PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance in Madrid Masters

PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance in Madrid Masters

News Sports Badminton PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance in Madrid Masters But the doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty withdrew from the tournament after an injury to the former. P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth won their respective first round matches in the Madrid Masters Badminton Listen to this article Your browser does … Read more

Scandal-plagued China soccer hit by new corruption probes

News Sports Football Scandal-plagued China soccer hit by new corruption probes The sports ministry said on Friday that Wang Xiaoping, director the association’s Disciplinary Committee, and Huang Song, were both “suspected of serious violations” of law and discipline — the government’s usual bywords for graft. In this image made from video, Chen Xuyuan, head of … Read more

An ode to sparkling serenity of Rohit Sharma’s batting stillness

Rohit Sharma’s batting traps us inside an awed headspace. Watching him watch the bowler run in is a minimalistic marvel. A stillness has descended in recent years. Almost Jacques Kallis-ish compact serenity in the wait. The classicism in Rohit Sharma the Test opener seems so effortlessly natural and the aural and visual aesthetic of his … Read more

Happy to get big knock for team: Shubman Gill

Opening batter Shubman Gill, who played a major role in India’s 168-run win over New Zealand to clinch the three-match T20I series with his maiden ton, on Wednesday said he did not do anything extra during his big knock. Gill remained not out on 126 to help India post a massive 234 for 4 after … Read more

Preparatory camp ahead of Australia Test series, says Rahul Dravid

The Indian team will undergo a preparatory camp before the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series, but no player in the squad will be released to play Ranji Trophy ahead of the contest against the visiting Australians. It has been quite some time since the team had a camp before a series, owing to the packed cricketing calendar … Read more

Is Rahul taking Surya’s spot in India’s ODI XI?

On a day India racked up 373, it feels amiss to be talking about their batting but since this is an ODI World Cup year, a potential puzzle needs resolving. It can be phrased in a couple of ways: How to fit Suryakumar Yadav or Ishan Kishan in the playing XI? It will come down … Read more

Manika Batra reaches career high 35 in world rankings

Indian table tennis star Manika Batra on Tuesday gained three places to reach a career-high 35 in the ITTF world rankings. The 27-year-old had produced a special performance to win India’s first ever medal at the Asian Cup in November. She had stunned world number five Hina Hayata of Japan and world number seven Chen … Read more

Delhi vs Tamil Nadu: It’s even-stevens at Kotla

First-class cricket is totally different to limited-overs cricket. It doesn’t matter if you have a good technique, it is all about mental adjustments. On Wednesday, Tamil Nadu were cruising when Baba brothers – Aparajith (57) and Indrajith (71) were at the crease. The duo put on 86 runs for the third wicket and it came … Read more

We could chase better than this: Babar Azam

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam was a relieved man after finally getting a win in the T20 World Cup but said the batters could have done better while chasing a small total against the Netherlands in the T20 World Cup. Pakistan bowlers set the tone by dismissing Netherlands for a lowly 91 for 9 but their … Read more

Really enjoying batting with Virat Kohli: Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav scored a blistering 51 off just 25 balls as India defeated Netherlands by 56 runs to make it 2 wins out of 2 in their World Cup campaign. The swashbuckling batter was adjudged player of the match and talked about his time in the middle. “I was just trying to express myself when … Read more