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Ajit Wadekar tribute Indian team

Indian team pay tribute to former Indian Test skipper Ajit Wadekar

Former Indian Test skipper Ajit Wadekar, who led the national team to their first-ever series victories in England and the West Indies, breathed his last at the age of 77 after a prolonged illness at the Jaslok Hospital here on Wednesday. In a statement, the hospital said, “Ajit Wadekar was declared dead on arrival at Jaslok

Shardul Thakur to replace Bumrah in India's ODI squad

Shardul Thakur to replace Bumrah in India’s ODI squad

New Delhi [India], July 6 (ANI): Fast bowler Shardul Thakur will replace pacer Jasprit Bumrah in India’s One-Day International squad for their upcoming ODI series against England. The All-India Senior Selection Committee made this decision after Bumrah suffered an injury on his left thumb during the first Twenty-20 International match against Ireland in Dublin.Bumrah was

IPL has helped us break barriers with England players: Kohli

IPL has helped us break barriers with England players: Kohli

Manchester, July 2 (PTI) The participation of English players in the IPL has only increased the “warmth” among rival players but on field, India skipper Virat Kohli expects a high intensity battle between both teams during the long tour beginning here tomorrow. While Jos Buttler stood out amongst the England players in the IPL, Kohli

MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi cites threat to life, applied for arms licence

MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi cites threat to life, applied for arms licence

MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi has applied for arms licence citing threat to her life.  India’s World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former Indian cricket team skipper got his own license in 2010 and now, according the sources, Sakshi has applied for either a pistol or a .32 revolver. It is further states that Dhoni’s wife

Cristiano Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal down Morocco

Cristiano Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal down Morocco

MOSCOW: Cristiano Ronaldo followed up his opening game heroics at the World Cup with the only goal in a 1-0 win for Portugal against Morocco as the European champions edged closer to the last 16. The Real Madrid star struck in the fourth minute in Mos – cow to surpass Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas as Europe’s all-time leading

India beat Afghanistan by innings and 262 runs

India beat Afghanistan by innings and 262 runs

BENGALURU: Afghanistan’s dreams of scripting a fairytale turned into a virtual nightmare as a ruthlessly professional India demolished them by an innings and 262 runs inside two days to win the historic one-off Test match here. Afghanistan came across painfully short of experience for the longest format and were bowled out for 109 and 103

India lose to Bangladesh in women's Asia Cup final

India lose to Bangladesh in women’s Asia Cup final

KUALA LUMPUR: Six-time defending champions India suffered a three-wicket defeat against Bangladesh in the final of the Women’s Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament at the Kinrara Academy Oval here on Sunday. After India scored 112/9, thanks to Harmanpreet Singh’s 56, Bangladesh managed to get over the line in the final ball of their innings. Bangladesh were in

Women's Asia Cup: India face Pakistan with eyes on final

Women’s Asia Cup: India face Pakistan with eyes on final

KUALA LUMPUR: Comfortably placed atop the points table, arch-rivals India and Pakistan will lock horns in a virtual semifinal clash of the women’s Asia Cup at the Kinrara Academy Oval here on Saturday. With six points apiece, India and Pakistan occupy the top two spots in the table, with a superior net run rate separating the

Women's T20 Asia Cup: India outclass Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

Women’s T20 Asia Cup: India outclass Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

KUALA LUMPUR: India bounced back from the humiliating seven wicket loss to Bangladesh, outclassing Sri Lanka by the same margin to register their third win and almost seal their place in the final of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup. The six-time champions consolidated their stay atop the points table, after riding an allround effort to beat

Kohli among world's highest-paid athletes

Kohli among world’s highest-paid athletes

New York – Virat Kohli is among the world’s highest-paid athletes, with the India cricket captain earning a whopping US $24 million, according to a Forbes’ compilation topped by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Kohli, the only sportsperson from India to be featured in the list, is ranked 83rd with earnings of US $24 million. Kohli,

Kohli backs Chhetri, urges sports fans to watch football team play in stadium

Kohli backs Chhetri, urges sports fans to watch football team play in stadium

NEW DELHI: Throwing his weight behind the national football skipper Sunil Chhetri, who issued an emotional plea for support, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Sunday urged the fans to throng stadiums and watch the team play.Chhetri, who is set to play his 100th match in national jersey against Kenya in the Intercontinental Cup in

Saha ruled out of Afghan Test, Karthik to replace him

Saha ruled out of Afghan Test, Karthik to replace him

NEW DELHI: India’s wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha was today ruled out of the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan after failing to recover from the thumb injury he suffered in this year’s Indian Premier League. The BCCI on Saturday named Dinesh Karthik as Saha’s replacement for Afghanistan’s debut Test match to be held in Bengaluru starting June

Head, Marsh to lead Australia A squads in India

Head, Marsh to lead Australia A squads in India

MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday named Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh as leaders of Australia A sides touring India for a triangular ODI series, also involving South Africa A and two four-day matches in August-September. Head will lead the one-day team, while Marsh has been named the captain of the fourday team that will take

Pakistan penalised for slow over-rate in first Test vs England

Pakistan penalised for slow over-rate in first Test vs England

DUBAI: Pakistan have been penalised for maintaining a slow over-rate in the Lords Test against England, which the visitors won by nine wickets to go one-up in the twomatch series. According to an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement, match referee Jeff Crowe imposed the fine after Sarfraz Ahmed’s side was ruled to be three overs short

IPL-Final: Chennai ride Watson ton to lift third IPL crown

MUMBAI: Shane Watson notched up a brilliant century as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets in the final to lift the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Chasing 179 for victory, seasoned Australian opener Watson smashed an unbeaten 57-ball 117, his fourth IPL hundred,

Chennai, Hyderabad face off in high-octane IPL final

Chennai, Hyderabad face off in high-octane IPL final

MUMBAI: The 51-day long T20 carnival has finally reached its climax as two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad will faceoff in the summit clash of the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede stadium here on Sunday.While Chennai, the two-time IPL champions, already made to the final beating

IPL Play-Offs: Chennai, Hyderabad look to seal final berth

IPL Play-Offs: Chennai, Hyderabad look to seal final berth

MUMBAI: An intriguing and no-holds barred battle between two former champions is on the cards when table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad clash with second placed Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League Qualifier 1 here on Tuesday. A slight net run rate difference separated the two teams which finished the league stage on 18 points. The

Delhi Daredevils knock out MI from play-offs

Delhi Daredevils knock out MI from play-offs

NEW DELHI: Delhi Daredevils (DD) rode a strong bowling display to notch up an 11-run victory and eliminate Mumbai Indians from the race for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs at the Ferozshah Kot la here on Sunday. Chasing a target of 175 runs in what was a must-win encounter for them, Mumbai were bundled

Rajasthan beat Bangalore in IPL tie

Rajasthan beat Bangalore in IPL tie

JAIPUR: Young Shreyas Gopal spun a web around a starstudded Royal Challengers Bangalore batting line-up with a brilliant four for 16, helping Rajasthan Royals to a 30-run victory to keep his side in the reckoning for a play-offs berth in the IPL, here on Saturday. The 24-year-old leg-spinner led a fine bowling display by the home

Kohli praises bowlers for victory against SRH

Kohli praises bowlers for victory against SRH

BENGALURU: A B de Villiers said it looked tougher than it actually was but his gravity-defying boundary catch during an IPL match was declared “spiderman stuff” by an awestruck India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli. RCB defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs last night to keep their play-off hopes alive. The outstanding moment of the