Despite being an assuring presence behind the stumps, Wriddhiman Saha has contributed with the bat ever since he replaced MS Dhoni as the wicket-keeper in Test matches. Gone are the days when wicket-keepers did not know how to bat and his good keeping skills might not be enough to keep Saha in the Test team for long. India's Test captain Virat Kohli was recently effusive in his praise for Saha and backed him to score runs. "I really lik
The Indian team is known for its sheer dominance at home in Test Cricket. One of the most challenging things for overseas teams is to face the Indian spinners on spin friendly wickets. Once Indian spinners weave their web, the opposition tends to lose hope very quickly. India has started off on a winning note against South Africa in the 4-Test series. The game ended in a mere 3 days. Here is a look at 5 more instances where India wrapped t
Yuvraj Singh produced a vintage knock against a handy Gujarat bowling attack In an awe-inspiring performance, Yuvraj Singh reminded the selectors of his abilities with a flamboyant century against Gujarat in Mohali. His knock of 187 from 233 balls included 14 fours and 7 sixes, came against a bowling unit which included the likes of RP Singh, Jasprit Bumrah and Ramesh Powar and powered Punjab to a massive score of 608. Bharghav Bh
Dinesh Karthik wants to score runs until the selectors take notice Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has had never had or has never been able to keep his place in the Indian Cricket Team for a long enough duration. He did not do himself any good by being inconsistent when he did get a chance to prove himself. His average of under 28 runs in both Tests and ODIs does not make impressive reading. But, one could also argue that he w
Varun Aaron brushed aside Kerala with a rapid spell Indian speedster Varun Aaron delivered a sharp performance with the ball as his 5-wicket haul dismantled Kerala for 148. Filled with pace and fury, Aaron tested the Kerala batsmen on a demanding surface in Malappuram. The Jharkhand batsmen swelled the lead past 100 with still 8 wickets remaining. Jharkhand 202 & 47/2 (Kishan 30*, Gomez 2-8); Kerala 148 (Rohan Prem 52, Aaron 5-23)
Manish Pandey’s aggressive century blunted the Vidarbha bowling attack Odisha’s new-ball bowler, Basant Mohanty ripped the Assam batting unit apart with an incisive spell on a helpful surface at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. He was ably supported by the other bowlers as only Assam batsmen reached double figures. However, the Assamese bowlers struck back by dismantling the Odisha top-order. Krishna Das scalped 4 wick
In a performance reminiscent of Lords 2014, Jadeja stamped his authority on Jharkhand Discarded India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s stellar start to the Ranji Trophy continued with an impressive performance in Rajkot. Jharkhand won the toss and opted to bat on a dusty surface. Jadeja’s six-for sent Jharkhand crashing to 168 all out. In reply, as rest of the Saurashtra batsmen including Test specialist Pujara flou
World No. 18 Dipika Pallikal, who is India’s top-ranked squash player, tied the knot with Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik in a Christian wedding ceremony on August 18th. The couple officially completed all the rituals today, with the second of their two ceremonies, a Hindu Telegu-Naidu wedding, held earlier on the 20th of August. Although the 23-year-old Pallikal is busy with year-round tournaments and is constantly
The buzz created by the wedding of Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal is still fresh and the couple will officially complete their wedding tonight with the Hindu ceremony that will be held in Chennai. They are the latest sporting couple to tie the knot and there is no shortage of that in India – at least with an Indian connection when you consider Sania Mirza’s marriage to Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik. There is a lot of
Dinesh Karthik and Deepika Pallikal got married in a Christian ceremony on August 18 Indian wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik and the nation’s top-ranked squash player Dipika Pallikal tied the knot in the first of their two wedding ceremonies on August 18. Dipika belongs to a Christain family and a ceremony as per the religion’s traditions was held in Chennai yesterday, with only close friends and family members of the couple
Their dubsmash video went viral recently You must have seen countless Dubsmash videos of film celebrities, but have you checked out the Dubsmash videos that our sportspersons have been churning out? They are every bit as entertaining and surprisingly as good (and better, if we may say so) than many of the other ones you might have seen. Here’s a sampling of our favourite videos.
Pujara is reasonably a successful Indian player The unforeseen humiliation of a series loss to Bangladesh had many rummaging through names in the Indian domestic circuit for possible replacements. The regulars haven’t lived up to expectations, one of the primary reasons put forward being fatigue from the exhausting schedule. To be fair, the core group of players has been playing continually since the New Zealand tour, and their tired
The recently concluded IPL-2015 encountered a rather one-sided final with giant killers, ‘Mumbai Indians’, after a sluggish start, going on to crush two-time champions and tournament favourites, ‘Chennai Super Kings’. The cash-rich league is never devoid of controversies and the latest one to hit is the change in retainment policy that is proposed, which could see the likes of M.S.Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Gau
After the end of every tournament, the most lucrative exercise is to pick the tournament’s Best XI. However, choosing a Duds XI is often the more interesting one. Let’s take a look at the non-performers in IPL8. Note: Only the players who have played 4 or more matches have been considered. Also, the IPL team selection method has been followed i.e. a maximum of 4 overseas players and a minimum of one uncapped player has been picked.
Dinesh Karthik congratulates Mandeep Singh on his 50 for Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune, May 21: An elated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday lauded the efforts of his teammate Mandeep Singh saying he justified his team's decision to rope him in from Kings XI Punjab. Mandeep played a brilliant knock in helping his side beat Rajasthan Royals by 71 runs in the IPL Eliminator at the Maharashtra Cricke