Off the field the Board of Control for Cricket in India looks set for a complete overhaul with Supreme Court's stinging observations tightening the noose around the mandarins of the richest sports body. IMAGE: Virat Kohli acknowledges the crowd after his dismissal during the fourth Test against England in Mumbai. Photograph: BCCI It was the year of Virat Kohli, who transformed Team India into a champion outfit with generous helping from his trusted lieutenant Ravichandran Ashwin even as Indian ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Rajneesh Gupta explains the numbers that led to the world's cricket cognoscenti to vote Ravichandran Ashwin as the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016 and the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year 2016. Ravichandran Ashwin is the third Indian and 12th cricketer to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016. The rankings took into account performances between September 14, 2015 and September 20, 2016. The trophy is named after Sir Garfield Sobers, arguably the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: Australian captain Steven Smith shakes hands with Virat Kohli of India. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images India and Australia will engage in a four-Test series, beginning in Pune from February 23. Aware of the stiff challenge awaiting them in the upcoming Test series, Australia captain Steven Smith said winning in India will go down as the 'best time of life' for the players of his team. Factbox on the four-Test series between India and Australia, which starts on Thursday: ...Rediff.com, 9 hours ago
It is a mere coincidence that Virat Kohli is captaining the Test team on the historic occasion of Bangladesh playing their first Test on Indian soil, 17 years after their first ever Test against the same opposition in Dhaka. Kohli, who has never lost a Test ...DNA, 1 week ago Tendulkar's advice, captaincy crafted Kohli's Test batting Rediff.com, 2 months ago
With a mixed bag of success and failure, Indian sports remains in a state of inertia in the absence of a proper vision from the administrators. IMAGE: PV Sindhu, left, and Sakshi Malik celebrate after winning medals at the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Reuters An Olympic campaign saved by the fortitude of three women, a cricket team that rediscovered itself under a bold and zealous Virat Kohli -- Indian sports in 2016 was a dramatic mix of highs and lows wherein athletes mostly raised the bar ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A fan poll by a cricket website overwhelmingly claims that the Indians are the best in the 50-over format, ahead of T20s and Tests in that order. While it might have been the case for the past several years, 2016 comprehensively demolished this trend. It was ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
It was a year which P V Sindhu made memorable for all Indians with a historic silver medal at the Rio Olympics and Sakshi Malik became the darling of the nation with her bronze medal in wrestling. Deepa Malik defied all odds to clinch a Paralympic medal at the Rio Games while Dipa Karmakar made Produnova a household name in India after her magical showing in Rio, finishing a close fourth. Virat Kohli lit up the cricketing field with his batting while Ravichandran Ashwin's spin sent the visiting ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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