In Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, India, says Haresh Pandya, has a bunch of exciting young batsmen who will go places, individually and collectively. Not long ago, Team India was feared for its awesome batting line-up, studded with gems like Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and, of course, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The scenario has completely changed today. Only Dhoni, who is still going ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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With his fifth Test hundred, the Saurashtra batsman has conclusively proved he is here to stay, says Haresh Pandya. -Farewell Sachin... write a postcard to the batting icon -Scorecard Amid unprecedented excitement, hysteria and hype surrounding Sachin Tendulkar's retirement, Cheteshwar Pujara quietly stole the thunder in his characteristic style. The unassuming lad's polished, eye-pleasing 113, the fifth century in his still flourishing career of only 15 Tests, may not have overshadowed the ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
In his farewell innings at the Wankhede, Sachin Tendulkar, says Haresh Pandya, may have sent a message that he still has it in him to hang around for some time more. So, in the end it turned out to be so near yet so far for the retiring Sachin Tendulkar, who had been widely expected to score a century in his farewell Test, which is being played at the Wankhede stadium, in Mumbai, since Thursday. -Scorecard -Farewell Sachin... write a postcard to the batting icon For a man who has scored 51 ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
After watching him finish unbeaten on 38 at the end of Day 1 in the second Test against the West Indies, the chances of Sachin Tendulkar essaying a century in his final Test are looking bright, says Haresh Pandya. In August 1948, when the peerless Don Bradman went to bat for the last time wearing an Australian jersey, after England were bowled out for a paltry 52 and Arthur Morris (196) and Sidney Barnes (61) laid a solid foundation for their team by putting on 117 runs for the ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Cheteshwar Pujara salutes Sachin Tendulkar. I have always found him to be very encouraging and motivating. Of course, he is a fount of inspiration to all youngsters. I always feel he has an aura and makes his presence felt wherever he is, whether in the dressing room, on the field, at a function. I have learnt a lot from his tips, his advice and, of course, by just watching him bat. I got out for just 4 runs in the first innings on my Test debut against Australia in Bangalore in October 2010.Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
It’s not the contest between India and the West Indies, but the batting icon that cricket lovers are thronging the Wankhede stadium to see, says Haresh Pandya. Not since Don Bradman, way back in 1948, has a cricket player triggered the kind of frenzy 41-year-old Sachin Tendulkar has with the announcement of his retirement from the sport after much speculation. Cricket-crazy India, where he enjoys Beatlesesque popularity and God-like status, has been in the tightening grip of ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
NEW DELHI: Finding inconsistencies in his replies and other circumstantial evidence, the CBI on Tuesday arrested BJP MP Dinu Bogha Solanki in connection with the murder of RTI activist Amit Jethwa in 2010. Jethwa had filed a petition before the ...Times of India, 1 month ago
Cricket's run-machine not only broke numerous records and created a plethora of new ones during a marathon career, but, says Haresh Pandya, also ensured all predictions about him were proved true. As a sportsman, Sachin Tendulkar was a truly universal hero. Not only India but the whole world was proud of him. There were few better sights in the world of sport – not just cricket, to be sure – than Tendulkar in full flow. Why, some of his opponents often wished to see him play a big ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Niranjan Shah may not have held dream positions in the Board of Control for Cricket in India during Narayanaswami Srinivasan’s regime, but, in the past, when the individuals he was loyal to reigned supreme, he had the distinction of being the BCCI’s secretary, not just once but twice. Besides managing the Indian team on a couple of overseas tours, he was also a BCCI vice-president and an Indian Premier League vice-chairman. With nearly 40 years of administrative experience behind ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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