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Who said what: Sporting fraternity reacts to Salman Khan's appointment as Goodwill Ambassador for Rio 2016
Who said what: Sporting fraternity reacts to Salman Khan's appointment as Goodwill Ambassador for Rio 2016

Salman Khan with athletes on the day of the announcementBollywood actor Salman Khan was on Saturday elected as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Rio Olympics and that decision by the Indian Olympic Association(IOA) was met with mixed responses from sportspersons in the fraternity.Here’s a compilation of those who supported the move and who didn’t:FOR1.Abhinav BindraDear @BeingSalmanKhan , am sure you will use your tremendous goodwill to

Apr 27 2016
IPL 2016: Sunil Gavaskar feels Gautam Gambhir can still make a national comeback
IPL 2016: Sunil Gavaskar feels Gautam Gambhir can still make a national comeback

Gambhir has led from the front with consistent performancesIconic Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has gone on record stating that discarded opener Gautam Gambhir could still earn a spot into the Indian team. NDTV Sports reported the cricketer turned commentator speaking about Gambhir’s recent batting efforts and his impressive work ethic.The pugnacious left-hander last played for India in the Oval Test against England in 2014. However, Gavask

Apr 19 2016
IPL 2016: Tournament unfairly targeted over drought issue, feels Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar
IPL 2016: Tournament unfairly targeted over drought issue, feels Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar

Dravid and Gavaskar unhappy over IPL matches being shifted out of Maharashtra  Former Indian cricketers Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar have expressed their concerns over the manner in which the IPL has emerged as a ‘soft target’ in the drought issue concerning the Indian state of Maharashtra. While both the cricket legends strongly agreed that shortage of water was an issue which had to be dealt with on an emergency ba

Apr 14 2016
Who said what: Cricket fraternity reacts to shift in IPL matches from Maharashtra
Who said what: Cricket fraternity reacts to shift in IPL matches from Maharashtra

The IPL final was to be played at the Wankhede stadium, MumbaiThe Bombay High Court asking BCCI to shift matches from the drought-hit Maharashtra has brought in reactions from all over the country. This move is not just a big blow to the fans, but also to the state, which will be facing a loss of revenue.The BCCI also expressed its concern over moving of matches midway through the tournament and said that it is being targeted unfairly.“We a

Apr 14 2016
30 famous quotes of Harsha Bhogle
30 famous quotes of Harsha Bhogle

Bhogle is not part of this season’s IPL commentary teamRenowned commentator Harsha Bhogle has given us innumerable verbal gems that really prove the man’s wit and humour. The IIM-Ahmedabad alumnus can literally be called the ‘Voice of Cricket’ in India as his voice has become synonymous with the sport that is cherished by all in the country. This eminent personality will not adorn his place in the commentary box

IPL 2016: Harbhajan requests media to leave Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma alone
IPL 2016: Harbhajan requests media to leave Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma alone

Harbhajan Singh watches the game during the ICC World Twenty20 2016 match between India and Bangladesh.Ace Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has requested media to keep away from Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's relationship, saying that it is their personal life and it should not be discussed in public.Virat Kohli had earlier slammed the trolls on social media for cyber harassing Anushka Sharma during the T20 World Cup. He had posted an image o

Apr 11 2016
Reports: BCCI not to renew contracts of Sunil Gavaskar, L Sivaramakrishnan
Reports: BCCI not to renew contracts of Sunil Gavaskar, L Sivaramakrishnan

Gavaskar’s contract will not be renewed by the BCCIThe Board of Control for Cricket for India has reportedly decided not to renew the contracts of Sunil Gavaskar and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan. Whether or not they will be able to continue their commentary stint will then be dependent on broadcasters Star Sports. Gavaskar, the former Indian legend apparently draws a salary of around Rs 3.6 crore per annum. Along with Gavaskar, the BCC

Apr 5 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Sunil Gavaskar hails Virat Kohli's phenomenal performance
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Sunil Gavaskar hails Virat Kohli's phenomenal performance

Virat Kohli celebrates his half-centuryPraising Virat Kohli for his superb performance during the ongoing World Twenty20, former batting legend Sunil Gavaskar said that the Indian star is currently the best limited-overs batsman in the world."At the moment he is got to be the best limited-overs batsman in the world. There is no question about it. There is not the slightest doubt about it because he is beyond phenomenal. He is something else,

Mar 29 2016
Sunil Gavaskar slams critics, backs Anushka Sharma
Sunil Gavaskar slams critics, backs Anushka Sharma

 Sunil Gavaskar shares a light moment with Virender Sehwag and Amitabh BachchanIndian cricket legend and former Test captain, Sunil Gavaskar has condemned the cricket aficionados who have trolled Anushka Sharma on various social networking sites, associating the Bollywood actress with Virat Kohli’s on-field rendition following each and every India match.In a recent interview given to NDTV, the Little Master said, “All I can say i

Mar 29 2016
Why Virat is Virat Kohli 1.0 and not Sachin Tendulkar 2.0
Why Virat is Virat Kohli 1.0 and not Sachin Tendulkar 2.0

Guts and Glory – Virat KohliLet me be honest here, Virat Kohli has been the talk of the town after his scintillating and almost zen-like composure for scripting one of the greatest modern day chases (and quite possibly one of  all time best too).The true mark of a champion is how he performs under pressure when the chips are down and Virat Kohli has shown the world that he has nerves of Adamantium – His breathtaking 82 off 51 was

Mar 29 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Pakistan great Javed Miandad feels there is no security threat in Kolkata
ICC World T20 2016: Pakistan great Javed Miandad feels there is no security threat in Kolkata

Former legends, who were great friends off the field, believe politics is not in the hands of cricketersArch-rivals India and Pakistan will square off against each other in a high-voltage ICC T20 World Cup 2016 clash tomorrow. As the things are hotting up both on and off the field, legendary Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad feels there is no security threat in Kolkata. “It is the government's responsibility to give security to player

Mar 18 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Sunil Gavaskar believes Pakistan's familiarity with Eden Gardens will hurt India
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Sunil Gavaskar believes Pakistan's familiarity with Eden Gardens will hurt India

A resurgent Pakistan team will face arch-rivals India at Eden Gardens on SaturdayLegendary Indian batsman and former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels that Pakistan’s familiarity with Eden Gardens is going to hurt India in the upcoming match between the two traditional rivals in the ICC World T20 2016. According to Gavaskar, the fact that Pakistan started the tournament with a big win over Bangladesh at Eden Gardens augurs well for them.A

Mar 17 2016
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Sunil Gavaskar feels Afridi was trying to pacify Indian crowd
ICC T20 World Cup 2016: Sunil Gavaskar feels Afridi was trying to pacify Indian crowd

Gavaskar backed India to break host-nation drought at the World T20Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar feels Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi’s comments that he felt more loved in India than in his home country, was part of his plans to please the Eden Gardens crowd ahead of the clash against India on Saturday, Times of India reports. Gavaskar expects Afridi’s kind words to have the desired effect as he feels the Kolkata

Mar 14 2016
Sunil Gavaskar hails Shreyas Iyer as special talent
Sunil Gavaskar hails Shreyas Iyer as special talent

Iyer’s good form helped Mumbai clinch their 41st Ranji Trophy titleIndian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar heaped praise on talented Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer, terming him as a special talent after the 21-year-old emerged as a prolific run scorer in the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy season.Iyer finished as the highest run-getter in the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy with 1,321 runs from 11 matches at an average of 73.38, with four centuries and seven fift

Mar 10 2016
5 epic India-Pakistan encounters
5 epic India-Pakistan encounters

A cricket match between India and Pakistan is a dream match for everyone involved; be it the broadcasters, the fans, the media or the players. Many players from both the nations have gone on record to say that the pressure of an India-Pakistan match surpasses everything else in comparison. When these two teams meet, the past record hardly matters and the players know that a loss against the arch-rival will not go down well with the supporte

Feb 27 2016
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