Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has revealed that he was “desperate” to become the coach of the national cricket team. Speaking at an event on Friday Ganguly said, “When I got into administration, I was desperate to be the coach of the national side.” Ganguly also added that former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya asked him to become the president of Cricket Association of Bengal for six months, saying, “He passed away, and none was around, so I became the CAB president.”
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | NOV 24, 2017 10:27 PM #SOURAVGANGULY #DESPERATE #NATIONALCOACH #CAB #SPORTS NEWS
A video is going viral on social media in which Indian wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s daughter Ziva is seen preparing roti. The netizens are overwhelmed by the child’s tiny hands making chapatis in round shapes. The cutest girl, who is already a star on social media, is seen using the rolling pin to make chapatis.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | NOV 24, 2017 8:42 PM #DHONIDAUGHTER #ZIVADHONI #ROTIMAKING #CHAPATIMAKING #SPORTS NEWS
The Nagaland Under-19 women's cricket team were all out for just two runs in 17 overs against Kerala in the ongoing BCCI Women's Under-19 League on Friday. Only one run was scored off the bat while the other came off a wide delivery. Notably, Nagaland scored nine ducks. Kerala knocked off the runs in just one ball
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 24, 2017 6:07 PM #CRICKET #KERALA #NAGALAND #SPORTS NEWS
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday criticized the BCCI for having a cramped schedule because of which players don't get enough time to rest or warm up before important matches. Reportedly, acting BCCI president CK Khanna told a news agency that Kohli's words shouldn't be taken seriously. This isn't the first time that the Indian skipper has voiced out his opinions openly.
BY SHILPA | NOV 24, 2017 3:30 PM #KOHLI #BCCI #CRICKET #SPORTS NEWS
Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar tied the knot with his longtime friend Nupur Nagar in Meerut on Thursday. The wedding ceremony was attended by many cricketers. Bhuvneshwar will host a reception for his friends and Indian cricket team in New Delhi on November 30. Notably, former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan also married Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge on Thursday as well.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 24, 2017 12:11 PM #BHUVNESHWARKUMAR #SPORTS NEWS
For the first time in cricketing history, a four-day Test match will be played. On December 26, South Africa and Zimbabwe will play against each other in St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth. The lone match will be played as a day-night Test. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had earlier approved this shortened version of Test cricket on a trial basis in a recently held board meeting in Auckland.
BY POOJA | NOV 23, 2017 3:30 PM #TEST #ICC #SPORTS NEWS
According to reports, IPL governing council is planning to introduce mid-tournament player transfer window. Reportedly, a player who is not included in the playing eleven for the first seven matches of the season will be made available for a transfer provided any of the other franchises show interest.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 23, 2017 2:47 PM #IPL #PLAYER #TRANSFER #SPORTS NEWS
Sri Lanka batsman Chamara Silva attempted a bizarre shot during the match between MAS Unichela and Teejay Lanka at P Sara Oval in Colombo. However, it became a major embarrassment for him due to the hilarious end it suffered. Silva went behind the stumps and swung the bat without realising that the ball could hit the stumps. The video of the attempt has left the social media users in splits.
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | NOV 22, 2017 8:20 PM #CHAMARASILVA #HILARIOUSVIDEO #BIZARREATTEMPT #MERCANTILECRICKET #SPORTS NEWS
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly apologized to Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh after he made an innocent error while commenting on a family picture shared by the latter. Harbhajan posted a picture with his wife Geeta Basra and daughter at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Commenting on the picture, Ganguly said that Harbhajan's son is looking beautiful when in actuality it was his daughter. Ganguly realized his mistake and apologized later.
@harbhajan_singh ..beta bahut sundar hai bhajj..bahut pyar dena— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 20, 2017
@harbhajan_singh ..🙏 maf karna beti bahut sundoor hai..getting old bhajj ..— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 20, 2017
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 22, 2017 11:35 AM #GANGULY #HARDHAJAN #SPORTS NEWS
Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir praised the Indian captain Virat Kohli and at the same time took a dig at the other Indian batsmen. Amir said that Kohli's wicket ensures that India is 50% out of the contest. "Everybody knows if you get Kohli, India is 50% out of the game. Until he is at the crease, India's chances of winning are 70-80%,” Amir told.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 21, 2017 5:34 PM #VIRATKOHLI #INDVSPAK #AAMIR #SPORTS NEWS
Indian legend Kapil Dev said that the current generation cricketers can take a break if they don't want to play. Kapil also added the game has become a profession and a professional can always say that they don’t want to play.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 21, 2017 5:09 PM #CRICKET #KAPILDEV #SPORTS NEWS
Australian vice-captain David Warner suffered a minor neck injury ahead of the Ashes. Warner injured his neck while taking a high catch during a practice session. The left-hander will undergo intense treatment on his neck. "I don't think a sore neck is going to keep me out. I'll try and have a hit tomorrow at some stage,” Warner told media.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 21, 2017 3:00 PM #DAVIDWARNER #ASHES #SPORTS NEWS
Dhoni’s hairstylist Sapna Moti Bhavani posted a video on Twitter showing Dhoni celebrating Sakshi's 29th birthday on Sunday. The video has been making rounds on social media, watch it here
8 time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt was reportedly training the Australian batsmen with their running in between the wickets ahead of the Ashes tour, slated to start on November 23.
He was quoted by the Herald Sun saying "It's all about explosiveness, and that's one thing I've noticed with cricket - they don't really have a lot of explosiveness when they're running".
BY POOJA | NOV 20, 2017 6:44 PM #USAINBOLT #ASHES #AUSTRALIA #CRICKET #SPORTS NEWS
The first Test between India and Sri Lanka in the ongoing series at the Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata ended in draw. Virat Kohli’s brilliant century and an exhilarating bowling display by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav was instrumental in India drawing the match which earlier seemed to end in favour of Sri Lanka. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was declared Man of the Match.
BY POOJA | NOV 20, 2017 6:39 PM #INDVSSL #KOHLI #EDENGARDENS #CENTURY #SPORTS NEWS
20-year-old South African batsman Shane Dadswell on Saturday scored a record 490 runs in a 50-over game while playing for his club NWU Pukke against Potch Dorp. The knock included 27 fours and 57 sixes and helped his side NWU Pukke post 677/3 against Potch Dorp. The previous highest known individual score in 50-over cricket was 486*, scored by Ooty's Sankruth Sriram in 2014.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 19, 2017 11:47 PM #SOUTHAFRICA #SPORTS NEWS
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to reserve October-November and February-March for home seasons in the new international calendar. The decision comes after the ICC gave the green light to the Test championship and one-day international league earlier this year.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 18, 2017 6:27 PM #BCCI #ICC #SPORTS NEWS
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday announced fixtures for the T20I tri-series, including India and Bangladesh to be played from March 8-20. The three teams will play two league matches each against one another, before the final which will be played on March 20. All games will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
BY LOKESH RV | NOV 18, 2017 3:27 PM #TRI-SERIES #INDVSSLVSBAN #SPORTS NEWS
Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah on Friday flaunted his toned body by tweeting a picture of it with a caption, “It takes dedication and hardwork to consistently improve yourself. #stayfit #RaiseTheBar”. Twitterati showed mixed reactions to the picture with many of them admiring his toned body. Meanwhile, a Twitter user had hilariously posted a morphed picture where Bumrah is clad in a shirt.
Sorry bhai, I am against nudity. pic.twitter.com/ODCT0kC8Md— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) November 17, 2017
BY VIKRAMAN MANIRAJ | NOV 17, 2017 8:57 PM #JASPRITBUMRAH #TONEDBODY #TWITTERATIREACTIONS #SPORTS NEWS
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly praised Virat Kohli for supporting MS Dhoni. Ganguly said that Kohli's support for Dhoni and his way of looking out for other players is remarkable. "A champion player like Dhoni who is probably on his last leg of his career and Virat coming and saying he is my man and I want him to play is amazing," Ganguly was quoted to have said.