Bhaichung Bhutia was axed as the chairman of the All India Football Federation’s technical committee following an executive committee meeting here on Thursday.
Like his no-holds-barred approach at the crease, Virender Sehwag has also created a buzz in the media with his tongue-in-cheek humour on Twitter and direct, in-your-face comments in the commentary box.
In-form Cheteshwar Pujara isn't the flashiest batsman but his staying power at the crease is winning the admiration of cricketing purists and could be vital in India's crunch final Test against Australia.
Virat Kohli's constant friction with the Australians have taken immense proportions with sections of the Australian press taking up their team's cause and running almost a campaign against the India skipper as a backdrop to the closely-contested Test series. One of the issues that have really snowballed is Kohli being compared with US President Donald Trump by the Daily Telegraph. This has spurred widespread responses, right from Bollywood to cricketers from both sides.
Cricketers or their girlfriends, coaches or officials – of late, in the build-up to a Test match in India, no one fires sports journalists’ imagination as much as a slender figure in a brim hat. “Is he in town,” they discuss. “What will he do this time,” they debate. On a lazy Thursday afternoon at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, not even the presence of the Dalai Lama himself would have stirred such excitement in the press box as the sight of Daljit Singh, with the local curator Sunil Chauhan in tow, walking out towards the pitch did.
South Africa's Quinton de Kock has been cleared to play the third test against New Zealand in Hamilton after passing a late fitness Test on Friday.
Yesterday, Sachin Tendulkar touched upon the ill-fated 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean on the 10th anniversary of the March 23 game against Sri Lanka which put India out of the tournament.
Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma and his India teammate Kedar Jadhav were on Thursday (March 23) ruled out of the upcoming Deodhar Trophy one-day tournament due to injuries. Rohit Sharma to lead India 'Blue' While Rohit suffered a minor knee injury, Jadhav was rested due to a stomach ailment, according to the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) medical team.
South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir finally spun his way into the 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). He joined Rising Pune Supergiants as injured Aussie all-rounder Mitchell Marsh's replacement.
Brazl thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup finals on Thursday as Lionel Messi got Argentina's faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile.