All stories by Manu Shankar
'You can't criticise India for bowling first'Rediff.com20 Jun 2017
'Mine and the Australian team's natural inclination is to bat first and try and get the scoreboard pressure going.'
Ironman, Milind Soman!Rediff.com7 Aug 2015
To celebrate his 50th birthday, India's 'hottest old man', Milind Soman, swam 3.8-km, rode 180.2-km on a cycle and ran 42.2-km in just 15 hours and 19 minutes in Zurich to complete the Ironman challenge.
'Delhi police didn't force confession out of spot-fixing accused'Rediff.com6 Aug 2015
'The moment you increase the possibility of making a team winning or losing a game that's where match-fixing happens. And whenever match-fixing happens, it can only happen at the players' level. If a player is not fixed to perform a particular task then how can one generate money?'
'Delhi police framed Chandila, others to prove case under MCOCA'Rediff.com29 Jul 2015
'At that time the Delhi police was reeling under various controversies. This case was more of an attention diversion.'
Sreesanth seeks BCCI nod for training, eyes 'selection'Rediff.com25 Jul 2015
'The worst that can happen to a cricketer is stay behind the National Stadium and not be able to use it. I went through a lot of things but it is past now,' said Shantakumaran Sreesanth after being cleared of all charges in the IPL spot-fixing scandal by a Delhi court.
'Considering the wickets in Sri Lanka, we've tried to get the balance right'Rediff.com23 Jul 2015
When the selectors sat down to pick the Indian side for the Sri Lanka tour, they had plenty on their plate.
Air India almost stopped Sumit Nagal from flying to Wimbledon!Rediff.com23 Jul 2015
'Even if we ate our chappatis with pickle, we ensured proper food for Sumit.'
'The anti-corruption unit has an almost impossible job'Rediff.com16 Jul 2015
Former Essex player Ian Pont, who is now engaged in coaching Indian bowlers at the Ultimate Pace Foundation in Bengaluru, tells Manu Shankar/Rediff.com you can never ensure that the spot-fixing episode won't resurface. 'All you can do is deal with it correctly when it happens.'
Verma hails Lodha spot-fixing verdict, slams SriniRediff.com14 Jul 2015
Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, hailed the verdict, stating that the ball is now in the BCCI's court and cleaning up the mess can start with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur urging former BCCI president Srinivasan to withdraw his representation from the ICC.
Key points of the Justice Lodha verdictRediff.com14 Jul 2015
The Supreme Court-appointed high-level Committee, headed by former Chief Justice of India Rajendra Mal Lodha, proposed two-year suspensions on IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Here's what the verdict means.
'It's the revolution in Indian football that has made me come here'Rediff.com9 Jul 2015
Delhi Dynamos unveiled Brazilian World Cup winner Roberto its marquee manager-cum-player for the second season of the Indian Super League. Manu Shankar/Rediff.com reports
From Symbian to Android: A mother's leap of faithRediff.com4 Jul 2015
What happens when a person who is used to an old Nokia phone gets a brand new Moto E? Here's what Manu Shankar/Rediff.com realised when he gave one such phone to his mother
Selectors 'want to see Rahane's other aspects', vow to back himRediff.com29 Jun 2015
Manu Shankar/Rediff.com reports on Monday's selection committee meeting in Delhi.
Meet the Delhi Daredevils' Aussie desiRediff.com7 Apr 2015
Snapped up for Rs 1.7 crore, Gurinder Sandhu is highly rated by Ricky Ponting.
Spinners have a key role to play in T20s: TahirRediff.com6 Apr 2015
'You have to just adjust to the conditions quickly because there is a big difference in the 50-over and 20-over cricket.' 'Even in Test cricket you can't be a classical spinner, which you were 20 years ago.' 'If I want to hide myself from my limitations, then I don't want to play this game.'
RIM, the next big thing in Indian IT sectorRediff.com1 Apr 2015
RIM is expected to account for 43% of incremental IT services revenue growth
Daredevils Zaheer, Yuvraj eye IPL 8 for India comebackRediff.com31 Mar 2015
Out of favour because of poor form and injury, Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh are hoping for a good showing with Delhi Daredevils this IPL season to return to the Indian team.
When Wahab Riaz made the Kangaroos hopRediff.com20 Mar 2015
The World Cup quarter-final at the Adelaide Oval looked set for a tame ending after Australia shot out Pakistan for a meagre 213. Paceman Wahab, however, sparked the match into life with two wickets and an enthralling duel with Shane Watson.
'Mohit is an inspiration for every young wannabe pacer in India'Rediff.com12 Mar 2015
Fast bowling coach and biomechanics expert Ian Pont discusses the rise of India medium pacer Mohit Sharma with Manu Shankar/Rediff.com
'England have ceased to believe they can win'Rediff.com10 Mar 2015
Ian Pont, a former Essex player and fast bowling coach, now at the Ultimate Pace Foundation in Bengaluru, analyses England's disastrous World Cup campaign in an exclusive conversation with Manu Shankar/Rediff.com.