India A vs England: Shikhar Dhawan the opener, Hardik Pandya’s spell and other big takeaways

Published on Jan 11 2017 // Sports
The years were rolled back at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai, as distant memories of the fabled clash between Mumbai and Australia came rushing back to the surface. Well, almost. Realistically, it may have been impossible to replicate the atmosphere at the ground in 1998, when a star-studded Mumbai...

IOA annuls appointment of Abhay Singh Chautala, Suresh Kalmadi as life presidents

Published on Jan 10 2017 // Sports
acing a severe backlash for appointing scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents, the Indian Olympic Association has been forced to revoke its controversial decision. A top IOA official confirmed that the appointments of Kalmadi and Chautala has been declared “null and...

India women’s football team beats Bangladesh to lift 4th SAFF Championship

Published on Jan 05 2017 // Sports
A dominant India defeated Bangladesh 3-1 to win their fourth consecutive SAFF Women’s Football Championship title at the Kanchenjunga Stadium on Wednesday. The Indian eves, in the process, are now unbeaten in 19 matches having won 18 and drawn one. India’s first goal came in the 12th minute through...

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was no scientist as captain, but was the best ‘engineer’ India had

Published on Jan 05 2017 // Sports
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from his role as captain of the Indian limited overs side (while still being available for selection as a player). He had retired from Tests (and thereby given up captaincy) during the away tour in Australia in December 2014. He has led India in 60 Tests...

Fali Nariman Declines Job Of Naming New BCCI Officials, Replaced By Supreme Court: 10 Points

Published on Jan 03 2017 // Sports
The Supreme Court on Tuesday removed senior lawyer Fali Nariman with Anil Divan for naming the new BCCI officials. Nariman stated that since he had represented the BCCI earlier, he does not want to be a part of this exercise. The top court had on Monday ordered the removal of Anurag Thakur as chief of...

Flashback 2016: Top 5 Test batsmen of the year; Virat Kohli, Azhar Ali best performers

Published on Dec 28 2016 // Sports
New Delhi, Dec 28: The outgoing year 2016 belonged to India’s batting masterclass Virat Kohli. ‘Run Machine’ Kohli has been in a superlative form across all formats, hence the year belongs to him. Kohli was on a record shattering spree all through the year and bettered his own performance...

Vijay Goel should promote sport, not turn IOA life presidency into controversy: Abhay Singh Chautala

Published on Dec 28 2016 // Sports
bhay Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has hit back at Sports Minister Vijay Goel for his comments on the appointment of the previous as life president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) alongside Suresh Kalmadi. Both Chautala and Kalmadi are facing charges of corruption. Chautala said,...

2016 in review: From PV Sindhu to Aditi Ashok, year of the Indian woman

Published on Dec 28 2016 // Sports
NEW DELHI: In 2016, the Indian woman athlete dominated like perhaps never before. PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik’s medals at the Rio Olympics; the heart-winning Dipa Karmakar’s near-miss at the same Games; Deepa Malik’s awe-inspiring silver at the Paralympics; the unheralded Aditi Ashok’s...

India vs England, 5th Test: Visitors succumb to Ravindra Jadeja, lose by innings and 75 runs

Published on Dec 20 2016 // Sports
Chennai: Ravindra Jadeja claimed seven wickets as India thrashed England by an innings and 75 runs in the fifth and final Test in Chennai on Tuesday to win the series 4-0. The left-arm spinner ended with career-best figures of 7-48 to skittle out England for 207 in their second innings in the final session...

Nair terrific triple tramples over hapless England

Published on Dec 19 2016 // Sports
The fourth day of the fifth and final Test between India and England on Monday (December 19) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, gave everyone a big piece of history as Karun Nair became only the third player to convert his maiden ton into a triple hundred. In what was a delayed declaration by...

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