Haresh Pandya

All stories by Haresh Pandya

'No fast bowler ever frightened Gavaskar'

'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?

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'

'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'

'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'

'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 Raj

Even greater glory awaits Mithali Raj

Rediff.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 goodbye

'God of Commentary' prepares to say goodbye

Rediff.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'

'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'

'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?'

'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 Rajkot

Tight security at stadium, hotels in Rajkot

Rediff.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 family

The Mohammad brothers: Pakistan cricket's first family

Rediff.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 Rajkot

Rs 100 million worth IPL tickets sold in Rajkot

Rediff.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 reception

Dhoni, Raina, Bravo missing at Jadeja's wedding reception

Rediff.com18 Apr 2016

The Gujarat Lions team members and supporting staff came wearing orange turbans to the reception.

Ravindra Jadeja to wed on Sunday

Ravindra Jadeja to wed on Sunday

Rediff.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 team

The 24 year old who owns an IPL team

Rediff.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!

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 T20

7 batsmen you can't afford to miss in World T20

Rediff.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'

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.

Why India start as favourites to win World T20

Why India start as favourites to win World T20

Rediff.com4 Feb 2016

'Dhoni may be hoping that luck stays with him for a couple of months more.' 'He may want to step down on a triumphant note, holding aloft the World T20 trophy on April 3.'

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