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MS Dhoni opens up on 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal

NEW DELHI: What mistake did the players make, asked Mahendra Singh Dhoni, opening up on a phase of life made “most difficult and depressing” by the 2013 IPL fixing scandal. The two-time World Cup winning captain broke his silence in a docudrama aptly titled ‘Roar of the Lion’, which focuses on the scandal that rocked Indian cricket and the ensuing ... Read More »

Kohli not a shrewd captain, can’t be compared to Dhoni, Rohit: Gambhir

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli is not a “shrewd captain” who could be compared to his national team deputy Rohit Sharma or former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who have won three IPL titles each, feels former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir. The former India opener, who led Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL trophies in 2012 and 2014, feels that in result ... Read More »

Indian batsmen will need to do well for Delhi Capitals to win IPL, feels Dhawan

New Delhi : Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan Monday reckoned that the Indian batsmen would need to score the bulk of runs for Delhi Capitals to harbour hopes of winning the Indian Premier League. Dhawan joined the rest of the Delhi Capitals squad here on Sunday after having taken part in the recently concluded One-Day series against Australia. The left-handed batsman ... Read More »

Gambhir says BCCI should go for all or nothing with Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir on Monday said the BCCI should either snap all cricketing ties with Pakistan, including multi-lateral events, or engage with the arch-rivals at every level as “there can’t be conditional bans”. Gambhir, who called for snapping ties with Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack which killed more than 40 CRPF personnel, said the Indian ... Read More »

Injured Guptill ruled out for T20 series against India

Wellington :  Senior New Zealand opener Martin Guptill has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match T20 series against India after failing to recover from a back injury. Guptill will be replaced by all-rounder Jimmy Neesham, who also featured in the final two ODIs against India in the recently concluded five-match series. “Unfortunately Martin hasn’t recovered in time for this Twenty20 ... Read More »

ICC pays tribute to MS Dhoni after match-winning knock against Australia

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday, paid tribute to Indian wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s finishing skills, following his match-winning knock against Australia in the 2nd ODI at the Adelaide Oval. Dhoni scored 55 runs in 54 deliveries, stitching an unbeaten 57-run stand off 34 balls with Dinesh Karthik, as the visitors emerged victorious after being handed a target ... Read More »

Team wants me to finish games batting at number six: Dinesh Karthik

India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik on Tuesday revealed that the team management has identified the role of a finisher for him at number six even as he effusively praised former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for showing that he can still put opposition under the pump when required. Chasing 299 in the second ODI against Australia, Karthik (25) played a key role ... Read More »

India crash to 140 all out, Australia level series

India crumbled in the face of Australia’s remarkable metamorphosis and crashed to a 146-run defeat in the second Test in Perth on Tuesday, surrendering a rare hard-earned ascendancy in a series Down Under. The hosts levelled the four-match series 1-1 after India were bowled out for 140 runs in 56 overs in their second innings on the fifth and final ... Read More »

We never thought about spin option: Kohli

Perth :  Skipper Virat Kohli Tuesday said the thought of having a spinner for the second Test against Australia never crossed his mind as he believed India’s four-pronged pace attack would do the job. India lost the match by 146 runs. The visitors were outdone by a second successive eight-wicket haul by off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who was adjudged the man-of-the-match, on ... Read More »

India bounce back but Australia still on top

Perth : India recovered from a patchy start to reduce Australia to 277 for six on the opening day of the second Test but the hosts still walked out with advantage considering the bowler-friendly conditions, here on Friday. A 112-run opening stand between Marcus Harris (70) and Aaron Finch (50) vindicated their decision to bat on green top before Indian bowlers ... Read More »