Veteran cricketer VVS Laxman’s NGO VVS Foundation, which helps underprivileged children in areas of education and sports coaching, would be officially launched on May 5. Cricketers David Warner, Yuvraj Singh and other prominent personalities will be present for the launch. The foundation has been in existence for the last two years and it is currently supporting 90 children and four IIT students, Laxman told reporters here today. A 'black tie-dinner' (fund raiser) would be organised on ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Indian and Australian cricketers will soon be sharing dressing rooms in the Indian Premier League and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, fresh from his team's triumph in one of the most controversial and hard-fought bilateral contests in recent times, feels it's time to ‘move forward’. Days after he had mocked Indian captain Virat Kohli's shoulder injury in the third Test in Ranchi, Glenn Maxwell will be seen captaining Saha and opener Murali Vijay at Kings XI Punjab. Saha, who arrived ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
How will cricket change with the new rule on big bats?Dhruv Munjal looks at how the willow has changed over the years. IMAGE: David Warner celebrates his century against Pakistan in Sydney, January 3, 2017. The opener became the first Australian since Sir Don Bradman to smash a ton before lunch on the first day of a Test. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Apart from being multi-faceted, Denis Compton was also notoriously forgetful. A perennially distracted Compton had an infamous reputation ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
How will young batsmen brought up on T20 learn to build an innings?What about the technique to patiently negotiate hostile seam bowling conditions or the skill to play on difficult dusty turners?What about leaving the swinging ball outside off stump? These are some of the questions raised by S Giridhar and V J Raghunath in their book, From Mumbai To Durban: India's Greatest Tests. IMAGE: M S Dhoni has handed the baton to Virat Kohli. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters Dhoni has made way for ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Ranking-wise one may think they will be easier opponents on paper. But we cannot underestimate them before taking on to the field. It all depends on the situation on a given day' IMAGE: India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha. Photograph: Hamish Blair/Getty Images Despite the team’s resounding success against England and New Zealand in the Test series, the Indian team will not take Bangladesh lightly in the one-off Test beginning February 9 in Hyderabad, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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