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Sarfaraz Khan reveals AB de Villiers' million-dollar praise

Sarfaraz Khan spent four seasons with the Royal Challengers Bangalore where he shared a dressing room with the likes of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers.

Sarfaraz spent four seasons with RCB(IPL)
Sarfaraz spent four seasons with RCB(IPL)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 05:41 PM IST

'He may play little cameo; disrupt Australia': Shastri's big call on India's XI

With a lot at stake, Rohit Sharma and the team management needs to put on a perfect playing XI for the Australia series and former head coach Ravi Shastri has a perfect suggestion for the team.

Ravi Shastri is high on praise for India's 36-year-old batter. (Getty)
Ravi Shastri is high on praise for India's 36-year-old batter. (Getty)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 05:11 PM IST

'Met Dhoni couple of days ago': Ganguly on MSD's role in Ishan Kishan's career

Speaking of Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni, pictures of the two former captains standing together and chatting had gone viral on social media a few days ago.

Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni (Left) and Ishan Kishan (Right)(Twitter/Getty)
Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni (Left) and Ishan Kishan (Right)(Twitter/Getty)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:45 PM IST

'He needs to wait': Ex-BCCI chief selector settles 'Kishan vs Bharat' debate

The former BCCI chief selector has weighed in on the 'KS Bharat vs Ishan Kishan' debate prior to the 1st Test of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia.

The former BCCI chief selector has weighed in on the 'KS Bharat and Ishan Kishan' debate(ANI-PTI)
The former BCCI chief selector has weighed in on the 'KS Bharat and Ishan Kishan' debate(ANI-PTI)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 04:43 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Manraj, Rakshitha to spearhead Indian contingent at Dutch, German Junior event

Badminton Association of India had conducted a four day long selection trials process to pick the shuttlers for the year’s first two major Junior International Grand Prix events scheduled from March 1-12.

Rakshitha Sree S
Rakshitha Sree S
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:23 PM IST

'Bigger than the Ashes': Smith, Warner on winning Test series in India

Steve Smith and David Warner are widely rated as the two best Australian batters of their generation but they have contrasting records in Test matches in India.

Smith and Warner captain and vice-captain respective when Australia last toured India for a Test series(AP)
Smith and Warner captain and vice-captain respective when Australia last toured India for a Test series(AP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 04:25 PM IST

'Bumrah did not impress me at all. I suggested him to change his action but...':

Although, through his seven years of international cricket, Bumrah has emerged as an all-format genius, it wasn't a rosy start for Bumrah, who rather failed to impress a former India coach during his early days.

India pacer Jasprit Bumrah
India pacer Jasprit Bumrah
Published on Feb 06, 2023 04:12 PM IST

Cricket Australia's '36 all-out' tweet for India ahead of 1st Test creates storm

Ahead of the blockbuster series, Cricket Australia shared a throwback video of India's previous tour to the country. However, the video irked several Indian fans, which also included former cricketer Aakash Chopra.

Cricket Australia's '36 all out' tweet for India days before Border-Gavaskar Trophy creates a storm on social media
Cricket Australia's '36 all out' tweet for India days before Border-Gavaskar Trophy creates a storm on social media
Published on Feb 06, 2023 03:54 PM IST

'Virat loves to…': Bangar makes massive Kohli prediction for Test series vs AUS

Former Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar has come up with a massive Kohli prediction for the Test series between India and Australia.

Virat Kohli, left, bats during the second day of the second cricket test match between Bangladesh and India(AP)
Virat Kohli, left, bats during the second day of the second cricket test match between Bangladesh and India(AP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 03:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

He is a gun but four Tests is a long time: Khawaja opens up on Ashwin challenge

The series gets underway from Thursday in Nagpur and shots have already been fired from both camps. The chatter has mostly been around the Indian pitches as Australia also hired a R Ashwin “duplicate” to tackle the carrom-ball specialist in the blockbuster clash.

Usman Khawaja opens up on R Ashwin challenge ahead of IND vs AUS
Usman Khawaja opens up on R Ashwin challenge ahead of IND vs AUS
Published on Feb 06, 2023 02:39 PM IST

'Found him tough to face even in T20s': Watson's unknown villain for Australia

Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Australia's biggest challenge on this tour of India would be negating India's spin threat of R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel.

Shane Watson has cautioned Australia against a player they haven't seen much of(Getty/BCCI)
Shane Watson has cautioned Australia against a player they haven't seen much of(Getty/BCCI)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 01:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Agar nahi aana toh bhaad mein jaaye': Miandad attacks BCCI over Asia Cup row

Former Pakistan skipper Javed Miandad has launched a scathing attack on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over India's Asia Cup stance. Miandad wants the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take strict action against the BCCI.

Javed Miandad has launched a scathing attack on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over India's Asia Cup stance (Reuters-Getty Images)
Javed Miandad has launched a scathing attack on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over India's Asia Cup stance (Reuters-Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 03:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'I expected Yuvi to join but…': When Yuvraj Singh did not train with Virat Kohli

Yuvraj Singh's talent was not just limited to bowl and the bat, but he was also regarded as one of the most agile fielders, especially inside the 30-yard circle.

Yuvraj Singh chats with Virat Kohli(Getty)
Yuvraj Singh chats with Virat Kohli(Getty)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 01:40 PM IST

‘He should open with Rohit’: Harbhajan's clear-cut winner between Gill and Rahul

Legendary Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has weighed in on India's opener debate (Shubman Gill vs Kl Rahul) ahead of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. Who should open for India in the 1st Test? Harbhajan has a clear-cut winner.

Harbhajan Singh has weighed in on India's opener debate (Shubman Gill vs Kl Rahul) ahead of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia(AP)
Harbhajan Singh has weighed in on India's opener debate (Shubman Gill vs Kl Rahul) ahead of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia(AP)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 11:47 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Harry Kane breaks 53-yr-old record, joins exclusive club ft. Shearer, Rooney

Spurs produced a clinical show, which was led by their skipper Harry Kane, as they eked a crucial 1-0 win over defending champions Manchester City, an outcome that saw them move just one-point behind Newcastle United in the top four race.

Tottenham Hotspur produced a clinical show, which was led by their skipper Harry Kane, as they eked a crucial 1-0 win over defending champions Manchester City.(Reuters)
Tottenham Hotspur produced a clinical show, which was led by their skipper Harry Kane, as they eked a crucial 1-0 win over defending champions Manchester City.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 10:44 AM IST

'Shreyas smacked him in a side game': Karthik's warning for key Australia bowler

While a lot will depend on how Australia's batters fair in the spinning conditions, there will also be pressure on their spinners perform.

The first Test starts on February 9
The first Test starts on February 9
Published on Feb 06, 2023 10:43 AM IST

‘2-1 win for…’: Mahela Jayawardene drops epic Border-Gavaskar Trophy prediction

In conversation with popular sports presenter Sanjana Ganesan, former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene has revealed his prediction for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia.

Mahela Jayawardene has revealed his prediction for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia(Getty Images-PTI)
Mahela Jayawardene has revealed his prediction for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia(Getty Images-PTI)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 01:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Mitchell Johnson shares game-changing advice for AUS ahead of 1st Test vs IND

Former Australian pacer and full-time cricket pundit Mitchell Johnson also reserved high praise for Nathan Lyon ahead of the iconic Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

India registered a famous 172-run win over Mitchell Johnson-starrer Australia at Nagpur back in 2008(Getty Images)
India registered a famous 172-run win over Mitchell Johnson-starrer Australia at Nagpur back in 2008(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 10:36 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'I will break Umran Malik's record': Pakistan rookie pacer's bold statement

While Umran Malik's thunderbolts has been the talk of the town in India, he has also gained immense fame across the border, which is renowned for producing world class pacers.

India pace sensation Umran Malik(PTI/File Photo)
India pace sensation Umran Malik(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 11:15 AM IST

'Told you not to suggest such novice coaches': When Sridhar faced Shastri's ire

Sridhar, in his recently-published book 'Coaching Beyond: My Days with the Indian Cricket Team', revealed having faced Shastri's wrath during his early days which resulted in a sleepless night.

R Sridhar (left), Bharat Arun (centre) and Ravi Shastri (right)
R Sridhar (left), Bharat Arun (centre) and Ravi Shastri (right)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 09:26 AM IST

‘We managed 250 on the board’: Pujara rates his ‘very special’ knock vs AUS

Cheteshwar Pujara was the vital cog in the Indian unit, when they toured Australia back in 2018-19 and defeated the Kangaroos 2-1 at their own backyard.

India batter Cheteshwar Pujara(AFP/File Photo)
India batter Cheteshwar Pujara(AFP/File Photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 07:32 AM IST

India vs Australia Women's WC warm-up Live Streaming: When and Where to watch

India vs Australia Women's warm-up match T20 World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: All you need to know about live streaming details, match timing and venue.

Indian women's cricket team will kick start their campaign for the T20 World Cup by a playing a warm-up match against Australia women on Monday. (PTI)
Indian women's cricket team will kick start their campaign for the T20 World Cup by a playing a warm-up match against Australia women on Monday. (PTI)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 07:21 AM IST

'Kohli told me 'I'll speak to Bumrah'. I said 'chhor de usey…': India pacer

2018 was a breakthrough year for Jasprit Bumrah in Test cricket. However, there was one innings where Bumrah had failed to live up to expectation, leaving then India skipper Virat Kohli utterly upset at him before he was advised by a senior fast bowler to leave him alone.

Virat Kohli; Jasprit Bumrah
Virat Kohli; Jasprit Bumrah
Published on Feb 06, 2023 07:10 AM IST

‘Like a cup of tea that is being offered to everyone’: Ex-PAK captain slams ACC

The 2023 Asia Cup could be moved out of Pakistan with the BCCI reportedly reluctant to send a team to the country.

Hosting the Asia Cup in Pakistan has become an apple of discord between BCCI and PCB(file photo)
Hosting the Asia Cup in Pakistan has become an apple of discord between BCCI and PCB(file photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 09:00 PM IST

How Sachin got ex-IND spinner to replicate Shane Warne ahead of iconic face-off

Amid Australia training with 'duplicate' Ashwin, a former India cricketer recalled that the legendary Sachin Tendulkar had done a similar ahead of his iconic face-off with Australia great Shane Warne.

Sachin Tendulkar; Shane Warne
Sachin Tendulkar; Shane Warne
Published on Feb 05, 2023 07:21 PM IST

Terror attack near stadium halts match; Babar, Afridi taken to safety

The Pakistan Cricket Board had organised the exhibition match between Pakistan Super League (PSL) sides Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi after pressure from Baloch fans that Quetta also get the status of a PSL venue.

The Pakistan Cricket Board had organised the exhibition match between Pakistan Super League (PSL) sides Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi(Twitter/Getty Images)
The Pakistan Cricket Board had organised the exhibition match between Pakistan Super League (PSL) sides Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi(Twitter/Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 09:43 PM IST

Habitat for Humanity organises 4th edition of Charity Golf Tournament in Mumbai

The proceeds from the charity golf tournament will be used to build energy-efficient homes in Maharashtra.

Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar
Published on Feb 05, 2023 06:55 PM IST
By, Mumbai

'Was watching T20 World Cup on TV and thinking...'

Ravindra Jadeja will be playing for India for the first time since August last year when they face Australia for the first Test.

Ravindra Jadeja last played for India in August last year(Ravindra Jadeja Instagram/BCCI)
Ravindra Jadeja last played for India in August last year(Ravindra Jadeja Instagram/BCCI)
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 06:45 PM IST

Tottenham vs Manchester City, Premier League Live Streaming: When and Where

Tottenham vs Manchester City, Premier League Live Streaming: All you need to know about live streaming details, match timing and venue.

Tottenham's Harry Kane(AP)
Tottenham's Harry Kane(AP)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 06:16 PM IST

Virat Kohli told Shastri 'Sabse mushkil hai isko khelna': Bharat Arun recalls

Imagine outsmarting Virat Kohli with the bowl in one of your very first face off and gaining a thumbs up for the performance. One would call it stuff of dreams, but a young India pacer dared to turn it into reality and the rest is history.

Virat Kohli with Ravi Shastri
Virat Kohli with Ravi Shastri
Published on Feb 05, 2023 05:26 PM IST
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