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Sad, 20 yrs to Pak cricket and still clarify personal life: Shoaib

Experienced batsman Shoaib Malik, who is drawing flak after Pakistan’s embarrassing defeat to India, has lashed out at the country’s media for claiming that he and other players were out partying and smoking sheesha hours before the crucial encounter in Manchester. India hammered Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L method) in a one-sided, rain interrupted tie

Pakistan lacked out of the box thinking: Tendulkar

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar feels Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed was confused and didn’t have a set game plan against arch-rivals India resulting in the crushing 89-run defeat (DLS method) in the crucial World Cup fixture at the Old Trafford. It was a commanding performance from the Men in Blue all the way as they first

Eyeball-to-Eyeball: India, Pak to battle it out with bat and ball

A cricketing rivalry that transcends beyond the realms of 22 yards will be reignited when India and Pakistan square off in a World Cup encounter that could have fascinating sub-plots with rain gods threatening an anti-climactic twist. The escalating cross-border tensions between the two neighboring nations add to the intrigue with KL Rahul’s technique being

Yuvraj Singh deserved a better send off: Rohit Sharma

Indian opener Rohit Sharma feels Yuvraj Singh, who has announced his retirement from international cricket, deserved a better farewell.Taking to social media after Yuvraj announced his retirement, Rohit said: “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone. Love you brother man. You deserved a better send off.” On Monday, the stylish southpaw announced his

It’s time to move on: Yuvraj calls time on international career

Fighting back tears, Yuvraj Singh Monday announced retirement from international cricket, ending a “rollercoaster” career during which he became the hero of India’s 2011 World Cup triumph and fought a gritty battle with cancer. “After 25 years, I have decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything and is the reason why I stand

India on the move at the World Cup

The start of the 2019 World Cup campaign for India against South Africa was perfect. The first match in any tournament is a crucial encounter because although one is mentally ready to a large extent, there is always a slight bit of doubt about ones and the team’s performance.India’s campaign commenced, as one would say,

Fans want Dhoni to keep Army insignia on gloves

A controversy has erupted after former Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni was seen sporting an Army insignia on his wicket-keeping gloves in the ongoing World Cup.In India’s opening game against South Africa on Wednesday, Dhoni was spotted with the regimental dagger insignia known as the “Balidaan Badge” of the Indian Para Special Forces on his gloves.

South Africa opt to bat against India (Toss)

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bat against India in their World Cup fixture at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday.South Africa have brought in Hashim Amla and Tabraiz Shamsi whereas India have left out Mohammad Shami, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja and Dinesh Karthik from their squad for this match.After

Brat to being responsible, role model Kohli turns new leaf

With great power comes great responsibility and no one knows it better than India skipper Virat Kohli. Not just a national heartthrob, cricket fanatics across the world look to emulate Kohli. And the once angry young man is definitely cooling down with each passing day. Call it the additional responsibility of being a role model

No need for England to panic: Root after Pakistan defeat

Joe Root believes England must not press the panic button after being handed a 14-run defeat by Pakistan in their second match of the ongoing World Cup.On Monday, Root scored the first hundred of the ongoing tournament and appeared to be steering England towards victory before he and fellow centurion Jos Buttler were removed in

Faf promises Proteas fightback in remaining WC matches

After registering their second consecutive loss in the ongoing World Cup, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis assured that his side will come out strong and will give a tough fight to the opposition teams in the remaining matches.On Sunday, Proteas were expected to come out strong after their thrashing against England in the opening

Pakistan eye comeback against fired-up England

The next match will be Pakistan vs England world cup 2019. After being blasted apart by West Indies in their opening game, Pakistan will look to make amends, especially in their batting, and aim for a comeback when they take on hot-favorites England in their second World Cup fixture at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Monday. 

Bowling, fielding & captaincy will decide WC winner

A wonderful sunny day at the magnificent Oval was a perfect opening to the inaugural match of the much awaited Cricket World Cup 2019. The hosts England won handsomely against South Africa to commence their journey towards winning the cup. The inclusion of yet another young player groomed by Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier

Federer, Nadal reach record 14th French Open 4th round

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal continued their own history as they reached French Open round of 16 for a record 14th time, while women’s second seed Karolina Pliskova became the latest potential title contender to be knocked out following a loss to Petra Martic in the third round here on Friday. Contesting his 400th Grand

South Africa hold England to 311/8 in World Cup opener

South Africa restricted England to 311 for eight in the World Cup opener at the Oval on Thursday as the tournament hosts and favourites made a stuttering start in their quest to win the trophy for the first time.Ben Stokes top-scored with 89, while England captain Eoin Morgan (57), Jason Roy (54) and Joe Root

French Open: Federer joins Nadal in third round

Tennis legends Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer moved a step further towards their potential semi-final clash in men’s singles, while fourth-seeded Kiki Bertens had to retire from women’s singles second round, citing illness.Federer notched a comfortable victory, as the 20-time Grand Slam winner beat another German player Oscar Otte 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday, Xinhua

Kohli plays on front foot post warm-ups, ignores glitches

“I am glad with what we got out of these two games,” said Virat Kohli after the second warm-up match against Bangladesh which his side won comfortably by 95 runs.But was it really the case? In the first practice match, the famed Indian batting line-up struggled before the pace and swing of New Zealand bowlers,

Ramandeep Singh returns for FIH Men’s Series Finals

Hockey India on Tuesday named the 18-member squad for the FIH Men’s Series Finals to be held in Bhubaneswar from June 6.The Indian team will be led by Manpreet Singh who will have Birendra Lakra as his deputy. Experienced goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh and Krishan B. Pathak will defend India’s goalpost while Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra,

Variety in bowling makes India strong contender: Chappell

Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes the Virat Kohli-led India has variety in their bowling department, making them a strong contender to win the 2019 World Cup beginning May 30 in England and Wales.   Chappell said the team which has the ability to pick wickets at regular intervals, particularly in the middle overs, was

Bayern Munich downs RB Leipzig 3-0

Bayern Munich came out on top in the final of the German Cup here with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig, with two goals by Robert Lewandowski and one by Kingsley Coman, which means the Bavarian club close the season with a league and cup double after having already won the Bundesliga championship. Saturday’s final