All stories by Aruneel Sadadekar
'Kohli Sir told me to work harder and come back fitter'Rediff.com22 Jun 2016
'During the 2015 IPL, Kohli Sir greeted me with folded hands after I scored a 21-ball 45.' 'Everybody knows he has played many such innings, but what he was doing was motivating a 17 year old.' 'It speaks volumes of him as a captain and human being,' Sarfaraz Khan tells Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com
Meet India's Olympics swimming hopefulRediff.com9 Jun 2016
'To win a medal at the Olympics you need 12 to 15 Virdhawals and Sejwals.' 'We lack a swimming culture.' 'Countries like the US, Australia, France and China are powerhouses, with access to the best facilities.'
The chess champ who may be India's answer to WarneRediff.com6 Jun 2016
Zimbabwe will be the second time that the leg-spinner will represent India at the international level. Few are aware that the then junior national chess champion represented India at the World Youth Chess Championship in Greece in 2002.
'Kohli does more advertisements than all Bollywood actors'Rediff.com3 Jun 2016
After winning the hearts of Indian cricket fans, Virat Kohli seems to be the new talking point in tinsel town as well now. Ace Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan seems to be in awe of the Indian batting sensation. Talking about Kohli's ever-growing popularity, Abhishek said, "He is doing great things for the country. He is super-fit and is currently doing more advertisements than all of us combined." Kohli and Abhishek shared the stage with India batsman Ajkinkya Rahane and actor Arjun Kapoor to announce the charity football match to be played between cricket stars and Bollywood personalities on June 4 in Andheri Sports Complex, suburban Mumbai.
'Saina's experience works in her favour in Rio'Rediff.com2 Jun 2016
'Saina and Sindhu are top contenders, but they will have to beat players who are playing solid badminton at this juncture.'
'Sure there will be legal clauses attached to Vijender's Olympics participation'Rediff.com1 Jun 2016
Kishen Narsi, chairman of the AIBA's ad-hoc committee for India, says would be happy to guide Vijender Singh in the best possible manner in his bid to make it to Rio.
Like Bhuvi, Krunal, Chahal, Fizz in your team?Rediff.com1 Jun 2016
Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com picks his IPL Dream Team of Season 9. Check it out!
IPL 9: Memorable moments from week 6Rediff.com25 May 2016
Virat Kohli, with the IPL final left to play, could become the first batman in the history of T20 cricket to score 1,000 runs in a single tournament.
'Very few people knew me before the IPL'Rediff.com24 May 2016
'I was a nobody two months ago. Now people want to see me play for India.' 'Isn't it a giant leap?'
A Young Guns XI from IPL 9Rediff.com18 May 2016
Season 9 of the IPL has seen many youngsters punch above their weight. Some of them make Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com's Young Guns XI.
'Narsingh must fight Sushil to decide who goes to the Olympics'Rediff.com12 May 2016
'Narsingh is a very senior wrestler and has done a fabulous job by sealing the Olympics berth.' 'But he needs to understand that the berth belongs to the country and not any individual.'
Every game in Rio will be a final for me: SindhuRediff.com6 May 2016
'I have certainly gained the respect of my rivals by consistently maintaining my ranking inside the top-10 mark.' 'I have beaten all these top players at least once and there will be no fear factor when I face them at Rio.'
IPL 9's Dream Team at the half-way stageRediff.com4 May 2016
Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com picks his best eleven on performances from the first half of the tournament.
IPL 9: 7 memorable moments from Week 3Rediff.com3 May 2016
Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com lists seven memorable moments from the week gone by in IPL 9.
IPL 9's roll call of retired-hurtRediff.com2 May 2016
Following Rising Pune Supergiants batsman Faf du Plessis's exit, Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com takes stock of the players forced out of the cash-rich Twenty20 extravaganza by injury.
IPL 9: 6 memorable moments from Week 2Rediff.com25 Apr 2016
Featuring Virat, Suryakant Yadav, Mustafizur Rehman, David Warner, AB, Krunal Pandya...
'No one has the right to ask me about Anushka'Rediff.com25 Apr 2016
Virat Kohli may have patched up with girlfriend Anushka Sharma, but repeated questions from the media on their relationship certainly upset him.
'Cricket was never a road to fame or a means to make money'Rediff.com25 Apr 2016
'I only played it to repay the sacrifices and hard work that both my parents had put in to make me play the sport.' 'I feel proud of them that they fought against orthodox notions of society to help me take up a sport.'
IPL 9: 6 memorable moments from Week 1Rediff.com19 Apr 2016
Featuring Watto, Wiese, Rahane, Hogg, Sarfaraz, Finch, de Kock, Tambe, Kulkarni, Maxwell...
Will miss Mumbai Indians-Chennai Super Kings rivalry: RohitRediff.com7 Apr 2016
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and coach Ricky Ponting discuss the team's chances in IPL Season 9. Aruneel Sadadekar/Rediff.com listens in.