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Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni steer India home after wobble

Kedar Jadhav prides himself on being a finisher who can contribute a sizable chunk of overs. On Saturday, he played his part in both disciplines, first finishing with 7-0-31-1 with the ball and then shunning his trademark flamboyance for the hard grind early on to arrest a batting slide. His 87-ball 81 formed the bedrock of India’s chase after they slumped to 99 for 4 chasing 237. Jadhav found an

Virender Sehwag offers to take care of education of martyred CRPF jawans' children

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag Saturday offered to bear the educational expenses of children of all the CRPF personnel martyred in the dastardly terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. On Thursday, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in a terror attack while several others are battling for their lives following what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in the valley. “Nothing we

'Lightening quick' Mahendra Singh Dhoni shows his love for Indian flag

In a moving gesture, Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday showed how dear was the Indian flag to him after one of his countless fans trespassed on to the ground during the third T20 International against New Zealand here. Dhoni’s delirious fan, who was holding the Indian tri-colour, breached the security and rushed towards the former Indian captain to touch his feet. Running high on emotions, the trespasser was able to

200 is just a number, says Mithali Raj on world record

Mithali Raj made her debut way back in 1999 but not much has changed for the Indian skipper even after two decades of international cricket. On Friday, Raj achieved the milestone of 200 ODIs but maintained that it is just a number for her. The 36-year-old legend became the first woman to compete in 200 matches in the ODI format. Reflecting on her feat, Raj said, “200 is just a

Shikhar Dhawan emulates Don Bradman, Virender Sehwag

Shikhar Dhawan’s scintillating 190 on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle on Wednesday put him at par with batting greats like Sir Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag. Shikhar Dhawan scored 126 runs between lunch and tea session as the Indian opener became only the third batsman after Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag in the history of Test cricket to score 100-plus runs in a

Anya Shrubsole stars as England beat India to lift fourth World Cup title

England won their fourth Women’s World Cup when Anya Shrubsole took six wickets to clinch a nine-run victory over India amid delirious scenes at a packed Lord’s on Sunday. The home side looked in danger of defeat as India chased down their total of 228/7, but an astonishing spell of seam bowling by England’s vice-captain turned the game on its head in the most nail-biting of finishes. India were coasting on 191/3

Harmanpreet Kaur Stars As India Outclass Australia To Reach Final

Opting to bat first, India got off to a poor start. After losing Smriti Mandhana (6) and Punam Raut (14) early, captain Mithali Raj (36) and Harmanpreet Kaur stitched together a 66-run stand for the third wicket and built a solid base. Harmanpreet’s (171*) stunning display of power towards the end of the innings helped India post a mammoth total of 281 for 4 against Australia. During her innings, the right-handed batter slammed

Virender Sehwag Opts For Silence After India Head Coach Snub

After a lot of twists and turns in announcing the Indian men’s cricket team head coach, Ravi Shastri was finally the chosen one for the cricket board’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). Virender Sehwag, who was at one time perceived as the front-runner for the post, was left empty-handed. On Tuesday, during a promotional event in Mumbai, Sehwag evaded questions on the controversial selection of the head coach after being pipped by Shastri for

Umesh Yadav’s house burgled on the day he’s appointed RBI assistant manager

On a day when Umesh Yadav landed a job with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as assistant manager, the right-arm Indian pace bowler also had to deal with some bad news. Umesh’s house in Nagpur was burgled on Tuesday, and according to reports, the thief or thieves took cash amounting to R45,000 as well as mobile phones. The number of mobile phones that have been stolen is not yet

Mohammed Shami threatened by local youths in Kolkata

A group of young men allegedly threatened and tried to barge into Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami’s residence in South Kolkata’s Katjunagar after an altercation, as per media reports on Monday. The incident occured on Saturday night when the 27-year old was returning home with his wife. Shami’s driver was allegedly driving too fast and nearly collided with a local’s motorbike which was kept meters away from the pacer’s residence,

Arjuna Ranatunga Alleges 2011 WC Final Fixed; Demands Probe

Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has alleged that the 2011 ICC World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka hosted in Mumbai was fixed and demanded a probe into the matter. According to a report in Sri Lanka’s English newspaper Daily Mirror, Ranatunga, while reacting to former skipper Kumar Sangakkara’s comments on whose behest the 2009 tour of Pakistan was arranged, said: “Sangakkara wants an inquiry into

Virat Kohli will have to manage three big egos

‘On paper’ is a tricky term in sport. Like, the Virat Kohli-led India were favourites ‘on paper’ to defeat Pakistan in Champions Trophy final, but what transpired on field was opposite. The occurrences post that title clash loss saw Indian cricket go through a tumultuous time, culminating in a day-long drama involving confusion, denial and acceptance. The outcome of the potboiler has given India – on paper, that is –