Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India. Photograph: Getty Images Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi has said Mahendra Singh Dhoni is "not 'Captain Cool' anymore" and suggested yoga sessions for the beleaguered cricketer to overcome the tough phase. An agitated Dhoni said he was ready to relinquish ODI captaincy if that helps the team win matches after the Men in Blue lost their first series against Bangladesh. Bedi feels Dhoni is certainly ruffled by the recent ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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Former England international Craig Kieswetter has retired from cricket after failing to recover from a serious eye injury sustained last summer, his club Somerset said on Friday. "After been given the opportunity to take some time off and step away from the game, I've come to the decision that wasn't the easiest to make, yet I feel is the right one," Kieswetter, 27, said on Somerset's website. "Having gone through that experience of my eye injury and ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India. Photograph: Getty Images West Indies ODI captain Jason Holder feels that his stint at Chennai Super Kings was a well spent one as he learnt about the nuances of captaincyfrom none other than India's limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. "MS is an influential figure. In true sense, he is a leader and I found that during my stint with Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. As a captain, I have always looked upto ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘Our intentions are clear. If I keep all the acquired land under the ownership of the government, why do you raise questions about my intentions?’ ‘One achievement of my ministry would be the gas pricing policy. Two, we made a delivery mechanism (for domestic LPG) which is the largest in the world. We are crediting money to the poor directly. It is the biggest structure of direct subsidy transfer.’ ‘It is very easy to work with Modi. He gives everyone a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
India has slipped six places to rank 89th on a global Networked Readiness Index, showing a "widespread" weakness in its potential to leverage information and communications technologies for social and economic gains. While Singapore has replaced Finland on the top of the 143-nation list, prepared by World Economic Forum (WEF), it has called for improvement in India's business and innovation environment, infrastructure and skills availability. However, India has been ranked on the top globally ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Chennai Super Kings team. The most consistent team across all seasons of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings would look to put behind the off-field distractions and do what they are best at when they take on previous edition's bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils in their opening match of the Twenty20 league. The Super Kings were hounded by the spot-fixing scandal, in which their Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan was indicted by a Supreme Court-monitored probe committee ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
India fast bowler Ishant Sharma. Photograph: Getty Images Raring to go in the IPL, a fit-again Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Ishant Sharma feels T20 is easier for fast bowlers than ODIs with the problematic four-fielder rule not being there in cricket's shortest format. The lanky pacer, who missed the World Cup in Australia due to a knee problem, is eager to prove his worth in the eighth season of the cash-rich league and believes the shorter-format will ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The proposed Mumbai office is awaiting approval from the Indian government. The US' prestigious Harvard University is set to open its international offices in India, China and South Africa to facilitate research and academic work for its affiliates in those regions. Harvard is awaiting approval from the Indian government for its School of Public Health to open an office in Mumbai, a report in the college newspaper The Harvard Crimson said. Apart from Mumbai, Harvard has ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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