Harish Kotian

Harish Kotian writes on cricket and sports. You can e-mail the author at harishk@rediff.co.in

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Lockdown Games: What's this tennis great up to?

Lockdown Games: What's this tennis great up to?

Rediff.com9 hours ago

With all sporting activities around the world coming to a complete half, Roger Federer devised an unqiue training method to pass his time at home.

Lockdown Heroes: Nadeem, Jackson help the needy

Lockdown Heroes: Nadeem, Jackson help the needy

Rediff.com2 days ago

Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem and Saurashtra batsman Sheldon Jackson rise to the challenge in these dark times.

Lockdown dance: Can you shake it like Chahal, Dhawan?

Lockdown dance: Can you shake it like Chahal, Dhawan?

Rediff.com2 days ago

With no action on the field due to the coronavirus outbreak, our cricketers are keeping their fans entertained on social media during the lockdown.

SEE: What our cricketers are up to!

SEE: What our cricketers are up to!

Rediff.com7 days ago

Our cricketers, who rarely get off-time, have had to spend the last week locked down in their respective homes like the rest of us across India.

How postponing Olympics will affect Indian athletes

How postponing Olympics will affect Indian athletes

Rediff.com25 Mar 2020

'Everyone has to recalibrate their plans, preparations, peaking, meaning the tournaments they will play in in the lead-up to the Olympics.'

How We Won the Ranji Trophy!

How We Won the Ranji Trophy!

Rediff.com24 Mar 2020

'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.'

'My stars are aligned at the moment'

'My stars are aligned at the moment'

Rediff.com23 Mar 2020

'I am confident of my skills more than ever.'

India's Olympics-bound boxers undeterred by virus fears

India's Olympics-bound boxers undeterred by virus fears

Rediff.com19 Mar 2020

'Our boxers are mature and strong enough to withstand these kinds of shocks.'

'Rahul has reinvented himself'

'Rahul has reinvented himself'

Rediff.com13 Mar 2020

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

Watch out for Yashasvi Jaiswal in world cricket!

Watch out for Yashasvi Jaiswal in world cricket!

Rediff.com9 Mar 2020

'I will get an opportunity to talk about my game with big stars like Ben Stokes, Steve Smith, Jos Buttler.' 'I hope to learn a few things from them and I am confident of doing well,' says the top-scorer in the Under-19 World Cup who will play for the Rajasthan Royals this IPL.

SEE: 'Gayle is still a force to be reckoned with'

SEE: 'Gayle is still a force to be reckoned with'

Rediff.com6 Mar 2020

Former West Indies captain Daren Ganga believes Chris Gayle should continue to play for the West Indies in the T20 format.

SEE: Ex-West Indies captain searches for Indian roots

SEE: Ex-West Indies captain searches for Indian roots

Rediff.com5 Mar 2020

Former West Indies captain Daren Ganga is proud of his Indian heritage and has started to trace his family's roots in the country.

Report Card: How India's players fared in New Zealand

Report Card: How India's players fared in New Zealand

Rediff.com3 Mar 2020

Virat Kohli's horror run with the bat brought back memories of England 2014 while Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara also failed to live up to their top billing. A look at how the Indian players fared in New Zealand.

Should India drop Shaw for 2nd Test?

Should India drop Shaw for 2nd Test?

Rediff.com27 Feb 2020

Pick your Playing XI for the second Test against New Zealand.

What a cricketing comeback should be!

What a cricketing comeback should be!

Rediff.com19 Feb 2020

928 runs in 6 games. One triple century. One double century. One century. Two fifties. Sarfaraz Khan has made a dream comeback to first class cricket.

Should India pick Shaw for 1st Test? Select your team

Should India pick Shaw for 1st Test? Select your team

Rediff.com19 Feb 2020

Who do you think should feature in India's playing XI for the first Test against New Zealand starting in Wellington from Friday?

'Kobe Bryant was genuine true greatness'

'Kobe Bryant was genuine true greatness'

Rediff.com27 Jan 2020

'Kobe is easily among the five greatest basketball players of all time. This is such a tragic loss.'

'You are devaluing Test cricket'

'You are devaluing Test cricket'

Rediff.com13 Jan 2020

'If you are reducing Tests to four days, you are tampering with the time, you are tampering with the skill, you are tampering with the patience, tampering with the technical part.'

Virat and his team were game changers in 2019

Virat and his team were game changers in 2019

Rediff.com1 Jan 2020

The Indian cricket team went from strength to strength in 2019, especially in Test cricket where they are rightly perched at the top. They went unbeaten in Test cricket in 2019 which included winning their first-ever series in Australia, after which they registered three successive whitewashes against West Indies, South Africa and Bangladesh.

'My ultimate aim is to play for India'

'My ultimate aim is to play for India'

Rediff.com21 Dec 2019

'I look forward to meeting David Warner and talking to him about batting.' 'Our mindset is the same. We both look to dominate the bowlers,' says Abdul Samad, the exciting 18-year-old batsman from the Kashmiri valley.

TOP 10 buys at IPL 2020 Auction

TOP 10 buys at IPL 2020 Auction

Rediff.com20 Dec 2019

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins shattered the record for the most expensive foreign buy ever in the IPL auction as Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for a massive Rs 15.50 crore.

'Important to prepare well for IPL auction'

'Important to prepare well for IPL auction'

Rediff.com17 Dec 2019

'You should do a detailed study on what exactly you want for the team looking at the season ahead.' 'If you are not clear with your plans, you will get carried away at the auction table,' says Pravin Amre, former talent scout chief at the Delhi Capitals.

SEE: What's wrong with Pant's wicket-keeping?

SEE: What's wrong with Pant's wicket-keeping?

Rediff.com9 Dec 2019

'Everyone's there just to criticise the young man and there is so much pressure on the poor guy.'

SEE: How Farokh Engineer saved Shashi Kapoor's career

SEE: How Farokh Engineer saved Shashi Kapoor's career

Rediff.com5 Dec 2019

'My bench mate at school was Shashi Kapoor and we were together from KG right up to the 10th standard.'

Why the Indian fast bowlers are the world's best

Why the Indian fast bowlers are the world's best

Rediff.com5 Dec 2019

'In the future, you will get pacers who will bowl even faster than the current lot because these guys are currently setting new standards.'

Former captain Edulji takes on Engineer for 'snide remarks'

Former captain Edulji takes on Engineer for 'snide remarks'

Rediff.com4 Dec 2019

Former India captain and Committee of Administrators member Diana Edulji took on Farokh Engineer for his 'snide remarks' made earlier this year targetting her and the COA.

WATCH: Olympic champ wants to bowl to Kohli

WATCH: Olympic champ wants to bowl to Kohli

Rediff.com3 Dec 2019

'I have two more years in track and field and after that I will pursue my career in franchise cricket.'

Track and field 'dying a little' after Bolt: Blake

Track and field 'dying a little' after Bolt: Blake

Rediff.com2 Dec 2019

Yohan Blake believes if not for Usain Bolt, he would have been the fastest man in the world.

'Everyone wants Ganguly to continue for a long time'

'Everyone wants Ganguly to continue for a long time'

Rediff.com2 Dec 2019

'We need to respect our players. Our players are as good as anybody.'

BCCI wants to clear 'confict' issue before appointing CAC

BCCI wants to clear 'confict' issue before appointing CAC

Rediff.com1 Dec 2019

Prasad's departure means the Ganguly-led BCCI has gone by the old constitution that has a provision of a maximum of four-year term for the selection committee. The amended constitution had a maximum five-year term.

BCCI to seek SC direction on amendments to constitution

BCCI to seek SC direction on amendments to constitution

Rediff.com1 Dec 2019

The Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI has proposed six major amendments to the existing constitution which was adopted last year keeping in tune with the reforms suggested by the Justice Lodha committee.

WATCH: Dhoni on the 2 BIG moments of his career

WATCH: Dhoni on the 2 BIG moments of his career

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

'There are a lot of uncertainties when it comes to cricket.'

'Our fast bowlers are now the best in the world'

'Our fast bowlers are now the best in the world'

Rediff.com26 Nov 2019

'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.'

Pujara on what makes India No 1

Pujara on what makes India No 1

Rediff.com12 Nov 2019

'If we keep bowling like this, we will win as many as Tests as possible.'

How Dravid's advice shaped Shubman Gill's career

How Dravid's advice shaped Shubman Gill's career

Rediff.com6 Nov 2019

India's young batting star Shubman Gill reveals how he made the transition from Under-19, India 'A' and domestic cricket to the international level.

'The twilight could be a little difficult'

'The twilight could be a little difficult'

Rediff.com5 Nov 2019

'Getting used to the lights and the pink ball, especially early on, is the key.'

How new president Ganguly plans to lead BCCI

How new president Ganguly plans to lead BCCI

Rediff.com24 Oct 2019

Ganguly, only the second Indian captain to take charge as the BCCI chief, sounded a pleased man on his first day at his new office at the BCCI head office

Kohli rested for Bangladesh T20Is; Rohit to lead

Kohli rested for Bangladesh T20Is; Rohit to lead

Rediff.com24 Oct 2019

Sanju Samson replaced Virat Kohli for the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh, while Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube earned his maiden call-up to the Indian team.

We are moving beyond Dhoni, says chief selector Prasad

We are moving beyond Dhoni, says chief selector Prasad

Rediff.com24 Oct 2019

Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad made it amply clear that Rishabh Pant is the first choice wicketkeeper for India in the limited overs format.

Captain Kohli on why Ganguly is perfect choice for BCCI chief

Captain Kohli on why Ganguly is perfect choice for BCCI chief

Rediff.com24 Oct 2019

'He is someone who has played a lot of cricket before, who knows the situation we are in, what the team needs, and the requirements of Indian cricket.'

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