indian cricket

Ranveer Singh Will Never Play a ‘Dark & Deep’ Role Like Alauddin Khilji Again

It’s been over a year since Padmaavat released, but Ranveer Singh ‘s performance as the menacing Alauddin Khilji is still fresh in people’s minds. Sanjay Leela Bhansali got the best out of the actor, who stole the show despite playing a despicable character. Before the release of Padmaavat, Ranveer had openly talked about how difficult it was for him to get into the skin of Khilji. He had locked himself for 21 days

'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

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 –

Don't mess around legends like Dhoni, says Ravi Shastri

In awe of Virat Kohli’s meteoric rise, Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri on Thursday said the swashbuckling batsman seems like a mirror-image of West Indian great Viv Richards and “wields his willow like a fencer does to his sword.” “Some of his (Kohli) batting reminded me of Viv – like the way the great man dominated all formats of the game he played. He is an in your face kind

MS Dhoni is still the safest keeper in world cricket, says Nayan Mongia

Notwithstanding criticism that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is losing his midas touch, former Indian stumper Nayan Mongia believes the Indian skipper is still the safest wicketkeeper in the world and should lead India at least till next year’s ICC World T20. After facing a barrage of criticism for his lack of batting form and leadership qualities, Dhoni answered his critics with an unbeaten match-winning 92 against South Africa in the second

Jagmohan Dalmiya could be ousted from BCCI due to health concerns

There is never a dull moment in Indian cricket. Days after the hard-hitting Lodha committee verdict, talks of a possible ousting of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya has already started doing the rounds. According to a report in the Indian Express, the Indian cricket board could have a new president after its Annual General Meeting in September. It’s learnt that many board members are aware

Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be banned from representing India: Tom Alter

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who declared his retirement even before completing the ongoing test series in Australia, should be banned from representing India ever again, said theatre artist Tom Alter. Alter in an interview said that like Navjot Singh Sidhu and Lala Amarnath, MS Dhoni also left a series overseas in the middle, that too as a captain. In his article, Alter said, “Both were branded as villains, and

Greg Chappell hits back at Sachin Tendulkar , says claims are untrue

Former India coach Greg Chappell hit back at Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday stating that the claims made by the latter in his autobiography is untrue. Tendulkar had accused Greg Chappell of being a “ringmaster” who imposed his ideas on players. Greg Chappell on Tuesday said that he never wanted to replace Dravid with Tendulkar as Indian captain. He claims that Sachin’s claims are untrue. In his autobiography ‘Playing it My Way’, to

Controversies are part of Indian cricket: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was at his pragmatic best on the eve of the World T20 final against Sri Lanka as he said “controversies are big part in Indian cricket” and his name was associated with almost every good or bad thing that happens in Indian cricket. “Over the years that I have been the captain I have seen almost everything. There is nothing really that I have not seen

Dhoni is most intuitive captain since Kapil

“Dhoni has been an outstanding captain, his record is terrific and he has done wonders for Indian cricket,” gushes Sourav Ganguly about MS Dhoni. Hitherto the man with the most successful record as Indian captain and one who changed the image of the Indian captain, Ganguly enjoys an exalted status in Indian cricket. But even he willingly acknowledges the wonderful things that Dhoni has worked out the game in this

Dhoni has done wonders to Indian cricket: Ganguly

Preferring to stay away from comparisons, former skipper Sourav Ganguly says current captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has done “wonders to Indian cricket” and is poised to lead the country in the 2015 World Cup. ‘Captain Cool’ Dhoni once again lived upto the billing by leading India to ICC Champions Trophy triumph on Sunday. “Dhoni has been an outstanding captain. His record as captain is terrific. He still has a lot