Indian cricket can’t afford to forget New Zealand humiliation

Shared News| March 3, 2020 8:08:27 am Virat Kohli with Ross Taylor after the match (Source: Reuters) Indian cricket needs to remember this 2-0 whitewash in New Zealand. Sweeping it under the IPL carpet that starts in less than a month, would be outrageous. Last year after winning the home series 3-0 against South Africa, […]

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New Zealand series defeat exposes serious vulnerabilities in Team India

Shared News| March 3, 2020 8:04:26 am Indian players leave the field following play on Day 3 of the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch0. (AP Photo) The end was swift and bereft of drama. There was a sense of numbness, an air of aloofness as they dragged themselves from distant corners in scattered […]

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Ravindra Jadeja may replace R Ashwin in second Test against New Zealand

Shared News| February 28, 2020 8:20:56 am Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin during a practice session. (Source: Twitter/BCCI/File Photo) Resting his legs on a table, leaning back in his chair in an enclosure over the pavilion, Ravindra Jadeja was lost in his world when Ajinkya Rahane called him out for a sprint after the nets […]

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Ishant Sharma’s ankle injury plays up again, Umesh Yadav likely replacement

Shared News| February 28, 2020 2:15:04 pm Ishant Sharma celebrates the wicket of Ross Taylor in the first Test. (REUTERS) The evening Ishant Sharma hurt his right ankle when appealing for an lbw in a Ranji Trophy fixture against Vidarbha at the Kotla, the Delhi support staff were skeptical of his recovery in time for […]

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16-year-old Shafali Verma storms T20 World Cup: ‘She reminds me of Sehwag’

Shared News| February 28, 2020 9:59:03 am Shafali Verma won her second Player of the Tournament award in Melbourne on Thursday A couple of years ago, Shafali Verma, just 14 then, was asked to face Haryana’s Ranji team pacer Ashish Hooda at Rohtak’s Shri Ram Narain Cricket academy. Coach Ashwani Kumar wanted to test his […]

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‘Tennis – I’m saying goodbye’: Maria Sharapova retires at 32

Maria Sharapova on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis. (REUTERS/File Photo) Shared News| February 26, 2020 7:29:33 pm Five-times Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova on Wednesday announced her retirement from tennis. The former world No 1 has been struggling for form, mainly due to her shoulder injury and it also led to a massive dip […]

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WATCH: Rishabh Pant left fuming after terrible mix-up with Ajinkya Rahane leads to run out

Shared News| February 22, 2020 9:49:43 am Rishabh Pant walks off dejected after losing his wicket (Source: Reuters) Rishabh Pant was trying to survive the first session of Day 2 of the first Test against New Zealand but was undone by a terrible mix-up with Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday at Basin Reserve, Wellington. Rahane tapped […]

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Kyle Jamieson’s story: From shooting hoops to scalping stars

Shared News| February 22, 2020 7:59:16 am Virat Kohli and Kyle Jamieson on Day 1 of the first Test between India and New Zealand. (REUTERS) Basketball or cricket? It was the 6 feet and 8 inches tall Kyle Jamieson’s first dilemma. Lanky, athletic, and an NBA tragic, it’s barely surprising that he plied basketball well […]

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INDW v AUSW World T20: Slow and steady Poonam Yadav wins game

Shared News| February 22, 2020 7:36:53 am Poonam Yadav took 4/19 in India’s win over Australia on Friday. (Source: AP) A smooth, diagonal run-up, and then a delightfully looping — and awfully tempting – delivery. It’s easy to get it wrong. When leg-spinner Poonam Yadav stepped up in the 10th over of India’s opener against […]

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