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10 things you need to know about India's squash queen Dipika Pallikal
10 things you need to know about India's squash queen Dipika Pallikal

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

Aug 20 2015
Top 10 famous sports couples in India
Top 10 famous sports couples in India

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

Aug 20 2015
Timeline of Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal's love story
Timeline of Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal's love story

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

Aug 19 2015
Move over filmstars, it is time for sports celebs to Dubsmash in style
Move over filmstars, it is time for sports celebs to Dubsmash in style

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.

Aug 7 2015
Best second-string Indian XI
Best second-string Indian XI

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

10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams
10 cricketers who should be released by their IPL teams

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

Jun 1 2015
IPL 2015: Duds XI
IPL 2015: Duds XI

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.

May 23 2015
Mandeep Singh justified our decision to rope him in from Kings XI: Virat Kohli
Mandeep Singh justified our decision to rope him in from Kings XI: Virat Kohli

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

May 21 2015
RCB's Virat Kohli receives unofficial warning for breaking protocol during rain-washed DD match
RCB's Virat Kohli receives unofficial warning for breaking protocol during rain-washed DD match

Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik and Anushka Sharma during the IPL match between RCB and DD  The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has confirmed that Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has been warned for speaking with girlfriend Anushka Sharma during an IPL match against Delhi Daredevils earlier this week. IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla confirmed that he had an unofficial talk with the

May 18 2015
Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik fined
Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik fined

Dinesh Karthik Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik was on Sunday fined 20 percent of his match fees for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) code of conduct. Karthik was found guilty of breaching the code during his side's match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. "Dinesh Karthik of Royal Challengers Bangalore

May 17 2015
My philosophy is that I can survive on the streets: Murali Vijay
My philosophy is that I can survive on the streets: Murali Vijay

Murali Vijay during a pratice session on the tour of Australia in 2014/15 In an informal chat with the Indian Express, India’s Test opener Murali Vijay held forth on his humble beginnings, the roadblocks that he has had to overcome to get where he is, and on his controversial marriage to the former wife of Tamil Nadu teammate Dinesh Karthik. Vijay revealed that he had left the comfort of home after failing his Class XII exa

May 17 2015
5 players who have struggled after changing teams in the IPL
5 players who have struggled after changing teams in the IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL), for a handful number of players, might have been the platform that kickstarted their career. But on the other side of the coin, there are many who slowly started fading away after starting off impressively. Their IPL career started off on a high note but once the life of caravans got them, misfortune jumped in too. They started playing for different teams but their performances started growing antonymou

May 5 2015
Video: RCB Insider in conversation with Dinesh Karthik and Subramaniam Badrinath
Video: RCB Insider in conversation with Dinesh Karthik and Subramaniam Badrinath

In the latest episode of RCB Insider, Mr. Nags sits down for a chat with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik and middle-order batsman Subramaniam Badrinath. The Insider is initially irritated by the fact that Badrinath is not pleased to be on his show. Mr. Nags then gets Karthik to talk about the game of ‘squash’, referring to the 29-year-old’s fiance Dipika Pallikal who is a renowned squash player. H

May 1 2015
17-year-old Sarfaraz Khan shines in rain struck RR v RCB match
17-year-old Sarfaraz Khan shines in rain struck RR v RCB match

Sarfaraz Khan plays a shot during his blistering inning Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) batting proved that even when their top order fails, the middle order is strong enough to win matches on their own, even though luck wasn’t on their side today. In what seemed to be RCB’s game, the rain gods decided to play spoilsport.  The quick dismissals of the openers Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle had got the Bangalore fans w

Apr 30 2015
I am a wicketkeeper first, then a batsman: Wriddhiman Saha
I am a wicketkeeper first, then a batsman: Wriddhiman Saha

Kings XI Punjab’s Wriddhiman Saha and Akshar Patel Wriddhiman Saha will return to face former side Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday for the first time since his 55-ball 115 in the 2014 IPL final for Kings XI Punjab – the mammoth innings, the only century ever scored in an IPL final, which had failed to halt the Knight Riders’ charge towards a second title win last season. Despite his improved batting, Saha

Apr 18 2015
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