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Suresh Raina faces criticism for applying for high-paying pension scheme
Suresh Raina faces criticism for applying for high-paying pension scheme

Suresh RainaAccording to reports, Suresh Raina has applied for a Rs 50,000 monthly pension from the Uttar Pradesh government under the Yash Bharti awards scheme. He is among many well-known personalities from the state to have applied for the scheme, others being Mohammad Kaif and classical singer Girija Devi.The Yash Bharti award is given to eminent persons belonging to the state in the fields of art, culture, sports, literature, medic

Feb 6 2016
Irfan Pathan marries model Safa Baig in private, low-key affair
Irfan Pathan marries model Safa Baig in private, low-key affair

Safa Baig is a 21-year-old model from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.Indian cricketer, Irfan Pathan got married to Safa Baig, a 21-year-old Saudi Arabian model, in a simple and extremely private wedding ceremony held at Jeddah on February 4, Times of India reports. The 'Nikaah' ceremony was held at Haram Shareef in Mecca and was attended only by family members and close relatives while a dinner programme was arranged by the Pathans at Hotel Tride

Feb 6 2016
Predicted India XI for T20I series against Sri Lanka
Predicted India XI for T20I series against Sri Lanka

A confident India will be looking to win the thee-match series against Sri Lanka India followed the disappointment of the ODI series loss against Australia by hammering the hosts 3-0 in the T20I series, thus inflicting the first series whitewash on Australia in Australia. The level of confidence that India has following the series victory against Australia will definitely hold the Men in Blue in good stead as they look to continue their

Feb 5 2016
Ravi Shastri compares Virat Kohli with Viv Richards, says India can beat any side in any condition
Ravi Shastri compares Virat Kohli with Viv Richards, says India can beat any side in any condition

Shastri lauded the Indian limited-overs captain and the vice-captain.Indian Cricket Team director Ravi Shastri on Thursday said that Virat Kohli seems like a mirror-image of West Indian great Vivian Richards. Kohli was in outstanding form as India whitewashed Australia in their own backyard in the recently concluded T20 series.Kohli’s batting reminded me of Viv: ShastriShastri analysed the present Indian team ahead of the World T20 at home

Feb 4 2016
Sachin Tendulkar backs Brian Lara's claims that India are favourites for the 2016 World T20
Sachin Tendulkar backs Brian Lara's claims that India are favourites for the 2016 World T20

Tendulkar said that the Indian squad was quite balanced and that they have a “very good chance” to win the World T20Just a day after West Indies legend Brian Lara claimed that India were the favourites for the 2016 ICC World T20, India’s very own batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar said that Dhoni’s men have a “very good chance” to win the trophy, IBN Live reports.The sixth edition of the World T20 will be held in

Suresh Raina speaks about the prospect of playing against MS Dhoni in the IPL
Suresh Raina speaks about the prospect of playing against MS Dhoni in the IPL

Raina has been named as the captain of the Gujarat Lions, the Rajkot-based franchise of the IPL.The Indian Premier League will enter its ninth edition this year and for the first time, it will feature a team from the state of Gujarat. The Gujarat Lions, whose name and logo was unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday, will be playing their home matches at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.The team will be coached by Austr

Feb 3 2016
Suresh Raina explains how important it was to beat Australia ahead of the World T20I
Suresh Raina explains how important it was to beat Australia ahead of the World T20I

Raina in action during recently concluded Australia tourSuresh Raina scored the winning run and a brilliant unbeaten 49 runs off just 25 deliveries as India whitewashed Australia 3-0 in the 3-match Twenty international series. His performance was lauded by many, he strengthens the middle order of team India in the shortest format and he has proved that repeatedly now.ICC World T20 will be taking place in India for the first time since it’s

Feb 2 2016
MS Dhoni's inspiring message to Team India after whitewashing Australia
MS Dhoni's inspiring message to Team India after whitewashing Australia

MS Dhoni speaks to India before the 4th ODIThe India team that won the T20I series against Australia 3-0 was one that had never played together before – on one hand of the spectrum the warhorses Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh, and on the other the fresh faces like Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya.Captain MS Dhoni has been around for a while in international cricket, currently in his thirteenth year, and he has a fair notion of where the

Feb 2 2016
Rajkot-based IPL franchise named Gujarat Lions, unveil logo and captain
Rajkot-based IPL franchise named Gujarat Lions, unveil logo and captain

Gujarat Lions logoThe Rajkot based IPL franchise's name and logo has just been unveiled. The team will be named Gujarat Lions. Suresh Raina has been appointed as the captain and former Australian player Brad Hodge will be coaching the team.Keshav Bansal, owner of Intex, held the unveiling of the name, logo, and names of the captain and coach at a press conference in New Delhi.The 9th edition of the Indian Premiere League will begin on 9th Apr

Feb 2 2016
Rating Indian cricketers in the T20I series against Australia
Rating Indian cricketers in the T20I series against Australia

Idnia exceeded all expectations in the T20I series against AustraliaIndia became the first side to complete a whitewash over Australia in Australia. The 3-0 series win was made possible by not just one or two performers but by the entire team, who all chipped in with crucial efforts at the right time.While Virat Kohli will undeniably get all the plaudits for continuing his scarcely believable form in the three T20Is, he wasn’t the only Indi

Feb 1 2016
Possible Indian squad for the 2016 World T20
Possible Indian squad for the 2016 World T20

India's possible squad for the World T20 Last night, India created history by becoming the first team in 140 years to whitewash Australia in a series in Australia. Now, with this 3-0 win, India will go into the 2016 World T20 with a lot of confidence. India are already the red-hot favourites for the tournament that will take place in India. MS Dhoni, after last night’s victory, said that this will be the most likely Ind

Feb 1 2016
Sunil Gavaskar believes Yuvraj Singh is a necessity in the Indian World T20 squad
Sunil Gavaskar believes Yuvraj Singh is a necessity in the Indian World T20 squad

Yuvraj Singh (left) and Suresh Raina (right) celebrating after they guided India towards victory at SCGOn January 31, India registered their first ever clean sweep against Australia down under in a bilateral series as they beat the Aussies by seven wickets in a last ball thriller at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). India were chasing a stiff target of 198 and started off really well, scoring 74 runs in the first six overs. Virat Kohli and Rohit

Feb 1 2016
Virat Kohli claims the No.1 spot in ICC T20I batsmen rankings
Virat Kohli claims the No.1 spot in ICC T20I batsmen rankings

Kohli’s performance in the T20 series against Australia helped him leapfrog Finch for the top spotStar batsman Virat Kohli on Tuesday claimed the top spot in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) latest T20 batting rankings after his stupendous form helped India thrash Australia 3-0 in a three-match series.Kohli hit scores of 90 not out, 59 not out and 50 in the series to gain 47 ratings points and move ahead of Australia's Aaro

Feb 1 2016
Our romance with Yuvraj gets a new chapter
Our romance with Yuvraj gets a new chapter

Flamboyance is attractive, isn't it?It was not much, but  at least, it was something. It was a high-profile comeback. Any comeback for a player of his stature has to be high profile. It had been his third since 2012. The previous match he had played was still on everyone's mind. It was 660 days ago, on 6 April 2014. It was a final, the World T20 final. Half the world felt his career was over after the match.They had reasons to.

Feb 1 2016
Why BCCI should start sending their cricketers to franchise-based leagues across the world
Why BCCI should start sending their cricketers to franchise-based leagues across the world

The Big Bash League is one such tournament from which the Indian players can gain a lot of experience Franchise-based leagues are currently the toast of the town. Right from IPL to Bangladesh Premier League, almost every permanent ICC member hosts a franchise based league in a year.These leagues are a great source of entertainment for the fans and a great exposure for the players around the world. Players from various nations ply their

Feb 1 2016
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