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Amitabh Bachchan Preps For Cricket Commentary With Tips From Harsha Bhogle Kapil Dev

“I am taking tips from them (Harsha Bhogle and Kapil Dev) and getting all the ‘mid-off and mid-on’ right,” said Mr Bachchan Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is busy cramming to get into the intricacies of cricket terminologies ahead of his debut commentary stint during the upcoming India- Pakistan match of the 2015 World Cup. Mr Bachchan, 72, who will be joining ... Read More »

Spain still struggling to get the best out of Costa

Spain’s 1-0 friendly defeat to France on Thursday showed coach Vicente del Bosque still has to find the right formula to get the best out of forward Diego Costa as he seeks to rejuvenate the team after a woeful World Cup. Brazil-born Costa’s goals for Atletico Madrid last season led to him being called up by his adopted country for ... Read More »

I am happy we defeated Australia in Australia: Unmukt Chand

Unmukt Chand & Co, who returned to India on Tuesday, got a rousing reception at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The grand reception was followed by an interaction with the media and a felicitation function organised by the Indian cricket board. The players, flooded with requests for interviews and one-on-ones, were a busy lot. The day was over but the ... Read More »

Images: A year later, the memories of a World Cup triumph

In 11 games before the final, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni averaged a paltry 22.38. So when he pushed himself up the order, in the final, ahead of in-form Yuvraj Singh, it was a do-or-die gamble, the kind that could redefine careers. But it came off and how. During the 91-run innings off 79 balls, Dhoni hit two sixes. But ... Read More »

India to bid for 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup

BANGALORE: Football in India has seen a positive surge in recent months – whether it was Lionel Messi and the La Albiceleste who played an international friendly in Kolkata or the Bayern Munich squad taking part in Bhaichung Bhutia’s farewell match in New Delhi early this month. Now with the All India Football Federation (AIFF) deciding to bid for the ... Read More »

It’s like I’m starting all over again, says Yuvraj Singh

MUMBAI: Yuvraj Singh celebrated his 30th birthday like he normally does, if he’s not travelling with the Indian team: quietly, with his family and close friends in his home town. Yet, it was very different. “Yes, it feels different, it’s like a new life for me,” he told TOI on Tuesday, a day after the muted celebrations. “It’s almost like ... Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar eyes elusive 100th ton in his backyard

MUMBAI: The last time Sachin Tendulkar played in his backyard at the Wankhede Stadium on April 2, he realized his dream of being a World Cup winner. As a fitting tribute for his invaluable contribution to Indian cricket over 22 years, his teammates carried the legend on their shoulders as they completed a lap of honour around Mumbai’s Big W. ... Read More »

5 Indians among Time’s 100 most influential people in the world

Washington: Led by India’s “Captain Fantastic” Mahendra Singh Dhoni, five Indians have made it to the Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, whose “ideas spark dialogue and dissent and sometimes even revolution.” Other Indians on the Time 100 list released Thursday are “Titan of Industry” Mukesh Ambani, “Brain Mapper” VS Ramachandran, “Philanthropist” Azim Premji and “Change Agent” ... Read More »