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India smell blood, don't fear Australia: Warne before India's tour
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Nov 2018,Sunday
Talking about the upcoming India's tour of Australia, spin legend Shane Warne said, "For the first that I can remember India come to Australia in the Test matches as favourites." "India, they smell blood and they don't fear Australia," he added. "I think Australia's batting is in disarray...They need to do something about it pretty quickly," Warne further said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:06 pm on 18 Nov
Plane carrying New Zealand side Otago Volts struck by lightning
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
A plane carrying the Otago Volts cricket team was struck by lightning while it was descending towards New Zealand's Dunedin Airport. "[It] was an interesting flight home. Coming into Dunedin was particularly nasty," said Otago Volts' co-captain Jacob Duffy. He added that the passengers did not feel anything but witnessed a white flash.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:36 pm on 19 Nov
CoA didn't ask Virat Kohli to be humble, report baseless: BCCI
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Nov 2018,Sunday
After a Mumbai-based tabloid published an article with the headline 'Be Humble: Virat Kohli gets a CoA memo', the BCCI released a statement, classifying it as "baseless". The report had stated that Kohli was asked by the CoA to "conduct himself with humility" through WhatsApp. This comes after Kohli asked a fan to leave India for not liking Indian cricketers.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:14 pm on 18 Nov
There's not a bigger scam in India than IPL: Bishan Singh Bedi
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Former Indian cricket team captain Bishan Singh Bedi has said that there's not a bigger scam in India than the Indian Premier League. "Nobody here knows where IPL's money comes and goes. The second edition of the IPL happened in South Africa, millions...were taken out of the country without the permission of Finance Minister," Bedi added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:51 pm on 19 Nov
ICC trolls Pak fans for questioning its poll on Women's World T20
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Several Pakistani fans criticised ICC for not including Pakistan in its poll asking fans who they thought would contest in the final of the ongoing Women's World T20. "The absolute state of these mentions! Pakistan didn't get out of the #WT20 group stage guys," ICC commented sarcastically. Notably, Pakistan were knocked out of the tournament in the group stage itself.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:06 pm on 19 Nov
One person is doing all he wants: Bedi on Kohli-Kumble fallout
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Nov 2018,Sunday
Talking about the fallout between Team India captain Virat Kohli and then head coach Anil Kumble in 2017, former Indian cricket team captain Bishan Singh Bedi said, "One person [Kohli] is doing all he wants and we are letting it happen." "What would Anil [Kumble] have said, he was gracious to leave it like that," Bedi added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:58 pm on 18 Nov
MS Dhoni has done a great job, but he is not 20 anymore: Kapil Dev
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
India's 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev has said MS Dhoni has done a great job but expecting him to be 20 again isn't going to work. "If he can help the team with his experience, it's well done. But one thing everyone should understand that he is not 20...and is not going to be 20 again," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:30 pm on 19 Nov
21-yr-old Zverev beats world no. 1 Djokovic to win ATP Finals title
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Alexander Zverev of Germany defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to win his maiden ATP World Tour Finals title on Sunday. The 21-year-old won with a scoreline of 6-4, 6-3 and became the youngest player to win the tournament since Djokovic himself in 2008. Further, Zverev became the first German to win the season-ending tournament since Boris Becker in 1995.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:22 pm on 19 Nov
Who is Mumbai-born Ajaz, who took 7 wkts on NZ Test debut vs Pak?
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel, who won the Man of the Match award for taking seven wickets on his Test debut for New Zealand against Pakistan, was born in Mumbai on October 21, 1988. Patel and his family had moved to New Zealand in 1996. He was the top wicket-taker in New Zealand's domestic first-class competitions for the last three seasons.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:22 pm on 19 Nov
Lower income IPL players prone to betting: Bishan Singh Bedi
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Former Indian cricket team captain Bishan Singh Bedi has said that lower income Indian Premier League players are prone to betting. He further added that IPL should not be the basis of selection to Team India. "The lower income player doesn't have the skills, how does he catch up? The only way he sees is betting," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:02 pm on 19 Nov
Team India made of one person, everything's about Kohli: Bedi
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Talking about India's Australia tour, ex-India captain Bishan Singh Bedi said, "Our team's made of one person, everything is about Kohli." "The amount of focus there is, [the media] doesn't realise how much pressure [it is] putting on...Kohli," he added. Further, referring to bans on David Warner and Steve Smith, Bedi said a team is not made of two individuals.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:37 pm on 19 Nov
Rahman releases promo of Hockey World Cup Anthem featuring SRK
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Nov 2018,Sunday
Music composer AR Rahman has released the promo video of the Hockey World Cup anthem featuring Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan. Rahman has collaborated with Bollywood lyricist Gulzar for the theme track, which is titled "Jai Hind, Jai India". This is the third time India is hosting the event after the Mumbai 1982 and the New Delhi 2010 editions.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:16 pm on 18 Nov
Only Pak can snatch defeat from jaws of victory, tweets user
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Reacting to Pakistan's four-run loss to New Zealand in the first Test, a user tweeted, "Only Pakistan can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory." Other users reacted to the loss with tweets like, "Wow what a turn around! Pakistan doing a Pakistan to lose, some epic collective brainfades" and "what a test match, oye hoye".
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:18 pm on 19 Nov
Why pick on India: Shastri on India's overseas record
short by Dishant Sharma / on 18 Nov 2018,Sunday
Defending the Indian team's recent Test series losses away from home, Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri said, "[Y]ou tell me which team has travelled well. Why pick on India?" On being asked about the team's performances in South Africa and England, Shastri said, "If you look at the Test matches, the scoreline really doesn't tell you the real story."
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:40 pm on 18 Nov
BCCI tells Ishant, Ashwin to skip Ranji Trophy games: Report
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin have reportedly been instructed by BCCI to skip their upcoming Ranji Trophy matches as their workload is being managed ahead of the upcoming Test series against Australia. Bengal's Mohammad Shami has also been asked by the BCCI to bowl a maximum of 15 overs per innings in the upcoming game against Kerala.
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:24 pm on 19 Nov
Will be surprised if Kohli doesn't have confrontation: Aus pacer
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
After Indian captain Virat Kohli said he was okay to play without any kind of altercation, Australian pacer Pat Cummins said that he would be surprised if the Indian captain doesn't have any confrontation during the series. "We'll hold our ground, we're going to be competitive... We wouldn't treat him differently to any others," Cummins added about Kohli.
short by Dishant Sharma / 03:32 pm on 19 Nov
Mary Kom enters Women's World Boxing C'ship quarter-finals
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Indian boxer MC Mary Kom advanced to the last eight of the Women's World Boxing Championship by defeating Aigerim Kassenayeva of Kazakhstan in the 48kg category. However, former champion Sarita Devi went down 2-3 to Ireland's Kellie Harrington in her 60 kg category second round. Mary will next face China's Wu Yu in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.
short by Dishant Sharma / 04:43 pm on 19 Nov
Pak lose by 4 runs, fail to make 46 runs with 7 wkts in hand
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Pakistan lost the first Test to New Zealand by four runs after failing to make 46 runs with seven wickets in hand at one point on the fourth day of the Test on Monday. The four-run win was the fourth-narrowest margin of victory by runs in the history of Test cricket. Debutant Ajaz Patel won the Man of the Match.
short by Dishant Sharma / 05:52 pm on 19 Nov
Cricketing fitness more important than Yo-Yo Test: Kapil Dev
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Talking about the mandatory Yo-Yo Test needed for Indian cricket team selections, India's former captain Kapil Dev said, "[C]ricketing fitness is more important than anything else and cricketing fitness is different from Yo-Yo Tests." "Ganguly... wasn't one of the best athletes but he was one of the best captains we have had," Kapil said.
short by Dishant Sharma / 06:42 pm on 19 Nov
I owe you a dinner: Adam Gilchrist to Virat Kohli
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist caught up with Indian captain Virat Kohli and said that he owed Kohli a dinner. Gilchrist, who termed Kohli a 'legend' in his Instagram post, wrote, "Thoughtful, insightful, awesome self belief and simply a pleasure to spend time with. Thanks @virat.kohli." Gilchrist also visited team India's practice session at the Gabba on Monday.
short by Dishant Sharma / 06:18 pm on 19 Nov
Video shows Bumrah practising batting in nets in Australia
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
BCCI's official Twitter account shared a video of Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah practising batting in the nets in Australia ahead of the first T20I between India and Australia. "That moment at the nets when @Jaspritbumrah93 went Hammer and Tongs," the video's caption read. Notably, the 24-year-old had made his international debut in Australia in 2016.
short by Dishant Sharma / 07:46 pm on 19 Nov
Jordan goalie scores goal vs India from his own penalty area
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
The Jordan national team's goalkeeper Amer Shafi beat his Indian counterpart Gurpreet Singh Sandhu after scoring with a kick from near his own penalty area in an international friendly match between the two sides. Gurpreet had earlier saved a penalty from Khalil Bani Attiah but Jordan managed to register a 2-1 win at the King Abdullah International Stadium.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:03 pm on 19 Nov
Former England footballer charged with sexual assault
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been charged with committing sexual assault on-board a train, police said on Monday. The 51-year-old was arrested at Durham train station in northern England in August and released while police investigated the incident. Gascoigne, who has spent several spells in rehabilitation battling alcohol and drug addiction, made 57 appearances for England.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:15 pm on 19 Nov
Australian pacer Starc calls Virat Kohli a 'nice guy'
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Pacer Mitchell Starc praised Indian captain Virat Kohli, saying, "(He's) such a nice guy off the field, he's got a lot of time for everyone and just loves to be part of the boys". "I got to know him a fair bit off the field and I think probably know him a bit better than... my Australian teammates," Starc said.
short by Dishant Sharma / 10:36 pm on 19 Nov
Don Bradman was the greatest sportsman that ever lived: Warne
short by Dishant Sharma / on 19 Nov 2018,Monday
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne praised former Australian captain Sir Don Bradman, saying, "[R]ightly so - the Don was the greatest sportsman that's ever lived on the planet." Warne was chosen alongside Bradman, Sir Garry Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs, and Sir Vivian Richards in a list of five cricketers of the last century (1900-1999).
short by Dishant Sharma / 11:09 pm on 19 Nov
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