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Champions Trophy 2017 Final: Virat Kohli’s Remarks After Crushing Loss Resonate Across Pakistan

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli’s post-match press remarks, after his team’s defeat in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday, were widely appreciated by Pakistani fans. Kohli was not only thanked by cricket lovers from across the border but also described as a gentleman. The 28-year-old’s address after his side’s 180-run loss was even praised by the cricketing community. “I want ... Read More »

India-Pakistan clash stirs 2007 World Twenty20 memories

LONDON: Those hoping for a thrilling Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan at the Oval on Sunday may take heart from the only other occasion the arch-rivals have met in the climax of a major ICC world event. Twenty20, pioneered as a professional sport in the English county game, was still in its global infancy a decade ago, when ... Read More »

Roger Federer ‘not shocked’ by loss against Tommy Haas

STUTTGART: Roger Federer insisted he was not shocked by his defeat to 39-year-old Tommy Haas at the Stuttgart grass court tournament on Wednesday in his first match after almost three months out of action. Haas, a former world number two but now down at 302, won 2-6, 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 for just his fourth victory in 17 meetings against his ... Read More »

Unpredictable Pakistan quash preconceptions

This wasn’t meant to be Pakistan’s tournament. Ranked eighth, lacking in star quality. Short on matchwinners but also calm heads. An attack led by a fast bowler that averaged 58 over the past two years. Surely the worst fielding side in the competition. Nowhere really. Wednesday (June 14) wasn’t meant to be Pakistan’s day. England were unstoppable. They had the ... Read More »

Subcontinent teams keep Champions Trophy fires burning

Highlights It’s no great mystery that the subcontinent teams have been doing well in England “Subcontinent teams have done well but England is in there too, and they have been dominating,” Virat Kohli said South Africa, the world’s No.1 team, caved in to pressure and India LONDON: The Champions Trophy, condemned to suffer an identity crisis in perpetuity, will heave ... Read More »

The Evil Within 2 Announced, Releasing October 13

We knew it was coming- a sequel to Bethesda and Tango Softworks’ The Evil Within, the hit 2014 action game, will be launching later this year. It was revealed in an appropriately creepy video, that actually looks disturbing, and also as though it is kicking up the action a couple of notches. It definitely looks like the most frenetic game ... Read More »

India drubs South Africa, makes semifinals

South Africa’s cricketers resent their reputation for freezing under pressure, but they do themselves no favours. They were complicit in their own demise again as India produced a commanding performance to storm into the semifinals of the Champions Trophy. In what was effectively a quarterfinal tie, South Africa sank to a mediocre 191 all out on a benign pitch at ... Read More »

Emotional Hamilton lost for words

An emotional Lewis Hamilton admitted he felt lost for words on Saturday when he was given his hero Ayrton Senna’s 1987 race helmet after equalling the Brazilian’s career total of 65 pole positions. “Wow, I am shaking,” said the three-time World champion, who had broken the lap record at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on his way to securing pole for ... Read More »