IMAGE: India opener Murali Vijay during a practice session. Photograph: Getty Images Having missed a few international games in Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka owing to a recurrent hamstring injury, India opener Murali Vijay has said he wants to attain peak fitness before the upcoming home series against South Africa. "I am getting better. I should be fully fit," Vijay said days before the South Africa series preparatory camp that starts in Bangalore on ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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IMAGE: The Indian team's director, Ravi Shastri, and captain Virat Kohli interact at a media conference. Photograph: PTI Promising that India will not back down from their "aggressive brand of cricket", team director Ravi Shastri feels consistency and patience would bekey to success as the hosts gear up to face South Africa next month. "South Africa are the No. 1 team in the world. We have to play consistent cricket for long periods of time to put them under ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago 'Bit concerned about Kohli-Shastri's brand of aggressive cricket' Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Ajinkya Rahane, appointed captain for India's tour of Zimbabwe, trains in a gymnasium in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI India's middle-order mainstay Ajinkya Rahane promised that the team's batsmen would put up a much more impressive display against spinners in the coming four-Test series against South Africa than they had in the last few rubbers. Agreeing that Indian batsmen did not do too well against the spinning ball in Sri Lanka, Rahane said things would ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago 'Rahane has obviously modeled himself a bit on Tendulkar' Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago Unmukt Chand named India A captain for tri-series Rediff.com, 2 months ago
An inquest into the apparent suicide of renowned cricket writer Peter Roebuck in South Africa four years ago is set to be reopened, his former employer reported on Monday. English-born Roebuck, 55, was covering the Test series between South Africa and Australia in 2011 when he plunged to his death from the Southern Sun Hotel in Cape Town. South African police said he leapt out of a sixth floor window after two officers arrived to arrest him over a claim of sexual ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: Sachin Tendulkar (left) stands with Shane Warne. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters In an effort to popularize cricket in the US, several icons including master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and spin wizard Shane Warne will play T20 matches in the US in November. More than two dozen of the world's most famous cricket players will play matches at three big-league baseball stadiums at Citi Field on November 7, Minute Maid Park in Houston on November 11, and Los ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
One shocking finding of the investigation was the extent to which sexual violence was committed against detainees, often extremely brutally, by the Sri Lankan security forces, with men as likely to be victims as women. Harrowing testimony from 30 survivors of sexual violence who were interviewed indicates that incidents of sexual violence were not isolated acts but part of a deliberate policy to inflict torture, following similar patterns and using similar tools. Dealing a ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
IMAGE: India A Coach Rahul Dravid, Jayant Yadav, Rishi Dhawan, Gurkeerat Mann and Karan Sharma during a training session ahead of the ODI series against Bangladesh A at National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Photograph: PTI Anticipating an exciting ODI series against the visiting Bangladesh A team, India A coach Rahul Dravid has said that the three matches will provide a good platform for young Indian players to impress the national selectors. "It will be an ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'In terms of short-making ability against spin, I think this generation is incredible' 'To create a single in between the big shot is what a Mohammad Azharuddin or a VVS Laxman could do on slow turning tracks' IMAGE: India's Cheteshwar Pujara, left, is congratulated by Sri Lanka's Dhammika Prasad after scoring a century on the second day of the third and final Test in Colombo. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters Former India captain Rahul Dravid says it is a misconception that the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
India's Cheteshwar Pujara (left) is congratulated by Sri Lanka's Dhammika Prasad for scoring a century during the second day of their third and final Test in Colombo. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters Relieved after notching up his first hundred in close to two years, Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara thanked A team coach Rahul Dravid for reassuringhim that there was "nothing wrong" with his technique during the prolonged lean patch. - Scorecard Pujara, who made a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Usain Bolt of Jamaica is hit by a cameraman on a Segway as he celebrates after winning the men's 200 metres final at the 15th IAAF World Championships, at the National Stadium in Beijing. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters Usain Bolt's 200 metres triumph at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing came at a price. The Jamaican took a tumble in bizarre accident after being knocked down by a photographer on Segway scooter. IMAGE: Usain Bolt of Jamaica, right, falls after being ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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