'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

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

Comebacks are much more difficult than debuts, says 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 a finger injury, he was overlooked for nearly five years before being recalled for the

We are always a top contender when it comes to the shorter format: 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 and overs under their belt in the last six T20 matches. Dhoni himself and comeback-man

Saurabh Tiwary, Albie Morkel Join Pune Supergiants for Indian Premier League 2016

Pune Supergiants have added South African allrounder Albie Morkel and Jharkhand’s Saurabh Tiwary in the team for the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League. Both Morkel and Tiwary, who were part of the Delhi Daredevils franchise in 2015, have been added in the squad which will be led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Morkel had an ordinary time with the Daredevils, playing in just four matches but contributed a wonderful

Preity Zinta to get married next week

This evening, Preity Zinta called up her friends in Bollywood and asked them to fly out to Los Angeles for her wedding. The guy in question is Gene Goodenough, who is her American boyfriend since the past 18 months. Gene was spotted beside Preity in the IPL 2015. “It’s a five day affair in the US from  February 12-16. It would be great if you can join me in my

Virat Kohli opens up about relationship with Sachin Tendulkar, James Faulkner

Virat Kohli has opened up about his relationship with Sachin Tendulkar, James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc. He talks about how he found inspiration from watching Sachin Tendulkar play and mentions looking up to Sachin and wanting to represent India and bring laurels to her. “I started playing cricket because of Sachin.” Kohli said. “I was inspired to do things he did for the country. I always visualise myself in those

India are favourites for World T20: Shane Watson

Australian stand-in skipper Shane Watson has said that there are no doubts about hosts India being the favorites for the 2016 World T20, besides adding that his side has its work cut out in the build-up to the March-April tournament. The hosts surrendered the Sydney T20I by 7 wickets, thus losing the series 0-3. “I think, no matter what, they would have always been the favourites,” said Watson after the

Yuvraj Singh will feel less pressure as he plays more games: MS Dhoni

Yuvraj Singh’s cameo in the Sydney Twenty seems to have impressed India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He expects that the veteran left-hander would only get better as he plays more and more matches in the lead up to the ICC World Twenty20. The skipper also termed the team combination as the right mix of players going into marquee event. “I think we have the right mix. Also, Yuvraj can just go

Conflict of interest: Sourav Ganguly's 'multiple roles' under scanner

As a part of their strict stand on all matters related to conflict of interest, the Office of the Ombudsman, has written a letter to BCCI president Shashank Manohar enquiring about former India captain Sourav Ganguly’s multiple roles in administration. According to a report in The Times of India, former Justice AP Shah ­ the CI-appointed Ombudsman, appointed by BCCI to exclusively look into such matters, has given Manohar and

MS Dhoni-led Pune favourites to win IPL 2016, says Sunil Gavaskar

Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar suggested that new IPL team Rajkot should have an Indian captain, saying it makes sense to have somebody at the helm who knows the local players well. Mobile company Intex grabbed the Rajkot franchise and picked Suresh Raina, local hero Ravindra Jadeja, Kiwi superstar Brendon McCullum and Australian all-rounder James Faulkner. “In IPL it makes sense that team has an Indian captain. he knows local players, knows

Suresh Raina was our first choice, says Rajkot owner

The Intex Technologies director Keshav Bansal on Tuesday said that the Rajkot franchise was already in talks with a couple of coaches as that would be their next step before gearing up for the big auction on February 6. “We have already had lengthy discussions with a couple of coaches. I will not divulge the details at this moment. But we are close to finalizing our chief coach. Once the