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Change in slot helped Virat and team: Dhoni

Lauding Virat Kohli for agreeing to drop a rung in the batting order for the team’s sake, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the strategy used in the second ODI against the West Indies here could be continued as the batsman adjusted well to the change. Kohli (62), who registered his 31st ODI fifty to return to form, stitched a ...

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Dhawan wishes success to Kohli

The age-old cliche that “You can either love him or hate him but you can’t ignore him” fits aptly to Virat Kohli in the manner his peers and rivals look upto him even when he is going through one of the leanest patches in his international career. While the poor form has been a prolonged one, but there is no ...

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Suarez back in business, Japan edge Jamaica

Luis Suarez returned for Uruguay for the first time since his infamous World Cup biting shame and helped the South Americans to a 1-1 friendly draw against Saudi Arabia. The 27-year-old Barcelona star`s shot from an angle on 47 minutes in Jeddah came back off the far post before hitting Hassan Muath Fallatah for an own goal. Suarez was replaced ...

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Dhoni backs bowlers, says they did a decent job

Barring Bhuvneshwar Kumar all the Indian bowlers leaked runs in the first ODI against West Indies, but home team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has backed his underfire bowling attack despite crashing to an embarrassing 124-run loss in the series opener here. India paid the price for some mediocre bowling as the Caribbeans, who were on the verge of boycotting the ...

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Ticket sales for the India versus WI ODI in capital begins

The ticket sales for the second ODI between India and West Indies commenced here today with prices ranging between Rs 500 to Rs 8000. “Today we have started the sale of the tickets for the second ODI between India and West Indies at the Feroz Shah Kotla on October 11. The tickets have been priced at following denominations: Rs 500, ...

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Call or inform captain instead of reporting: Gavaskar

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar says instead of reporting a bowler with suspect action, umpires can straightaway call the offender or inform the captain to take him off attack, as that would not allow the bowler to have an impact on the outcome of the match. Talking about ICC’s crackdown on suspect bowling action, that has been on the rise ...

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Jules Bianchi has traumatic brain injury: Family

French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi suffered a traumatic brain injury in his Japanese Grand Prix crash and remains in a critical but stable condition, his family said. In a statement issued through his Marussia team, they expressed appreciation for messages of support from around the world and said the 25-year-old’s crash at Suzuka on Sunday had left him with ...

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Birendra Lakra felicitated

Rourkela Steel Plant on Monday felicitated Birendra Lakra, an alumnus of SAIL Hockey Academy, who was a part of the triumphant India team that defeated Pakistan in the final of men’s hockey to bag the gold medal in Asian Games after 16 years. Lakra played a key role in India’s campaign at Incheon, South Korea. “Lakra has made Rourkela and ...

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Chennaiyin FC announce Dhoni as co-owner ahead of ISL

After the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the latest cricketer to own a football team in the high-profile Indian Super League, investing in the Chennaiyin FC ahead of the event starting October 12. Dhoni, the current Indian cricket captain, has pencilled a deal to be a co-owner of Chennaiyin FC along with Bollywood ...

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Bindra to train young shooters

Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra will be providing training to aspiring shooters at a two-day unique workshop starting on Monday. The workshop is being hosted by GoSports Foundation, a non-profit initiative focusing on development of promising junior Olympic and Paralympic athletes, in association with the Abhinav Bindra Foundation. “I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to train under ...

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