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August 23, 2012
VVS, we will miss you
With Laxman unpadding, looks like cricket has seen the last of the touch artistes, says M P Anil Kumar.

February 10, 2012
Has the BCCI taken our cricketers for a ride?
Why does the richest cricket board in the world pay its players peanuts for official matches, thus paving the way for making IPL their real cash bonanza, asks Sanjay Jha

August 22, 2011
Cricket and religion: Why we are losing in England
This is the holy month of Shravan. It's a month where doing 'tapasya' by fasting results in a lot of benefits. So our cricketers are all fasting. To be a good sportsman, a perfect diet is essential. This fast has played havoc with our players, says Sunil Phatarphekar

March 17, 2011
The cricketer who announced the arrival of a New India
'Think big, go for it big from the beginning itself, stay focussed, dodge distractions; national interest is supreme; never forget your roots and sacrifices of your forebears. Yes, in life, be on the front foot, always.'

May 22, 2010
Twenty20 format may help crack US market
From the country that gave the world the slider and the forkball, cricket's administrators are asking are Americans ready for the doosra and the googly? The answer may be found this weekend when cricket makes its first real attempt to crack into the United States with two official Twenty20 matches between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the country's only purpose-built cricket stadium.

May 21, 2010
BCCI needs to rethink county ban on players
With no domestic cricket taking place for the next few months, it is imperative that the BCCI does a rethink of its decision to disallow players from traveling to England. After all, playing even a few competitive matches in the county circuit is better than just lumbering up in the nets at the NCA.

May 13, 2010
Team India failed to learn from past mistakes
Barring Suresh Raina's match-winning century against South Africa and the hollow win over Afghanistan, the Indians were outplayed in all three matches of the Super Eights. It seems Mahendra Singh Dhoni used up all his intelligence and stamina to steer Chennai Super Kings to the Indian Premier League crown and had nothing left for the bigger T20 bash in the Caribbean.

Failure has become a bad habit for Team India
The lucrative six-week extravaganza left the Indian team tired, and with the World T20 staring just five days later, there was hardly any time to recuperate.

July 10, 2009
Sunil Gavaskar turns sixty
A tribute to batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on his 60th birthday, July 10, 2009.

July 09, 2009
A Cup that brought him little cheer
From 19 matches in four World Cup appearances, Gavaskar amassed only 561 runs (@ 35.06).

When Little Master walked tall at the Oval
Remembering Sunil Gavaskar's epic 221 at The Oval in 1979.

'He really charmed the Caribbeans'
On the occasion of Sunil Gavaskar's 60th birthday, some of his illustrious India colleagues share their views about him.

Those Sunny days
It's 22 years since he retired, and India is still looking for a suitable replacement for the legendary Sunil Gavaskar.

May 11, 2009
Injured player praises Shah Rukh, KKR
Prolific Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, recuperating from injury, praises the Kolkata Knight Riders team management for taking good care of him.

April 26, 2009
'Flintoff was a good influence on CSK'
Andrew Flintoff may not have justified his USD 1.55 million price tag but the star England all-rounder, forced out of the Indian Premier League due to injury, was a "good influence" on the Chennai Super Kings, according to coach Stephen Fleming.

April 22, 2009
IPL boosts SA's image ahead of 2010 WC
Hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament is helping to burnish South Africa's image abroad and dispel worries about its readiness to host the 2010 soccer World Cup, officials say.

KKR is under a lot of pressure: SRK
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) owner Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday revealed he has been receiving "strange" hate mails for stripping Sourav Ganguly of KKR captaincy.

'Now every six I hit means a smile'
Adam Gilchrist's sixes at the Indian Premier League will not only enthrall the fans this season, but 25 of his lofty hits will also help fund modified bikes for children with disabilities.

April 21, 2009
Govt gets tough after Dhoni, Harbhajan snub Padma awards
Embarrassed by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's failure to turn up for the Padma Shri awards last Wednesday, the government issued a notification saying National sports awards, like the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dhronacharya and Dhyanchand, will be withdrawn if the recipient is absent from the

Coach defends having Uthappa as RCB's keeper
Royal Challengers Bangalore's decision to make Robin Uthappa the wicket-keeper despite having a specialist in Mark Boucher has lent balance to the side, feels coach Ray Jennings, who says the seasoned South African may have to sit out more if the experiment goes well.

School benefits from IPL's HEAT initiative
IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi has donated R100,000 (Rs five lakh) to a high school in Port Elizabeth as part of the IPL's Help Educate and Teach (HEAT) initiative.

'I am happy with our batting but...'
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday lavished praise on retired Australian Matthew Hayden and Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan for their efforts in the 92-run win over Bangalore Royal Challengers in Port Elizabeth.

April 20, 2009
'Vettori is the best spinner in the world,' says Sehwag
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag has put Daniel Vettori in the same league as legendary spinners Shane Warne and Anil Kumble and said the New Zealand skipper is the best tweaker in the world at present.

'I don't play to prove anything'
Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said he is not playing cricket to prove anything to anybody but because of the sheer love of the game and he is still enjoying the game.

'This win is a small step in...'
Deccan Chargers captain Adam Gilchrist on Sunday said his side's comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League was a small step in restoring their confidence after their disastrous campaign last season.

April 19, 2009
Vettori turns it Delhi's way
Vettori's exceptional bowling spell changed the complexion of the game. The New Zealander had laid the foundation for his side's win.

Delhi thrash Punjab by 10 wickets
Virender Sehwag (38 not out) and Gautam Gambhir (15 not out) made short work of their 54-run target to help Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets in the third match of the Indian Premier League in Cape Town on Sunday.

Shot selection is key in IPL-II: Dravid
Shot selection would be key to the success of batsmen in the second edition of the IPL in the South African conditions, feels Rahul Dravid, who scripted Royal Challenger Bangalore's stunning win over Rajasthan Royals in Cape Town.

November 19, 2008
Anil Kumble 619 and done
A salute to the gentle giant of Indian cricket.

Farewell Dada
In a career marked by many a controversy, Sourav Ganguly will be remembered as captain and batsman extraordinaire. A tribute to one of India’s most charismatic cricketers.

Tendulkar Test's best
On October 17, 2008, Sachin Tendulkar became Test cricket’s highest run-getter when he overtook retired West Indies captain Brian Lara’s tally of 11,953 runs from 131 Tests. Here's celebrating the batting maestro’s latest milestone.

Summer of 1983
Celebrating India's World Cup triumph.

September 25, 2008
'I am trying to seal my place in the ODI and Test teams'
Having made it to India's ODI squad, Chennai batsman S Badrinath is now eyeing a berth in the Test team also.

July 30, 2008
Dalmiya scripts Sourav-like comeback
Out in the wilderness for 18 months, former International Cricket Council chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, elected as the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), has scripted a dream comeback that is only similar to state icon Sourav Ganguly. Dalmiya, lying low ever since he was ousted from the post of CAB president in December 2006, planned his comeback and ensured that his entire panel of office-bearers was elected comfortably.

July 09, 2008
Hero and villain emerge from South Africa
A bitter-sweet legacy from the brutalities of the apartheid years lingers in South African sport.

June 20, 2008
When Mrs Gandhi declared a public holiday
Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer believes the 1983 World Cup victory must rank among the country's top achievements.

April 10, 2008
Green Park gave India its first win over Australia
India's first ever Test win over Australia in December 1959 at the Green Park ground, in Kanpur, is probably one historic moment that remains consigned to the record books. towards Jasubhai Patel, the off-spinner took 14 wickets and was instrumental in ensuring India's victory.

March 08, 2008
Ishant on the nine overs that changed his life
The 54 balls that he bowled to Australian captain Ricky Ponting in the Perth Test was the "turning point" of his life, says India's pace sensation.

March 06, 2008
Murali, my son-in-law
Chennai's Dr Nitya Ramamurthy provides rare glimpses of the world's top spinner.

February 22, 2008
'The bidding for Dhoni and Symonds was an experience'
Richard Madley, the man who presided over the Indian Premier League's players' auction, was thrilled at being part of a first in auction history.

February 21, 2008
'I don't think IPL is an option for English players'
Out of the game for more than a year because of injury, all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is on the comeback trail with the England Lions in India.

February 20, 2008
VRV: Very Resourceful Variation
After consistent performances this season Vikram Raj Vir Singh is back in the reckoning for a regular place in the Indian Test team.

February 07, 2008
Bose back to old wicket ways
The Kolkata medium pacer, who picked 57 wickets last season, believes his haul of 26 wickets this season, though lesser, is still formidable.

February 06, 2008
Small-town boy Das eyes the big league
Orissa's wicketkeeper-batsman Haladhar Das has impressed all in his Duleep Trophy debut against South Zone.

January 31, 2008
Tri-series will be a challenge: Sharma
Rohit Sharma believes it is a good opportunity for the young Indian team to make a mark in the forthcoming tri-series in Australia.

January 06, 2008
India Bucknored!
ICC might now look at the possibility of adding new mode of dismissal in the rule books - Bucknored. This is the mode that genuinely describes Rahul Dravid's dismissal on Sunday.

December 25, 2007
India's two rare Test triumphs at MCG
As Team India prepares to take on the mighty Kangaroos in their own land in Melbourne on the Boxing Day, it may be interesting to go down memory lane and remember our two remarkable victories at this historic venue.

December 24, 2007
100 Tests is very special: Sourav
Sourav Ganguly ruminates on hopes and dreams; on ambitions and checks; on wishes and fulfillment -- and on what the future holds for him.

Sachin celebrates Sourav's 100 Test
On the occasion of Sourav Ganguly's 100th Test, Sachin Tendulkar speaks of how significant the moment is, and of his long-time partner's contribution to Indian cricket.

Pathan celebrates Sourav's 100th Test
On the cusp of another Australia tour where he hopes to cement his own comeback, Irfan Pathan speaks of his one-time captain, and the confidence Sourav Ganguly instilled in him.

Mother Nirupa on Sourav's 100th Test
The rest of the country can idolize Sourav Ganguly all it wants to; for mother Nirupa Ganguly, her second son is still the same simple, unspoilt kid who loves her cooking.

Laxman on Sourav's 100th Test
The master batsman salutes Sourav Ganguly on completing 100 Test matches.

Harbhajan on Sourav's 100th Test
Harbhajan Singh pays tribute to Sourav Ganguly, the captain who transformed his career.

Dravid celebrates Sourav's 100th Test
As Sourav Ganguly readies to join the 100-Club, Rahul Dravid reminisces -- on that first match, the first century, and what Ganguly was like as a captain.

Wife Dona on Sourav's 100th Test
Dona Ganguly, who rarely watches her husband bat, is off to Australia. "A 100th Test is once in a lifetime," she says.

Dhoni celebrates Sourav's 100th Test
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who made his debut under Sourav Ganguly, speaks of the "fearless" leader he has known.

Father Chandi on Sourav's 100th Test
Father Chandidas Ganguly speaks of following his son's sensational debut over the phone, and of what it means to have a cricketing superstar as his son.

December 12, 2007
Victorious!
India's Twenty20 World Cup triumph was one of those cherished dreams the country will never want to wake up from.

December 10, 2007
The defeat that broke a nation's heart
No disaster is complete without a scapegoat -- and cricket fans on this occasion were spoilt for choice.

November 29, 2007
Supermodel bowls cricketers over
Mandira Bedi launched women presenters in cricket. Archana Vijay may take it a notch higher.

'India will soon have the best pitches'
BCCI pitches committee chairman Daljit Singh says every effort is being made to ensure that fair pitches are dished out for any level of cricket played in the country.

November 21, 2007
Play three spinners in first Test, says Rajesh Chauhan
With Anil Kumble's place in the team assured as captain, former off-spinner Rajesh Chauhan says it would be unfair to drop either Harbhajan or Kartik for the first Test against Pakistan.

November 14, 2007
Rajasthan's Generation Next - Part II
To assist Greg Chappell and Ian Frazer, the RCA has roped in five local coaches, all ex-Ranji Trophy players who have since passed the Level 2 coaching exams conducted by the board: Sharad Joshi, Krishnakumar, Vijay Asawa, Harish Joshi and Kuldip Mathur.

Rajasthan's Generation Next
Former India coach Greg Chappell talks with trademark eloquence on cricket, and on coaching.

October 23, 2007
'Racial abuse' photographer Hamish Blair speaks
Australian photographer Hamish Blair's photograph of fans making monkey gestures during the seventh ODI between India and Australia at the Wankhede stadium smudged India's image in the cricketing world.

October 13, 2007
Australia's domination reminiscent of 1983 West Indies
The intensity shown by Australia in the current one-day series in India is drawing comparisons with the great West Indies side following their shock defeat in the 1983 World Cup final.

September 27, 2007
Hail the other Pathan, too
Yusuf Pathan, a hard-hitting batsman, useful off-spinner and brilliant fielder, made it to the Indian Twenty20 team more on the strength of his aggressive approach to the game.

August 27, 2007
Don Bradman, 99
A special tribute to the greatest batsman who lived.

August 23, 2007
Subhash Chandra's ICL is no match to Kerry Packer's WSC
The ICL can never match the WSC in terms of the quality of cricket as well as romance and thrill. Nor the cricketers who produced it day and night, literally, so long as the WSC lasted.

August 21, 2007
I still dream of playing for India: Rayudu
"An opportunity to play with some of the best players in the world" is what has made Ambati Rayudu join the Indian Cricket League.

July 07, 2007
Remembering the elegant M L Jaisimha
pays tribute to the stylish batsman on his eight death anniversary.

July 06, 2007
Ganguly the captain - How good was he?
Was the left-hander the right man for the job or simply in the right place at the right time?

June 22, 2007
I offered to help, but they rejected me: Engineer
Farokh Engineer had offered to help the team during their tour of England, but the BCCI ignored him.

June 15, 2007
Ishant Sharma: At 18, fast and flitting
The England tour is going to be a learning experience for the gangling young quickie from Delhi.

May 10, 2007
Dhoni, Karthik: 'Keep' the runs coming
While India have celebrated Dhoni's rapid rise in international cricket, quickly behind the scenes has emerged another contender in Dinesh Karthik.

1st ODI Diary: Journos get a shock
Check out a few interesting things that happened on the first day of the tour.

May 07, 2007
Players vs BCCI -- so what's new?
Cricketers colliding with the Establishment is not a new phenomenon, especially not in Indian cricket.

May 03, 2007
Dick Motz: A truly tragic hero
The New Zealand fast bowler, who passed into the ages last week, was popular with fans because of his flamboyant batting and ability to hit towering sixes.

April 30, 2007
Sri Lanka on winning path
Sri Lanka reaped the benefits of a professional approach indicating great future prospects after their impressive World Cup campaign ended with defeat against Australia in the final.

India needs a combination of youth and experience: Sir Richard
Transcript of Sir Richard Hadlee chat on April 28.

April 24, 2007
Australia is the form side at the moment: Bevan
Former Australia batsman Michael Bevan in an exclusive chat with rediff.com previews the two semi-finals and also analyses Australia's chances.

April 22, 2007
Selectors have got it wrong: More
'He is not in the best form in ODIs, so he should have been rested for the one-dayers,' says More.

April 12, 2007
'Tendulkar still has 2-3 years left in him'
'The memory I have of Brian Lara is that he is such a dynamic player and he plays shots in the style that no one else is capable of playing,' says Michael Bevan.

April 05, 2007
Chappell's exit is disappointing: More
Former India chief selector Kiran More, who during his tenure worked closely with Chappell, expressed disappointment at the Australian's resignation.

April 04, 2007
Where is the performance? asks More
'If you are losing to Bangladesh then I think the question mark comes regarding the performance,' said the former wicketkeeper and chief selector.

April 01, 2007
Bevan relives 1999 WC tied semi-final
'One of the best matches I played in,' says the former Aussie batsman.

March 31, 2007
'Kumble is one of India's greatest spinners'
Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More, who played alongside Kumble in the early 1990's, pays rich tribute to the spin legend.

March 26, 2007
Life in the cricketing cauldron
When Bob Woolmer was appointed Pakistan coach in 2004 he entered a part of the world where only religion exceeds the importance of cricket -- and a casual bystander could be forgiven for mixing up the two.

Australia will be tough to beat: Bevan
'Australia have a number of players that may well be finishing up after the World Cup and they may want to finish on a high note,' said the former Australian batsman.

March 14, 2007
Pakistan blown to Smithereens
Batting at number eight, Dwayne Smith's cameo of 32 from 15 balls pushed the West Indies to a competitive total and then his medium-pace bowling had Pakistan on the ropes.

March 12, 2007
Dhoni is an asset to the team: Kirmani
'Dhoni can be a match winner at all times,' says former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani, who was part of the 1983 World Cup-winning team.

March 08, 2007
The most valuable ODI players today
Rather than debate the MVP at the end of the tournament, we begin at the beginning – and, as the Cup gets under way, we ask: what makes a cricketer valuable, in the one-day format?

March 07, 2007
Miandad, More and mimicry
When Javed Miandad jumped up and down, mimicking Kiran More's appeal in Sydney during the 1992 World Cup.

March 03, 2007
Controversies that spiked World Cups
Mega events and controversies go hand in hand and none of the World Cups so far have been an exception.

March 02, 2007
When Vishy walked tall
Gundappa Viswanath's knock of 75 against the West Indies was adjudged one of the ten best of the 1979 edition of the World Cup.

McGrath hoping to end on a high
The Australian fast bowler is bidding, along with team mates Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist, to become the first players to win three World Cup titles.

Hussey is Australia's trump card
The man known as Mr Cricket has become the new saviour of Australia's one-day team, replacing Michael Bevan.

March 01, 2007
When Gavaskar mocked at one-day cricket
The inaugural World Cup in 1975 had a dull start, thanks to Sunil Gavaskar, who scored 36 runs in 60 overs!

February 27, 2007
Pain is my best friend: Sreesanth
India's new pace sensation S Sreesanth says if he hits the right length, he can get anybody out.

February 26, 2007
Design the Team India kit
Send in your designs if you wish to, and we will share it with our readers. Get started and show us your talent.

Farce of a trial in Ahmedabad
Were the BCCI's selectors serious about dropping Irfan Pathan for the World Cup?

February 24, 2007
India sweats over Pathan's lost swing
The talented 22-year-old has been reduced to mostly being a net bowler since his form dipped on the West Indies tour in mid-2006.

February 21, 2007
Money talks at World Cup
The revenue generated from 51 matches will be as important to the tournament as the names of the eventual winners.

Harbhajan banking on basics
The ace off-spinner says the recent series victories against the West Indies and Sri Lanka would serve as a huge boost at the World Cup.

February 05, 2007
Mission Tomorrow
This series hopes to introduce you to those who, we think, will be the face of Indian cricket in three, four, five years time.

A talent for tomorrow
Discerning critics insist that Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara is probably the best thing that has happened to Indian cricket after Rahul Dravid.

January 25, 2007
'The key is improving on your mistakes'
With the World Cup round the corner, a couple of good knocks could see the Uttar Pradesh batsman make a spot in the middle order his own.

January 16, 2007
Runs resurrect Robin
Robin Uthappa is back -- ironically, again replacing Sehwag, whose lack of form on the recent South Africa tour made the national selectors cast about for a replacement.

January 09, 2007
'I am used to getting dropped'
Mohammad Kaif on how he plans to return to the India XI and why fitness will be crucial during the World Cup.

December 20, 2006
Waiting for the call
The first in our Mission Tomorrow series: Subramaniam Badrinath, surely one of the best batsmen India has today.

November 15, 2006
'South African attack not threatening enough'
Pravin Amre, India's first Test centurion, in South Africa says the team must forget the past and look ahead with a positive frame of mind.

October 10, 2006
It's Showtime again at Brabourne!
The once hallowed venue is shipshape to host four matches in the ICC Champions Trophy later this month.

September 30, 2006
How Jhulan became the world's fastest bowler
Twenty-two year old India bowler Jhulan Goswami has got the pace; now she's striving for accuracy.

August 17, 2006
Colt for the course
19-year-old Rohit Sharma, who is among the probables for the Champions Trophy, has the potential to make it big in international cricket.

August 03, 2006
Powar looking to pack the punch
The Indian off-spinner says the slow wickets in the West Indies taught him a lesson or two that he hopes to apply in the Sri Lanka tri-series.

July 25, 2006
Laker bowling feat defied logic and probability
He was the ultimate off spinner with a relaxed economical runup, delivering from a braced left leg, and commanding a precise mastery of flight, line and length.

May 22, 2006
'Sachin has 5, 6 years of cricket left in him'
An exclusive look at the master's training to be fit.
April 04, 2006
'Sachin is special'
Test legend David Gower rates Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara and Tendulkar.
March 24, 2006
Tendulkar trip down memory lane
The master batsman got emotional at a felicitation function as he acknowledged all who played a role in his success.
February 27, 2006
He may be the first Kashmiri to play for India
Twenty-year-old pace bowler Abid Nabi could well be the first Kashmiri to play for India.
February 16, 2006
Indian spin the biggest challenge: Strauss
The England opener said he had been practising for the India tour for close to two months now.
February 15, 2006
'I don't care if people think I am a monkey'
'As long as I am scoring the runs, I don't care what people think about me,' says Kevin Pietersen.
January 12, 2006
Bob and Greg: A tale of two coaches
Bob Woolmer is playing it cool by saying the madness over the series is affecting his golf.

Bucknor bound to get in India's Hair
The choice of officials for the India-Pakistan series have raised more than a few eyebrows.
January 11, 2006
'Sachin is done with his career as of now'
Will Sachin's record 35 Test centuries be eclipsed? Readers respond.
January 10, 2006
'Sachin is past his prime'
Will Sachin's record 35 Test centuries be eclipsed? Readers respond.

Sachin will hit 50 100s!
Will Sachin's record of 35 Test centuries be eclipsed? Readers respond.
January 09, 2006
Ponting will beat Sachin soon!
Will Sachin's record be eclipsed? Readers respond.

Sachin will never be beaten!
Will Sachin's record be eclipsed? The second lot of reader responses.
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