Former captains give India decent chance in 2015 World Cup
Former captains give India decent chance in 2015 World Cup

India's not-so-good record Down Under might not place them as favourites to win the 2015 World Cup but former captains Bishan Singh Bedi and Dilip Vengsarkar have strong hopes of the Men in Blue defending the crown.

Eden Gardens is only second best to Lord's: Dilip Vengsarkar
Eden Gardens is only second best to Lord's: Dilip Vengsarkar

Paying glowing tribute to Eden Gardens, former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar on Tuesday rated the stadium as only second-best to the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground in London.

BCCI flourished in Eden, but hijacked by TN: Bishan Singh Bedi
BCCI flourished in Eden, but hijacked by TN: Bishan Singh Bedi

 Taking at dig at Indian Cricket Board's president-in-exile N Srinivasan, spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi on Tuesday said it was a mystery to see the BCCI, which was born in Delhi and flourished at the Eden Gardens here, being hijacked by Tamil Nadu.

Sachin Tendulkar unveils his much-awaited autobiography 'Playing It My Way'
Sachin Tendulkar unveils his much-awaited autobiography 'Playing It My Way'

 Sachin Tendulkar's much-awaited autobiography 'Playing It My Way' was today launched in the presence of some of his former teammates, celebrities and family members at an engrossing ceremony here.

Drop Fletcher, bring in Vengsarkar, Shastri: Engineer
Drop Fletcher, bring in Vengsarkar, Shastri: Engineer

 

Mumbai: Former India stumper Farokh Engineer wants Duncan Fletcher axed as the Indian team's chief coach, and the appointment of Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar to guide the team after the 3-1 drubbing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men received in the five-Test series in England.

Dilip Vengsarkar wants support staff to go, criticises MS Dhoni

Former captain Dilip Vengsarkar on Monday called for the immediate sacking of coach Duncan Fletcher and other support staff in the wake of India`s humiliating Test series loss to England and came down heavily on captain M S Dhoni for making "glaring mistakes" for which the team paid a heavy price.

BCCI not giving enough importance to Test cricket: Dilip Vengsarkar

Finding fault with the BCCI for not being serious enough about Test matches, former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar said the itinerary was wrongly drawn without any tour games in between the rubber that India miserably lost to England 1-3 at The Oval, yesterday.

Ganguly set to be annointed as CAB secretary

Former India captain will begin a new innings as cricket administrator when he`s elected uncontested for the post of joint-secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) at its 83rd AGM here on Sunday.

Former cricketer Vithal Patil no more

Former Ranji Trophy cricketer and a well-known coach of Dadar Union club, Vithal Shivram Patil, passed away here today due to old age related ailments.

India can`t bowl England twice: Vengsarkar

Indian attack lacks teeth which is required to bowl England twice in the Tests, says former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar.

Galaxy of stars attend Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell bash

After hanging his Test boots on November 16, Sachin Tendulkar hosted a grand farewell party to celebrate his illustrious cricketing career on Monday. From cricketers to Bollywood stars to politicians, all were present at the occasion to celebrate Little Master’s memorable career, which lasted for 24 long years.

Dilip Vengsarkar backtracks but Kapil Dev, Madan Lal confirm Dawood’s presence in dressing room

A day after TV channels showed Dilip Vengsarkar talking about underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s presence in the Indian dressing room, the former Indian skipper surprisingly took a U-turn and denied making any such statement even though Kapil Dev and Madan Lal confirmed such incident, according to reports.

Dawood Ibrahim offered car to Indian team if they beat Pakistan in 1986: Dilip Vengsarkar

Dilip Vengsarkar revealed that after the pre-match press conference, Dawood visited the Indian dressing room and was introduced as a businessman.

It`s raining changes in Kanga, cricket`s monsoon league

Monsoon league is back in a new avatar. To start with, the rains are gone.

Dhoni is a complete package, says Ganguly

After former India cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar called Mahendra Singh Dhoni the best one-day match finisher ever, ex-star Sourav Ganguly Saturday rated the Jharkhand dasher as one of the greatest Indian ODI players

Dhoni is best finisher I have ever seen, says Vengsarkar

After guiding India to a nail-biting victory over Sri Lanka in the tri-series final yesterday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has again staked claim to the title of the best-ever finisher in the history of ODI cricket.

Vengsarkar calls for `additional IPL final` in Mumbai

Former captain Dilip Vengsarkar has written to the BCCI, requesting them to slot an "additional final" of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the city to help raise funds for the drought-hit people of Maharashtra.

`Sachin will have to take re-birth to break his records`

In a career spanning over 24 years, Sachin Tendulkar has got most of the batting records to his name and as he turned 40 today (Wednesday), former captain Dilip Vengsarkar said that the senior India batsman will have to take a re-birth to break his own records.

Dilip Vengsarkar slams `worst ever` Australian team

Former Indian captain Dilip Vengsarkar has called the touring Australian team the "worst ever" in a scathing attack on the listless performances put in by the men from down under.

Vengsarkar, Wadekar defend Dhoni

Former Indian captains Dilip Vengsarkar and Ajit Wadekar on Wednesday batted for current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has been facing a lot of criticism of late for the cricket team`s failures.