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Women's Boxing Olympic Trials: Sakshi Chaudhary and Simranjit Kaur makes it to the qualifiers

It is a moment to celebrate for boxers Sakshi Chaudhary and Simranjit Kaur who have managed win the ongoing Women`s Boxing Olympic qualifiers trails today. To note, the trials were being held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in the national capital and concluded on December 28. It was an interesting competition for both the boxers but they managed to register a win in their respective categories.

India vs South Africa: Keshav Maharaj wants to emulate Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja's consistency

South Africa's most experienced spinner on the tour Keshav Maharaj wants to be as consistent as R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja during the Test series against India. He has picked up 94 wickets at an average of 28.45 including 5 five-wicket hauls.

Shahid Afridi host dinner party for legendary West Indies cricketer Michael Holding

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi hosted a dinner party for legendary West Indies cricketer Michael Holding at his residence in Karachi. Afridi also tweeted photos of hosting Holding late on Sunday night, where they were joined by another former Pakistan captain Saeed Anwar.
 

Former Indian cricketers divided on opinion regarding MS Dhoni's future

There seems to be a difference in opinion among former cricketers on whether MS Dhoni should continue playing or hang his boots. Ever since the culmination of the 50-overs World Cup in England and Wales, speculations have been rife that Dhoni might have played his last game for the country. While he has made himself unavailable, there is no official word on what exactly is the plan of action.
 

Rishabh Pant or Wriddhiman Saha: who will be don the gloves for the 1st Test vs South Africa?

Team India start the home leg of their World Test Championship with the series against South Africa. But a major issue that has the former cricketers divided is whether Wriddhiman Saha or Rishabh Pant should be the first-choice keeper on the turning Indian tracks.
 

Nepal skipper Paras Khadka creates record that Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have failed to achieve

Nepal captain Paras Khadka made his way into the cricket's history books by becoming the first skipper to score a century while chasing in a T20I game.

I don't love guys that much: Shikhar Dhawan's reply on his viral pic with Rishabh Pant

Shikhar Dhawan aka Gabbar of team India is known for his great sense of humour. Even his teammates Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli have openly spoken about his humor. Once again the opener left the audience in splits on a talk show when he narrated an incident about a photo with wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant that went viral recently. 

Aap Ki Adalat: Shikhar Dhawan blast Pakistan ask them to set their house in order first

Opener Shikhar Dhawan has slammed Pakistan for advising India on its internal affairs and has suggested the arch-rivals to set their house in order first before commenting on others. Speaking to India TV on their popular show 'Aap Ki Adalat', the left-hander said that if any outsider speaks against the country, he would certainly object to it.

Every team goes through a transition period and currently we are in that position: Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has said the team will turn things around and start performing better after a slump in their performance post the World Cup. 
 
Bangladesh were whitewashed by Sri Lanka and they also lost the one-off Test against Afghanistan. They did reach the final of the T20 tri-series but had to share the trophy as rain washed out the final.

Our job is to come here and give the first punch: Vernon Philander

South Africa pacer Vernon Philander is raring to go ahead of their first Test against India from October 2 here, and feels it is time for the senior players to step up and fight as it will be a tough challenge. The three-match Test series will also mark the start of South Africa's World Test Championship campaign.
 

Yuvraj Singh's 'Chikna Chamela' look gets tennis star Sania Mirza to bring in the humour

Yuvraj Singh has been in the news recently for his strong words about being dropped unceremoniously, but his clean-shaven look got tennis star Sania Mirza to bring in the humour as she urged the 2011 World Cup hero to bring his beard back.
 

Pakistan opener Imam-Ul-Haq on nepotism tag: "People will never accept me"

Pakistan opener Iman-Ul-Haq feels that he might not be accepted by Pakistan fans for what he is as opposed to him being the nephew of former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-Ul-Haq. Imam said that he had made it to the Pakistan team through hard work. "I don’t think it will change unfortunately. The people will never accept me. That's what I think. I will be very pleased if people were to accept me as Imam-Ul-Haq and not as someone's nephew."

Yuzvendra Chahal on WC loss: Struggled to hold back tears when MS Dhoni got out in ICC World Cup semifinal

Team India lost the semifinals of the ICC World Cup 2019 against New Zealand after playing quality cricket throughout the tournament. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal said he struggled to hold back his tears when MS Dhoni got out at Old Trafford.

"It was my first World Cup and when Mahi bhai got out and I was going in, I was trying to hold back my tears. It was so depressing."

KL Rahul on challenges of switching to domestic mode from international cricket

KL Rahul will not be a part of the Test series against South Africa after he was dropped due to poor form. With the return of Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul's not a sure starter in the limited-overs formats too. Currently, he is playing the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Karnataka. In the game against Kerala at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, he scored a match-winning 122 ball 131.

Rohit Sharma squanders chance to score against South Africa, dismissed for duck

Star India batsman Rohit Sharma squandered the opportunity of making a mark ahead of the home Test series against South Africa as he was dismissed for a second-ball duck on the final day of the three-day practice match between Board President XI and South Africa on Saturday.

Sourav Ganguly wants Virat Kohli to bring back 'Kul Cha' in T20 side

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has said that while India remains a great team in limited-overs cricket, Virat Kohli needs to bring back wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. While both players have seen a meteoric rise in the run-up to the 2019 World Cup, they were missing from the teams that faced the West Indies and South Africa with Kohli indicating that the management is looking to add more depth to the batting lineup.

Virat Kohli a lot like Sourav Ganguly, bold in his decisions: Zaheer Khan

From being known as an Indian team that rode on its batsmen in the Test arena, the current No.1 Test team first rose to the challenge on the bowling front with Zaheer Khan leading the attack under Sourav Ganguly. And from there on, it has been all about making steady progress and Zaheer believes that there is no doubt that this team under Virat Kohli has one of the best bowling attacks in world cricket.
 

One thing that I would like to forget is losing the 2019 World Cup: Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal is known for trapping the batsman with his brilliant accuracy and guile. He was a major performer for India in the ICC World Cup 2019. He controlled the middle-overs with fellow wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and picked up some important wickets throughout the tournament. However, in spite of finishing at the top of the table at the end of group stage, India failed to beat New Zealand in the semifinals and returned home empty-handed.

India vs South Africa: VVS Laxman backs Rohit Sharma to come good at the top of the order in Test cricket

Ahead of the Test series against South Africa, former India batsman VVS Laxman wants Rohit Sharma to stick to his natural game when he takes fresh guard at the Test arena as an opener. Laxman was one of the earlier examples, who was made to open the batting between 1996-1998 despite being a middle-order batsman.

Zaheer Khan lavishes praise on Indian pacers, calls them the best bowling attack in the world

Zaheer Khan was one of the greatest fast bowlers to have come out of India. He represented India in 92 Tests, 200 ODIs and 17 T20Is between 2000 and 2014, picking up 311, 282 and 17 wickets respectively. He also played a major role in helping India win the ICC World Cup in 2011 under MS Dhoni.

Shikhar Dhawan drops hint about MS Dhoni's retirement plan

Speculations regarding the retirement of former India skipper M.S. Dhoni has been a point of discussion for every Indian ever since he decided to take a break from the game post the 2019 World Cup. India opener Shikhar Dhawan has now spoken on the issue and feels that Dhoni, who has taken so many important decisions in Indian cricket, should be the only person to decide as far his future is concerned.
 

Gautam Gambhir takes a dig at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over his UN speech

Former India batsman and current BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Saturday took a dig at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over his UN speech and compared it with that of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, who stressed on the values of peace and harmony.
 

What a comeback: Mohammad Azharuddin elected President of Hyderabad Cricket Association

Making a comeback to cricket as an administrator, former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin was on Friday elected as the President of Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA). Azharuddin's fans started celebrating at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal soon after it was announced that the former cricketer was elected after he pipped his nearest rival Prakash Chand Jain by 74 votes.
 

Age fraud problem: Rahul Dravid calls this issue 'erosion of culture'

Rahul Dravid believes age fraud leads to an "erosion of culture" and is something that anyone involved in the game needs to play an active part in stopping. 
 
Speaking to The Times of India former India captain said “Age fraud leads to an erosion of culture. It leads to a scenario where a lot of talented boys don’t get to play when they should actually be playing.”
 

Watch: Sachin Tendulkar finds new ways to practice on water-logged pitch

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Friday shared a rare video of him practicing on a water-logged pitch, sending fans down memory lane.
 
"Love and passion for the game always helps you find new ways to practice, and above all to enjoy what you do," Tendulkar wrote on Twitter along with the video where he is seen batting on a track which has standing water.

Former South Africa cricketer Lance Klusener to replace Phil Simmons as head coach of Afghanistan cricket team

Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener was on Friday appointed the new head coach of the Afghanistan cricket team. Klusener will replace Phil Simmons, whose 18-month stint with the national side ended with their last-place finish in the World Cup, an ICC statement read.
 

If load on Virat is more than maybe team management should try Rohit Sharma: Yuvraj Singh

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has backed Rohit Sharma to lead the T20 side and feels that India should try the split captaincy formula to remove the burden from shoulders of Virat Kohli.  The current India skipper is currently leading the side in all 3 formats in international cricket and Yuvraj suggested Rohit can lead India in the shorter formats, given his success in Indian Premier League over the years. 

I don't see anyone winning a medal in athletics in Olympics: Milkha Singh

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Friday said he does not see any Indian winning a medal in athletics in the Olympics in the near future. "Abhi tak toh mujhe koi aadmi aisa nazar nahi aata jo aaney walein Olympics Games ke andar athletics mein medal jeet paye (Till now, I don't see anyone who can win a medal in athletics in Olympics)," the 92-year-old Milkha, popularly known as 'Flying Sikh' told reporters here.

Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur defends comments directed at successor Mishbah-ul-Haq and Wasim Akram

Former Pakistan cricket coach Mickey Arthur defended his comments that linked former skippers Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq which led to his ouster last month. His comments were the talking points in Pakistan cricket circles earlier this week.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Skipper Lahiru Thirimanne wants to focus on cricket rather than security

Ahead of the first ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Karachi, stand-in skipper Lahiru Thirimanne said that his side should focus cricket rather than worry about the security.

Gary Kirsten becomes front runner to replace Trevor Bayliss as coach of England cricket team: Report

ICC ODI world champions England are thinking of roping in former South Africa batsman Gary Kirsten as their next head coach across all three formats. According to a www.telegraph.co.uk report, England director of cricket Ashley Giles will formally begin the process of hiring a new head coach this week and Kirsten is a front runner in the latest scheme of things.

Cricket Association of Bengal elect Sourav Ganguly as President unopposed

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly was elected as president unopposed by the Electoral Officer of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Thursday.

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan emerges frontrunner to replace MSK Prasad as chief selector

Former India spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has emerged as the frontrunner to replace MSK Prasad as chairman of the senior national selection committee. According to reports in The New Indian Express BCCI has reached out to a few of former cricketers and it is understood that Sivaramakrishnan, is being seen as the ideal candidate to take over from Prasad, whose tenure comes to end at BCCI’s annual general meeting sche

Women's Big Bash League: Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues likely to miss the event

India's Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues are likely to miss the first standalone Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) set to start from October 18 to December 8. The WBBL is likely to clash with India's tour of the West Indies, leaving the players with a very limited window towards the end of what will be the fifth season of the WBBL.
 

I have batted at No 4 before and delivered: Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina has been out of team India for a very long time and the time seems to be running out for the left-hander to force his way into the national side. Raina has not given up on his India dreams and believes that he can bat at the much-debated No.

I was not picked for Indian team in 2017 despite passing the mandatory yo-yo test: Yuvraj Singh

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has said that he was not picked for the Indian team in 2017 despite passing the mandatory yo-yo test.  India's 2011 World Cup player of the tournament was dropped after the 2017 tour of West Indies due to poor form with the bat. Earlier, this year, the two-time world cup winner called time on his career.

It is hard to see a special talent like Rohit sitting out: Ajinkya Rahane

India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has said that Rohit Sharma is a special talent and it is hard to see him warm the bench. "I don't know yet whether Rohit will open the innings. If he does, I will be happy for him. I said in West Indies also, it is hard to see a special talent like Rohit sitting out," Rahane said at a promotional event here on Thursday.

Ravi Shastri on R Ashwin's inclusion in Test side: 'Sometimes Nothing is Automatic'

Ahead of the Test series against South Africa, Head coach Ravi Shastri has said that ace off-spinner R Ashwin is not an automatic inclusion in the playing eleven. Ashwin, who has represented India in 65 Tests till date, has picked up 342 wickets at an average of 25.44 including 26 five-wicket hauls and 7 ten-wicket match hauls and has bowled some terrific spells to help India to some memorable victories.

Gautam Gambhir on MS Dhoni's future in the team, Rishabh Pant's role, Rohit Sharma as Test opener and more

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has asked the Indian selectors to speak with wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni regarding his future with the Indian Cricket Team. Currently, MS Dhoni has expressed his unavailability till the end of November.

India vs South Africa: Rishabh Pant to be dropped for the first Test at Vizag, Wriddhiman Saha to get the nod

Out-of-form Rishabh Pant might not find a place in the starting eleven for the first Test against South Africa at Vizag from October 2. The 21-year-old keeper, who made 4 and 19 in the recently concluded T20I series might not get a further go in the Test series which is also part of the ICC World Test Championship.

ODI skipper Mithali Raj believes 15-year-old Shafali Verma can be the Opener India's Looking for

Team India's ODI skipper Mithali Raj heaped praise on 15-year-old Shafali Verma and said that she could be the one opener who could serve the women's team for a very long time.

"I seriously think that she (Shafali) is a talented youngster. And given the right kind of exposure and mentored properly, she can be the future player for India."

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