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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cricket

Telangana Badminton Association Presents BMW Car To Mithali

Hyderabad (PTI): Telangana Badminton Association vice president V Chamundeswarinath today gifted a high-end car to Indian women's cricket team Captain Mithali Raj for becoming the highest run-getter in the women's ODIs. The car was presented to the cricketer at the Pullela Gopichand badminton academy here. "We presented a BMW car as promised (to her) for becoming the highest run-getter (in women's cricket),"...

Hardik: I felt Like I Was Batting In One-Dayers

Galle (PTI): The sense of occasion gets the better of many when it comes to Test debut but an unfazed Hardik Pandya felt as if he was "playing an ODI" during his whirlwind half-century in his maiden outing. It was Pandya's 50 off 49 balls that enabled India to reach 600 quickly, which gave skipper Virat Kohli an "extra 15...

Do Not Carry The Burden Of World Cup Defeat: Modi To Women In Blue

New Delhi (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he had advised the Indian women's cricket team not to feel burdened by the World Cup final defeat since they had backing of the nation. Indian team ended runner-up at the prestigious ICC event after losing the final to England narrowly by nine runs. Their unexpected performance in the World Cup followed a host...

People Count My Failures, I Don’t: Kohli

Galle(PTI): Popular perceptions do not perturb him, which is the reason why India skipper Virat Kohli does not believe in counting the number of innings in which he had a dry run. Kohli, in his last Test series against Australia, had an indifferent run but was back in his element in the first Test against Sri Lanka, scoring his 17th Test...

Sachin Goes Down Memory Lane, Revisits 1998 Sharjah Knock Against Aussies

Mumbai (PTI): Recalling his glorious exploits in arid Sharjah, especially his famous "Desert Storm" knock of 143 against Australia to help India romp into the final of a tri-nation ODI event in the late 1990s, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar today described how physically tough it was. "Given the conditions in the month of April - the temperatures are really high and...

Mithali & Co: Inspiration For Gen-Next

New Delhi (PTI): Can the heartbreak of a nervous loss pave the way for a groundbreaking new era for women's cricket? It's a question that will find its answer in the next few months as Mithali Raj and Co. cope with the unprecedented spotlight that followed their fairytale World Cup campaign, which could have been perfect but for the loss of...

“Lady Sehwag” Harmanpreet Offered DSP Post By Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh (PTI): Amarinder Singh has offered star woman cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur the DSP's position in Punjab Police, saying he wants to "correct a wrong" done to her in the past. Harmanpreet played a crucial role in India reaching the final of the ICC World Cup in England. Her hurricane knock of 171 against Australia in the semifinals was the highlight...

Confident India Eager To Upset Australia In Women’s WC Semis

Derby (PTI): Odds are stacked heavily against them but a confident India will aim to turn the tables when they take on six-time champions Australia in the second semi- final of the ICC Women's World Cup, here tomorrow. India have a poor record against Australia, having lost 34 out of 42 games the two teams have played so far. But come tomorrow,...

Shastri Gets His Team, Bharat Arun Back As Bowling Coach

Mumbai (PTI): Acceding to newly-appointed chief coach Ravi Shastri's demand, the BCCI today appointed Bharat Arun as the Indian cricket team's bowling coach, ending days of drama surrounding the position. Arun was India's bowling coach during Shastri's previous tenure as Team Director and the latter had insisted on his appointment in his soon-to-start second stint with the Indian team. The decision to...

Dravid, Zaheer Are Being Humiliated: Ramachandra Guha

New Delhi (PTI): Former Committee of Administrators member Ramachandra Guha feels Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan are being subjected to "public humiliation" by the manner in which their appointment as consultants has been put on hold. "The shameful treatment of Anil Kumble has now been compounded by the cavalier treatment of Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid," Guha tweeted. "Kumble, Dravid and Zaheer...

Shastri Appointment Approved But No Decision On Dravid, Zaheer

New Delhi (PTI): The Committee of Administrators (CoA) today said the Indian cricket team's support staff will be recruited after consultation with head coach Ravi Shastri by July 22, effectively putting on hold Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid's appointments. In a meeting attended by CoA members Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, the CoA approved the appointment of...

Whether Captain Or 12th Man: Rahane Says No Ego, No Insecurity

New Delhi (PTI): From leading the pack to carrying drinks, Ajinkya Rahane has done it all and the Indian batsman says ego and insecurity never came in the way when he went from captain to 12th man in a matter of months. Rahane was the captain during India's series winning Test against Australia at Dharamsala. However, in the Champions Trophy, he...

Under Pressure India Face NZ In Virtual Quarterfinal

Derby (PTI): Their confidence on a low after two consecutive defeats, India face a do-or-die situation when they take on New Zealand in what can be termed as a virtual quarterfinal of the ICC Women's World Cup here tomorrow. Hanging on to fourth spot on the points table, a loss tomorrow will shatter India's semifinal hopes. After starting the tournament on...

No Decision On Coach Yet, CAC Still Deliberating: BCCI

New Delhi (PTI): The BCCI today denied reports that Ravi Shastri has been appointed coach of the Indian cricket team, saying that the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) was still deliberating on the matter. Amid media frenzy that Shastri has been named coach till the 2019 World Cup, BCCI Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary stated, "No decision has been made on appointment of new...