Vidarbha's outstation professionals Ganesh Sathish and India discard Subramanium Badrinath made significant contribution as the hosts hammered Rajasthan by 134 runs in a Central Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here on Friday.
Pankaj Singh might not be best pacer that India has ever produced but no one can ever question the commitment of this lion-hearted bowler from Rajasthan. But if you speak to Pankaj about being distinctly unlucky during his debut Test match against England at Southampton, the lanky bowler will tell you what skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni told him during the tour.
Karnataka batsman Lokesh Rahul gave the selectors some food for thought before the upcoming Australia tour after the opener struck a classy century to give South Zone a vital first innings lead against Central Zone on Day 2 of the Duleep Trophy final, here on Thursday.
Even as rumours are doing the rounds that an insider in the Bharatiya Janata Party was responsible for leaking the story behind Rajnath Singh's son being ticked off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged misconduct, the Union Home Minister refused to be drawn into the controversy today and asked media to find out whatever it wanted to.
Apparently seeking to drive a wedge in BJP, Congress on Wednesday questioned the "alacrity" with which the Prime Minister's Office has responded to reports which claimed that Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son had been ticked off by Narendra Modi for alleged "misconduct".
The opposition on Wednesday targeted the government over media reports that claimed Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son had been ticked off by the Prime Minister for alleged misconduct, with Congress questioning what the allegations are about.
With domestic season set to kick off in another month and a half's time, the future of top Rajasthan cricketers like Pankaj Singh, Robin Bist and Ashok Menaria hangs in balance as it is difficult for them to even get an inter-state transfer to play for any other state.
Emphasising that the ongoing controversy surrounding Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's son Pankaj Singh suggested that there is infighting within the BJP, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said it is the saffron party's internal matter.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday welcomed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's remark that he was ready to quit politics if the allegations against him and his family are found to be true, saying that the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre does not allow rumour mongering and makes sure that there is no kind of suspicion among the people.
The fifth and final Test of the series between India and England is scheduled to start on August 15, at The Oval. But before it starts, the major challenge in front of Indian skipper, MS Dhoni, would be to select the playing XI.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni urged his side to absorb the lessons of their crushing innings and 54-run defeat in the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford in time for next week`s finale at The Oval.
India`s bowling coach Joe Dawes was apprehensive about Ishant Sharma`s fitness, saying the pace spearhead will undergo tests in the next few days after missing out on the second test due to a sore leg.