Ultimate goal remains Olympic podium: Manpreet Singh

BUENOS AIRES: The Indian men’s hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh considers the recent success against reigning Olympic champions Argentina a big confidence-booster, but insists that the team still needs to address some grey areas as it pursues a podium finish in Tokyo. Eight-time champions India are looking to end an over four-decade-long Olympic medal drought […]

Kohli named Wisden Almanack’s ODI cricketer of the 2010s

India captain Virat Kohli has been named Wisden Almanack’s ODI player of the 2010s, while England all-rounder Ben Stokes was declared the ‘Cricketer of the Year’ for a second successive time by the highly-rated annual publication. The 32-year-old Kohli, who made his ODI debut in August 2008 against Sri Lanka, is among the finest batsmen […]

Rijiju expecting double-digit medal haul in Tokyo Olympics

NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is expecting an unprecedented double-digit medal haul from the Indian athletes in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. On Wednesday, Rijiu said the government has provided all possible support to the country’s athletes in preparation for the Olympics, and it is now their job to make the Games a “memorable” one […]

Babar Azam dethrones Kohli from top of ICC men’s ODI rankings

DUBAI: India captain Virat Kohli’s long reign at the top of the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen was on Wednesday brought to an end by his Pakistan counterpart Babar Azam, who became only the fourth from his country to attain the position. The 26-year-old right-hander’s player of the match effort of an 82-ball 94 in […]

Rishabh Pant has grown in last 4 months, will do a good job: Brian Lara

MUMBAI: Legendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara believes young wicketkeeper-batman Rishabh Pant has improved a lot in the last few months and will do a good job in leading Delhi Capitals in the ongoing IPL. The 23-year-old Pant was appointed as the Delhi Capitals skipper following the injury to regular captain Shreyas Iyer, which forced […]

Fearlessness in modern cricketers comes with great exposure: Ganguly

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels that the exposure to various facets of life makes this current generation of cricketers like Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya, extremely fearless. The BCCI president said that even before some of them have stepped out on international arena, they look so “ready” to take on the world which […]

IPL 2021: RCB look to consolidate position as SRH eye first win

Chennai: Seeking to consolidate their position after a winning start, Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore will have their task cut out as they take on a determined Surnrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League here on Wednesday. While RCB began their campaign with a morale-boosting win over five-time defending champions Mumbai Indians at the same […]

I have to do a lot of maintenance work for my lower body, hamstring, says Rohit

CHENNAI: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma says he has to do “a lot of maintenance work” to ensure he remains in peak physical condition ever since the hamstring injury he suffered during the last IPL. The stylish right-handed batsman missed some part of the IPL last year and the initial portion of the Australia tour, […]

Bhuvneshwar wins ICC Player of the Month award

DUBAI: Experienced India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Tuesday won the ICC Player of the Month award for his superlative show in the recent limited over series against England in March. The 31-year-old Indian took six wickets with an economy rate of 4.65 in the three ODIs, while capturing four wickets with a fantastic economy rate […]

Playing in AFC Champions League is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: FC Goa coach Ferrando

NEW DELHI: FC Goa is set to make its debut at the AFC Champions League group stage and head coach Juan Ferrando described it as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity for the players to compete against some of the biggest names in Asia. Having won the ISL League Winners’ Shield in the 2019-20 season, FC Goa qualified […]