VVS Laxman Mumbai, July 22: Former India batsman V.V.S Laxman on Wednesday termed the suspension of two Indian Premier League (IPL) teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) as unfortunate, but added nothing is bigger than cricket and the game will ultimately emerge victorious despite the controversy. "Suspension of both the IPL teams is very unfortunate. There are lot of positives as far as IPL is concerned. No one is
Cartoon showing Ravi Shastri’s irritation over the two Indian cricket team’s captains rift news
Is Rahane the answer to Dhoni and Kohli rift? Mahendra Singh Dhoni has only been rested, so don't read much into (Ajinkya) Rahane becoming captain. That's what chief selector Sandeep Patil emphatically told the media after naming the Mumbaikar the India captain for three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and two Twenty20s in Zimbabwe. Patil's assertion is still open to debate even if there is nothing sinister about Rahane's elev
Shastri and Dhoni during Bangladesh ODI series Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Indian team director Ravi Shastri has quashed reports of unrest in the dressing room over captaincy issues and said Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have "tremendous" mutual respect between them. "What people don't realise is that there is tremendous mutual respect there between Virat Kohli and M.S. Dhoni," Shastri was quoted as saying by bcci.
Virat’s aggressive intent is expected to yield results What is the point of planning tours in the subcontinent in the rainy season? The tour to Bangladesh is ill-timed. The Test was a washout and it is to be seen whether the three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) could be salvaged. Despite their past experience of cooling their heels with the rain pouring down, the Indians will again be going to Sri Lanka in August for a three-Test series
Ravi Shastri treats Team India to dinner for good show against Bangladesh
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Rahul Dravid thinks Ravi Shastri is a good choice New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Batting legend Rahul Dravid has given a thumbs up to Ravi Shastri and said the current Indian cricket team director has done a terrific job in his role so far. According to latest media reports, Shastri will be announced as the new head coach after the conclusion of the team's tour of Bangladesh where they are playing a Test and three One-Day Internationals (ODI
Rahul Dravid Mumbai, June 11: Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid said the experience he gathered during his stint as mentor of Indian Premier League (IPL) side Rajasthan Royals will come handy when he starts coaching the India A and Under-19 teams. "The stint with Royals as mentor will definitely help me. The fact that I have spent a couple of years at Royals in the role of a mentor, I have seen the other side of what the sport
Ravi Shastri Former India skipper and current Team Director Ravi Shastri is certain to be named the next coach, according to reports. The 53-year-old Shastri could also become the highest paid cricket coach in the world with a deal estimated to be worth Rs 7 crore-a-year. The new appointment is expected to be announced prior to India's tour of Zimbabwe in July. He will be the first Indian to hold the job after 2000 when the a
A comic on Ravi Shastri’s comments over India’s need of head coach
Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh during a India training session in 2012 One of the most recently talked about stories is the return of Harbhajan Singh into the Indian Cricket Test team touring Bangladesh. The tenability and feasibility of his selection back into the Indian team is a debatable issue, one that has not found many takers because of the move’s sentimental value. There is hardly any precedent of a cricketer who has played
Ravi Shastri with former India coach Duncan Fletcher Kolkata, June 7: Indian cricket team's director Ravi Shastri on Sunday said he is willing to take up added responsibility of being the head coach of the team but insisted that there was no need to have a coach for the Bangladesh tour. "We have got three coaches. I can double up and do the job of a coach if needed. There is no need of another head coach for the tour," f
Virat Kohli thinks Ravi Shastri is the right person for team India The immediate reaction to India Test captain Virat Kohli saying that Ravi Shastri's presence as the team director is a massive boost to the side was whether it was timed to get the former India all-rounder an extension. One thought Kohli had no business to go public on an appointment which clearly does not fall under his domain. At best he could have discreetly conveyed
Indian teammates congratulate Ramesh Powar during a match in 2006 Former India off spinner and two-Test star Ramesh Powar opened up about the golden memories he has of current interim Team Director Ravi Shastri’s coaching style, contrasting with the dressing room atmosphere that prevailed under Greg Chappell’s watch. Shastri was appointed as Team Director for the first time in 2007 after the World Cup debacle,