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Shankar can be back-up allrounder when we travel abroad: Kohli

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | PTI | Nagpur

Hardik Pandya is India's first- choice seam bowling all-rounder and the team management is looking at young Vijay Shankar as a back-up all-rounder with same skill sets for tough overseas assignments, skipper Virat Kohli said today. With Pandya being rested for the Sri Lanka Test series, Shankar was called as...

England fight back after Cook's wicket in Ashes Test

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | AFP | Brisbane

England fought back after losing the early wicket of Alastair Cook on the opening morning of the first Ashes Test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday. The former England captain only lasted 10 balls before he fell to pace spearhead Mitchell Starc in the third over to get the Australians...

When I talk, I am not understood: Ronaldo

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | IANS | MADRID

Declining to be interviewed, Real Madrid's star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has accused the media of twisting his words after he scored twice to set yet another record in the 6-0 Champions League Group H win in Nicosia. "I'm not talking as when I talk I'm not understood," Ronaldo was quoted as...

Australia quicks 'more nasty than Johnson', says Smith

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | AFP | Brisbane

Australia's "scary" fast bowlers are "more nasty" than Mitchell Johnson, skipper Steve Smith said today, echoing repeated warnings to England ahead of the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane. Much mention has been made of the aggressive Johnson's devastating bowling in the 2013-2014 Ashes, when he took 37 wickets in Australia's...

'Improving' Warner gets Ashes nod despite neck scare

Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 | AFP | Brisbane

Australia opener David Warner's neck injury has improved and he is expected to play in the first Ashes Test against England in Brisbane, captain Steve Smith said today. Warner, the team's vice-captain, hurt his neck while taking a high catch at training this week, but Smith said his condition improved...

Yuki makes winning start in Bengaluru Open

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PTI | Bengaluru

India's top men singles player Yuki Bhambri continued his fine show and defeated compatriot Sriram N Balaji in straight sets to make an emphatic start to his campaign at USD 100,000 Bengaluru Open, here today. Yuki, who had won the Pune Challenger last week, lived upto his third seed billing and...

Kohli moves up to 5th in ICC Test rankings

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PTI | Dubai

India captain Virat Kohli has moved up a spot to be fifth in th latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen while teammate Ravindra Jadeja has slipped a place to be third in the bowlers' standings. Kohli has edged Warner to take fifth position after completing his 50th international century in...

Warner hit by neck injury ahead of Ashes

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | AFP | Brisbane

Australia vice-captain David Warner said he will undergo intense treatment on his neck after suffering sudden pain during training today, just two days before the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. The opening batsman injured his neck while taking a high catch on the Gabba outfield, and later left for the...

Don't want to compare Sachin with Virat: Ganguly

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | IANS | Kolkata

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday did not want to compare Virat Kohli with batting great Sachin Tendulkar, saying the current team captain will score many more hundreds like the one at Eden Gardens against Sri Lanka on Monday. Kohli was not out on 104 off 119 balls in...

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies aged 49: WTA

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | AFP | Prague

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49 after suffering from cancer, the WTA said today. Novotna, who won the Wimbledon title in 1998 when she defeated France's Nathalie Tauziat in the final, died on Sunday in her native Czech Republic surrounded by her family, a WTA...


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Modi pays tribute to Rang Avadhoot

19 Nov 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Addressing a gathering of people via video conferencing in Bharuch district of poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked them to unite against casteism, terrorism, black money, corruption and communalism. “It is a strange environment…We must hold each others hand and move ahead…...

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Tully, Tagore to grace maiden literary fest

23 Nov 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

TATA Steel in association with a Hindi daily is all set to host first ever literary meet on December 1 and 2 this year. From prominent media personalities like former BBC Chief (India), Mark Tully, renowned Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai to popular faces of Hindi film fraternity, Sharmila Tagore, Kirti Kulhari (one of the lead actress of PINK) including other eminent public figures which include cricket expert, Bishen Singh Bedi...

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