Badminton World Championships 2017: Nozomi Okuhara’s win over PV Sindhu earned her grudging respect of Indian fans

Published on Aug 28 2017 // Sports
Carolina Marin is a name Indian badminton fans know well. They know her as the woman who denied PV Sindhu a gold medal in the Rio Olympics in 2016. Sindhu had to be content with silver again at the BWF World Championships in Glasgow, thanks to a player who has beaten Marin five times in their last six...

Pressure now on coach Ravi Shastri, captain Virat Kohli to deliver

Published on Aug 01 2017 // Sports
On July 11, Ravi Shastri became the new head coach of the Indian cricket team. While many were quick to attribute his good fortune to the new powerhouse of Indian cricket, Virat Kohli, what went largely unnoticed is the support Shastri’s candidacy got from fellow Mumbaikar Sachin Tendulkar. To...

Why should I change anyone’s style or why should anyone change his style, says India coach Ravi Shastri

Published on Jul 13 2017 // Sports
Ravi Shastri was appointed the head coach of the Indian cricket team on Tuesday after much confusion. A day prior, member of the Cricket Advisory Committee Sourav Ganguly said the decision on the coach would be announced in a few days as the panel was yet to consult with captain Virat Kohli who was in...

Sourav Ganguly Had Reservations About Ravi Shastri’s Appointment As Indian Cricket Team Head Coach: Sources

Published on Jul 12 2017 // Sports
Ravi Shastri was on Tuesday appointed coach of the Indian cricket team for the first time. He had earlier served in the capacity of team director. The decision was taken late on Tuesday night after the cricket board’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly...

Scolding team for Champions Trophy debacle hastened Anil Kumble’s departure

Published on Jun 21 2017 // Sports
LONDON/MUMBAI: Many well-wishers of Indian cricket would have been tempted to give a piece of their mind to the team after its 180-run loss to arch-rival Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final. Coach Anil Kumble did so, but in the process, his already-fractured relationship with the squad reached a point...

Subcontinent teams keep Champions Trophy fires burning

Published on Jun 13 2017 // Sports
LONDON: The Champions Trophy, condemned to suffer an identity crisis in perpetuity, will heave a sigh of relief that three out of the four semifinalists are from the subcontinent. In fact, if Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India had not been clubbed in the same group, there was a theoretical chance it would...

Champions Trophy 2017: India’s ‘unexpected’ defeat to Sri Lanka a blessing in disguise

Published on Jun 09 2017 // Sports
Anomaly. Upset. Aberration. As Angelo Mathews pulled Umesh Yadav behind square to complete a memorable victory for Sri Lanka over India in the 2017 Champions Trophy, those were the words that immediately came to mind. The islanders not only chased down the mammoth 322-run target, they did so without...

India vs Pakistan: Fielding was the difference between both teams, but Virat Kohli’s men must improve

Published on Jun 05 2017 // Sports
en it comes and goes without any prior warning. Thereafter, there is sun and cloud-cover in equal measure, and the players have to go off more than a couple times. In such situations a settled batsman can be put off his focus, while the bowlers can get on top within a single spell. India were sloppy...

CC Champions Trophy, India Vs Pakistan: History Gives Virat Kohli’s Men The Edge

Published on Jun 03 2017 // Sports
Pride and honour will be at stake when the entire cricketing world will witness the ‘mother of all clashes’ – India vs Pakistan. The last time the arch-rivals met was in ICC World Cup in 2015 and it will be after a gap of over two years that the two sides will face each other in a 50-over...

BCCI hunts for coach, Anil Kumble on sticky wicket

Published on May 26 2017 // Sports
MUMBAI: Less than a week after Anil Kumble, the coach of the national men’s team, sat across the table with the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to negotiate a pay hike for cricketers, coaches and support staff, and suggested that the coach be allotted a berth in the national selection committee,...

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