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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic fends off Rafael Nadal-slayer Fernando Verdasco
97 Views, 17-01-2017, Courtsey News Live

: Novak Djokovic may have cursed the draw for throwing up Fernando Verdasco as the first opponent in his Australian Open defence on Tuesday but the tough match-up against the Spanish giant-killer ultimately proved a blessing in disguise. The Serb launched his bid for a record seventh title at Melbo...Read more

Parthiv Patel leads Gujarat to maiden Ranji Trophy title
122 Views, 14-01-2017, Courtsey News Live

: Captain Parthiv Patel hit an attacking 143 on the final day to lead Gujarat to a maiden Ranji Trophy title with a five-wicket victory over heavyweights Mumbai in Indore on Saturday. The diminutive wicketkeeper-batsman also top-scored for his side with 90 in the first innings, giving Gujarat a cru...Read more

I don’t believe in split captaincy, says MS Dhoni on stepping down
147 Views, 13-01-2017, Courtsey News Live

: “Split captaincy does not work in India”, said Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he explained his shock decision to step down from India’s limited-overs leadership and asserted that the team under Virat Kohli will rewrite history by becoming the most successful ever. Dhoni, who stunned th...Read more

Pant sizzles, Rahane solid as India ‘A’ crush England
133 Views, 12-01-2017, Courtsey News Live

: Flavour of the season Rishabh Pant sizzled in his first ever match for India A and his smashing 59 off only 36 balls overshadowed senior pro Ajinkya Rahane’s compact 91 as a new-look India A side cruised to a six-wicket victory over England in the second warm-up game, in Mumbai on Thursday. ...Read more

Dravid turns 44, good wishes flood social media
136 Views, 11-01-2017, Courtsey News Live

: Former captain and batting great Rahul Dravid, who is now grooming the Indian colts as coach, turned 44 today and good wishes poured in for the iconic player on the social media. Dravid\’s name was among the trending topics on Twitter with celebrities and fans offering good wishes to the ba...Read more

FIFA approves 48 team World Cup for 2026
188 Views, 10-01-2017, Courtsey News Live

: FIFA\’s ruling council today unanimously approved an expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026, in a major coup for the body\’s president Gianni Infantino. In a bid to widen the game\’s global appeal and enrich its coffers, the FIFA panel endorsed a format with 16 groups of...Read more

India’s tour will be tough, feels Australia pacer Jackson Bird
118 Views, 09-01-2017, Courtsey News Live

: Australian seamer Jackson Bird on Monday reckoned that the upcoming four-Test tour to India will be challenging and there will be a need for a third-seamer in the squad. Bird, who represents the Sydney Sixers franchise in the ongoing Big Bash T20 league, wants to put up a commanding show in the t...Read more

Better prepared for limited overs captaincy: Kohli
129 Views, 07-01-2017, Courtsey News Live

: The Test captaincy left him surprised but Virat Kohli says he is better-prepared to lead India in the limited-overs format as he has already picked up some tricks of the trade. Kohli was the obvious choice for captain in the limited overs format after Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to step down day...Read more

You will always be my captain: Kohli to Dhoni
166 Views, 06-01-2017, Courtsey News Live

: Virat Kohli, who is all set to take over as the Indian captain across all formats paid glowing tributes to his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni for being an inspirational leader and terming him "captain forever". Kohli on Friday took to Twitter to express his feelings about the captain ...Read more