Former captains and fellow players were unanimous in their accolades for international cricket's longest-serving skipper, Graeme Smith who announced his retirement earlier this week. Also read: Graeme Smith: Many achievements... and a lone regret! Shaun Pollock, who preceded Smith, lauded the 33-year-old for his tenacity in captaining South Africa for over a decade. Smith took over the reins aged just 22 when Cricket South Africa fired Pollock after he ... Rediff.com, 6 days ago
Rest of India captain Harbhajan Singh doesn't want to put too much pressure on himselfthinking about his national comeback although he termed each and every match as "an opportunity to do well" in order to get back into the national team. "I don't think about being dropped. Every match is an opportunity to get better at my game. That will open the door for me when it comes to the national team," he told reporters on the eve of the Irani Cup match against ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Australian authorities have issued health warnings as a scorching heatwave starts to move from the country's western region into south-east. Authorities have warned that temperatures would be in the 40s throughout the week and old and very young ones could be at a higher risk of getting sick, the ABC news reported. The risk of fire in many areas will also be extreme, the report said. Australia has just ended a sweltering week, with temperatures of up to 48 degrees. ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Academy award-winning actor Denzel Washington is reportedly in talks to portray superhero Green Lantern in Man of Steel 2. The superhero character was portrayed by the 59-year-old actor's Safe House co-star Ryan Reynolds in a previous film, reported Aceshowbiz. The Man of Steel sequel, with Zack Snyder returning as the director, is due on July 17, 2015. While Henry Cavill will returns as Superman, Amy Adams reprises her role as Lois Lane, Ben Affleck ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The condition of 82-year-old Suchitra Sen, who was hospitalised in Kolkata's Belle Vue hospital following a respiratory tract infection and later shifted to the ICU, is now stable. "Her breathlessness and palpitation have settled. Her vital parameters are satisfactory, she had her breakfast and remains comfortable," a medical bulletin issued by the hospital, where she was admitted on December 23, said.The doctors said her lung infection was under control and antibiotics ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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