All stories by HARESH PANDYA
When Aamir pierced his ears...Rediff.com20 Jun 2021
On Lagaan's 20th anniversary, we bring back Aamir Khan's views expressed in an exclusive interview to Rediff.com Contributor Haresh Pandya in February 2000.
'No fast bowler ever frightened Gavaskar'Rediff.com8 Mar 2021
'Doubtless he was the greatest opener of his era; and also one of the greatest in the history of cricket.'
Why was Madhav Apte dropped from the Indian team?Rediff.com23 Sep 2019
'Indian cricket is in the safe hands of excitingly talented cricketers. No team can afford to underestimate India. If they do, it is to their peril.'
'BCCI bigwigs should realise treasures are not to be wasted'Rediff.com19 Aug 2018
'They should be conserved, preserved, and valued highly.'
'Hardik Pandya can become a world-class allrounder'Rediff.com3 Oct 2017
Nayan Mongia expresses his candid views on Haridk Pandya and also sheds light on Kohli's captaincy.
'My destiny was to write about the game'Rediff.com16 Aug 2017
'That has always been my ambition -- to take the reader behind the scenes, to the places he was not allowed to visit, but which I had the privilege of entering.' Haresh Pandya remembers Ted Corbett, sports journalist extraordinaire, who passed into the ages on August 9.
Even greater glory awaits Mithali RajRediff.com19 Jul 2017
The semi-final against Australia and if the Indian women are fortunate, Sunday's final will decide her place in history as a captain, though she has long secured her position in the Elysium of women's cricket, says Haresh Pandya.
'God of Commentary' prepares to say goodbyeRediff.com5 Jul 2017
Henry Blofeld, who charmed the cricket world for more than 40 years, bids farewell to the microphone come September. Haresh Pandya salutes the Master.
'Kohli never hesitates to play his shots against any bowler and in any situation'Rediff.com23 Nov 2016
'It shows his confidence in his own ability,' Geoff Boycott tells Haresh Pandya.
'India must take a 1-0 lead from Rajkot'Rediff.com8 Nov 2016
Arvind Pujara, who usually does not go to watch any Test in which his son Cheteshwar plays, says he is "very keen" to be at the SCA Stadium from Day One.
'How can I stay home when Test cricket is at my doorstep?'Rediff.com7 Nov 2016
'I would have loved to see Dhoni play the first ever Test in Rajkot.' Fans from Saurashtra share their excitement with Haresh Pandya.
Tight security at stadium, hotels in RajkotRediff.com5 Nov 2016
The two hotels have been turned into virtual fortresses with policemen and other security personnel outside and inside.
The Mohammad brothers: Pakistan cricket's first familyRediff.com8 Sep 2016
Five brothers playing first class cricket, including four appearing in Test matches as well, reads like a fairy tale. But it is true. Indeed, cricket historians and statisticians have never been tired of recounting how Hanif Mohammad, who passed into the ages on August 11, and his three brothers dominated Pakistan cricket in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Apart from Hanif, eldest Wazir Mohammad and younger ones Mushtaq Mohammad and Sadiq Mohammad represented Pakistan in the top division of cricket.
Rs 100 million worth IPL tickets sold in RajkotRediff.com16 May 2016
The Gujarat Lions-RCB game -- featuring Virat's magnificent century -- earned the highest amount.
Dhoni, Raina, Bravo missing at Jadeja's wedding receptionRediff.com18 Apr 2016
The Gujarat Lions team members and supporting staff came wearing orange turbans to the reception.
Ravindra Jadeja to wed on SundayRediff.com16 Apr 2016
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and several Indian cricketers are expected to fly to Rajkot to attend the reception.
The 24 year old who owns an IPL teamRediff.com14 Apr 2016
'Twenty20 cricket can be a lottery at times, but I think we'll definitely reach the semifinals.'
Maybe India needs this Dream XI!Rediff.com16 Mar 2016
So India lost its first World Twenty20 game on Tuesday night. Maybe, we fielded the wrong team :) Haresh Pandya picks 11 India greats who never played the shortest format, but can take on any team in the World T20 championships.
7 batsmen you can't afford to miss in World T20Rediff.com10 Mar 2016
There are some batsmen reputed, respected and feared for what they are: Destructive! They are the game-changers. It is not bats, but bludgeons that they wield.
PHOTOS: Ravindra Jadeja meets his 'match'Rediff.com8 Feb 2016
Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja tells Haresh Pandya what attracted him to Reeva Solanki.