Image: Kapil Dev. Photograph: Allsport UK Haresh Pandya picks his all-time best Indian Test team which is packed with some exciting stroke-players, a couple of heavy-scorers known to play monumental innings, some superb spinners, a world-class all-rounder and a top-notch wicketkeeper. Check out his list and then create your own Dream India XI, and share it with family and friends! India has been playing Test cricket since 1932. In all, 282 players, the latest being medium-pacer Pankaj Singh, ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Anandji Dossa. Photograph: Haresh Pandya Blessed with a computer-like brain and an elephantine memory, Anandji Dossa was a pioneer in compiling cricket statistics and scores. Haresh Pandya pays tribute to the modest stats-man, who has passed into the ages. With the demise of the 98-year-old Anandji Dossa, cricket may have lost its last link with an old but beautiful generation. A scorer and statistician par excellence, Mr Dossa was literally from the old school, when cricket was played as a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after scoring a half-century during the second Test against England at Lord's. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images He loves horses and fast cars. He can ride well and brandish a sword as expertly as he does a bat. Yet he is down to earth and religious, and has just agreed to an arranged marriage... Haresh Pandya explores the unknown side of the star all-rounder in an exclusive chat with his sister Naina Jadeja. India's star all-rounder is closer to his sister Naina ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India batsman Ajinkya Rahane. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Exemplary application, concentration and determination has made unheralded Ajinkya Rahane an integral part of Team India in Tests, ODIs and Twenty20s, says Haresh Pandya No one in his right senses will expect Ajinkya Rahane to bat like Sachin Tendulkar or score thousands of runs and own a plethora of records. But the right-hander guarantees to carry forward the rich legacy of the fabled Mumbai school of batting. The only ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Suresh Raina plays a shot through fine leg. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images Raina is much experienced now, fully mature and he could unfold his true genius at the World Cup in Australia-New Zealand next year, writes Haresh Pandya When the Indian team is in trouble batting first, or chasing, in a One-Day International or a Twenty20 game, popular Hindi cricket commentator Sushil Doshi is often hear saying: “Raina haina.” What he means is that Suresh Raina is still there to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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