Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images Pakistan’s star all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez denied Indian media reports which quote him as saying that the team’s chief selector Moin Khan and coach Waqar Younis are sidelining captain Misbah-ul Haq. Asked to comment on the Press Trust of India report, a clueless Hafeez told the Dawn: “I have not said anything like this. This is propaganda aimed at maligning the Pakistan team. Click here to read more Mohammad ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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‘Time to look for a fresh set of bowlers’ ‘It just wasn't penetrative enough and it didn't look as if they wanted to take 20 wickets’ ‘Every single time Kohli came out to bat it seemed he was going to score a hundred’ Mohammed Shami (C) of India celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Joe Burns of Australia. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images Coming down heavily on the Indian bowling attack in Australia, former captain Sunil ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Pitches did not break up as much as expected: Smith Rediff.com, 1 month ago It's not correct to say that bowlers are struggling, says Shami Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘Don’t think I did anything wrong honestly. I wanted to go to India. I wanted to go back to Switzerland for Christmas’ ‘I practised as hard as I possibly could. Sure, the year ended late, but one week later than normal. At the end of the day, I'm confident that what I did was the right thing’ Roger Federer of Switzerland leaves the court after losing his third round match against Andreas Seppi of Italy. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images A late end to last ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago India's biggest weakness: 'They don't believe they can win away from home' Rediff.com, 2 months ago I was good enough to bat in Australian conditions, says Ashwin Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Serena Williams of the United States plays a forehand in her semifinal match against Madison Keys. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Top seed Serena Williams beat fellow American Madison Keys 7-6(5), 6-2 to reach the Australian Open final on Thursday. Why fear looms over the old serve and volley game Female tennis stars and their locker room dairies... Williams will now face Maria Sharapova for the title after the Russian second seed beat compatriot Ekaterina Makarova earlier on Rod ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Foiled again, Sharapova feels Serena breakthrough closer Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
‘I want to build on that for the next match and I want to try to impose myself as much as I can’ ‘I've progressed a lot since then ... and I am going to really kind of take it to her, go for my shots’ Eugenie Bouchard of Canada hits a return. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters Eugenie Bouchard will spend Monday 'cramming' for one of the toughest exams of her fledgling career when she faces second seed Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open quarter-finals. TEMPTING! ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘When you are not fielding at your best, then everything else also doesn't go in your favour’ ‘We were lucky that the coin fell our way and it was a fantastic toss to win’ ‘I had a tear in my eye this morning when I walked out to warm-up and I saw his family there in the stands’ ‘It’s just courageous for them to be here, and I applaud them for making the effort’ ‘That score (63*) is always at the back of my mind. I am going to pay ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Indians should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar Rediff.com, 2 months ago
‘It just seemed a bit unnecessary when every other player gets dropped for poor form’ ‘All the players didn't perform to an international standard during the Australian tour’ ‘The guys who have come in - Joe Root, Gary Ballance - have been the shining lights of the England team’ Kevin Pietersen. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images Describing Kevin Pietersen's sacking by England and Wales Cricket Board as "unnecessary", paceman Stuart Broad has said ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘We saw some variable bounce and reverse swing, but spin will play a major part’ ‘I want to come back tomorrow and win the Test match for Australia’ ‘There aren't too many better batsmen in the world at the moment than Steve Smith’ Joe Burns cuts during Day 4 of the fourth Test between Australia and India. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images His 39-ball 66 blitz may have helped Australia amass a massive 348 runs' lead, but middle order batsman Joe ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘Shikhar was not 100 per cent fit to bat so we could only give five to 10 minutes notice to Virat’ ‘That kind of scenario can create a bit of unrest’ Dhawan was forced to cancel a trip to hospital for X-Rays on the injury and returned to the middle to resume his innings Shikhar Dhawan of India walks off the field after being dismissed by Nathan Lyon of Australia. Photograph: Chris Hyde/Getty Images India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said confusion over opener Shikhar ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Australia’s Josh Hazlewood ducks a bouncer during Day 3 in the second Test against India at the Gabba on Friday. Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images Steven Smith (133) became the ninth Australian to score a century on captaincy debut as Australia wriggled out from a precarious 247 for 6 to post a mammoth 505 in their first innings in the second Test against India at the Gabba on Friday. He was well-supported by Mitchell Johnson (88) and Mitchell Starc (52) who made valuable ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Home highs for Hazlewood, Haddin Rediff.com, 2 months ago PHOTOS, Day 2: Hazlewood, Smith lead Australia's fightback Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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