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No one is bigger than cricket: VVS Laxman on IPL controversy
No one is bigger than cricket: VVS Laxman on IPL controversy

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

Jul 22 2015
Comic: Ravi Shastri is annoyed with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli news
Comic: Ravi Shastri is annoyed with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli news

Cartoon showing Ravi Shastri’s irritation over the two Indian cricket team’s captains rift news  

Jun 30 2015
BCCI sends out oblique message to MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli
BCCI sends out oblique message to MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli

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

Jun 30 2015
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have tremendous mutual respect: Ravi Shastri
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have tremendous mutual respect: Ravi Shastri

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.

Jun 30 2015
Cricket in rain and Kohli's loud thinking (Column: Just Sport)
Cricket in rain and Kohli's loud thinking (Column: Just Sport)

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

Comic: Cooking Coach
Comic: Cooking Coach

Ravi Shastri treats Team India to dinner for good show against Bangladesh  

Jun 15 2015
Fake FB Wall: Players comment on Ravi Shastri's coaching offer
Fake FB Wall: Players comment on Ravi Shastri's coaching offer

Disclaimer: This is a fake FB wall and should not be taken seriously.

Jun 14 2015
Ravi Shastri has been terrific as team director: Rahul Dravid
Ravi Shastri has been terrific as team director: Rahul Dravid

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

Jun 12 2015
Experience as Rajasthan Royals mentor will help in coaching: Rahul Dravid
Experience as Rajasthan Royals mentor will help in coaching: Rahul Dravid

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

Jun 11 2015
Reports: Ravi Shastri to be appointed India coach; set to become highest paid cricket coach in world
Reports: Ravi Shastri to be appointed India coach; set to become highest paid cricket coach in world

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

Jun 11 2015
Comic: Ravi Shastri doesn't want more coaches in team India
Comic: Ravi Shastri doesn't want more coaches in team India

A comic on Ravi Shastri’s comments over India’s need of head coach  

Jun 9 2015
The selection of Harbhajan Singh presents a problem for Indian Cricket
The selection of Harbhajan Singh presents a problem for Indian Cricket

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

Jun 7 2015
Willing to take up added responsibility as coach: Ravi Shastri
Willing to take up added responsibility as coach: Ravi Shastri

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

Jun 7 2015
Media laps up Kohli's old quotes as oven-fresh
Media laps up Kohli's old quotes as oven-fresh

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

Jun 6 2015
Ramesh Powar talks about Ravi Shastri and Greg Chappell's coaching styles
Ramesh Powar talks about Ravi Shastri and Greg Chappell's coaching styles

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,

Jun 3 2015
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