 93 runs. Having won the match in less than two and half days, Vidarbha with seven points including a bonus from this...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group B wrap: Vidarbha inflict humiliating innings defeat on Delhi January 31, 2015

    Nagpur: Hosts Vidarbha bowled with clinical precision to outclass table toppers Delhi by an innings and 93 runs in a group league encounter of Ranji Trophy on Saturday. Having won the match in less than two and half days, Vidarbha with seven points including a bonus from this match climbed upto...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 8, Day 3 January 31, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: Seen as a future India Test regular, Young Lokesh Rahul on Friday cracked a memorable triple century - the first from Karnataka to achieve the feat in Ranji Trophy as well as first-class cricket - guiding his...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 8, Day 1 January 29, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With time running out fast for both the teams, Bengal and Railways will face off in a must-win match to keep themselves in contention for quarters of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament. Bengal will stick to their ploy of three-spin attack...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 7, Day 3 January 23, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: Baroda, after making 335 in their first innings, had defending champions Karnataka on the ropes reducing the hosts to 233 for six in reply at stumps on the second day of the Group A Ranji Trophy league...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 7, Group B wrap: Gambhir, Sehwag take Delhi to 240/4 on Day 2 January 22, 2015

    Pune: Gautam Gambhir (93) and Virender Sehwag (66) produced a 102-run partnership as Delhi reached 240 for 4 in reply to Maharashtra's first innings score of 330 on the second day. Opening the innings, Gambhir cracked seven boundaries and one six in his unbeaten 217-ball innings, while Sehwag hit seven fours...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 6, Day 1 January 13, 2015

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Preview: Captain Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag have been instrumental in taking Delhi to the top of group B and will once again look to dominate proceedings when the hosts take on a lowly-placed Odisha in their Ranji Trophy match on...
  • Ranji Trophy: Delhi's 'Big Two' eye another dominating show January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Captain Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag have been instrumental in taking Delhi to the top of group B and will once again look to dominate proceedings when the hosts take on a lowly-placed Odisha in their Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Tuesday. Having already pocketed three of their...
  • Cricket World Cup trophy tour reaches Gurgaon January 9, 2015

    Gurgaon: The cricket World Cup 2015 trophy was unveiled here on Friday amid cheers and celebrations that continued on its tour to several cities in the country. Virender Sehwag, member of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian squad, was also present during the event. While viewing the prestigious trophy, people marked their...
  • Virender Sehwag wishes Team India ahead of World Cup title defence January 9, 2015

    Gurgaon: With the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup just a little over a month away, out-of-favour batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday wished the Indian team and hoped that the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side would be able to defend its title in Australia and New Zealand. "We are going to play...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: Delhi settle for three points against Haryana January 8, 2015

    Lahli: Delhi had to settle for three points and a draw against Haryana after not a single ball was bowled on the fourth and final day of the Ranji Trophy Group B match as dense fog engulfed the Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium here on Thursday. Delhi were to begin the day...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 5, Day 4 January 8, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Wicketkeeper Naman Ojha and captain Devendra Bundela cracked hundreds each to help Madhya Pradesh take the crucial first innings lead over Mumbai. Punjab were fighting with their back to the wall against a fine bowling by Rajasthan, who...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 5, Day 3 January 7, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Robin Uthappa slammed a brilliant 156 as defending champions Karnataka took command of their Group A Ranji Trophy league match against Jammu and Kashmir who, trailing by 243 runs in the first innings, were 37 for one in their second...
  • No comebacks for Yuvraj, Sehwag and other 2011 World Cup heroes January 7, 2015

    In a clear sign of looking ahead and showing no interest in putting the clock back, the national selection panel led by Sandeep Patil on Tuesday dashed the frail comeback hopes of Player of 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh, by ignoring him for the elite tournament. Media reports have speculated that...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 5, Day 2 January 6, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Virender Sehwag's second consecutive century (not out 147) lifted Delhi to 278 for seven on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy encounter against Haryana at Lahli, Rohtak, while Jammu and Kashmir, after being dismissed for 160 in their first...
  • Ranji Trophy: Upbeat Delhi take on hosts Haryana January 4, 2015

    Rohtak: Title contenders Delhi will start as firm favourites against an inconsistent Haryana side dogged by injuries in their fourth group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here on Monday. If one goes by the form, Delhi with three facile victories will have their tail up against Haryana, who...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 4, Day 4 December 31, 2014

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Gujarat were on the brink of a defeat against Delhi thanks to left-arm spinner Varun Sood's exploits in both the innings of their Ranji Trophy match, while S Badrinath cracked 152 to help Vidarbha set a 405-run target for Rajasthan. Varun's four...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 4, Day 3 December 30, 2014

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Mandeep Singh (235), Yuvraj Singh (182) and Gurkeerat Singh (101) powered Punjab to 659 for seven declared during their Ranji Trophy match against Saurashtra in Rajkot while centuries from Virender Sehwag (105) and Unmukt Chand helped Delhi reach 425 for...