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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

Mehbooba Mufti meets Rajnath, accuses China of meddling in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday accused China of meddling in the troubled state that has recently witnessed a spike in violence. The chief minister was speaking to reporters emerging from a meeting with Union home minister Rajnath Singh with whom she discussed the security situation in the state. She said the present crisis in Kashmir is not a mere law-and-order problem, adding the fight is against

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 –

India vs Australia will be an open game, says 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 the PCA Stadium for a place in the semi-finals after losing to New Zealand and

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma to patch up again!

It seems that Virat Kohli’s exceptional performance in ‘Twenty20 India Vs Pakistan’ has worked wonders, as the duo has decided to patch up. As per a report in TOI, Anushka Sharma gave a congratulatory call to the ‘Man of the match’ Virat Kohli over India’s victory. It turned out to be rather long conversation, where Anushka made a peace offering to patch up again. Now it’s for time to decide

Pakistan is Like Old Wine, You Drink it and Hangover Remains for Two Days, Says Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag displayed his array of strokes (read witty comments) in an exclusive chat on Monday. He is still not a Navjot Singh Sidhu, but Sehwag, known for his blazing starts, has made a colourful start as a TV commentator and analyst on radio. “Pakistan is like old wine, you drink it and hangover remains for two days,” Sehwag said, reacting to India’s World T20 victory against Pakistan in Kolkata

Shahid Afridi To Be Sacked After World T20: Pakistan Cricket Board

Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi will be replaced as Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain after the World T20 in India, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan announced on Monday, while hinting his days as a player were also numbered. PCB chairman Shahryar Khan told reporters in Lahore on his return from Kolkata on Monday that the board and Afridi had a understanding that he would retire after the World Cup. “He is captain

Smriti Irani misrepresented my work in her speech: Oxford researcher Sarmila Bose

On February 24, 2016, in the Lower House of the Indian parliament, Smriti Irani, India’s Minister of Human Resource Development, named Sarmila Bose and my book Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War, during her fiery response on the issue of freedom of speech. The minister’s introduction of me was most kind, and her remarks raise important issues about how to study the past and what happens when freedom

Pakistan star Shoaib Malik not scared of Indian batsmen

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 bilateral limited-overs series late last year but the BCCI was not keen on traveling to

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma to feature in sixth successive ICC World T20

India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, star opener Rohit Sharma and middle-order specialist Yuvraj Singh are set to make their sixth successive appearance at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 tournament, which is scheduled to start in India next month. The 27-day tournament begins in Nagpur on March 8 with a total of 19 men from all countries set to feature in their sixth straight event, while 29

Sonam Kapoor still needs to improve a lot: Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor says daughter Sonam will have to keep improving her craft despite establishing herself as a fine actress with her latest, “Neerja”. The Ram Madhavani-directed drama revolves around the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan. Sonam’s role of young flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, who fought for the lives of her passengers at the time of hijack, has earned her praise from all quarters. “Every big actor