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Hit by a ‘truck-like’ bouncer, Bailey escaped unhurt

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VISAKHAPATNAM(PTI):Australian batsman George Bailey had a lucky escape from injury after being hit on the helmet by a “truck like” bouncer from compatriot Nathan Coulter-Nile during an Indian Premier League match in Visakhapatnam. Bailey, representing Rising Pune Supergiants, top-edged a rising ball that dislodged his helmet during the game against Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday. Bailey […]

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I’ll be going to Rio and winning a medal for my country: Narsingh Yadav

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Mumbai:”Pakad, pakad, pakad” These words resonated across the athletic field at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Kandivli, in the wee hours of Tuesday. A group of budding wrestlers had formed a neat circle right in the middle of the field, and were playing a game of kho kho on an overcast morning. Amidst those […]

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‘They are Batman and Superman’

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KOLKATA:The partnership of Virat Kohli and A.B. de Villiers in T20 cricket can rival the superpower of the famous comic heroes — Batman and Superman — feels Chris Gayle, the man who himself earned many a sobriquet for his marauding form in the game. “Those two guys (Kohli and de Villiers) are playing like ‘Batman […]

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RCB’s bowling unit needs to fire

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BENGALURU:For a long time, Wednesday’s match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kings XI Punjab at the Chinnaswamy Stadium seemed set to be resigned to the fate of being the wooden spoon match-up. But now, there is something clearly at stake. Not so much for the Kings, who are out of the reckoning for the […]

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Delhi HC instructs wrestling body to hear Sushil Kumar’s plea

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NEW DELHI:Remarking that wrestlers should not be sitting in the court, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the wrestling federation of India give a hearing to two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar over selection trial for the 74kg freestyle category at Rio Games. A Bench of Justice Manmohan was hearing the petition moved by Mr. […]

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IPL 2016 – 8 stitches but no problem: Inspirational Kohli set to play against KXIP despite split webbing

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Bengaluru , PTI:Enjoying one of the best phases in his career so far, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s inspirational leader Virat Kohli is ready to play through pain against Kings XI Punjab with multiple stitches in his split webbing in another must-win IPL encounter in Bengaluru on Wednesday.. Kohli sustained a split webbing in his left hand […]

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Would love to coach Indian team: Ricky Ponting

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MUMBAI:Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting said he would love to coach the Indian team, but added that he is more comfortable in his role now as coach of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians. “I would love to coach Indian team,” Ponting said here on Monday when asked about the possibility of coaching the Men in Blue. […]

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Royal Challengers ride on Kohli’s brilliance

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KOLKATA:Eden Gardens switched its loyalty to the brilliance of Virat Kohli as the Royal Challengers Bangalore captain anchored the visiting team to an emphatic nine-wicket win over host Kolkata Knight Riders here on Monday. Chasing 184 set by the host, RCB overhauled the target with eight balls to spare and moved into the fifth position […]

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Daredevils face Supergiants in key IPL clash

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VISAKHAPATNAM(PTI):Outclassed by Mumbai Indians in their last outing, a determined Delhi Daredevils will make another push to stay in the play-offs hunt when they take on bottom-placed Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League in Viskhapatnam on Tuesday. Delhi has blown hot and cold this season and Zaheer Khan’s men will have to curb […]

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IPL 2016: ‘Dravid’s mentorship, Zaheer’s captaincy reason for DD turnaround,’ says TA Sekar

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What has brought about the turnaround in Delhi Daredevils after last year’s forgettable performance? The team composition has become more flexible. Rahul Dravid’s mentorship has added value to the team. I always felt that if the coach or mentor is a former captain, it adds value to the team. And, Zaheer Khan’s captaincy has been […]

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