Indian cricketers bat for film ‘Poorna’

Mumbai, Feb 21 : Rahul Bose’s directorial “Poorna” — a biopic on a teenager who became the youngest girl in the world to scale the Mount Everest — has found fans in cricketers like Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble and many others. Rahul has produced, directed and acted in “Poorna”. After a special screening of […]

Mahendra Singh Dhoni removed as Pune captain, Smith to take over

Kolkata: Mahendra Singh Dhoni was todayremoved as captain of IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants and replaced by Australian Steve Smith, ending his innings as skipper in both international and franchise cricket. Dhoni, who had stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain to snap his international run as skipper earlier this year, will, however, continue to be […]

England captaincy could propel Root to new level – Cook

By Martyn Herman LONDON, Feb 8 : Joe Root’s prodigious batting could reach a new level if he is made England captain, Alastair Cook said after stepping down from the role following 4-1/2 years in charge. The 26-year-old Root, the world’s third-ranked batsman, is favourite to be named as Cook’s successor, raising some concerns that […]

Cook, one of English sport’s quiet achievers

By Ian Chadband Undated, Feb 6 : Alastair Cook was never the most innovative England cricket captain, his batting was designed to soothe rather than stir the blood and his personality was so cautious that it was little wonder he never featured when flashy sports awards were being handed out. Yet after stepping down from […]

Cricketer Ashwin creates flutter with political tweet

Chennai, Feb 6 : India and Tamil Nadu cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday created a flutter with his tweet that has a distinct political connotation. “To all the youngsters in TN, 234 job opportunities to open up shortly,” Ravichandran tweeted. It should be noted the total strength of Tamil Nadu assembly is 235 (234 elected […]