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Rohit Sharma hopes his pair with Dhawan can emulate Tendulkar-Ganguly partnership
Rohit Sharma hopes his pair with Dhawan can emulate Tendulkar-Ganguly partnership

Sharma conceded that he and Dhawan are quite far off from matching India’s most successful opening partnershipRohit Sharma is hopeful that his opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan can go on to emulate the highly successful pairing of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. Sharma also shared his views on India’s recent tour of Australia and talked about his ambitions post the successful outing on a personal as well as the team fr

Feb 5 2016
Mohammed Shami's selection is worth the risk: Sourav Ganguly
Mohammed Shami's selection is worth the risk: Sourav Ganguly

Ganguly believes Shami  brings pace pace into the teamThe inclusion of Mohammad Shami in India’s T20 World Cup squad came as a major surprise, due to his prior hamstring injury. However, former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly believes the selection was more of a necessity, based on Umesh Yadav’s current form.He said, “The selection of Shami is worth the risk, considering the pace he brings to the table. It is not a surprise,

Feb 5 2016
10 instances when Indian cricketers made opponents deeply regret sledging them
10 instances when Indian cricketers made opponents deeply regret sledging them

Sledging has been an integral part of the game since ages and has only increased as time has passed on. It is a tactic commonly used by the bowling side to get under the skin of the opposition batsmen and push them into losing their wicket. However, this iconic tactic, of which the Australian cricket team are pioneers, has ended up backfiring on several occasions and has led to dire consequences for teams using it. A number of such instances hav

Feb 4 2016
Ganguly praises Dhoni's ability to remain calm at all times
Ganguly praises Dhoni's ability to remain calm at all times

Sourav Ganguly (L) was all praise for Dhoni's (R) calm natureFormer Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly showered praise on India's limited-overs captain MS Dhoni's ability to remain calm and composed during pressure situations in a match. Ganguly also appreciated Dhoni's reaction to criticism, something that the former captain believes Dhoni mastered over the years.Dhoni's major strength when on the pitch is his calm demeanour t&rd

Feb 3 2016
Sourav Ganguly, CAB reject 10 Lodha Committee recommendations
Sourav Ganguly, CAB reject 10 Lodha Committee recommendations

CAB is against  the ‘age’ and ‘tender’ suggestion within the Lodha reportCricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has decided to reject 10 out of the 21 Lodha Committee recommendations made by the Supreme Court. The directives were discussed during a board meeting on Friday.CAB Chief Sourav Ganguly confirmed that suggestions for the proposed directives have been forwarded to the BCCI. He said, “We have discussed that

Masters Champions League: Sourav Ganguly to miss the opener
Masters Champions League: Sourav Ganguly to miss the opener

Ganguly was set to lead the Libra Legends in the inaugural match of the tournamentBogged down by a back spasm, former India captain Sourav Ganguly is set to miss Libra Legends' first match of the inaugural Master Cricket League (MCL), starting here on Thursday.Ganguly was to lead Legends in the T20 tournament but had to pull out after doctors advised him rest after suffering a back spasm during a practice game some days ago, reports gulfnews.

Jan 27 2016
Dubai ready for veterans' battle in Masters Champions League
Dubai ready for veterans' battle in Masters Champions League

The Masters Champions League feturing retired international legends would commence in Dubai on January 29.Dubai has been witness to many cricket rivalries in the past, but lovers of the sport are now bracing for an altogether new experience as retired players will battle it out here at the Masters Champions League (MCL) from Friday.MCL, a Twenty20 tournament in its maiden avtaar, will have six teams and a total of 90 players (15 members per squad

Jan 27 2016
5 instances when Indian cricketers owned journalists with witty replies
5 instances when Indian cricketers owned journalists with witty replies

Indian cricketers are easily among the most popular celebrities in the country as they are loved by people not only here, but in several places all over the world. Having achieved such dizzy levels of fame, they are always under media glare as journalists are always seeking an opportunity to catch these superstars off guard. Whether it is at press conferences or interviews, media representatives do tend to ask questions which may not go down to

Jan 27 2016
5 Indian cricket captains whose captaincy tenures had abrupt endings
5 Indian cricket captains whose captaincy tenures had abrupt endings

MS Dhoni has arguably been India’s most successful captain across all the formats of cricket. Be it the T20 World Cup, 50 Over World Cup or the ICC Champions Trophy; under his captaincy India has won all the major ICC tournaments.  It was under him that India also became the number one Test side in the world. Despite these achievements, off late he has been at the receiving end of both fans and former cricketers. The reason behin

Jan 27 2016
2016 Masters Champions League: WICB grants 'No-Objection Certificate' to Shivnarine Chanderpaul
2016 Masters Champions League: WICB grants 'No-Objection Certificate' to Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Four West Indies cricketers including the recently retired Shivnarine Chanderpaul have been given permission to play in the inaugural Masters Champions League (MCL) T20 scheduled to start on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced on Tuesday that so far No Objection Certificates (NOCs) have been granted to Chanderpaul, Tino Best, Fidel Edwards and Krishmar Santokie, reports CMC.All four players ha

Jan 27 2016
Virender Sehwag looking forward to face Sourav Ganguly
Virender Sehwag looking forward to face Sourav Ganguly

Sehwag is the captain of Gemini Arabians in MCLThe Masters Champions League (MCL) is on the cards and the cricketing fans all around the world are eager to witness the masters in action again. The MCL will be played in UAE. The players’ complete list has been published already. Indian batting legend Virender Sehwag has been named as the captain of Gemini Arabians. Sehwag, who recently retired from international cricket had never played a si

Jan 26 2016
Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams
Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams

The stage is set for the legends of the game to take each other on one more time with the inaugural edition of the Masters Champions League getting underway in the UAE on 28 January 2016. The 6-team event features a host of retired players including some of the true greats of the game. Each of the six teams will take on the other five in the round robin stage and the top four will qualify for the semi-finals. The two venues where the teams will

Jan 26 2016
Sourav Ganguly criticises selection decision to not reward Manish Pandey's 'exceptional performance'
Sourav Ganguly criticises selection decision to not reward Manish Pandey's 'exceptional performance'

Manish Pandey came up with his maiden century in the Sydney ODIThe decisions taken by the India team management regarding team composition have come under fire in recent times, and former captain Sourav Ganguly has only added fuel to the fire by saying that the selectors missed a trick in persisting with Gurkeerat Singh instead of Manish Pandey.As a result of Ajinkya Rahane injuring his right hand in the 5th ODI, he was ruled out of the rema

Jan 26 2016
5 anti-climactic endings to glittering captaincy tenures
5 anti-climactic endings to glittering captaincy tenures

The role of a captain is of greater significance in cricket than in any other sport. This is exactly why it is perhaps the most difficult task for any cricketer to even undertake during his career, let alone excel at it. The history of the game has seen numerous great captains that have emerged from different corners of the cricketing globe and won plenty of admiration for their outstanding leadership skills. But captaincy is a double-edged

Jan 25 2016
VVS Laxman picks his Dream India XI to take on Australia in Australia
VVS Laxman picks his Dream India XI to take on Australia in Australia

VVS Laxman with Sourav Ganguly (left) and Sachin Tendulkar (right)Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman is known to every cricket fan as the “very very special” batsman. A part of the famed fabulous four who played for India, Laxman’s record against Australia is something to look up to, especially in Australia.He picked his “Dream India XI” to take on Australia in Australia as a part of Star Sports’ idea under

Jan 23 2016
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