• Unfortunate to see so many people go after Dhoni: Kohli

    Unfortunate to see so many people go after Dhoni: Kohli
    Published Date : 18-Apr-2019 11:40:04IST

    Captain Virat Kohli has said it’s unfortunate to see so many people go after MS Dhoni. “He’s one person, who literally knows the game inside out. He understands the game from Ball 1 to Ball 300,” the 30-year-old added. “For me, loyalty matters the most,” Kohli said recalling the times Dhoni backed him when he was new to the team.

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  • Akram criticises Pak players for eating biryani ahead of World Cup

    Akram criticises Pak players for eating biryani ahead of World Cup
    Published Date : 09-Apr-2019 12:05:51IST

    Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has criticised the diet plan of Pakistani cricketers ahead of the 2019 World Cup. “Pakistani players are still being served biryani and you cannot compete against champions by feeding them biryani,” the 52-year-old stated. The 2019 World Cup, which will take place in England and Wales, is scheduled to begin on May 30.

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  • Dhoni’s 2011 World Cup final bat is the most expensive bat ever

    Dhoni’s 2011 World Cup final bat is the most expensive bat ever
    Published Date : 02-Apr-2019 6:33:30IST

    The bat MS Dhoni used to hit the 2011 World Cup final-winning six holds the record for being the most expensive cricket bat in history. Dhoni’s bat was bought by Mumbai-based brokerage firm RK Global for £100,000 (then ₹72 lakh) at a charity dinner in London, three months after the final. The proceedings went to Dhoni’s wife’s charitable organisation.

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  • Kohli stormed into referee’s room after no-ball controversy

    Kohli stormed into referee’s room after no-ball controversy
    Published Date : 29-Mar-2019 4:38:49IST

    RCB captain Virat Kohli reportedly barged into match referee Manu Nayyar’s room at the Chinnaswamy Stadium after on-field umpires failed to notice Mumbai Indians pacer Lasith Malinga’s no-ball on the last delivery on Thursday. According to eyewitnesses, Kohli shouted expletives and also told the match referee that he doesn’t care if he is penalised for violating the code of conduct.

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  • Hyderabad Metro to service HITEC City from tomorrow

    Hyderabad Metro to service HITEC City from tomorrow
    Published Date : 19-Mar-2019 4:40:19IST

    Five out of the eight metro stations between Ameerpet and HITEC City are set to begin operations on Wednesday, the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) has announced. The 10-km stretch will be inaugurated by the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan. Other three stations Jubilee Hills Check Post, Peddamma Temple, and Madhapur stations will open a few weeks later.

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  • ‘My life is not interesting enough for a biopic’

    ‘My life is not interesting enough for a biopic’
    Published Date : 16-Mar-2019 10:29:37IST

    Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, who was part of India’s 1983 World Cup-winning squad, said that he reckons his life is not interesting enough to be made into a biopic. “I have a very regular, normal routine life. As an audience, even I do not want to watch it on-screen. Why would people do that then?” Gavaskar added.

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  • 31-year-old Hyderabad engineer injured in NZ terror attack dies

    31-year-old Hyderabad engineer injured in NZ terror attack dies
    Published Date : 16-Mar-2019 10:28:31IST

    The family of software engineer Farhaj Ahsan, who was missing after terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch, has confirmed the 31-year-old died while undergoing treatment. Ahsan originally belonged to Hyderabad and had come to New Zealand to do his master’s in 2010. He was living with his wife, three-year-old daughter and six-month-old son in Christchurch.

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  • Dhoni is Sunny Leone’s favourite cricketer

    Dhoni is Sunny Leone’s favourite cricketer
    Published Date : 13-Mar-2019 10:33:10IST

    Actress Sunny Leone has said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is her favourite cricketer as he is a family man. Sunny was interacting with the media at the launch of a website, 11wickets.com, here on Tuesday. Asked about her favourite Indian cricket player, she said: ‘My favourite is Dhoni. I think he has the cutest child, doesn’t he? I see him post pictures of him with his child (daughter Ziva Dhoni) and it just looks so cute. Therefore, he is my favourite cricketer as he is a family man.”

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  • Match-fixing bigger crime than murder: MS Dhoni

    Match-fixing bigger crime than murder: MS Dhoni
    Published Date : 11-Mar-2019 11:27:42IST

    Former India captain MS Dhoni, in a documentary, said that the biggest crime that he can “commit is not a murder, it is actually match-fixing”. “The team was involved and even my name came up. It was a tough phase for us,” he added referring to CSK getting banned from IPL for two years over the 2013 betting scandal.

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  • Chinese whispers

    Chinese whispers
    Published Date : 11-Mar-2019 9:12:51IST

    Union minister Arun Jaitley finally seems to be fit as a fiddle. No it isn’t his prolific blog updates that give us reason to believe that. It’s just that he is back to his old habits. Last Saturday Jaitley took his family to lunch at one of his favourite haunts, Delhi’s oldest Chinese restaurant at a five-star. The minister is said to be a big fan of the Punjabi-style Chinese cuisine here, and his old servers were happy to see him after many months.

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  • You are playing stupid shots: P Kashyap to wife Nehwal during match

    You are playing stupid shots: P Kashyap to wife Nehwal during match
    Published Date : 09-Mar-2019 12:52:42IST

    During Saina Nehwal’s All England Open quarter-final match against world number one Tai Tzu-Ying, the Indian shuttler’s husband and coach Parupalli Kashyap was heard telling her, “You are playing some stupid shots.” “If you want to win the match, understand that you have to be disciplined,” he added during the first game break. Nehwal lost the match 15-21, 19-21.

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  • Dhoni rested for the last two ODIs against Australia

    Dhoni rested for the last two ODIs against Australia
    Published Date : 09-Mar-2019 1:10:49IST

    India wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni has been rested for the last two ODIs of the five-match series against Australia. The decision was announced by batting coach Sanjay Bangar following the team’s 32-run defeat against Australia in the third ODI. Dhoni, who scored 85 runs in the first three matches, is likely to be replaced by Rishabh Pant in the playing XI.

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  • US reduces visas for Pakistanis from 5yrs to 3 months: Report

    US reduces visas for Pakistanis from 5yrs to 3 months: Report
    Published Date : 06-Mar-2019 3:46:00IST

    The US has reduced the visa duration for Pakistani citizens from five years to three months, according to a Pakistani media report quoting US embassy spokesperson. The US government has also increased the visa application fees for Pakistanis from $160 to up to $192. The US’ move came in response to Pakistan’s modification of visa policy for American citizens.

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  • International award for Satheesh Reddy

    International award for Satheesh Reddy
    Published Date : 03-Mar-2019 10:18:15IST

    Scientific advisor to Defence Minister G Satheesh Reddy was declared co-winner along with Rondell J Wilson for the 2019 Missile Systems award by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Reddy is the first person outside USA to get the prestigious award in nearly four decades. “He is a distinguished scientist and is regarded as the chief architect of advanced missile technologies in India,” said an AIAA official.

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  • Abhinandan says he faced a lot of mental harassment in Pak

    Abhinandan says he faced a lot of mental harassment in Pak
    Published Date : 02-Mar-2019 8:41:21IST

    Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was not physically tortured by the Pakistanis but went through “a lot of mental harassment”, as per reports. Abhinandan reportedly told this to officials he met after returning from Pakistan on Friday. He is currently undergoing “cooling down” process, which is expected to continue till Sunday.

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