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December 01, 2022
'A cricketer always makes his own destiny'
'No one makes someone a cricketer. As a coach, you can only guide them.'

November 24, 2022
'I will never claim I was the man who made Rohit Sharma'
'Rohit had so much talent that he would have made it anyhow, under any coach, but I am happy I was able to guide him.'

October 11, 2022
'I won't say it was unfair, I will say it was totally unfair'
'Why was he was given only a one-year contract?'

October 05, 2022
Is Sarfaraz Khan Ready To Play For India?
'In Mumbai cricket, your scores are only counted only if you score a hundred or more, below that doesn't mean anything.'

September 22, 2022
'We paid the cricketers better salaries'
'All of us tend to believe that they are so well paid, why should we bother about their payments.'

September 20, 2022
'BCCI should become player centric'
'There should be total transparency in the system.'

August 22, 2022
'Chandrakant Pandit Has Got The Midas Touch'
'The IPL is like a corporate world, the owners expect results and on top of that you don't get that much time.'

June 24, 2022
'My dream to see Sarfaraz play for India'
'Me and my family along with Sarfaraz have given our entire life towards this dream.'

May 06, 2022
'Hardik has ticked all the boxes as captain'
'Hardik has done very well and I have been impressed by his leadership.'

April 19, 2022
'Winning the IPL is not easy'
'The players all appreciate -- we all appreciate -- the fact that despite the pandemic and the restrictions, because of all of this protocol that has been put in place, the IPL season is still happening.'

March 08, 2022
'Warne knew how to get the best out of his players'
'He was keen to win the IPL with the team he had, he had no desire to have big names in his team.'

March 05, 2022
When Warne visited Swapnil Asnodkar's Goa home
'I was not sure whether such a big player would come to my house but he was quite happy to visit my place... which was just unbelievable!'

February 17, 2022
'IPL Auction A Reboot for Punjab Kings'
'At the end of the day, we also had to look at players who will figure in the playing XI.'

January 19, 2022
'Kohli deserved better'
'Believe me, Virat will go out of his way to make the new captain comfortable.'

December 23, 2021
How Chirag Patil got to play his dad in <em>'83</em>
'Ranveer Singh is on a different level, he is a super human.'

June 10, 2021
'Shastri has moulded India into world beaters'
'I am particularly happy that an Indian has done such a superb job as the coach because people always talk about foreign coaches, but Shastri has dashed all those views.'

June 08, 2021
'Our batting has not clicked'
'The only issue for me as far as the Indian team is concerned is the batting.'

June 01, 2021
'No one in the world will take it easy against this Indian side'
'The confidence and the kind of cricket India has played in the recent past will be a big factor.'

May 25, 2021
'Bowler needs a captain who understands him'
'... And give him the confidence and freedom to express himself.'

May 22, 2021
Why this cricketing great needs your help
'When I first met him, I felt he had given up on life, but now his willingness to live has enhanced.'

May 19, 2021
'A lot of politics in Indian women's cricket!'
'These girls keep complaining to their godmother or godfather.''

May 08, 2021
Will Arzan Nagwaswalla make cricket history?
Arzan Nagwaswalla could be the first Parsi to play cricket for India in 46 years.

April 10, 2021
'Kohli has phenomenal connect with youth'
'RCB is a natural choice for us, mainly due to our long-standing association with Virat Kohli.'

April 07, 2021
'We are confident Pant will do a good job as captain'
'We decided this is the best time to give him the opportunity to lead the team.'

February 04, 2021
'There is a lot to play for in the England series'
'There is the World Test Championship final, which we are aiming at, so we need to win a few games to achieve it.'

February 02, 2021
Exclusive! How Pujara battled pain to defy Aussies
'I couldn't even hold my bat, but I still wanted to carry on batting despite the amount of pain because me staying there was important for the team.' 'It was tough, but if you want to win matches for your team, if you want to contribute, then you will have to overcome such challenges.'

January 25, 2021
'It felt like <em>Lagaan</em> all over again'
'They came out with an attitude that they had nothing to lose.'

December 17, 2020
'Test matches are coming to Chennai after four years'
'The capacity of the M A Chidambaram stadium is 36,000 spectators.'

November 21, 2020
The Kapil Dev interview you must read!
'Today's cricketers are amazing, they know everything, but still you find a few cricketers, they have a talent, but their mind is not there.'

October 15, 2020
'I know my role and I just stick to that'
Axar Patel, one of the most consistent performers for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020, reveals what makes him click.

September 26, 2020
'Tied Test changed Australian cricket'
'As a player, the biggest question you ask yourself is whether you are good enough to be on the same ground as Gavaskar, Dev, Border and company.'

September 24, 2020
When Deano spoke to <em>Rediff</em>
'India's strength is batting and it is under attack right now. It is time to stand up and be counted.'

September 18, 2020
How Dada began playing cricket
'My father was desperate that I played the game. So, to get away from those big piles of books, a cricket bat was a better option.'

August 22, 2020
Why UAE was ideal destination for IPL 2020
'Unlike India and Sri Lanka, there was no internal air travel needed.'

August 21, 2020
'Captaincy matters a lot in a T20 game'
'T20 is so fast-paced that a coach can do very little from the sidelines, you need a very good captain, who can take decisions there and then.'

August 19, 2020
'Dhoni has never shown his palm to an astrologer'
'He believes in his destiny and says "naseeb accha hai, chalne do".'

August 18, 2020
'This is the right time to give the Bharat Ratna to him'
'Nobody has Dhoni's record of championship in three formats.'

August 11, 2020
'IPL must happen; important for Indian cricket's sake'
'Everything else runs because of the IPL, there is so much money involved so the IPL definitely needs to happen.'

August 10, 2020
'It was like Sachin was only made to play cricket'
'When you looked at him even at that age, you could make out he was special.'

August 05, 2020
'BCCI had gone against the nation's mood'
'Our people are crazy about cricket, but they are more crazy about their country, and their armed forces.'

July 21, 2020
'Dhoni is very smart'
'When you saw him, you immediately knew that he was something special.'

July 14, 2020
'Kohli never stops learning'
'I have seen him evolve and mature, both as a person and a captain.'

July 01, 2020
Exclusive! How this man transformed India's batting
'The 2014 Australia tour and the brand of cricket played by the team laid a great foundation of the brilliant run of success enjoyed across all formats and conditions.'

June 30, 2020
'As long as Pandya keeps cool, he will be an asset'
'After his back injury, he needs to look after himself.'

June 26, 2020
'No Indian captain has achieved what Dhoni has'
'Dhoni was a very shrewd captain in terms of his out of the box thinking and getting the work done.'

June 23, 2020
How I took that special hat-trick against Pakistan
'That was a morning where if I wanted to fly, I would have flown as well.'

June 19, 2020
'I could have been India's best all-rounder'
'The physio told me I might have a problem walking in the future because of the back injury and that I need to stop playing cricket.'

June 11, 2020
'It is always great fun playing with Virat'
'He is someone who picks up what the bowler is trying to do, he is always there in your ears on what the bowlers are trying to do.'

June 08, 2020
Why Jasprit Bumrah is So Special
'He didn't want to be a stagnant cricketer, he always wanted to work hard.'

June 05, 2020
'I was fighting with myself, always thinking of improving my game'
'Dhoni was the captain and everyone else was battling for the second wicket-keeper's slot.'

May 21, 2020
'I was waiting to see Dhoni in the IPL'
'Rishabh Pant must have gone through tough times because of the expectations on him.'

May 19, 2020
'Kohli's passion to win for India is second to none'
'He doesn't leave any stone unturned in his preparations.'

May 13, 2020
'Arjun Tendulkar can be a match-winning bowler'
'I believe Bumrah, Ishant, Shami, Umesh, all four can play in the playing XI.'

May 11, 2020
Revealed! How Sreesanth played 2011 World Cup final!
'I thank Sachinpaaji for taking me to Coach Gary Kirsten and telling him that 'Sreesanth should play' (in the World Cup final against Sri Lanka) and thanks to Dhonibhai for giving me that opportunity.'

May 06, 2020
'I have been in lockdown for 6 1/2 years'
'The game which I loved the most, it was taken away.'

May 03, 2020
'When the police came knocking at my door...'
'People tell me to forget, but it is something to learn from.'

April 27, 2020
When Sachin realised he could play Test cricket
'I felt Test cricket is just beyond my reach.'

April 24, 2020
Don't constantly think about cricket: Tendulkar to Kohli & Co
'You can take a bit of off-time from cricket, mentally as well as physically.'

March 23, 2020
'My stars are aligned at the moment'
'I am confident of my skills more than ever.'

March 20, 2020
How We Won the Ranji Trophy!
'We are not the best side in domestic cricket, we are not the best side in terms of skill sets or in terms of match-winners, but I think we are the best when it comes to being a unit, when it comes to playing like a family.'

March 13, 2020
'Rahul has reinvented himself'
'He has gone through ups and downs, he knows how to handle himself and is somebody who can get the team together.'

March 09, 2020
Watch out for Yashasvi Jaiswal in world cricket!
'I will get an opportunity to talk about my game with big stars like Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler.'

December 17, 2019
'Important to prepare well for IPL auction'
'You should do a detailed study on what exactly you want for the team looking at the season ahead.'

December 05, 2019
Why the Indian fast bowlers are the world's best
'In the future, you will get pacers who will bowl even faster than the current lot because these guys are currently setting new standards.'

December 04, 2019
'Every game of cricket is challenging, every series is challenging'
'When cricketers, coaches, captains, managers, franchise owners focus on the prize, they forget the process.'

December 02, 2019
Did umpiring error help England win World Cup?
'It is unfair to look at one decision, one ball out of 600-plus on the day and say that was the reason one team won and one team lost.'

November 26, 2019
'Our fast bowlers are now the best in the world'
'The way they are playing, the bowlers we have, this is the best team in the world and I see them winning the World Test Championship.'

November 12, 2019
Pujara on what makes India No 1
'If we keep bowling like this, we will win as many as Tests as possible.'

November 05, 2019
'The twilight could be a little difficult'
'Getting used to the lights and the pink ball, especially early on, is the key.'

May 31, 2019
कोहली कुछ खास करेंगे: सचिन
'यदि हम अपनी मूलभूत बातों पर फोकस करें और जो भी करे उसमें अपना शत प्रतिशत दें, तो सेमीफ़ाइनल तक पहुँचने की हमारी संभावना बढ़िया है।'

May 22, 2019
'राहुल वर्ल्ड कप में रनों का अंबार लगा देंगे'
'मुझे लगता है भगवान ने उन्हें दुनिया में बल्लेबाज़ी करने के लिये ही भेजा है।'

May 21, 2019
'Rahul will get big runs in the World Cup'
'I believe that God has sent him in this world to just bat.'

May 15, 2019
Rahane: What I know is that I did really well in ODIs
After being overlooked for the 2019 World Cup, Rahane was dropped as Rajasthan Royals captain mid-way into the IPL following a string of low scores and the team's poor showing in the first few games.

May 14, 2019
Gambhir: India will be a top side at World Cup
'India has the best bowling attack they have ever had at any World Cup.'

April 26, 2019
How Delhi turned its fortunes around
'We knew these youngsters could turn out to be match-winners and we waited patiently for the last three years because success doesn't come overnight, it takes time.'

February 14, 2019
'If they don't play IPL, they won't get too far'
'A player need to have T20 skills otherwise he is not going to survive.'<br />'No matter how much runs you score in the Ranji Trophy or Duleep Trophy or Irani Trophy, if you don't have T20 skills in batting or bowling you are not going to go too far.'

February 12, 2019
10 Ranji wins: The legend of Wasim Jaffer
'Winning even one Ranji Trophy title is a great achievement and to win 10 out of 10 is absolutely amazing.'

January 16, 2019
Why India is such a great team!
'It is the ability to fight back.'

November 30, 2018
'Politics in Indian cricket was sickening'
'I was actually appointed captain for the West Indies tour (in 1971).'

November 28, 2018
'I predict India to win 4-0 in Australia'
'If we don't win the series, then there could be something radically wrong with the team.'

November 26, 2018
'How could you drop a match-winner?'
'What is the use of conducting an inquiry?'

November 09, 2018
'Supreme Court has not given any order to destroy cricket'
'Whatever the reforms the Supreme Court has approved for BCCI, it won't be possible to implement it all.'

November 06, 2018
'This is the best chance to beat Australia in Australia'
'Australia will be a different proposition... the pitches will be completely different than England.'

August 28, 2018
'My career had more quality than quantity'
'It's like sometimes you go to a top restaurant and order a dish, the food quantity might be less, but if the quality and taste is good, then it leaves a mark forever.'

August 19, 2018
'BCCI bigwigs should realise treasures are not to be wasted'
'They should be conserved, preserved, and valued highly.'

August 18, 2018
What India's spinners need to do in England
'Ashwin needs to be more consistent, bowling on the fourth stump line and making the batsman drive on the off-side.'

August 17, 2018
'Mr Sobers, would you like to bat?'
Ajit Wadekar recalls how India turned the tables on the the West Indies and won a historic victory.

August 14, 2018
India's greatest win against England
'Sachin Tendulkar got out early, we lost a few more wickets and everyone lost hope.'

June 13, 2018
'All of Afghanistan is excited about this Test'
'We are very happy to be part of this historical Test match against India.'

May 16, 2018
Exclusive! What transformed K L Rahul's batting
'It has been a quick evolution.'

March 19, 2018
How DK became a match winner
'People didn't associate Dinesh with hitting sixes. He had the ability to hit fours and the odd six, but hitting sixes (regularly) is one aspect of the game we have really worked hard on.'

March 05, 2018
How Dravid turned around Mayank Agarwal's career
'Rahulbhai told me to manage my mental energy better.'

January 11, 2018
Rahul Dravid on how to succeed in cricket
'If you want to be a successful cricketer you need to figure out yourself, both on and off the field.'

January 08, 2018
Revealed: The turning point for Sarfaraz Khan
'The call-up from Rahul Dravid was the turning point for Sarfaraz.'

December 29, 2017
'India is the No 1 team in the world'
'They have the greatest number of cricketers, they have the greatest enthusiasm for the game, they have the greatest resources, they have the greatest stakes in their own success.'

December 22, 2017
What India's fast bowlers must do in South Africa
'Bhuvneshwar can swing the ball, Bumrah has a difficult action to pick, Shami's seam position is outstanding, one of the best probably in world cricket and his rhythm is outstanding.'

November 30, 2017
'Leadership improves Virat's performance'
The biggest plus point for Kohli is that leadership is not affecting his performance, in fact it is the opposite, it is helping him.'

November 08, 2017
'People may get sick of T20s'
Where does Gideon Haigh see the future of the T20 game?

November 03, 2017
'There is a uniqueness about Kohli'
What does Gideon Haigh, widely considered the finest cricket writer of our time, think of the man currently acclaimed as the finest cricketer on the planet?

October 12, 2017
The most exciting teenager in Indian cricket
'Cricket may be stressful and very difficult, but when it's your passion, you learn to love it.'

July 25, 2017
'Would like bowling to Kohli, Root, Smith...'
'India have a good bunch of fast bowlers.'

July 07, 2017
'Captain, coach should be on same wavelength'
'You should keep your ego aside, whether you are coach or a player.'

April 05, 2017
Exclusive! Cheteshwar Pujara on why India's No 1
'We are No 1 in the world, we played like the No 1 team in the world.'

February 17, 2017
'If Australia play well, they will lose 3-0'
Harbhajan Singh, who bowled India to memorable victories against the Aussies, looks at the India-Australia series.

October 27, 2016
'Everybody is only trying to find fault with the BCCI'
'The BCCI is one of the best administrative bodies in the world.'

June 30, 2016
Exclusive! Ajinkya Rahane on Kohli, Kumble, the Windies
'Virat and I have good understanding in the middle.'

April 14, 2016
The 24 year old who owns an IPL team
'Twenty20 cricket can be a lottery at times, but I think we'll definitely reach the semifinals.'

April 06, 2016
Raina's IPL mantra: 'Break free and play my natural game'
'I just need to go back and bat at my old position at No 3.'

January 25, 2016
'I have <em>that</em> control with the ball now'
Irfan Pathan discloses on how he coped with the disappointment of getting dropped from the Indian team and what inspired his superb comeback in domestic cricket this season which he hopes lead to bigger things and eventually into a 'a really good story and inspiration' for others.

January 22, 2016
'The BCCI threatened me'
'Would the Board have acted in the same manner if a big player was involved?'

January 21, 2016
'International cricket needs fixing'
'T20 isn't the killer. The T20 format is good for the game.'

January 19, 2016
'The India cap is knocking on my door'
Shreyas Iyer, whose swagger is taking batting to the next level, tells that when he gets the opportunity to don India colours he will make it count.

December 10, 2015
'Jadeja is a force of nature'
'Ravindra is probably the best all-rounder in India today.'

October 29, 2015
'Cricket is becoming harder for bowlers'
'I don't want it to be a batting affair otherwise you could just walk in with the umpire, with the bowling machine, put your hat on the bowling machine, walk away.' Brett Lee tells Harish Kotian on how Twenty20 cricket has changed the dynamics of cricket and why a bit of controlled aggression is needed in the sport.

October 16, 2015
'I want to be remembered as someone who never gave up'
'When I was in Shrirampur I thought I would make it to the Indian team. There were a series of events that happened, and even if one link was missing, I don't think I would be here.'

September 15, 2015
'More important to adjust mentally when batting at No 3'
'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.'

August 06, 2015
'Delhi police didn't force confession out of spot-fixing accused'
'The moment you increase the possibility of making a team winning or losing a game that's where match-fixing happens. And whenever match-fixing happens, it can only happen at the players' level. If a player is not fixed to perform a particular task then how can one generate money?'

July 29, 2015
'Delhi police framed Chandila, others to prove case under MCOCA'
'At that time the Delhi police was reeling under various controversies. This case was more of an attention diversion.'

July 16, 2015
'When you've played for India everything fades in comparison'
'Anyone who watched me batting in Tests would know that I was up for it. I was ready to fight it out.'

July 08, 2015
'Having my father as selector put more pressure on me'
Stuart Binny on how he stays motivated despite not getting enough playing time with Team Indian, and his father's role in shaping his career. Harish Kotian/ reports.

March 23, 2015
'We want Sachin, Rahul, Laxman in the BCCI'
'The BCCI believes that with great power comes greater responsibility.'

November 25, 2014
Playing in Australia is going to be different from playing in India: K L Rahul
Karnataka youngster K L Rahul on his elation at being selected for the upcoming Test series against Australia and how he worked on his technique to improve his batting skills.

June 03, 2011
India's Malinga ready to sizzle in the Carribbean
Karnataka pacer R Vinay Kumar on his showing in the IPL, the joy of being selected for the West Indies tour, and how he started bowling like Lasith Malinga.

March 02, 2011
'Australia will get better with every game'
Australia's Brad Haddin tells Bikash Mohapatra he's content with both his batting and my wicketkeeping.

December 13, 2010
We can fly in South Africa: Sreesanth
'I want my performances to speak. I want to focus on things which are very simple. I don't want to complicate things,' says the medium-pacer, the star of India's last tour of South Africa.

December 01, 2010
'This is the beginning of a new Harbhajan'
'Whatever runs I score, I hope to do it when the team needs it the most... My emphasis would be to contribute with the bat whenever the team is in a crisis.'

November 25, 2010
It's going to end by me getting a clean chit: Lalit Modi
Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi in his first full interview since his suspension as commissioner of the Twenty20 league in April believes he is innocent and is confident of "getting a clean chit" in the BCCI enquiry.

September 08, 2010
World Cup preparation as per schedule: Shetty
2011 World Cup tournament director Professor Ratnakar Shetty discusses the preparation for the mega-event, which is returning to the sub-continent after a gap of 14 years, with Senior Associate Editor Harish Kotian.

July 14, 2010
'Physically impossible for anyone to better Muralitharan's record'
Harbhajan Singh applauds Sri Lanka spin legend Muthiah Muralitharan, who will retire at the end of the first Test against India. He also assesses the team's chances in the island nation.

June 29, 2010
I have made mistakes and learnt from them: Sreesanth
Do not be surprised if you see Sreesanth refrain from his usual tactics of charging at batsmen or having a few words with them in the coming Test series in Sri Lanka. The Kerala speedster says his bowling will do the talking.

April 22, 2010
'IPL governing council must accept responsibility for the mess'
Former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi feels the Indian Premier League's governing council must accept responsibility for the ongoing controversy surrounding the Twenty20 league. He is also of the view that if Lalit Modi stays away from the April 26 governing council meeting, he will be ousted as IPL commissioner.

April 21, 2010
'Modi tinkered with the rules at will'
'The more things change, the more they remain the same at the BCCI,' says <B>T R Vivek</B>, author, <EM>IPL Cricket And Commerce</EM>.

April 19, 2010
'The IPL has simply followed its parent body'
Litigation lawyer Rahul Mehra takes on various sports bodies and vows not to give up, come what may.

April 13, 2010
'Lalit Modi offered all help in developing the Kochi team'
Kerala Cricket Association secretary T C Mathew says the public spat between the IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and Minister of State for External Affairs Sashi Tharoor is the result of forces trying to sabotage the Kochi IPL team.

February 26, 2010
'In India, you have to be a smart bowler'
Twenty-year-old South African pacer Wayne Parnell talks about his sudden rise, his experiences on his maiden tour to India and, of course, the IPL.

February 25, 2010
'I don't want to be labelled as a Test or one-day specialist'
Tamil Nadu batsman S Badrinath says it wasn't easy to bat, let alone score runs, in his Test debut against South Africa earlier this month.

February 13, 2010
Test cricket is always the top priority for any cricketer: Raina
After a successful stint in the one-day internationals, Suresh Raina hopes to make his Test selection count.

February 12, 2010
'I will be back in the Indian team soon'
After a good showing with bat and ball, Baroda pacer Irfan Pathan is confident of returning to the Indian team soon.

'We do not need spinners to take wickets'
South Africa's wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Boucher says there's a lot of talk about spinners taking wickets in India, but it is the Proteas fast bowlers who have delivered the goods on more occasions than one.

February 10, 2010
I am capable of playing the big innings, says Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan talks about his magical innings in the Duleep Trophy final, and the 'Twenty20 specialist' tag that he is looking to shed.

February 01, 2010
'The craze for T20 will not affect Test cricket'
The true class and calibre of a player can by judged in Tests only, not in one-day or Twenty20 cricket, says former India great Salim Durrani.

January 05, 2010
'When I play my natural game I am more successful'
Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma, who has aggregated 527 runs, including a triple hundred this Ranji season, says hopefully people now know he is capable of playing a long innings.

November 23, 2009
'I have full confidence in my talents as an allrounder'
An interview with Ravindra Jadeja, the fast rising Indian allrounder, celebrated his return to first-class cricket with a century after enjoying a fairly good one-day series with ball and bat against Australia recently.

November 06, 2009
I don't mind opening the innings in ODIs, says Mitchell Johnson
Australia's 28-year-old fast bowler Mitchell Johnson on his bowling, the most difficult phase in his career and subsequent resurrection.

October 28, 2009
'Batting against Indian spinners a huge challenge'
Australia's wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine on his success story thus far.

October 27, 2009
Opening the batting is such a great challenge: Watson
Shane Watson talks about his new role as opener and also how he is keeping away from injuries.

October 24, 2009
'My main weapon is speed'
Selected to the Indian squad after good domestic performances, 22-year-old Sudeep Tyagi is hoping to make the most of opportunity against the World No 1 side in the upcoming ODI series.

October 23, 2009
We believe we can win in India: Shaun Marsh
An interview with Australian batsman Shaun Marsh, the son of former Australian batting legend Geoff Marsh.

September 01, 2009
We have the team to get to number one: Harbhajan
The ace off-spinner discusses Mahendra Singh Dhoni's style of captaincy, why ODI cricket is suffering and what makes India the top side in the world.

July 21, 2009
Emerging Players' tournament crucial for me: Tiwary
Injury-prone Manoj Tiwary is hoping to impress the selectors in the Emerging Players' tournament Down Under and make it back to the Indian team.

July 16, 2009
'Twenty20 is not only about hitting fours and sixes'
Former Australia batsman Michael Bevan says it is too early to predict if Twenty20 cricket will cause the demise of one-day internationals.

July 06, 2009
'It was disappointing to miss IPL 2'
In an exclusive conversation Pakistan and Rajasthan Royals's pace ace Sohail Tanvir reveals his disappointment at missing IPL second season.

May 29, 2009
Gambhir warns against complacency
Prolific opener Gautam Gambhir has warned against complacency ahead of India's defence of their World Twenty20 crown in England next month.

May 27, 2009
'T20 is all about hitting the ball over the boundary'
Ninteen-year-old Manish Pandey, the only Indian to hit a hundred in the IPL, has now set his sights on the Champions T20 in October.

April 16, 2009
'The IPL is a stepping-stone for youngsters like me'
Ajinkya Rahane talks about his recent successes, the recent trip to the Rainbow Nation, interactions with Jonty Rhodes and Shaun Pollock and, of course, his idol Sachin Tendulkar.

April 15, 2009
'I don't have to prove myself to anyone'
Harbhajan reflects on the year that was, the secret behind India's recent successes and the upcoming Indian Premier League.

April 14, 2009
'I want to make sure Mumbai Indians win the IPL'
After a fine domestic season that earned him a place among the probables for the T20 World Cup, all-rounder Abhishek Nayar is raring to go in the second edition if the IPL.

April 13, 2009
'IPL is a good platform for up-and-coming Indian cricketers'
UP batsman Suresh Raina on his successful outing in New Zealand and how the inaugural IPL put his career back on track.

April 02, 2009
'I'll be the bridge between Pollock and the players'
Mumbai Indians assistant coach Praveen Amre on the challenge of the second Indian Premier League season and his team's chances.

April 01, 2009
'Indian cricket can benefit from Art of Living'
Art of Living teacher Swami Sadyojathah talks about the trauma relief programme he conducted for Sri Lanka's terror-hit cricket team and the secret to healthy living.

March 06, 2009
India has the potential to get to the World Cup final, says Mithali Raj
Former India captain Mithali Raj discusses India's chances at the upcoming women's World Cup in Sydney, Australia, and says there's no reason why the team cannot finish better than the runners-up they were in the last edition of the tournament.

March 05, 2009
Captaincy is a challenge for me: Jhulan
India captain Jhulan Goswami discusses the team's preparation and chances at the upcoming women's World Cup in Australia. If India does qualify for the final, to be played on March 22 at the North Sydney Oval, it will be Jhulan's 100th ODI.

February 26, 2009
'We cannot compare women's cricket to the men's game'
Former India captain Anjum Chopra, who is poised to play a fourth successive World Cup in Australia next month, says brutal strength is the basic difference between men's and women's cricket.

February 20, 2009
'I learnt a lot about cricket in the IPL'
Ravindra Jadeja credits the Indian Premier League for his meteoric rise, saying it taught him how to handle pressure while playing at the international level.

February 19, 2009
'Black Caps are well-prepared to take on India'
Cricket New Zealand CEO Justin Vaughan is convinced that the upcoming series between India and New Zealand is going to be exciting from start to finish.

February 13, 2009
'This is the reward for my hard work'
Mumbai pacer Dhawal Kulkarni, who was named in the Indian Test team for the tour of New Zealand, attributes much of his success to the inaugural Indian Premier League tournament.

February 12, 2009
'Cricket is a great game and you should always keep learning'
Rahul Dravid salutes Gundappa Viswanath on his 60th birthday, saying he was an artist with an unmistakable style of his own.

December 30, 2008
'I don't like getting out'
Cheteshwar Pujara is India's latest run-machine. The 20-year-old has already amassed 876 runs in eight matches and ensured Saurashtra a place in the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy for a second year running.

November 20, 2008
'Our goal is to be the number one team in the world'
100-Test up VVS Laxman talks about his journey in the game thus far, the pain of not playing in an ODI World Cup and why Australia brings the best out of him.

November 14, 2008
'My best years are ahead of me'
Ian Bell talks about the upcoming ODI series against India, his strategy for the same, and Kevin Pietersen, England's captain.

November 13, 2008
'Aussies were busy writing books, while we prepared'
Harbhajan discloses the secret of his success against Australia. Also reveals that the departures of Anil Kumble and Sourav Ganguly mean a lot to him, as both were his closest friends, and mentors too.

November 12, 2008
'I pride myself on my line and length'
Ryan Sidebottom talks about his dream run, his injury and chances of succeeding on docile Indian wickets.

November 11, 2008
'I am now in a role that is more comfortable'
After making a spectacular come back against South Africa, England all rounder Andrew Flintoff is looking at playing a bigger role in India

November 07, 2008
I bring certain freshness to England captaincy: Pietersen
England captain Kevin Pietersen, on his first full tour as captain, looks ahead at the challenge India will pose in the upcoming seven ODIs and two-Test series.

July 17, 2008
'I have become a good wicketkeeper now'
'When you are keeping wickets, you should concentrate 100 percent on your wicketkeeping,' says Parthiv Patel.

July 15, 2008
'The IPL is one of the reasons why I was picked'
I just love playing cricket, be it any format, says Hyderabad spinner Pragyan Ojha, talking about his selection to India's ODI and Test squads.

July 09, 2008
'Playing Murali and Mendis won't be a problem'
'Mendis has that weird action... so it is not easy when you play against him for the first time. But the more you play against him, the more comfortable you will get and you will be able to read him,' says Rohit Sharma.

June 23, 2008
'Greenidge's wicket made that delivery special'
'I think Greenidge's wicket, combined with the occasion -- that is the final of a World Cup, made that delivery special,' says Balwinder Singh Sandhu, recounting India's 1983 World Cup triumph.

June 20, 2008
'Everybody played to their potential. That was the key'
Sandeep Patil says its was self-belief and committment that helped India win the 1983 World Cup.

Bagging three wickets in the final was special: Madan Lal
On the 25th anniversary of India's World Cup triumph, Madal Lal talks to Special Correspondent Bikash Mohapatra about that triumph, the inability of the Indian team to repeat the feat and other issues.

June 19, 2008
'Hopefully Tendulkar will break Lara's record in Sri Lanka'
Ace Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan says Sachin Tendulkar is legend of cricket, but getting the 171 runs he needs to better Brian Lara's record on the tour of Sri Lanka won't be easy.

June 03, 2008
There is definitely cricket left in me: Tendulkar
'I want to just go out and enjoy my game and not think about other things.' Sachin Tendulkar on his future

May 26, 2008
I'm not making money from IPL'
IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi in his most candid interview yet. Courtesy CNN Talk Asia.

April 21, 2008
'Getting into the national team is a long-term goal'
Prolific 19-year-old batsman Ajinkya Rahane talks about the season gone by, his aspirations and, obviously, the IPL.

April 18, 2008
'Cricket should take centre stage in the IPL'
Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin talks on a wide range of issues beginning with, you guessed it right, the Indian Premier League.

April 10, 2008
'Lord's Test was the turning point of my career'
India pacer R P Singh reviews his first full season in international cricket and talks about the tough conditions he encountered in the two Tests he played against South Africa.

April 02, 2008
'I am still not ready for international cricket'
Zaheer Khan on his rehabilitation programme since injury on the tour of Australia put him out of the team.

March 31, 2008
'Getting a hundred in India is lovely'
Special Correspondent Harish Kotian meets with Hashim Amla after the first Test and gets first-hand reactions on his century and South Africa's brilliant showing.

March 25, 2008
'It's a great feeling to complete 10 years'
Ahead of the first Test against South Africa, Harbhajan Singh talks about his journey in international cricket.

March 18, 2008
'Modi has just inherited Dalmiya's plans'
Former England captain Tony Greig on what the Indian Cricket League is about, where the BCCI's Indian Premier League is likely headed, and why he would love to have the Indian team play in the ICL but can't.

March 17, 2008
'The IPL is <i>fatafat</i> cricket'
Journalist-turned politician Rajiv Shukla says crowds will throng stadiums for Indian Premier League matches because they will offer a combination of quick cricket and entertainment.

'I'm tired of hearing that the ICL is the rebel league'
New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond on his decision to sign up with the Indian Cricket League and the ramifications of it.

March 12, 2008
ICL will streamline cricket: Streak
Former Zimbabwe player, Heath Streak talks about playing the the breakaway Indian Cricket League.

ICL fighting against the odds: More
Rahul Bhatia asks ICL Executive board member Kiran More a few basic questions.

February 14, 2008
'I am a better batsman now'
Back in the Indian ODI team after injury, Suresh Raina says he's ready for the challenge of Australia.

January 14, 2008
'People have forgotten match-fixing episode'
interviews Nicky Boje, during the inaugural edition of the ICL in Panchkula, before the Delhi police succeeded in interrogating him.

January 04, 2008
'Graeme Smith felt threatened by me'
Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener considers himself himself lucky to play for his country. 'Some people don't get an opportunity to represent their country despite being very talented,' he says.

December 21, 2007
'Australia brings out the best from within you'
Playing down the verbal duel with the Aussies during the home series, Harbhajan Singh says, 'If cricket was played with the mouth, we would have had so many great players.'

December 20, 2007
'I play the game from my heart'
India pacer Irfan Pathan says bowling to the Aussie batsmen is a big challenge, but he is confident of doing well Down Under.

December 19, 2007
'My career was fairly good, but, certainly, not tremendous'
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul Haq says the inability to finish with 10,000 runs in Test cricket is one of his biggest regrets in a satisfying career.

December 18, 2007
'I think I was as good as a coach'
Lalchand Rajput talks about his time as manager of the Indian cricket team and the upcoming challenge Down Under.

December 14, 2007
'I want to do well in Australia and justify my selection'
Promising young pace bowler Ishant Sharma says he is mentally and physically prepared for the upcoming challenge Down Under.

December 11, 2007
'We never treat our players as stars or superstars'
Former Australian batting ace Michael Bevan says it is a combination of many factors that makes Australia a successful team.

December 05, 2007
'I was one of the biggest underachievers'
Former West Indies fast bowler Mervyn Dillon says his best cricket is yet to come. 'Though I'm 33, I don't think I was fitter than today in my life.'

December 03, 2007
'Why do you want a guy with no coaching experience at all'
Why do you want a guy with no coaching experience at all and with a somewhat prejudiced mind against our country and our people, asks former India captain and coach Ajit Wadekar.

November 30, 2007
'It's a misconception that our umpires are bad'
'If you want to be successful as an umpire, you've got to go through the umpiring mill,' says former international umpire V K Ramaswamy.

November 15, 2007
'The selectors should have the guts to state the facts'
Former India batsman and selector V B Chandrasekhar on the functioning of the selection committee.

November 10, 2007
'As a bowler I know the subtleties of the game'
Anil Kumble, India's most successful bowler, speaks about the new challenge, his expectations from the team and the forthcoming three-match Test series against Pakistan.

November 06, 2007
'Irfan has been a source of inspiration'
Yusuf Pathan says he is a decent player who can bat, bowl and field well.

October 29, 2007
'I want to do consistently well in one-day cricket also'
Gautam Gambhir, India's top performer in the Twenty20 World Cup triumph, is eyeing a permanent place in the Test and ODI teams.

October 27, 2007
Team India's aggression is not fake: Uthappa
The Karnataka batsman said his best is yet to come and warned the Australians to expect a "tough series" when India visits Down Under later this year.

October 25, 2007
'The story hasn't finished yet'
'Age really does not matter so long as you are fit and in form and scoring runs consistently,' says former India opener Akash Chopra.

October 23, 2007
'It's the press which calls me an all-rounder'
'I would certainly have liked to do more with the bat. But my primary role in the team is that of a bowler,' says Ajit Agarkar.

October 19, 2007
'It's my dream to be a regular member of Team India'
Young Uttar Pradesh batsman Suresh Raina is optimistic about staging a successful comeback to the Indian team.

October 12, 2007
'Pakistan, Australia series are crucial for my career'
India's Test opener Wasim Jaffer says, if given the opportunity, he would certainly like to prove his worth in the shorter version of the game as well.

October 09, 2007
'There is no reason why I can't do well in ODIs'
Tamil Nadu captain and star batsman Subramaniam Badrinath says his performance against South Africa 'A' in the four-day match in Delhi and the one-dayer at Rajkot clinched him a place in Team India.

'Dhoni has shown a lot of maturity'
Former India batsman Pravin Amre on India's triumph in the Twenty20 World Cup and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy.

October 08, 2007
'My attacking style as a batsman is my strength'
Having made a mark in the Twenty20 World Cup, Albie Morkel is now eyeing a permanent place in South Africa's Test and ODI squads.

October 04, 2007
'Passion, not aggression, drives me'
Pace sensation S Sreesanth reveals what makes him the aggressive cricketer he is.

October 03, 2007
'The Twenty20 team is the future of Indian cricket'
Lalchand Rajput, coach of the Twenty20 World Cup-winning team, savours the triumph in South Africa.

September 28, 2007
'After the bowl-out win we never looked back'
Ace off-spinner Harbhajan Singh looks back on the Twenty20 triumph in South Africa.

September 17, 2007
Captaincy in India has shelf life: Dravid
Rahul Dravid says the thought of stepping down crossed his mind after India's World Cup debacle, for which he felt responsible.

'Dravid was neither demonstrative nor flamboyant'
Rahul Dravid enjoyed full support of each member of the team, says Chandu Borde, Team India manager on the England tour.

September 04, 2007
'We may miss Tendulkar at Twenty20'
Roger Binny, the former Karnataka and India cricketer talks about India's lack of genuine allrounders, India's poor fielding, India's chances in the Twenty20 World Cup.

August 28, 2007
'Twenty20 cricket is here to stay'
Graham Thorpe discusses India's series win in England and his career.

August 11, 2007
'With advancing age Tendulkar has become more solid'
Don't criticise Sachin Tendulkar, says former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop. 'Nobody can play the same at the start, in the middle and at the end of their career.'

August 10, 2007
'I was sure I would come back'
Zaheer Khan says the thought of not being selected again never crossed his mind.

August 09, 2007
'Bowling in short spells has worked for me'
Zaheer Khan on his return to form that shaped India's escape at Lord's and victory over England at Trent Bridge.

July 30, 2007
BCCI has shown scant interest in me: Prasanna
Erapalli Prasanna reveals many things about the BCCI that he has been "totally disillusioned" about.

'This could be the start of a new Harbhajan Singh'
'You must tell yourself that this is not the end of the road and keep motivating yourself to do well,' the off-spinner tells.

July 26, 2007
'You can't serve the game by starting a league'
BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah says there is no national pride attached when you play or work for something like the ICL.

July 10, 2007
'Where are the good left-arm spinners?'
Spin legend E A S Prasanna laments the lack of experienced India bowlers to dominate the opposition.

June 13, 2007
'I really do not know what exactly is expected of me'
'I am an experienced player and have not done badly as an administrator either in the past,' says Chandu Borde, newly-appointed Team India manager.

May 28, 2007
'Whatmore could have done more for Bangladesh'
Former Bangladesh captain Akram Khan reflects on Bangladesh's slow but steady rise on the world stage.

May 23, 2007
Mashrafe's wicket ways catch attention
The 22-year-old fast bowler has played a key role in Bangladesh's rise in international cricket.

May 21, 2007
'Irfan's problem is more psychological than physical'
The former Mumbai and India quickie Paras Mhambrey presents his views on the country's leading fast bowlers.

May 17, 2007
'Coaching Pakistan was tough for Woolmer'
Former South Africa batsman Daryll Cullinan talks about the late Bob Woolmer and the just-concluded World Cup.

May 15, 2007
'Foreign coaches should coach our domestic teams'
Former India all-rounder and now respected coach Balwinder Singh Sandhu wants foreign coaches to train Indian coaches.

May 14, 2007
'Sachin can easily play for another few years'
Aminul Islam reflects on Bangladesh's giant-killing run at the World Cup and its steady rise in the game.

May 02, 2007
'Manoj Tewary has a very good future'
Mumbai's Ranji Trophy team coach Pravin Amre says talented youngster Rohit Sharma should have been in the squad for the Bangladesh tour.

April 27, 2007
World Cup organisers mucked up, says Sir Viv
West Indies batting great Viv Richards called on Thursday for a swift return of the World Cup to the Caribbean because it was "mucked up" this time.

April 16, 2007
'We shouldn't have played the West Indies and Sri Lanka before the World Cup'
'Maybe the kind of hunger for success that should be there wasn't there,' says former India pacer Balwinder Singh Sandhu.

Twenty20 is pure entertainment: Mhambrey
Former India pace bowler Paras Mhambrey believes the Twenty20 format is not much different from one-dayers.

April 12, 2007
'How can you fix the number of products a player can endorse?'
Former India opener and coach Aunshuman Gaekwad on Brian Lara's retirement from ODIs and Ravi Shastri's appointment as coach of the Indian team for the Bangladesh tour.

April 09, 2007
'Dravid has proved his ability as a captain'
Former India opener Chetan Chauhan expresses his views on decisions taken by the Board of Control for Cricket India in the aftermath of Team India's debacle in the ongoing World Cup.

April 04, 2007
We didn't expect this from Sachin: Niranjan Shah
'We are always open to listen to any player regardless of whether he is a senior or junior member of the Indian team,' says BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah.

April 03, 2007
'Our senior players were careless'
BCCI vice-president Narhari Amin, discussing the World Cup debacle, says someone should have told them that they were playing in the World Cup and not in a club tourney.

April 02, 2007
'Dravid is one of the most astute captains'
'The fact that we didn't do well in two World Cup matches doesn't make Dravid a bad captain overnight,' says BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah.

March 31, 2007
Whatmore makes his mark as Bangladesh coach
Dav Whatmore has again proved he is a coach with the Midas touch after guiding under-rated Bangladesh to the World Cup second round.

March 28, 2007
'How can you ignore someone like Anil Kumble?'
Former India stumper Nayan Mongia says the ideal bowling combination at the World Cup should have been two medium-pacers and two spinners.

'Batsmen let Dravid down'
What can a coach do, whether he is from India or abroad, if our players continue to perform the way they did in the World Cup?, asks batting legend Gundappa Viswanath.

March 18, 2007
Tikolo still cherishes six off Walsh
Kenya captain Steve Tikolo says it shouldn't be long before his country gets Test status.

March 16, 2007
'Dhoni and Sehwag will dominate the World Cup'
Former BCCI secretary Jaywant Lele says India will reach the final of the World Cup without any difficulty.

March 14, 2007
'India's batsmen will have to be consistent'
India has the batsmen and bowlers to play the kind of cricket you need to play in an event like the World Cup, says former India all-rounder Robin Singh.

March 13, 2007
'Sehwag will do well in the World Cup'
Former chairman of selectors Kiran More says Team India has a good chance of winning the tournament.

March 12, 2007
'Rahul Dravid's boys have in them plenty to win this World Cup'
The former India opener and coach says India has a pretty balanced side packed with many key players.

March 08, 2007
'I am happy to lead the attack'
'Our bowling attack is a perfect balance of experience and youth,' says Zaheer Khan.

March 02, 2007
'Irfan will bounce back and do good things for India'
'The teams with most flexibility in batting and bowling will do well at the World Cup,' says India's coach Greg Chappell.

February 09, 2007
'Samuels breached the Code of Conduct'
Nagpur police commissioner SPS Yadav says Marlon Samuels' conversation with an alleged bookmaker was no crime, but it certainly violated the ICC Code of Conduct.

February 01, 2007
'Irfan is trying too much'
'A lot of people will say a lot of things, which would be very confusing, so the best thing is to leave him alone,' says Nayan Mongia.

January 15, 2007
'Pick Zaheer, Sreesanth, Munaf, Irfan for World Cup'
Former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad discusses the current national side and the plethora of seam bowlers who have turned out for Team India in the recent past.

December 28, 2006
'Tendulkar and Dravid have strong minds'
In the second part of his interview with Managing Editor Sheela Bhatt, Ashwell Prince talks about his fitness regimen, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.

December 27, 2006
'I don't want to see myself as white or black'
Ashwell Prince, who led South Africa in the Test series against Sri Lanka, says captaincy will not change him. 'The game is about the team and not about one person.'

December 08, 2006
'Sehwag's form leaves a lot to be desired'
'Since Sehwag has failed, why can't the selectors replace him as vice-captain?' asks BCCI General Secretary Niranjan Shah.

'How can you blame Chappell if Team India fares badly?'
'He is free to act the way he wants for the benefit of Team India,' says BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah.

November 15, 2006
'Batsmen today are a pampered lot'
Noted curator and coach Daljit Singh talks about the Champions Trophy pitches and his new job as Punjab coach.

October 04, 2006
'We can't interfere in Chappell's role'
'He isn't unaware of what the BCCI's expectations are of him,' says BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah.

May 22, 2006
'Sachin will be fine'
'He knows what his body is telling him but he has had some back luck recently; that's all!' says former India physio Andrew Leipus.
May 11, 2006
India must replicate ODI form: Chappell
"We have made good ground in the last 12 months, especially in one-day cricket," Chappell told Reuters.
March 07, 2006
'Cricket reflects the society of the time'
'Maybe this Twenty20 fashion that is just developing will be the next big phase in the game,' says cricket journalist Christopher Martin Jenkins.
February 25, 2006
Sreesanth ready for England
The Kerala speedster is keen to do justice to his selection to the Indian squad
February 22, 2006
'England have to work hard on playing spin'
'They have some good string hitters that might take on the Indian spinners,' says Zimbabwe great Andy Flower.
February 21, 2006
'Dhoni is murderous'
Pakistan's captain disagrees with those who believe that Sachin Tendulkar is on the declines. 'He's good for another four-five years.'
February 14, 2006
'I have an unflinching commitment to the job'
'I am a person who believes in giving people jobs they have to do,' says India's cricket coach.
February 07, 2006
'Just leave Sachin alone'
Kiran More, chairman of the selectors, on Sachin and Sourav, Dhoni and Dravid.
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