Clash of the titans! Virat Kohli v Chris Gayle in World T20 semi-finals

Virat Kohli v Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle is determined to grab the World Twenty20 limelight back from in-form Virat Kohli when the West Indies and India clash in a mouthwatering semi-final in Mumbai on Thursday.  The destructive opener smashed an unbeaten century, which included 11 sixes, in the West Indies’ opening win against England but has only batted once since,…

India vs Australia will be an open game, says Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar refused to pick a favourite ahead of the crucial India vs Australia game in Mohali on Sunday. The former India captain his heart said India would win and make it to the semis but insisted that it would be a fairly open game. India and Australia will battle it out at…

Pakistan star Shoaib Malik not scared of Indian batsmen

Shoaib Malik

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik is pumped up about the upcoming clash against arch-rivals India in the ongoing Asia Cup T20. The two countries have not played each other since the 2015 Word Cup, which India won convincingly thanks to Virat Kohli’s hundred and heroics from the bowlers. Pakistan were scheduled to ‘host’ India in a…

I`m not the only one who wants to be the best: Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic admitted that he is not the only player who wants to be the best players in the world. Ahead of the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Serbian said “With the results I`m having, I have to be optimistic. I try not to be over-confident, I have respect for the other players,…

Comebacks are much more difficult than debuts, says Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra

Back in the national team after being ignored for almost five years, veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra on Sunday said it is tougher to make a comeback than making a debut. The 37-year-old last played for India in the semifinal of the victorious 2011 World Cup campaign against Pakistan. After missing the final due to…

We are always a top contender when it comes to the shorter format: MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni

The emphatic triumph over Sri Lanka giving a perfect start to their World Twenty20 build-up, Indian captain MS Dhoni said his side will be one of the top contenders at the showpiece even though some top batsmen are yet to get enough time in the middle. Due to India’s deep batting, not all the batsmen have got enough runs…

Ravi Shastri wants to try all combinations before World T20

Ravi Shastri

Ahead of the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka, India team director Ravi Shastri said he is aiming at trying all possible combinations to get the best squad prior to the forthcoming World T20 at home next month. Having whitewashed Australia 3-0 in their own backyard, the Indians were expected to do well at…

Mahendra Singh Dhoni takes a dig at green track after humiliating defeat

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

A livid India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday took a dig at the pitch prepared for the first T20 International terming it an “English” rather than Indian track. Indian batsmen were all at sea against the seam and bounce extracted by rookie Sri Lanka pacers to get all-out for 101 in 18.5 overs thereby…

Brendon McCullum bids goodbye with series win

Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum got a fitting farewell on Monday, when he led New Zealand to a thumping victory over Australia in the third and final ODI of the series. This was the last time McCullum will appear in ODIs for Black Caps. As expected, McCullum gave it a 100 percent in his final ODI, before bidding…