Kapil Dev hails timing of MS Dhoni's Test retirement
Kapil Dev hails timing of MS Dhoni's Test retirement

Saluting his decision to retire from Test cricket, former India captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni has given everybody, including the chair-greedy administrators, a food for thought with his bold step.

Like his father in 1983, can Stuart Binny emerge as India's World Cup hero?
Like his father in 1983, can Stuart Binny emerge as India's World Cup hero?

When Indian national selectors announced their 15-man World Cup squad, the only name that raised a few eyebrows was that of all-rounder Stuart Binny.

Reflections on the year without Sachin Tendulkar in the field
Reflections on the year without Sachin Tendulkar in the field

The year that the Indian cricket team played without Sachin Tendulkar and lost successive Test series abroad gives enough food for thought on the nature of the sport, also at a time when other team sports in the country are beginning to organise commercially on the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar
I regret my act of dissent in 1981: Sunil Gavaskar

Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar today regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part.

30-man World Cup probables: In defence of infusing young blood in Indian team
30-man World Cup probables: In defence of infusing young blood in Indian team

In their bid to defend the World Cup title in 2015, Sandeep Patil-led Indian selectors infused young blood and ignored Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Inclusion of unheralded players like Axar Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma, etc in the 30-man short-list certainly reflects a new intent.

Whatever happened with me shouldn’t be repeated with others: Manoj Kumar’s message to Kapil Dev

Indian boxer Manoj Kumar caused a stir recently when he lashed out at former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev, who led the committee that refused to give the coveted Arjuna award to the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

Boxer Manoj Kumar finally receives Arjuna Award; lashes out at Kapil Dev
Boxer Manoj Kumar finally receives Arjuna Award; lashes out at Kapil Dev

In a startling revelation, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday slammed head of Arjuna Award selection committee Kapil Dev for not supporting him.

Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award on Wednesday
Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award on Wednesday

 Having taken the legal route after being denied the honour initially, boxer Manoj Kumar will be finally receiving the prestigious Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Wednesday.

Young India will succeed under Modiji's leadership: VVS Laxman
Young India will succeed under Modiji's leadership: VVS Laxman

 The Australians found it difficult to breach VVS Laxman's defence during his playing days but on the same soil, it was Narendra Modi's speech that 'bowled' him over and he is confident that young India will achieve success under the Prime Minister's able leadership.

Cricket diplomacy at its best during Modi-Abbott meet at MCG

Cricket diplomacy was in abundance at a rare reception given to Narendra Modi at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground with the Prime Minister saying a "new journey" in India-Australia relationship has begun.

Successful India to provide vast opportunity for world: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said a successful India will provide a vast opportunity for the world and sought closer ties with Australia.

Narendra Modi's cricket diplomacy: Know more about Melbourne Cricket Ground
Narendra Modi's cricket diplomacy: Know more about Melbourne Cricket Ground

After his Summit talks with Australian counterpart Tony Abbott and addressing the Australian Parliament in Canberra on Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi visited the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Modi-Abbott to pose with World Cup trophy at MCG

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the 161-year-old Melbourne Cricket Ground during his trip here and pose for shutterbugs alongside his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott with the 2015 cricket World Cup trophy.

Modi cricket diplomacy: Gavaskar, Kapil part of PM's delegation to Australia

In what seems to be smart cricket diplomacy, Prime Minister Modi has roped in former captains Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar to be part of his official delegation to three Australian cities -- Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Prior commitment forces Sachin Tendulkar out of PM's tour to Aus
Prior commitment forces Sachin Tendulkar out of PM's tour to Aus

 Sachin Tendulkar was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be part of the official delegation for the Australia tour in mid-November, but the cricket icon has expressed his inability to make the trip due to prior commitments.

Senior sports scribe Chandrasekhar P Sant no more

Veteran sports scribe and president of the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai, Chandrasekhar P Sant, passed away around noon at his residence here on Thursday following a massive heart attack.

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Kapil Dev evades queries on Sachin Tendulkar calling him a 'disappointing coach'
Kapil Dev evades queries on Sachin Tendulkar calling him a 'disappointing coach'

Cricket legend Kapil Dev on Wednesday refused to comment on Sachin Tendulkar's claim that despite being one of the finest Indian all-rounders of all time, the former skipper was disappointing as a coach and said it was the legendary batsman's "personal opinion".

Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar in PM Modi's Australian delegation
Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar in PM Modi's Australian delegation

Indian cricket legends Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar have been invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be part of the official delegation for the Australia tour in mid-November.