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Defending champ Djokovic stunned by Istomin

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Melbourne: In a major shocker in the ongoing Australian Open championship, Defending champion Novak Djokovic was sensationally knocked out in the second round by Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin on Thursday. ALSO READ: India to get the world’s largest cricket stadium, leaving behind Australia’s Melbourne Cricket Ground The 117th-ranked Istomin ousted the six-time winner 7-6(10/8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 …

India to get the world’s largest cricket stadium, leaving behind Australia’s Melbourne Cricket Ground

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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India will soon get the world’s largest cricket stadium in Gujarat. The Sardar Patel stadium is rebuilt to seat 1,10,000 people. It will leave behind the Melbourne Cricket Ground which has 90,000 seats. There are many big stadiums in India which include Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, an iconic cricket venue, could hold over 100,000 people before its 2011 …

Players give thumbs down to neutral venues in Ranji Trophy

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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New Delhi: The BCCI’s move to have Ranji Trophy matches at neutral venues failed miserably in its first attempt, according to leading domestic players who say the idea did not work due to the neutral venues apathy of the host associations and poor planning. The BCCI had introduced the concept to make the tournament more …

Kohli, Jadhav hit magical centuries to script sensational win

Monday, January 16, 2017

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Skipper Virat Kohli smashed a majestic 122 while Kedar Jadhav conjured up a career-best 120 before India’s lower middle-order held nerves to pull off an incredible three-wicket win over England in the first One-day International, here today. Kohli and Jadhav rattled up a sensational 200-run partnership for the fifth wicket to set up the platform …

Sindhu’s Chennai beat Mumbai in a thrilling Final to win PBL 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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Thailand’s T Saensomboonsuk produced a come-from-behind win against India’s Ajay Jayaram in the deciding fifth rubber as Chennai Smashers edged out Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in a thrilling final to clinch the Premier Badminton League season 2 title at New Delhi on Saturday. Chennai and Mumbai won their respective Trump matches and with Olympic silver medallist …

A new era to begin with Kohli at helm in ODIs against England

Saturday, January 14, 2017

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Young Virat Kohli will usher in a new era in Indian cricket when he leads the side tomorrow in the ODI series opener against England in place of iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who recently relinquished the captaincy in the limited over formats. These are big boots to fill for Kohli, who will seek to carry …

Man held for sending threat letter to Sourav Ganguly

Friday, January 13, 2017

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A middle-aged man was today arrested on the charge of sending ‘threat letter’ to former India skipper Sourav Ganguly in West Midnapore district. Nirmalya Samanta was arrested today after police launched a probe following Ganguly’s complaint that a threat letter was delivered to his residence on January 7 asking him not to attend a programme …

Don’t believe in split captaincy, says Dhoni on stepping down

Friday, January 13, 2017

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Pune: “Split captaincy does not work in India”, said Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he explained his shock decision to step down from India’s limited-overs leadership and asserted that the team under Virat Kohli will rewrite history by becoming the most successful ever. Dhoni, who stunned the Indian cricket fraternity with his decision to quit captaincy …

Joe Root joins England squad

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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Mumbai: England were bolstered by the arrival of their top batsman Joe Root in time for travelling with the squad to Pune for the first of three ODIs on January 15. “Joe Root has arrived. He is at the ground (Brabourne Stadium),” the team’s media manager. Root, who had stayed back for a few days for …

This heartwarming video of Yuvi and Dhoni will definitely melt you down

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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The news of Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepping down as India’s captain in the limited over format came as a major shocker to the cricket fans not just in India but across the globe. Having relinquished limited overs captaincy after leading India to two World Cup triumphs during an eventful tenure that spanned nearly a decade, Dhoni captained …

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