Virat Kohli's young team showed heart by bouncing back after losing the first Test. Harish Kotian/Rediff.com assesses the Indian side after the 2-1 series triumph. IMAGE: The Indian team after its first Test series win in Sri Lanka since 1993. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter The 2-1 margin of victory is probably not a fair indication of what transpired in the three Test series, but there can be no gainsaying that Sri Lanka was second best save a couple of sessions in the rubber. India will rue not ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Harish Kotian/Rediff.com poses the choices Shastri and Kohli have to make for the second Test. IMAGE: Rohit Sharma after his dismissal in the first Test. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters Rohit Sharma is an enigma when it comes to the longer format of the game.One of the best sights in cricket when in full flow, the Mumbai batsman has made a mark in the limited-overs format, but is unable to recreate the magic in Test cricket.Following twin failures in the opening Test against Sri Lanka ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
News and pics: Rons Bantwal Daijiworld Media Network Mumbai (EP) Mumbai, Oct 5: It is a specialty that a conference such as this which is unusual in Mangaluru is being held in Mumbai. Mogaveera magazine which has completed nearly 75 years has ...Daijiworldcom, 9 hours ago
‘He has a good reputation, a very clean image and, importantly, he has no interest anywhere’ ‘The image of BCCI has taken a beating all over and it needed someone like Shashank to get their credibility back’ Harish Kotian/Rediff.com on why Shashank Manohar is the best man to lead the BCCI... IMAGE: BCCI president Shashank Manohar, left, with secretary Anurag Thakur addresses the media in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI A leadership crisis in the Board of Control for Cricket in ...Rediff.com, 9 hours ago
'We are very hopeful that the India-Pakistan series will happen in the UAE. We are geared up for that.' Waleed Bukhatir and Mazhar Khan, the men who drive cricket in the Emirates, tell Harish Kotian/Rediff.com what the game is missing by India and Pakistan not playing at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. IMAGE: A view of the action during the third Test between Pakistan and Australia in Sharjah, October 21, 2002. Photograph: Hamish Blair/Getty Images The Sharjah Cricket Stadium was a popular ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
'Sachin Paaji told me to enjoy the situation because this is a reward for all the hard work I have put in for so many years in domestic cricket. He told me not to take any pressure on myself, but to enjoy the moment because this will stay with me forever.' 'In Sri Lanka, when I was told I would bat at No 3 I told our assistant batting coach Sanjay Bangar that I want a lot of practice against the new ball. On match days, we would go early to the stadium, by 7.30 am, so that I could have a ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
News and pics: Rons Bantwal Daijiworld Media Network Mumbai (EP) Mumbai, Sep 12: Vasai Road Mangaluru Ganapathi festival special train with train number 00115 has begun obeying the orders of Railway Yatri Sangha, Borivali, Mumbai and Railway ...Daijiworldcom, 3 weeks ago
Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) secretary Aditya Verma, who is the petitioner in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing case, on Sunday, refused the speculations of Lalit Modi providing any kind of financial support to him. "I don't think this is true... Lalit Modi told in front of some media channels that he is behind Cricket Association of Bihar. But if he supported Cricket Association of Bihar, I would have easily told you or accepted in front of you that I got any type of financial ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago Verma hails Lodha spot-fixing verdict, slams Srini Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Injuries have forced India to make changes to their winning combination. With Murali Vijay and Wriddhiman Saha returning home, the visitors are likely to field a new combination. Harish Kotian/Rediff.com names India's likely 11 for the final Test, starting Friday, August 28. Disagree with Harish's choices? Then help Virat pick his team. Be the selector, choose your playing 11 for the series decider. IMAGE: Virat Kohli celebrates winning the second Test with his team mates. Photograph: Dinuka ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'I will try my best to win gold at the Olympics. You can be assured that I will put in more than 100 per cent to achieve it.' IMAGE: M C Mary Kom during a training session at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters With exactly a year to go for the Olympics, M C Mary Kom is leaving no stone unturned to excel at the Rio Games. Having claimed a bronze in the London Games, she is determined to return with a gold medal from what she says "will be the last boxing ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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